11-Year-Old Skateboarder Lands 1080, Smashing Tony Hawk's Record

A young boy has just pulled off the 'holy grail of skateboarding' with a move sure to make Tony Hawk's head spin.

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Eleven-year-old Brazilian Gui Khury made skateboarding history last Friday by becoming the first person to land a 1080 on a vertical ramp.

This happened after more than two decades when Tony Hawk did the first 900.

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In a video posted online, Khury is seen flying into the air before he completes three full rotations (1080 degrees) before sticking the trick and pumping his fist in celebration.

“1080! I have no words to explain what just happened,” the 11-year-old posted on Facebook. 

American Tom Scharr landed a 1080 in 2012, but used a mega ramp that gives skateboarders more speed and a greater chance at completing three turns.

Khury completed the trick, long regarded as ‘the holy grail of skateboarding’, without the aid of the mega ramp, instead using a regular half pipe.

Skateboarding great Tony Hawk first landed the 900 in 1999 at 31 years old, marking one of the biggest moments in his professional career.

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Hawk is pictured in Bondi, Australia, in 2018. (AAP)

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