Don't get me wrong, it was pretty awesome to watch Tony Hawk - who was only 4 years from being born the last time the city of Cleveland won a championship without LeBron James - pull off the same (then unforeseen) trick he did exactly 17 years prior. It was even more awesome watching him do it knowing that his son - who was just a kid at the time - was there to consciously witness it in all it's glorify as a someone old enough to truly appreciate the accomplishment.
All that said, this just proves what I have always known about Tony Hawk - and that's that the guy simply doesn't age. I know that seems weird to say considering he looks every day of 48 years old, but as far as I can remember he has always looked 48 years old. His immortality might be the best kept secret in all of sports - never mind just extreme sports. 2016 Tony Hawk looks like 1999 Tony Hawk threw in a little bit of 'Just For Men' solely to throw people off his scent. Call me a conspiracy theorist if you want, but people that are a hop, skip, and jump from an AARP card don't simply grab a skateboard and do 2.5 full rotations through the air on it. As far as I am concerned Tony Hawk is still the 31 year old dude with thinning hair that's spent too much time baking in the Cali sun. That's the only way he could be accomplishing feats of athleticism that make far more sense coming from a person his son's age. He should take this as compliment, but there's no way that 17 years separates these two guys...especially when there has only been a minuscule drop-off in ability...
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