If you don’t know Tony Hawke, you probably have never been interested in skateboarding. After all, it was with him that this sport gained the greatest popularity. Tony was the first to submit to the 900 trick – two and a half turns in the air with landing in the opposite direction. The price of this trick, according to him, was a broken shoulder, more than 20 concussions and about 13 years of preparation. Hawke made it in 1999 at the age of 31, and then repeated it twice: at 43 and at 48!
How did Tony Hawke become popular?
Such loyalty to her beloved business helped Tony Hawke build an empire and infect millions of people with skateboarding. Its influence is hard to overestimate. In the early 80s, at a time when he was just starting to Continue reading
It is believed that the first surfers were Polynesians. According to Polynesian legends, their ancestors practiced skating on the board long before the settlement of the Polynesian islands.
The first mention of their art came from a famous researcher – captain James Cook in 1778. During his third round-the-world trip, Hawaiian islands were discovered. Cook was struck by how the Polynesians cleverly overcome the big wave, easily managing the board. It should be noted that the leaders of the tribe had the best boards. Even made from local balsa wood, the weight of their “olo” boards reached 70 kg, with a length of up to 5.5 meters. Lesser people were content with heavier copies of the koa tree. Continue reading
The town of Zermatt in the Swiss Alps, at first glance, is no different from neighboring towns and villages. The same neat houses with a bright smear of indispensable geranium on the window are also unpretentious and at the same time cozy cafes, bars and bistros; on the streets, as elsewhere in alpine towns, the multilingual rumble of tourists. They perfectly understand each other without translators. The euphoria of novice climbers, wherever they come from, helps them in communication. Everyone who comes here, of course, seeks to climb to the top, known as the main local attraction.
It is loudly called the Mountain of Mountains, although the height of this peak is far from the record one and amounts to 4478 meters above sea level, but its silhouette, resembling an almost regular pyramid, seems to embody the idea of perfect geometric shape. And everything perfect, as you know, attracts a Continue reading