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  • - Hello, I'm Gav. - I'm Dan.

  • Welcome to "The Super Slow Show."

  • - We've got a lot on this set. - We do.

  • You know what we don't have?

  • - What? - A phat skate ramp.

  • - Very true. - Let's go.

  • All right.

  • Dan, as someone who's always been terrible at skating,

  • I've always been blown away

  • by the split-second tech and finesse

  • - of pulling off a trick. - Yeah, absolutely.

  • I used to actually skateboard.

  • Best trick I ever did was a varial kick flip.

  • I think I did it once, maybe twice.

  • My best trick was an attempted kick flip

  • into a testicle smash.

  • Oh, yeah. I was good at that one.

  • I was really good at that one.

  • - Quite frequently. - Yeah, absolutely.

  • Today, in order to help us fulfill our goal

  • of filming a pro skater in super slow motion,

  • we're joined by Tony Hawk.

  • That's a weird thing to say, isn't it?

  • I can't believe it.

  • - Hey. - Hey.

  • It's Tony Hawk.

  • Personally, you're probably the main reason

  • why I started skateboarding when I was a kid.

  • It's also the main reason why I ended up with loads of bruises

  • and cuts and scrapes and,

  • uh, sort of testicle smashes and things.

  • Oh, I was gonna say, the bruises make you look cool, but I don't know about--

  • I don't wanna be responsible for the other things.

  • So you're welcome and I'm sorry.

  • And for me, you're the main reason

  • I stayed up till 2:00 a.m. playing Tony Hawk Pro Skater.

  • - Oh, thank you very much. - So, appreciate that as well.

  • You didn't got bruised doing that, though.

  • Uh, no, not as many bruises, but just crap homework.

  • Yeah.

  • So if you were going to do a trick

  • that lends itself well to slow motion,

  • what do you think it would be?

  • Well, I think it should be something

  • where the board flips in the air.

  • And I have an idea of this one trick.

  • I learned it a long time ago.

  • But it's basically a heel flip,

  • and then I do a body varial,

  • which means that my board stays in the same space,

  • and my body turns 180,

  • and then I catch it and come back in.

  • Um, these days you'd call it

  • a heelflip sex-change melon grab.

  • So hopefully today, using our 4K cameras,

  • we'll get it at a thousand frames a second,

  • and then we can all watch it back together.

  • I hope I can make one for you.

  • I've only done a few in my life.

  • All right, well, good luck, and we'll get out of your way then.

  • - All right. - Yeah, absolutely.

  • Here he goes.

  • So close.

  • I could feel it come into my hand

  • - and then bounce away. - That was really close.

  • I wonder if he gets really annoyed.

  • I feel like it's more annoying

  • 'cause you got to walk all the way around and come up the steps.

  • - Yeah, yeah. - Ahh, all those steps again.

  • - So close. - In the hand the whole way.

  • He's gotta go up the ramp at really high speed,

  • turn around, catch the board in the right position,

  • put it back where it needs to be, and then land it.

  • That's like... ( scoffs )

  • If someone was telling me what to do

  • and I was writing it down, I'd be like,

  • - "You want what now?" - Yeah. Yeah.

  • - Wait, wait. - Next one.

  • Aah!

  • - Oh! - So close.

  • I got it, though.

  • - I got it. - Gav: He's got this.

  • I've never believed in someone more

  • than I believe in Tony Hawk

  • - in this this moment. - Brilliant, yeah.

  • - Yeah! - I did it.

  • - Well done. - That was class.

  • - That was mint. - Thanks, you guys.

  • - Thank you. - Nice one.

  • - Class. - I don't get that one very often, so, yeah.

  • - You happy with that, yeah? - Yeah, I'm glad to do it for you guys.

  • First time I ever did that trick was 1990,

  • and I've done it only, like, a dozen or so times since then.

  • - I feel special. - I feel really honored

  • that you did that in front of our Phantoms.

  • So why don't we go and take a look at that

  • in slow motion, see what it looks like like?

  • That sounds good.

  • Dan: Do you know how fast you're going at this point?

  • I'm not sure. I think we timed it once

  • at somewhere between 15 and 20 maybe?

  • The hardest part there is that I can't really see it when I catch it.

  • Gav: Hmm.

  • You're so high up in the air as well there,

  • even from the-- from the ramp.

  • You've got-- you've got not much time

  • to get the board back into the correct place.

  • This is fascinating where it hits on here.

  • You're just looking at the coping the whole time.

  • - Like, aiming. - Yeah, yeah.

  • Well, that's the spot.

  • That's-- That's where it's all gonna happen.

  • Yeah.

  • What would you say the ratio of failures to successes is?

  • Because you're going for big...

  • - Yeah. - ...stunts there.

  • I've spent hundreds of tries just to get one.

  • Wow.

  • Dan: The wind is, like, even going in your shirt.

  • - You were going that fast. - That's great.

  • Tony: That trick right there, I do a 180,

  • and the board, it's flipping straight up and down.

  • Dan: That's the body varial part.

  • Tony: That's the body varial part, yeah.

  • - Gav: That's a great shot. - Dan: That's wicked.

  • Tony: Yeah, that's pretty cool.

  • Yeah!

  • Well, thank you so much for putting your body through that for us.

  • We've got you a-- a lab coat.

  • Oh, really!

  • Not the most practical skateboarding gear.

  • - Oh, cool. - I assume they're very easy skate with on.

  • I don't have to do that trick in this, do I?

  • No, you can just reserve that

  • for just scientific experiments at home.

  • - Thank you very much. - That was the next part of the video.

  • ( whispering )

  • My kids are going to be so jealous.

  • They're already jealous that I'm here with you guys

  • 'cause they're in school,

  • but now that I've got an official jacket...

  • Literally everyone I know

  • is going to be more jealous that I'm here with you.

  • Come on!

  • Thank you very much for watching that video,

  • and big thanks to Tony Hawk for joining us.

  • Feel free to subscribe to The Slow Mo Guys,

  • and we'll see you in the next episode

  • of "The Super Slow Show."

  • That was a damn fun day.

  • - Hello. Gav here. - I'm Dan.

  • Click here to watch Dan get slammed by pro wrestlers.

  • I have no memory of that.

  • You may have landed on your head just a bit.

  • Is that why I woke up in the woods?

  • No comment.

- Hello, I'm Gav. - I'm Dan.

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