When you look back on your time in lockdown, what will be the thing you’re most proud of? Will it be that experimental crispy tofu recipe you tried cooking that, with the exception of a severely burnt finger, turned out pretty well? Will it be finally finishing Red Dead Redemption 2, or learning how to do very basic yoga? Will it be the decision to make your own hot sauce, the predictable pivot to craft beer hipster, or the fact you won a respectable amount of Zoom quizzes? Will it be landing the first ever vert ramp 1080 on a skateboard? If your name’s Gui Khury, it might just be that last one
Two decades on from Tony Hawk landing that iconic 900 at the X Games, young Brazilian Gui (who was born nine years after Hawk’s effort) has successfully completed three full rotations on a vert ramp.
Hats off to you, lad. Nicely done.
“The isolation for the coronavirus helped because he had a life that was about school and he didn’t have a lot of time to train, when he got home from school he was tired,” the skater’s father Ricardo Khury Filho told Reuters.
During the lockdown period, Khury’s family have regularly been making the 20-minute journey to his grandmother’s house to drop off food. Now, we’re not sure what your gran’s house looks like but we’re fairly confident it doesn’t have a vertical ramp, bowl, and street course built in her back garden. Anyway, this is where the historic 1080 was accomplished.
Khury, who was already the youngest skater to complete the 900-degree turn (a feat he pulled off aged eight), had this to say about his latest accomplishment: “I was like, oh my god, what did I just do? I was just like OK, I landed. Now I am going to celebrate.”
Rather disappointingly, the celebration didn’t involve getting a round in (to be fair, the bars are closed). Instead, the boy celebrated with a plate of “mac and cheese.”