Round and Round He Goes
My name is Brandon and starting today, I will be presenting TicketCity’s newest blog topic, the TicketCity Play of the Week. If you are anything like me, you’re getting tired of the same old top ten plays that look the same each day. In order to stir up the top play mixing pot, I’ve decided to bring a play a week that is not your everyday dunk or home run. That being said, I know there will be some extraordinary plays throughout the various seasons that will be too good to pass up, like Melo’s buzzer-beating three to win the game or Griffin’s two dunks on Gasol — so you’ll get some of those too. Hope you enjoy and with out further adieu, TicketCity’s Play of the Week.
This weeks play is somewhat behind schedule but is one of those plays that changes the sport forever so I can’t pass it up. Those of you that are somewhat familiar with skating probably know about the Tony Hawk 900. If not, here is a brief history. In 1999 Tony Hawk became the first person ever to complete 2.5 rotations in mid-air on a skateboard, the 900. Since then many have successfully repeated the maneuver but none have been able to exceeded it… until now. Twelve-year-old Tom Schaar became the first person to rotate 3 full times on a skateboard completing the 1080. Tom achieved this monumental stand with the help of the Woodward MegaRamp which launched him 15+ feet into the air. Now granted Mr. Hawk did conquer his 900 on a 6-10 foot vert ramp, but this is still a monstrous achievement and I give the kid props. Who do you think had the bigger accomplishment? Check it out and tell me what you think.