I was just wondering as a casual skater, I have o clue. I was watching street league tournaments on youtube.com so figured i would ask.
Any knowledgeable skaters on here, what do you think?
Tony Hawk isn't the greatest per se. He was one of the best vert skaters and he was just really well known. There are lots of skateborders that were overall better than him. Honsoi, Rodney Mullen, Mark Gonzolas, Andrew Reynolds, Erik Koston are all better than Tony Hawk IMO.
I never kept up with skateboarding but love Tony Hawk. I think now he takes care of his daughter? Last time I checked he posted a picture of her having a tea party with him. xD Used to love playing Underground. What an addicting game. The only other skateboarder I know of is Ryan Sheckler but only by name. Hawk's more of my guy.
I don't think Tony Hawk skates PRO anymore........ I was always a Randy Mullen man myself.
Hell yeah!!! He's just....magic O_O
Also Bob Burnquist, but that's mostly me being shallow on account of his intense hotness ;P
@vaeternus: I really should watch skateboarding. As a kid I used to play Underground with my older brother which we spent many hours on. Really enjoyed that game. Think my brother actually watched skateboarding for awhile but not too sure on that. Tony really is awesome though. Such a nice guy he seems too with how he helps kids out.
I know someone said this above but I'll say it again in agreement. There are vert skaters and street skaters, and in the vert world Tony was, and is in my opinion, still one of the best. To name one definitive best is hard, because so many skaters won various competitions so it's hard to make one absolute best. As far as street skaters go, I too was always a fan of Rodney Mullen. I just found his flow and style to be really great. Eric Koston is also another great street skater.
@vaeternus: I know, right? You wouldn't believe how many times I fell on my face or just fell down in general. lol
The music in those games was awesome, though. I wonder if that was 90s music or something else.
I haven't played Tony Hawk 3, though. Only 1 and 2.
@edamame: true, th games were hard as hell but also fun. I mean if they are that hard in game imagine real life lol
@deranged_midget: well he is awesome but i think we have to give tony credit too, he spread the name of the sport like no other skater and was pro at like 13 lol. Which is nuts
no Tony Hawk is not the best skateboarder in vert or street. he may still hold the most x games gold medals for his event which was vert but he stopped competing a loooong time ago. i think he is near 50 now.
it really isn't fair nominating anybody as the best skateboarder because there are so many skaters and so many different ways to skate. right now in my opinion the best skater out right now is Nyjah Huston. He's 18 years old and he is winning every contest he enters. i know he won this years dew tour and i'm pretty sure he won last years as well. he also has gold medals in x games street and street league. the sport has a new generation of athletes rising to the top but the old gen is still there as well. the only time we ever really from Tony that pertains to skateboarding is when he is commentating the x games or dew tour. thats all he really does now.
whenever i was in high school me and my buddies would skate everyday. now that i'm an adult i can't risk my body like that because hospital bills are expensive.
@judasnixon: I know it's been around long, but I noticed it really picked up in the 80s/90s and part of the 2000's. But I hardly ever see anyone doing it, either in real life or on tv anymore. I remember in its hay day, there was tons of news about skaters.
Tony Hawk is widely considered the GOAT skateboarder for various reasons, probably most significantly the impact he has had on the sport as a whole.
Used to love playing Underground. What an addicting game.
Such an awesome game. *does 360 shove it* =D
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