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# What's the 900 thing Tony Hawk accomplished?

I heard that Tony Hawk was the first person to do a "900". What is a 900?

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It is a trick on a skateboard, it's spinning (turning around) 2 1/2 times, or two 1/2 rotations. If you think about it, a full rotation, facing forward, spinning all the way around, back to forward is a 360. You've turned 360 degrees (a full circle). If you just turn around, say facing north, then spinning to face south, that's 1/2 a rotation, or turning 180 degrees.

So 2 1/2 time is 360 + 360 + 180 = 900. So what he did was turn 900 degrees, so to speak.

This espn link is from the event he performed the 900.

http://espn.go.com/xgames/summerx99/skate/news/199...

That and he seems to be a pretty nice guy.

It's a rare and difficult skateboarding trick where you go up a ramp and spin around 2 and a half times in the air before landing. It's called a 900 because that's how many degrees you spin around (360 degrees being one full revolution).

The 900 skateboard trick was basically going up a ramp and doing a 900 degree turn in midair and then landing it. It's very hard!!!!

Source(s): Skateboarding.