Tom Schaar performs first skateboarding 1080

275x250.jpg A 12-year-old skateboarder has achieved what many other, more experienced athletes have tried for years – to land their first ever 1080 on a skateboard.

Tom Schaar from Malibu recently became  the first skateboarder ever to complete three full  rotations in the air with the board beneath him and then land.

And we know that's impressive because skateboarding legend Tony Hawk -- who pulled off the first 900 degree spin on a half pipe at the 1999 X Games -- thinks so.

Tweeting after hearing of the stunt he said: "In the last year I've seen Shaun White try 1080s & Mitchie Brusco crash-land a few. Tom Schaar nailed it."

Speaking after his record jump Tom Schaar said: "I'm pretty stoked,"

"I could tell I was spinning fast enough, and right at about 720 I saw the coping and I was two to three feet above the coping and I got around that last 360, and I was just amazed."

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