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Tony Hawk visits UK to back the fight against gang crime

tony hawkLast friday, legendary skater Tony Hawk flew into London for the day to hang out and inspire kids in East London and we were invited (thanks to Ken Rae in SA) to interview him.

The Birdman was here to back the Laureus World Sports Academy which which combats gang violence and juvenile crime at the Fight for Peace community sports project in the East End of London, and had this to say say as he walked out of the ring after a sparring session with locals:

“I may not be a boxer, but I found the whole experience a knock-out. This is what Laureus is all about, supporting projects which use sport to gain the interest of young people from difficult backgrounds and keep them off the streets and out of trouble. Gang violence is a big problem in many parts of the US as well as in the East End and being able to spend time with the kids at Fight for Peace and talk to them about the problems they have faced in their life and why they have turned their backs on street violence was inspiring. I really believe a project like this could make a big impact in the US.”

Look out for our video interview with Tony Hawk in the next two weeks.

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Tony Hawk on Japanese TV back in 1984

Check out Tony Hawk on Japanese TV back in 1984. Classic find.

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Tony Hawk Door 33 Quiksilver edit

It’s not often you get to see the world’s most famous skateboarder shred smaller transitions but Quiksilver’s Door 33 training facility in the US seems to be getting a whipping from their team this year.

Watch Tony Hawk get his street steez on for the cameras in this latest clip.

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Quiksilver TF session with Brock, Gillette and co

quiksilverIf you have not seen the Quiksilver training facility in the US yet then here’s an edit featuring a session with Tony Hawk, Justin Brock, Reese Forbes, Austyn Gillette and special guest Daryl Angel.

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Watch: Andy Evans ‘2010 To Tail’

Yes! Andy Evans has made a ten minute edit filled with visual goods and comedy gold that you probably haven’t seen before. Yes!

Have a look below for the best of Andy’s year, featuring footage from Greg Nowick, Tony Hawk, Sam Beckett, Mike Wright, Rupert Antoine, Marc Churchill, Darran Nolan, Rich West and many, many more.

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Watch: Quiksilver 80s Vert Challenge video

This was always looking to be a fun day out since they announced the line up a few weeks back. Watch Tony Hawk, Christian Hosoi and many more legends from the 80s vert scene skate at this year’s SurfExpo in the USA. The results were as follows:

1. Tony Hawk
2. Andy Macdonald
3. Mike Frazier
4. Christian Hosoi
5. Mike McGill
6. Henry Guiterez
7. Jeff Hedges
8. Kevin Staab
9. Todd Johnson
10. Mark Lake
11. Buck Smith
12. Bob Umble
13. Cara Beth Burnside
14. Steve Steadham

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80s Vert Comp with the legends incoming

Skaters who still love a bit of Rip Grip and fluorescent copers will be delighted to know that Quiksilver have organised an 80s vert comp that will be hosted on January 7th in Florida.

The event will feature many legends of the scene such as Christian Hosoi, Tony Hawk, Kevin Staab, Mike McGill, Ben Schroeder, Rodney Mullen, Buck Smith, Mike Frazier, and more.

Look out for the footage online at Shred or Die once it’s ready.

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X Games 2010 results and footage

Ryan Sheckler took the Gold at this year’s street comp at the X-Games, PLG took the honours at the vert comp and Jake Brown won the top spot on the Mega Ramp comp this weekend. Watch the footage here.