By Andres Pachon
A. Pachon, a journalist and skateboard addict, is a full-time writer for SHIT® Magazine.
The internet has revolutionized almost every single aspect of everyday life, from the way we communicate to the way we learn stuff, it is true that their resources have been available for a while when it comes to skateboarding with endless ways to learn a few things online, you can pretty much search on youtube how to do ANY trick and a tutorial will pop up.
But Masterclass has taken online skateboarding learning to the next level by having Tony Hawk himself creating an online skateboarding course! Yeah, it’s cool and all to be able to watch some youtube tutorials, but how about getting all of the insights from someone that could be probably considered the most famous skater in the world!
Since 2015, the platform has revolutionized the online learning market, the reason why? Their teachers just happen to be actual masters in the area they teach! From learning how to cook with world-renowned chef Gordon Ramsay to learning how to play guitar with Tom Morello, these guys have it all! and this time, Tony joined their team to provide online students with the best insights and life lessons there is to learn from skateboarding.
Learn With The Best
Tony, his son Riley and protege Lizzie Armanto, will teach you everything you need to know, the course is designed for all levels with the goal that even those who have never ride a skateboard will be able to learn how to do it. The Hawk team will breakdown skateboarding, its techniques, and level of difficulty so you can orientate yourself and be aware of your learning curve.
Lizzie will show you the advanced and intermediate tricks, while tony will give you insight on some of his most famous tricks including the Madonna and the 540 McTwist among others.
Hawk and The Digital Era
It’s not all about tricks, as you might now, Hawk is also a business beast! He will give you some pointers on how to succeed in the skateboarding industry and how he rose from the bottom to become one of the most prominent figures in the industry.
The man will also take you through a guided tour of the creation of the THPS games and the impact it had on our community. As you can see, this is probably one of the best resources you can find online if you are looking to learn how to skate, and those who already know how to do will for sure also be curious to see what Tony has to say in his Masterclass!
"Skateboarding is a lesson in perseverance, a lesson in self-confidence, and a lesson in belief, I hope my MasterClass can show members that you don't have to be a pro skater to carry these lessons with you for life." Said tony about the project.
There you have it my dudes and dudettes, as we mention in a previous article, skateboarding is learned on the streets, but we have to take advantage of this resources, which could be of great help in our learning process!
Check out the full trailer of Tony’s masterclass down bellow!
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