Tony Hawk, having pioneered half the tricks on the vert ramp — like the mind-blowing 900 — is inarguably the most famous skateboarder in history, but another Hawk is starting to soar…
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Riley Hawk, Tony’s son, gravitated toward street skating over vert, and first made a name for himself filming clips for his father’s skate company, Birdhouse, and more recently Baker — fellow skater Andrew Reynold’s company.
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While Riley is charting his own path in the skating world, there’s no denying his father’s influence.
— Cindy Dunbar (@sk8parkmom) August 18, 2014
Naturally, Riley’s mother, Cindy Dunbar, is also as proud as punch of her boy.
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A veritable clip-factory, Riley produces so much footage you just have to pick the edit you want. The video above, from Thrasher magazine, showcases his big snaps, smooth style, and gnarly spot attacks.
Of course, not every movie has a storybook ending…