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Decades-old skateboarding trick mixes with virtual reality


August 26, 2018

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Leave it to Tony Hawk to mix a decades-old skateboarding trick with the latest in virtual reality technology.

The 50-year-old skateboarding pioneer and entrepreneur is dragging his 360-degree loop ramp out of storage and giving a handful of young skaters the chance to try to nail the near-impossible trick on a live virtual reality broadcast Sunday from his San Diego County headquarters.

There's no prize money or trophy for any skater who successfully completes The Loop, which Hawk first did 20 years ago.

"No, it's more sort of a badge of honor in the skate world," Hawk sa...

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