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TONY HAWK COACHES HIS 10-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER ON DROPPING IN

All young Hawks must one day learn to fly and hunt on their own… RIDE Channel recently posted some clips of Poppa Hawk (aka Tony) teaching his daughter Kadence how to drop in. At 10 years old, that’s some scary shit—but when you have the world’s foremost skateboard champion as a coach it’s gotta be a lot easier to commit. Here’s RIDE’s video description, via Hawk:

“My daughter has been learning to skate on her own recently and decided she wanted to finally drop in on our mini setup at my office over the weekend. Her biggest challenges were overcoming her initial fear and tendency to lean towards wherever I was standing (in hopes of having me catch her). I finally stood in her path so that she would shift her weight correctly. My biggest challenge was trying to be supportive while letting her go on her own terms. I don’t remember my first drop in vividly, but I’ll never forget hers. I used a Solo cup as a tripod, so apologies for the lack of production value; I never imagined our little session would go viral.”

MF David Deery, are you listening?

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