Tony Hawk Did His Historic 900 Spin Trick Move Back in 1999

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater video games became super popular, and it’s no wonder since the name behind the series is the most legendary skater out there. Tony Hawk rose to stellar popularity after he proved his mastery of the board by becoming the first-ever skateboarder to land a 900 spin on camera in 1999.

Tony Hawk and the 900 Spin

Tony Hawk Did His Historic 900 Spin Trick Move Back In 1999
Tony Hawk and the 900 Spin

Tony Hawk is now 55 years old, but he remains a skateboarding legend, and through his career, he has inspired millions of kids across the world to try and skate in order to reach greatness like him. Hawk started getting into skateboarding at the age of nine and never lost that passion. Still, it was that moment on June 27th, 1999, that distinguished him and his talents and placed him on another level.

The epic stunt was done at the 1999 X Games during the Best Trick competition. Hawk stepped up to the ramp, and a few seconds later, he made history. Apparently, back then, there were rumors and murmurs that people were landing 900s, but it was just an urban legend that no one had seen. That was until Tony Hawk came along and changed that once and for all.

A 900 Is Still Difficult

A 900 Is Still Difficult

A 900 in skateboarding is when the skater does two and a half spins on the board and lands successfully. Such a trick had never been caught on camera before, and that is due to the simple fact that it is incredibly difficult to pull off. This is very much backed by the fact that to the present day, there are just four people who have ever managed to land a 900.

Back in 1999, the crowd went wild after the history-making moment when Hawk successfully touched the ground. What was not a surprise to anyone back then is that right after his performance, Hawk said that was the best day of his life.

Harry Miller Has Donated Earnings to Nicaraguan Humanitarian Efforts

Harry Miller

Harry Miller, who plays for the Ohio State Buckeyes football team, has recently gone on his annual mission trip to Nicaragua. The athlete has done so since he was in middle school, and in a recent interview, he shared that he planned to donate all of his name, image, and likeness earnings to specific Nicaraguan humanitarian efforts.

Harry Miller Is the Ohio State Buckeyes’ Junior Offensive Lineman

Harry Miller as the Ohio State Buckeyes’ Junior Offensive Lineman Miller, who is also a former star prospect from Buford, GA, has been doing his annual mission trips to the Central American country ever since he was in seventh grade. There, he helps operate a school and gets involved in distributing food and medicine to less-fortunate Los Brasiles families. In a statement, he said that one doesn’t need much to have much. He pointed out that this is probably the biggest lesson he has learned during his time in Nicaragua.

Harry Miller Has Missed Almost Every Game This Season Because of Health Issues

Last season, Harry Miller started seven games as a left guard for the Ohio State Buckeyes football team but has, so far, missed all but two games this fall. This is apparently due to unspecified health issues he is experiencing. However, the athlete was recently named to the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team because of his constant philanthropic efforts in Nicaragua.

Harry Miller in Nicaragua

Allstate has also donated $10,000 to a charity of Miller’s choice to further benefit those in need in Nicaragua. There, most people live below the poverty line and can use all the help they can get. To Harry Miller, the Allstate donation was a great gift. He has also sold merchandise at an online pop-up shop and donated all proceeds to the mission. As college athletes have to navigate the new name, image, and likeness rules that come into validity this fall, one football player already knew that he’d donate his NIL money to people in Nicaragua who need it. The young athlete is certainly setting a good example for his colleagues and other athletes.