If you grew up playing the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater video games then you’ll be well aware that ‘The 900’ was the ultimate trick.
For many years Hawk was the only skater that managed to land the trick which involves the skater fully rotating two-and-a-half times in mid-air in competition. The legendary skateboarded achieved the feat at the 1999 X Games in the Best Trick competition.
Now, 22-years-later after Hawk achieved the seemingly impossible on a vert ramp, a skater has gone one degree of rotation better.
12-year-old Gui Khury from Brazil made history by landing a 1080 (the so-called ‘Holy Grail’ of skateboarding) on day 3 of the X Games in Vista, California and to make the occasion even more memorable he did it in front of Hawk, who was participating in the X Games for the first time since 2003.
Gui Khury 🇧🇷 wins gold in Pacifico Skateboard Vert Best Trick at #XGames 2021! https://t.co/B0N6eqb1e8