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Hawk Occupation: Skateboarder

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ISBN-10: 0060958316

ISBN-13: 9780060958312

Edition: 2001

Authors: Tony Hawk, Sean Mortimer

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For Tony Hawk, it wasn't enough to skate for two decades, to invent more than eighty tricks, and to win more than twice as many professional contests as any other skater. It wasn't enough to knock himself unconscious more than ten times, fracture several ribs, break his elbow, knock out his teeth twice, compress the vertebrae in his back, pop his bursa sack, get more than fifty stitches laced into his shins, rip apart the cartilage in his knee, bruise his tailbone, sprain his ankles, and tear his ligaments too many times to count. No. He had to land the 900. And after thirteen years of failed attempts, he nailed it.It had never been done before. Growing up in Sierra Mesa, California,…    
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 6/19/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.15" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Tony Hawk is the bestselling author of Hawk: Occupation: Skateboarder. In the 1999 X Games, Tony landed the first 900 degree arial turn in skateboarding history. A stunt he had been working on for years. He has released three video games for playstation: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2, and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3. He lives in Carlsbad, California, with his wife and three children.

Introduction: the 900
Demon Boy
Scab Collection
The Bones Brigade
Underage Pro
Preferential Treatment?
World Champion
Freedom
Rock Star Burnout
The Coming Death
An Ugly Death
World Champion, But Who Cares?
The Long Way Home
The Extreme Games
We Don't Wear Spandex
The End
1998
1999, The Year of the 9
One 900 History
After 9
Still Going
Professional Skateboarding At a Glance
Tricks are for Kids
The Contests
A Tour in the Life
Photography Captions and Credits
Acknowledgments