Portobello Harbour, Dublin 8.
Pic by Karl Ffrench
You may recall how, at last year’s Web Summit, Laura Gaynor wasn’t allowed to interview skateboarder Tony Hawk but she was allowed challenge him to a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors.
This year they let me talk to Tony Hawk! Here he is answering the question: will he skate into his 80’s? This video also features several tech guys and Jonathan McCrea (Newstalk, TV3, RTÉ) skateboarding! Would love if you’d check it out and let me know what you think.
Fair Play in fairness
Previously: Hawk, Paper, Scissors
Dave Leahy writes:
Tony Hawk, in Dublin for the Websummit, did an impromptu demo in Bushy Park Skatepark [Terenure, Dublin 6] and skated with the locals – the crowd loved it. We tried this last year but it got rained out – this time we got the perfect day for it – he skated great and finished with a front flip at the end (last pic)…
Forty six, dude.
Pics 1, 4 and 5 by Niall O Byrne (aka NOB)
Pics 2 and 3 Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland
Niall Staines (top left) presenting Tony Hawk with the the two-hurl Hurlboard [designed by Marcelo O’Reilly] for IDA Ireland as part of the Dublin Web Summit in Bushy Park Skate Park, Terenure, Dublin.
Bet you’d like to see him carve a 360 Ollie on that sled?
Just us so.
Pictures: Conor McCabe
Always one with the Birdman.