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First it was the 540 McTwist by Mike McGill in 1984,

then the 720 by Tony Hawk in 1985,

then the 900 by Tony Hawk in 1999,

then the 1080 by 12-year-old Tom Schaar in 2012,

and then the second 1080 by 16-year-old Colorado Springs resident Jono Schwan this past May:

We’ll speak with Schwan about the trick, the vert ramp he helped get built here at Memorial Park, and the amateur and professional contests his organization Sk8 Strong helped organize for the July 19 – 21 and August 8-10. Tune in tomorrow just before 5 o’clock on All Things Considered.

 

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