A particularity difficult and gnarly
trick performed on a skateboard, the emphasis being on the sick
ness, as opposed to grace or flair of its execution. Usually down or over a large obstacle, more often than not, sets of stairs and handrails, often switch
and at great risk to the skateboardist.
Origins: Popularised and derived from "Hammertime" (MC Hammer), to Hammer (verb), and then to noun, e.g. a Hammer is the product of said ‘Hammertime’ (to ‘go off’, ‘come up’, ‘kill it’ or ‘bust out’).
This meaning of Hammer is promoted most vigorously by Jim Greco. Although once a staple of the 'Hesh
' community, Hammers now transcend all hesh
barriers, as the documentation of such Hammers is closely linked with making mo' money though incentives and sponsorship, and translates seamlessly into the philosophy of mainstream rap.