Skateboarding pros have been trying for years to land a 1080 (three complete spins) in the ramp, but were not successful. This weekend, 12 year old skateboarder Tom Schaar finally made it happen.
“““It probably took me about a year to get comfortable with the MegaRamp, just skating it and going over the gap and going that high on the quarter pipe. I’m used to going 6 feet above the quarter pipe, not 15!” said Schaar looking back on his first experience riding the MegaRamp. ”I did it fifth try, which I thought it would take me three days of trying it 40 times. I was definitely high enough and I could tell I was definitely spinning fast enough and right about at the 720 (second spin), I saw the coping again and I was still two to three feet above the coping. I got around that last 360 and I was just amazed,” Schaar had to say about his world record accomplishment.
“This is the first session that Tom even attempted the 1080,” said Jeff Jewett, Part-Owner of MegaRamp. ”His 720′s – phenomenal. His 900′s on Mega – one of the best. But 3-26-2012 is the first day he ever attempted a 1080 and he got it in 5 tries – phenomenal.” Jewett added, “The future for Tom Schaar is bright. If he’s getting 1080′s at twelve-years old, I got no idea! It’s going to be a lot of fun to watch, giving him the platform that is MegaRamp and letting him paint his own future on it is going to be incredible.””
Check out the video here below of Tom Schaar standing the 1080 in the mega ramp.