Quiksilver’s Tony Hawk, the greatest skateboarder of all time, tonight made an astonishing performance in Mumbai for the first skateboard event ever organized in India. In front of almost 5000 spectators massed at Dhirubhai Ambani International School Grounds. Tony Hawk, along with his friends Kevin Staab, Andy MacDonald, Sam Bosworth and young prodigy Mitchie Brusco, surpassed themselves to entertain the massive and enthusiastic crowd packed up around one of the world’s biggest portable vert ramp especially built up for the show by Quiksilver.
Tony & friends all displayed their best manoeuvres to the sound of UK deck star Scott Nixon : airs and lip tricks in both old school and modern styles. The 8 time skateboarding world champion and 21 X Games medals owner, Andy MacDonald, threw massive his 360 backside boneless and fx rodeo lean and achieved several doubles along with Tony.
On his side, the birdman nailed perfect 720 and a mc twist over the 10 feet channel. He also made several spectacular attempts for a 900°, supported by the huge crowd shouting his name.
Tony Hawk : “With thousands of kids watching at us today, I was wondering this event would maybe change the life of some of them. I deeply hope that skateboarding will grow in India. When I see the energy and desire of all these children, I imagine that maybe, in a few years, one of them will become one of the best skateboards in the world.”
“It’s insane to think that every single manoeuvre you land is the fist ever achieved on the Indian soil. It’s really a huge motivation. The Indian peoples craze really pushed me to do my best. I tried to land the 900° many times but unfortunately I could not make it. It’s a good reason to come back here !”
This amazing demo showcasing Tony Hawk, the most recognized action-sports figure in the world, also gave Quiksilver an extraordinary opportunity to celebrate the launch of the brand in India and the recent openings of the first 3 stores in the country in a 5 months period.