Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on RedditShare on StumbleUponcomment this pageEmail this to someonePin on PinterestShare on LinkedInDigg thisShare on Tumblrfark this page

If you thought skateboarding on terra firma was tough, just wait until you have witnessed two of the world’s best skaters—Tony Hawk and Aaron “Jaws” Homoki—attempt to do it in zero gravity.

As Hawk states in the video, as skaters, him and Homoki have been battling gravity their whole lives. So how will they fare when they hop into a modified Boeing 727 to experience weightlessness courtesy of Zero G Corporation’s parabolic flights? It should be no problems for these guys, right?

Well, it turns out that skating aboard the company’s G-Force One aircraft is actually pretty tough.

Aimlessly spinning around in the air is easy, but when the tricks are a little more involved it turns out, not surprisingly, that gravity is integral to skateboarding.

In fact, you could say that the battle against gravity that Hawk mentions at the start of the video is exactly what makes watching accomplished skaters so impressive. Take it away and you have a couple of guys holding pieces of wood clowning around in zero g.

Still, it looks like a whole load of fun. “So much for the dream list of tricks.” says Hawk. “You have so many ideas and then once you’re weightless you forget what to do—except to just enjoy it.”

34B14E2C00000578-3613168-It_s_long_been_a_favourite_cheat_code_among_fans_of_the_Tony_Haw-a-14_1464370141866

 

Air-duster

 

EducatedCreepyBoilweevil-poster

 

skateboarding-in-zero-gravity

 

Tony Hawk Skates In Zero Gravity

 

Check out a behind the scenes video from their zero gravity session below.

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on RedditShare on StumbleUponcomment this pageEmail this to someonePin on PinterestShare on LinkedInDigg thisShare on Tumblrfark this page
Loading...
humor

Have you tasted the Gordon Ramsay Twitter roast yet? It’s his new dish and guaranteed to leave a bitter and sad taste in your mouth if you…

people

When it comes to bedroom antics, how to talk dirty is a big question because it’s something that can either be entirely mood-killing and cringeworthy, or it…

music

Lost Bob Marley live recordings from shows in London and Paris that took place between 1974 and 1978 have been restored after they were left unloved in…

film

The upcoming Star Wars Han Solo movie has started shooting and Disney recently released a photo of the main movie cast plus the directors, along with a…

humor

When it comes to badass animals, a badass squirrel is probably way down on your list. But that might just be because you haven’t met the right…

politics

Could it be possible that Donald trump can’t read? It’s common knowledge that President Donald Trump likes to watch TV, staying up late to ingest news that…

Loading...
digital art

Many of us are capable of producing some vaguely cool photoshop effects when we put our mind to it, but it’s nothing compared to the artistry of…

animation

For those of you waiting on Rick and Morty season 3, the release date, or awaiting the first sneak peek of the show with a Rick and…

culture

So you want another drink, do you? Think you could stop whenever you wanted to? Did you know the extreme stages of alcoholism are terrifying? No? Then…

documentary

Meet Dragon Man who calls himself the “most armed man in America” and with a weapons cache that includes over 3,000 weapons he might be right. His…

music videos

A new music video called “Kolschik” for for Russian band Leningrad by Russian director Ilya Naishuller is a marvel of VFX (by Russian studio CGF), boldness, creativity,…

humor

First there was Trump’s tiny hands, now we have whole Tiny Trump memes, which don’t just involve his hands being small, but his entire body. It’s the…