Tony Hawk Lunar Skateboarding
on 6/3/2003 (2)
The Tony Hawk Extreme skateboard youth rebellion has gone lunar: In co-operation with the Russian space agency, Tony is on his way to the moon.
Skateboard idol Tony Hawk is taking his superlative athletic boarding ability to the moon, to take advantage of gravity only 1/6 that of Earths. Such "moon physics" will allow Hawk to perform maneuvers not possible on Earth.
Physicist Dick Solomon, recovering from an unsuccessful fire walking experiment, explains:
"The lower gravity should be mondo Extreme terrific! A 300 foot high ramp can be constructed, allowing Tony to make 50 yard falls without injury."
The moon abounds with mountains, gullies and slow rolling plains, according to Solomon.
"The Sea of Serenity has low, rolling ridges that should be ideal for pipelines, 540 kickflips, and some killer Mctwists. The Copernicus crater ridges are ideal for Extreme mountain boarding. High skill level moves like 720's and Kickflip Indy to Flakies should be effortless, and the low gravity makes imminent falls painless."
Solomon lectured, as he rubbed his aching feet.
"Plus, it will get the kids outta the house...way out!"
Tony Hawk adds:
"We plan to sell tickets for 1 million dollars a piece for a three day excursion. Lightweight space suits, dehydrated space food and Titanium gyro corrected skateboards are included. The Russians have been great. It only cost me 100 million for the contract, expected to take two years to launch, build and operate, but hey, that's an average payday for me!"
Why is skateboarding so popular with youth today?
It could be that anyone can afford the gear and become skilled in at least in the basic moves.
Or maybe, it's culture clash, between the conservative parental attitudes of the 60's and 70's versus the Extreme Youth Rebellion embraced by America's youth today, an aggressive display designed to intimidate through finesse and muscle that kids are masters of their own destiny, and will no longer be controlled by tradition.
Peoria Illinois Chapter "Tony Hawk Extreme skateboarding club" mom Shawna Barbierra adds:
"I LOVE the lunar idea! Plus, it'll get the kids outta the house!...WAY out!"go/tds/go.php?si
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