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July 1, 4:00 PM ET
Live chat at X Games with Tony Hawk

ESPN.com:
  (6:23 PM)

Wow, did you see that run from Sheckler?!!! A P-Rod takes the Gold!!! Stay tuned, cause we're going to have Tony Hawk online here in a minute to answer your questions!

ESPN.com:
  (6:30 PM)

OK- Here we go

diamond (hawthorne, CA)

hey tony, do you think that you could ever be in a competition with today's skaters?

Hawk:
  (6:31 PM)

I could be in one, but I would need to learn some more flip tricks if I wanted to be a contender

Nathan (Virginia)

Whats your best advice to give someone who is entering a contest for the first time?

Hawk:
  (6:32 PM)

Treat it like you're practicing because it's easy to start doubting your abilities that you take for granted if you let the pressure get to you

caelan (athens tn)

how did you get into skateboarding

Hawk:
  (6:33 PM)

My older brother skated and gave me his used board- 1978. And then he quit skating after

Michael (Nevada)

What do you think is the best trick you saw in the street competition this year?

Hawk:
  (6:35 PM)

To me the most impressive trick I saw was Jaws kickflip melon off the roof into the wallride bank

Davon Smith (Brooklyn New York)

what was is like when you first competed in the xgames

Hawk:
  (6:37 PM)

It was strange because it was the first time we were combine with other sports. I was just another contest that had more cameras then I had ever seen

Matthew (texas )

would you ever comp in big air again?

Hawk:
  (6:39 PM)

No- I like skating but I don't want to push myself to the point of getting hurt. But I enjoy skating it.

sydney (rapid city SD)

what was it like landing the first 900?

Hawk:
  (6:40 PM)

It was a big relief

David (Maryland)

Do you think the youngbucks are going to sweep the podium in events in the future?

Hawk:
  (6:42 PM)

Yes, but not till they're older, then they're not young bucks anymore

Luis (Bridgeport, CT)

Will you be doing commentary at next years X Games as well??

Hawk:
  (6:42 PM)

I hope so!

Santiago (Buenos Aires)

Who do you think deserved the gold; Ryan or P-Rod?

Hawk:
  (6:43 PM)

I wouldn't want to choose

Garrison (sterling virginia)

when or where did you decide to go pro and start putting more effort into skating than ever

Hawk:
  (6:44 PM)

We I reach the top of the am ranks at age 14, 1982, and the next big comp I moved up into the pro level. I placed 4th

Hawk:
  (6:45 PM)

I turn pro at Whittier- The Turkey Shoot

Matthew (MA)

how do you think that todays day of skating has changed from the old days

Hawk:
  (6:46 PM)

In the old days the tricks that you saw today would have taken 100s attempts.

Carlos Arrieta (Bell California)

Hey Tony, what's the highest 900 you've ever pulled of?

Hawk:
  (6:46 PM)

About 10 foot on the mini Mega.

Brittany (Florida)

A lot of people say girls can't skate, what do you think?

Hawk:
  (6:49 PM)

Anyone that says that should have watched the womens street finals yesterday

Taylor (Haply Valley, OR)

Hey Tony, do you think your son is going to be a legend in skate like you? And do you think he'll be the next Birdman in e skate world?

Hawk:
  (6:50 PM)

I think he has a bright future and he has a unique style of street skating- I know he doesn't want to be called the Birdman

Davon Smith (Brooklyn New York)

what was your your first board set up

Hawk:
  (6:51 PM)

Bahne fiberglass, ACS trucks

John Segura (Victorville,Ca)

Did you mentor your son or did he try to learn on his own?

Hawk:
  (6:52 PM)

I helped him when he started out but he started learning on his own around age 12- that's when I stopping beating him at games of SKATE

Jen (Montana)

Do you have any tips for learning to drop in, I get too scared everytime

Hawk:
  (6:53 PM)

Lean forward, weight on your front foot and bend your knees

Erica (Sweden)

how old is your son?

