Tony Hawk Mighty Mama Shred with the Legends fundraiser

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Tony Hawk

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Iguana Bowl



Ken Hada


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The last time I saw Tony Hawk Skate was back in 1979 or so at Skatopia Skatepark in Southern California. A skateboard contest was scheduled at Skatopia. Tony and his father Frank Hawk came to the park (on at least one night that I can remember) to practice. The entire Skatopia staff was buzzing about Tony Hawk's arrival. At the time I didn't know who he was. The way that Frank approached his son's skateboard session was my first glimpse into the difference between skating for fun and skating for getting ahead of others. Until then I never knew that skateboarding could be work.