Hawk launches Berlin event

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Legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk and his friends launched the 2010 European Skateboarding Tour powered by Quiksilver and Birdhouse in Berlin on 8 July 2010.

The greatest skateboarder in history and 10 times X Games gold medallist displayed his best tricks–smooth 80s manoeuvres as well as super modern moves – on the giant vert ramp settled in Max Schmeling Halle. Tony Hawk, Jesse Fritsch, Jean Postec, Kevin Staab and Flying Brazilian Sandro Dias destroyed the monumental G–ramps vert – 22 meters wide and 4 meters high–and drove mad the 5, 000 spectators. Even casted because of a broken wrist, Frenchman Jean Postec honoured the audience as well as Jesse Fritsch and inimitable Kevin Staab both in an amazing form. Sandro Dias, five times world Champion and twice X Games gold medallist made the show with his powerful and aerial tricks defying the laws of gravity. Even, young Birdhouse rider Aaron 'Jaws' Homoki showed up on vert and offered a sweet combination with his mentor Tony Hawk. A few moments after an outstanding show, NERD, the successful trio consisting in Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo and Shay Haley, performed an unforgettable live concert in front of the giant vert ramp. As a good friend of Tony Hawk, the charismatic leader of NERD, Williams, also a very good skateboarder, fired the audience up.

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