Watch Tony Hawk Perform Skateboard Tricks in Zero Gravity
After nearly 40 years of skateboarding, there are few things that Tony Hawk can't do when it comes to putting his four wheels on the ground, but what about while floating in space? The legendary pro-skater recently experienced the next best thing, as he and fellow skater Aaron "Jaws" Homoki teamed up with the Zero G Corporation to try and perform tricks while weightless inside of a specially modified Boeing 727.
Armed with 4K Sony cameras, Jaws, Hawk, and his production team floated around the inside of the plane as it flew in parabolic arcs. The flight pattern mimics the affects of varying levels of reduced gravity, including that of Mars and the Moon. During each pass, Hawk and Jaws try tricks that would be difficult or even impossible on Earth. While Jaws has some trouble adjusting, Tony Hawk appears mostly unaffected by the new environment.
A behind-the-scenes video shows how difficult it was for the camera crew to do their job inside the aircraft, but the video above shows just how cool and fun it all turned out. The best part is that Zero G flights are available for normal people too, if you can afford the reservations, which are around $5000.