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12-year-old Tom Schaar lands 1080

Updated: March 30, 2012, 8:45 PM ET
By Keith Hamm | ESPN.com

A 12-year-old boy added a new page to the history books of skateboarding this week, pulling off the first 1080, a three-rotation aerial maneuver that has eluded the world's best for the past half-decade.

At 4:11 p.m. Monday, Tom Schaar, after just a handful of attempts, landed the groundbreaking trick while skating the MegaRamp at Woodward West action sports camp in Tehachapi, Calif. "It was the hardest trick I've ever done, but it was easier than I thought," said Schaar on Friday.

"He ...

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