Tony Hawk becomes world’s first skateboarder to complete 900 trick on film
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Tony Hawk's video games weren't called Pro Skater for nothing, and in 1999, he proved his skills by becoming the first skateboarder in the world to land a 900 while being filmed.
Now 54 years old, Hawk remains a skateboarding legend and has inspired millions of kids across the globe to try and skate like him.
Hawk started skating when he was just nine-years-old, but it was that moment on 27 June, 1999, that proved he was on another level with his talents.
The epic stunt took place at the 1999 X Games, when Hawk stepped up to the ramp during the Best Trick competition.
Skateboarding fan Chris Morgan was watching the event as it happened, and recalled in Dose that there had been 'rumours and murmurs of 900s being landed', but they were never more than an urban legend.
Until Hawk came along.
The 900 involves two and a half spins on the board before landing, and it had never previously been caught on camera.
In fact, even up to the present day only four people have ever managed to land the turn, so it's understandable that the crowd went wild when Hawk successfully touched back down in 1999.
It was a history-making moment, so it's no surprise that afterwards, Hawk said: "This is the best day of my life."