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1 episode, 1 hour 29 mins
Episode 377: Tony Hawk: Champion or Poser?
On this episode of the world famous Sofa King Podcast, we bust an Alley-oop all over this mother and look at the life of the skating legend, Tony Hawk. Though many skating purists (and snobs) talk smack about Hawk, in his 17-year professional career, he won more than 70 contests, including multiple gold medals at the X Games. He parlayed twelve consecutive years of being the National Skateboard Association world champion into an massive skate line, a series of amazingly popular video games, and a fortune of $140 Million! But where did this legend start? Well, he started in his back alley, like all good skaters do. At the age of nine, Tony Hawk was given an old, beat up skate board from his brother. Three years later, he landed a sponsorship, and another two years after that, he became a professional skateboarder. He bought his own house with his royalty monies by the age of 17 and made people rethink what it meant to be a professional skater. Tony Hawk was smaller than a lot of skat...
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