Dreimal rum. Beeindruckend. Das lacht mein alterndes Skaterherz.
Skateboarding for eight years now, the skate phenom has been mentored by Jeff Jewett, part-owner of MegaRamp, since he was nine-years old. Tom began by landing 540′s on the MegaRamp, he then followed it up with learning 720′s, and last October, learned his first 900 before sticking more than 50 completions of the 900 to date. As Tom’s extraordinary talent became evident, it seemed like he might have the 1080 in his grip. The one problem? The MegaRamp used for practice at the Woodward West camp provides some of the speed and velocity needed, but the 50-foot gap in the ramp hindered Schaar’s ability to keep that momentum going all the way through to the quarter pipe to land the trick successfully. By teaming up with Red Bull, Jewett and the team at California RampWorks were able to bridge the gap (literally) by creating a custom built roll-over feature that then allowed Tom to drop in on the 70-foot tall MegaRamp and roll right over the giant gap. As a result, Schaar was able to maintain his speed and his run resulted in the first-ever successfully landed 1080 (three complete spins) on the 27-foot tall quarter pipe.
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