Page 1 of Until the Wheels Fall off (Upcoming Tony Hawk documentary)
HBO PREMIERES TRAILER FOR UPCOMING TONY HAWK DOCUMENTARY
interesting timing, he posted the other day he broke one of his femurs, but apparently is walking already!
This item was edited on Saturday, 12th March 2022, 10:30
Excited for this!
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Finally got round to watching this, watched it with a mate i used to skate with, we discussed how one of the things that held us back was fear of getting hurt/not being brave enough/being too sensible ;) Dropping in is scary enough, only did that a couple of times, on mini ramps, remember standing on the platform at the top of the big half pipe at Southsea skatepark, and then climbing down again.
it's quite an interesting documentary if you're into skateboarding, if you're not a fan, and don't care much for Tony Hawk, probably no reason to watch it.
2 things that stand out which are similar themes in other sports bios like Jordan/Chicago Bull The Last Dance
1 - determination - i guess it's what puts these ppl above the rest, just won't give up, constantly pushing no matter what anyone says
2 - rivalry - seems a media creation in different sports, which is exaggerated for sales, but interesting to see that there can't be any bad blood any more, if there every really was when you hear both sides :)
Tony Hawk Reveals ‘Major Setback’ Regarding His Health
In a new Instagram post shared yesterday, Nov. 21, in which several x-rays from the last few months are laid out side by side, Hawk wrote, "...I got confirmation of news that I have been dreading for while now: my femur never fully connected at the fracture site (non-union and varus angulation as they say in the biz) and has only grown further apart on one side of my leg."
He went on to acknowledge that those who thought he'd pushed himself too hard—including his wife—were "absolutely correct."
He continued, "I was too cavalier in my approach to skating shortly after my injury, ignoring all warning signs - pain, mostly - and ended up shifting the bone placement that never allowed it to fuse properly." The skater was very open and honest about only blaming himself for the "major setback," lamenting the inability to turn the clock back and make different choices.
Hawk will need surgery to try to correct the improper healing, which is scheduled for sometime next week.
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