in #CASE you missed it… Young Boy Makes Skateboarding History


in #CASE you missed it… Young Boy Makes Skateboarding History

An 11-year-old boy has sent made his way into the skateboarding record books

In the skateboarding world, think of it as winning the triple crown, pitching a no-hitter or back-to-back Super Bowl wins. In the skateboarding world, Brazil's 11-year-old Gui Khury "threw down the first 1080 on a vert ramp" ever recorded. In Translation: the young boy launched himself into the air off a vertical ramp and completed three full rotations, before landing cleanly. It's the first time it's ever been done and is considered one of the holy grails of skateboarding.

Gui's maneuver comes more than two decades after Tony Hawk, at the ripe old age of 31, completed the first 900-degree turn in 1999. Gui said, "I was like, oh my God, what did I just do? I was just like OK, I landed it. Now I am going to celebrate." His father, Ricardo Khury Filho, said that ironically, the COVID-19 lockdown in place played a role because his son has had more time to practice, and "the isolation helped him focus."

For the record, a 1080 has been completed previously, though that one came off a "mega ramp," which is larger than a vertical ramp and allows the skateboarder to gain more speed before launching into the rotation. Thus, the "vert" distinction in Gui's case is important.


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