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Tony Hawk Releases His Final Video Part “Tapes You Leave Behind”

The Birdman takes flight one last time in his video part career, “Tapes You Leave Behind, putting a bow on a tremendously impactful video part career. From his first video appearance in Stacy Peralta’s 1981 ‘Skateboarding in The 80s’ to his last part, Tony Hawk stands as a shining example of dedication, determination, and the unrelenting drive that skateboarding demands in a 40+ year career. With his deep bag of tricks (most of which he invented), and a few new ones to boot, Tony shines in his curtain call part with support from Bones Brigade members Steve Caballero, Lance Mountain, Mike McGill, Tommy Guerrero, and even Rodney Mullen. Tony shared some more information on the part, the meaning behind the song, and his plans for the future in an Instagram post:


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“Thanks to everyone for the kind words about my final video “Tapes You Leave Behind.” The project was inspired by Stacy Peralta’s first video entitled “Skateboarding In The Eighties” in 1981 (before Bones Brigade Video Show). It featured Mike, Steve, Rodney and me, using this same [timeless] Ultravox song, from which the lyrics inspired the title. I asked the same crew, adding Lance and Tommy, to revisit some of their tricks in that video and BBVS since we’re all still actively skating 40+ years later. It has been my distinct honor to be associated with these legends through the decades, and it felt right to include them in my videographic swan song.
I’ll still be here skating as much as possible; but no longer torturing myself mentally & physically for the sake of comprehensive video missions.”

Watch Tony Hawk’s “Tapes You Leave Behind,” filmed by Cameron Sanchez with additional filming by Jared Prindle, above!

We’ve worked with Tony on many projects over the years, check out some of our favorite, below:

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