The 1st famous skateboarder; he achieved the 900 & toured for many years. His son Riley Hawk skateboards too. There's video games of him & his skateboarding!
When Tony Hawk came to town on tour, it was So Thrilling to get the opportunity to see him & his skills in person! Bam Margera of Jackass fame was there too!
by Starchylde May 28, 2016
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tony hawk is probably the most popular skateboarder of all time. he is noted for inventing over 80 tricks, and the most popular one of these is the 900.

many claim he's the best skateboarder, but most skaters believe that no one deserves such a title since there are so many guys who are as good as tony that it's impossible to make a comparison like that.

he's also the founder of the tony hawk foundation, an organization that raises money and builds skateparks for kids in need of them.

some hate him because he endorses mainstream companies, while others are die hard fans. any way you look at it, you have to admit that he's for real and he's highly responsible for the way skateboarding is percieved by the public today.

i suggest reading his autobiography for more info, as this definition does not do him justice.
tony hawk became a pro skater when he was 14. he was an outcast, as all skaters were of that time period. he skated because he loved it. little did he know at the time, his persistence through the death of skating in the early 90's and all of his other struggles would end up rewarding him with an amazing career.
by karl February 25, 2005
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Nickname: "Chairman of the Board." Started his career out with skateboarding and even made his own company; Birdhouse skateboards and 900 films. Vert skater, goofy, and created over 50 skate tricks used today and the technique vert skaters use today to catch air: Ollieing off coping instead of early-grabbing. He's also a household name thanks to the Tony Hawk video game series.
Tony Hawk's video "The End." was cool. I love his boards and I think after I skate a while, I'll go play his game.
by London Wilson March 12, 2005
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A skateboarder who is undoubtedly the most popular today, and often called the best. Has invented many tricks and has influenced an entire generation of skateboarders. A major part of his sucsess is down to his best-selling video games.
Tony Hawk did a 900 at the skate show yesterday.
by Antony November 2, 2005
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a pretty damn good skater, but not the god of skateboarding, sorry to say
tony hawk is the man, but danny way can kick his ass
by wouldnt you like to know December 30, 2004
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Birdman. Great skater that appears in various skating events, CKY movies, Jackass, Viva la Bam, and video games.
"It's bad enough that she(April Margera) has to come home to her house destroyed but she's got Birdman here taking pictures of it!"- Ryan Dunn, Viva la Bam
by Lindsey February 2, 2004
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