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Emotional stuff here…
At the age of 52, skateboarding GOAT Tony Hawk just landed an Ollie 540 for one last time. The Instagram post above shows him first mastering the trick in 1989, followed by his more recent attempts, and then finally landing one, again.
“They’ve gotten scarier in recent years, as the landing commitment can be risky if your feet aren’t in the right places. And my willingness to slam unexpectedly into the flat bottom has waned greatly over the last decade.
So today I decided to do it one more time… and never again.”
– Tony Hawk
The very definition of ‘if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.’