Watching the legendary skater claw his way back from a gruesome injury feels agonizing and inspiring in equal measure.
“Hey Tony, do a kickflip!”
People have been yelling that at Tony Hawk his entire life.
And in this video, Hawk is attempting to do just that. The catch? Hawk snapped his femur clean in half on March 7, 2022, and he’s been in recovery ever since.
Hawk is a friendly, affable guy, but you can see his frustration boil to the surface as he tries and fails over and over again to land the once-simple (for him!) move. Does he finally get it? Hey, you know he does, but that doesn’t make the moment any less triumphant.
Runtime: 8 minutes