Watch Tony Hawk Celebrate His 50th Birthday With 50 Half-Pipe Tricks

No 900, but the guy’s still got it

By Tanner Garrity

 
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15 May 2018

Most men who hit 50 are content to post a half-decent 5K time or hole out a chip shot.  

Tony Hawk, true to form, entered his quinquagenarian decade a little differently.

The Birdman recently posted a video of 50 different half-pipe tricks, a menagerie of original moves that sees him grinding, swooping and spiraling and in the case of No. 49 (which went slightly awry), careening dangerously close to a pole.

It’s humbling and humanizing to see the old guy perform each trick, especially as, from his own admission, this is probably the last time he’ll attempt many of them. See for yourself above.

Happy Birthday, Tony.  

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