Having Tony Hawk teach you skateboarding tricks virtually might seem like a dream but thanks to MasterClass, it’s now a reality.
‘Tony Hawk Teaches Skateboarding’ is the latest addition to the MasterClass archive — a streaming platform filled with educational videos taught by the best in the business.
Over 16 video lessons, Hawk will help you take your skateboarding to the next level. According to the MasterClass website, Hawk will be joined by skateboarding pros Lizzie Armanto and Riley Hawk and they will teach you “beginner, intermediate, and advanced tricks in street, park, and vert. Learn how to push yourself, get up when you fall, and find your own style. Start reaching new heights.”
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Method air, DMSR, 1985 (via local_chaos / #flipphoto) Back when we were trying to figure out how to go higher on backside airs, @nblender demonstrated that you can arch your back and pull your legs up behind you in order to get more height without having to get more speed. He told us “That’s the method!” And he was right.
Hawk turned pro at just 14-years-old and was the first skater to land a 900 at the X Games. He’s one of the most influential people in the industry and skateboarding wouldn’t look the same without him.
“Tony completely changed the world of skateboarding and we are excited to bring his class to life on Go Skateboarding Day,” said David Rogier, co-founder and CEO of MasterClass, in a statement.
“His MasterClass gives a rare look not only into his skating techniques but also into his life lessons that will do nothing less than inspire you.”
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I believe that skateboarding has something to teach us all. It’s about embracing failure and getting back up to try again. It’s also about learning to see the world around you differently. In my @MasterClass, I break down foundational skate tricks and some of my own signature moves for the very first time. I’m joined by some of the best in the world – Lizzie Armanto and Riley Hawk – and we’ll cover street, park, and vert skating. Whether you’ve never stepped on a skateboard, want to work on advanced tricks or simply gain insight to the skating mindset, this class is for you. LET’S GO! And Happy Father’s Day to all the fellow dads out there teaching their own Masterclass lessons to their kids every day.
If you’ve never skateboarded before but are keen to try it, you basically can’t get any better than learning from Hawk himself. And, just know that failure is a necessary part of the process, according to Hawk.
“I believe that skateboarding has something to teach us all,” Hawk wrote on Instagram. “It’s about embracing failure and getting back up to try again. It’s also about learning to see the world around you differently. In my @MasterClass, I break down foundational skate tricks and some of my own signature moves for the very first time.”
Head to the MasterClass website to learn more about ‘Tony Hawk Teaches Skateboarding’.