The 1080 is a skateboarding trick that can be performed on a vertical skateboard ramp or on a mega ramp, in which the skateboarder makes three full revolutions (1080 degrees of rotation in total, hence the name) while airborne. It was first completed successfully on a mega ramp in 2012 by American skateboarder Tom Schaar, and on a vert ramp in May 2020 by Brazilian skateboarder Gui Khury. The 1080 has only ever been landed after a fakie ollie, meaning the rider is in the normal stance, but rolling in the opposite direction, popping off of the tail.

Mega ramp (big air)

The first-ever 1080 was landed by American skateboarder Tom Schaar on March 26, 2012, at the age of 12.[1][2] Schaar completed the stunt on a mega ramp at Woodward West in Tehachapi, California, on his fifth attempt.[2] The jump was filmed by several cameras at the MegaRamp at Woodward West. A roll-over feature was custom-built which allowed the skater to drop in on the 70-foot-tall and roll right over a 50-foot gap in the ramp, thus allowing Schaar to keep momentum going all the way through to the quarter pipe.[3] Schaar performed several 720s and a 900 while warming-up. He then attempted to perform the 1080, failing four times before successfully landing his fifth attempt,[4] being propelled 15 feet above the top of the ramp.[5]

Red Bull described the 1080 as "the Holy Grail of all skateboard tricks."[3] Schaar has since repeated the feat, and completed a 1080 in competition while participating in the 2012 X Games Asia on April 30, 2012.[6] He won the gold medal in the Skateboard Mini MegaRamp category, the youngest person ever to have done so. At The Dew Tour Ocean City Tom landed the 1080 in Skate Mega 2.0 which resulted in him coming first.[7]

Vert ramp (regular half pipe)

In May 2020, at the age of 11, Brazilian skateboarder Gui Khury became the first person to land a 1080 using only a vert ramp, breaking the previous record for a 900 on a vert ramp set by Tony Hawk in 1999.[8] (Khury had previously become the youngest person to land a 900, which he achieved at age 8.) His father credited the COVID-19 pandemic with providing his son the opportunity to practice the technique.[8]

At the 2021 X Games, 12 year old Khury successfully landed a 1080 on the vertical ramp, making him the youngest gold medal winner in X Games history.

Successful landings

Vert ramp

  1. Gui Khury, 8 May 2020,[9] Curitiba, Brazil[10]
  2. Gui Khury, 16 July 2021, 2021 X-Games, Vista, California[11]
  3. Gui Khury, 23 April 2022, 2022 X-Games Chiba, Japan[12]


  1. Tom Schaar, 30 March 2012, at MegaRamp Woodward West, Tehachapi, California (USA)[1]
  2. Jonathan Schwan, 29 April 2013, at MegaRamp Woodward West, Tehachapi, California (USA)[13][14]
  3. Mitchie Brusco, 17 May 2013, at XGames Barcelona, Spain[15]
  4. Mitchie Brusco, 21 July 2018, at XGames Minneapolis, USA [16]


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  2. ^ a b Chuck Schilken (April 2, 2012). "Tom Schaar lands skateboarding's first-ever 1080". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 3, 2012.
  3. ^ a b Sinclair, Jessica (April 3, 2012). "Tom Schaar Lands Skateboarding's First 1080 (Video)". Long Island Press. Long Island, New York. Archived from the original on April 4, 2012. Retrieved April 4, 2012.
  4. ^ "12-year-old Tom Schaar lands 1080". ESPN. March 30, 2012. Retrieved May 2, 2012.
  5. ^ "12 year old lands the first ever 1080 on a skateboard". July 3, 2012. Archived from the original on December 15, 2012. Retrieved October 3, 2012.
  6. ^ "Tom Schaar lands first skateboard 1080 in competition". ESPN Video. April 30, 2012.
  7. ^ "Schaar makes history at KIA X Games Asia". ESPN Star. May 1, 2012. Archived from the original on January 22, 2013. Retrieved May 29, 2012.
  8. ^ a b "Lockdown spurs 11-year-old skateboarder to make history with first 1080-degree turn". The Guardian. Reuters. May 11, 2020. Retrieved May 11, 2020.
  9. ^ "11-year-old skateboarder lands 1st ever vert ramp 1080". CBC. Reuters. May 9, 2020. Retrieved May 17, 2020. Eleven-year-old Brazilian Gui Khury made skateboarding history by becoming the first person to land a 1080 on a vertical ramp on Friday, May 8, 2020. (Gui Khury/Facebook)
  10. ^ Surfing (2020). "Skateboarder Gui Khury lands first-ever 1080 on a vert ramp". Surfer Today. Retrieved May 13, 2020.
  11. ^ Bruton, Michelle (July 16, 2021). "Tony Hawk Competes In First X Games Skateboard Vert Best Trick Contest Since 2003; Gui Khury Lands First 1080". Forbes.
  12. ^ Gavini, Fernando (April 23, 2022). "Gui Khury fatura prata e bronze no skate vert no X Games Chiba" [Gui Khury wins silver and bronze in skate vert at X Games Chiba]. Olimpíada Todo Dia (in Portuguese).
  13. ^ "Skateboarder Jono Schwan Lands 2nd 1080 in History". YouTube. April 29, 2013.
  14. ^ "Theeve Trucks - Jono Schwan 1080". YouTube. April 29, 2013.
  15. ^ "Mitchie Brusco lands 1080 at 2013 X Games – VIDEO". YouTube. May 17, 2013.
  16. ^ "Mitchie Brusco wins X Games Skateboard Big Air gold".