Within the a long time since he first picked up a skateboard, Tony Hawk has carried out numerous tips and halfpipe stunts, however one other one in every of his signature strikes is formally being retired. In a brand new video posted on-line via his Twitter account, Hawk pulled off one final Ollie 540 spin for the historical past books.
— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) March 18, 2021
“In 1989 I began making an attempt Ollie 540’s as a joke because it appeared there was no option to preserve a skateboard in your toes all through 1 1/2 spins within the air,” the 52-year-old Hawk defined in an Instagram post. “However they’ve gotten scarier in recent times, because the touchdown dedication might be dangerous in case your toes aren’t in the suitable locations. And my willingness to slam unexpectedly into the flat backside has waned drastically during the last decade. So as we speak I made a decision to do it yet one more time… and by no means once more.”
Hawk additionally carried out what was presumably his final 720 spin as well back in January, remarking that age had caught as much as him and the injury from dislocating his fingers made it tougher for him to grip his board.
Hawk’s ultimate Ollie 540 has been recorded for posterity and is being reworked right into a non-fungible token (NFT) that shall be auctioned off on Ethernity Chain in a number of weeks. The precise date for when the NFT shall be made accessible hasn’t been revealed but however it’s a secure guess that possession of the unique video will fetch a excessive worth when it goes beneath the hammer.
NFTs are all the fashion proper now, and in case you’re curious to seek out out why persons are spending hundreds of thousands on JPEGs, then you’ll be able to learn our characteristic on how the entire craze works exactly. Whereas Hawk will not be performing gravity-defying spins ever once more, his digital likeness will nonetheless be up for a number of harmful spots in deserted warehouses and derelict procuring malls.