His website may talk of the ‘Tony Hawk brand’, and the above picture is from a demonstration on his massive vert skateboard ramp in Toronto, Canada to launch the Tony Hawk Signature Collection (a ‘comprehensive assortment of apparel, accessories and footwear’ since you ask).
But it’s hard to begrudge the man – one of the most influential skateboarders of all time – his figurehead role.
Particularly when his Tony Hawk Foundation has given away more than $5.2 million to over 550 US skatepark projects in low-income areas around the country to help provide them with a safe place to skate.
So, let’s see a compilation of some crazy Tony Hawk skateboard tricks.
And if that’s not enough for you, this behind-the-scenes video from Tony Hawk’s own RIDE YouTube channel as he tries, tries and succeeds with the first downward spiral loop is well worth a watch.