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The 1080 is a skateboarding stunt, performed on a skateboard ramp, in which the skateboarder makes three full revolutions
(1080 degrees rotation in the horizontal plane) while airborne. It was first completed successfully by a 12-year-old American,
Tom Schaar, on March 30, 2012. [1][2] Schaar completed the stunt on a MegaRamp at Woodward West in Tehachapi,
California on his fifth attempt.[2] Red Bull described the 1080 as "the holy grail of all skateboard tricks". [3] Schaar has since
repeated the feat, and completed a 1080 in competition while participating in the 2012 X Games Asia on April 30, 2012. [4] He
won the gold medal in the Skateboard Mini MegaRamp category, the youngest person ever to have done so. At The Dew
Tour Ocean City Tom landed the 1080 in Skate Mega 2.0 which resulted in him coming first. [5]

Tom Schaar
Schaar commented to ESPN.com, "It was the hardest trick I've ever done, but it was easier than I thought." Several
prominent skateboarders had been trying to become the first to perform the much-coveted 1080, with Shaun White thought to
be the most likely to make the feat. [6] Tony Hawk tweeted in response to the video: "In the last year I've seen Shaun White
try 1080s & Mitchie Brusco crash-land a few. Tom Schaar nailed it."[2]
The jump was filmed by several cameras at the MegaRamp at Woodward West in Tehachapi, California. A roll-over feature
was custom-built which allowed the skater to drop in on the 70-foot-tall and roll right over a 50-foot gap in the ramp, thus
allowing Schaar to keep momentum going all the way through to the quarter pipe.[3] Schaar performed several 720s and a
900 while warming-up. He then attempted to perform the 1080, failing four times before successfully landing his fifth
attempt.[7]

References
   1. ^ "12-year-old skateboarder nails first ever 1080" (video).                        5. ^ "Schaar makes history at KIA X Games Asia" . ESPN
      Red Bull. March 30, 2012. Retrieved April 3, 2012.                                    Star. May 1, 2012. Retrieved May 29, 2012.
   2. ^ a b c Chuck Schilken (April 2, 2012). "Tom Schaar lands                          6. ^ Show, Christine (April 1, 2012). "'It was easier than I
      skateboarding's first-ever 1080" . Los Angeles Times.                                 thought': 12-year-old boy becomes first person EVER to land
      Retrieved April 3, 2012.                                                              1080 skateboard trick (and now he wants to go even
   3. ^ a b Sinclair, Jessica (April 3, 2012). "Tom Schaar Lands                            further)" . Daily Mail. Retrieved April 4, 2012.
      Skateboarding’s First 1080 (Video)" . Long Island Press                            7. ^ "12-year-old Tom Schaar lands 1080" . ESPN. March 30,
      (Long Island, New York). Retrieved April 4, 2012.                                     2012. Retrieved May 2, 2012.
   4. ^ http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=7872308

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