Hawk:
  (6:53 PM)

19

donovan (utah)

what was you faveorite trick in the street comp

Hawk:
  (6:53 PM)

Lean forward, weight on your front foot and bend your knees

Hawk:
  (6:53 PM)

Jaws' Kickflip melon

Emmanuel Espinosa (Puebla, México)

What do you think about N. Huston?Do you speak spanish?

Hawk:
  (6:55 PM)

I think Nyjah is one of the best skaters of his generation and a great competitor- I don't think Nyjah speaks Spanish and neither do I

Philip (Wisconsin)

Hi Hawk how are u today. That must have been cool talkin to lil wayne

Hawk:
  (6:56 PM)

He's clearly a skate fan.

jared (california)

do u still skate everyday

Hawk:
  (6:57 PM)

Almost, usually when I'm at home

Addison (Missouri)

I like waffles! Do you?!

Hawk:
  (6:57 PM)

I do, but my 10 year old son is a bigger fan

Diego (Guatemala)

Which is your favorite music to skate with?

Hawk:
  (6:59 PM)

I usaully go back to the classic punk stuff when I skate- The Clash, Descendants, Janes Addictions

cheyne (huntington beach)

whats your favorite trick? what part of california do you live? instagram: cheyne_land

Hawk:
  (7:00 PM)

Backside ollie, I live in San Diego

Chance (Bakersfield,CA)

whats the biggest set of stairs you've ever skated?

Hawk:
  (7:00 PM)

Carlsbad High

Duder (California)

In the 80's were you more into heavy metal or new wave?

Hawk:
  (7:01 PM)

New Wave

Abby (Mississippi)

Over the course of your career, what trick were you the most stoked about landing?

Hawk:
  (7:03 PM)

Besides the 900, an ollie 540. At different times at my life I didn't think those trick were possible.

Aiden (Palm Coast,FL)

Do you still surf?

Hawk:
  (7:03 PM)

Yes, but finding less time to do it cause I have to many kids

Hawk:
  (7:03 PM)

Yes, but finding less time to do it cause I have to many kids

Hawk:
  (7:03 PM)

Yes, but finding less time to do it cause I have to many kids

Hawk:
  (7:03 PM)

Yes, but finding less time to do it cause I have to many kids

Hawk:
  (7:04 PM)

Yes, but finding less time to do it cause I have to many kids

Hawk:
  (7:04 PM)

Yes, but finding less time to do it cause I have to many kids

Hawk:
  (7:04 PM)

Yes, but finding less time to do it cause I have to many kids

Hawk:
  (7:04 PM)

Yes, but finding less time to do it cause I have to many kids

Hawk:
  (7:04 PM)

Yes, but finding less time to do it cause I have to many kids

Hawk:
  (7:04 PM)

Yes, but finding less time to do it cause I have to many kids

Hawk:
  (7:04 PM)

Yes, but finding less time to do it cause I have to many kids

Hawk:
  (7:06 PM)

Yes, but finding less time to do it cause I have to many kids

diamond (hawthorne, CA)

what do you think of Pastrana going to Nascar?

Hawk:
  (7:07 PM)

Seems Like a natural fit. He loves motor sports

Jossy ((Costa Rica))

whether skateboarding would not do another sport that you would like to

Hawk:
  (7:07 PM)

I wish I had more time to surf and get comfortable in big waves

Matthew (Indiana)

what ever happened o Tony Hawks Underground? those games were a childhood dream

Hawk:
  (7:09 PM)

We are releasing THPSHD July 18th

jaydin (riverside)

do you like sports

Hawk:
  (7:09 PM)

I enjoy other sports but I don't have time to follow them. I played baseball as a kid

cristina barrios (glen burnie, MD)

Do you believe people are born to skate? Like some are born to be great and some just know a few tricks?

Hawk:
  (7:11 PM)

I think some people have a natural talent but they don't always know how to use it.

Kelly Kardisco (Philadelphia, PA)

Who was your favorite skater out of all the legendary Z-Boys?

Hawk:
  (7:11 PM)

Jay Adams, cause he was the most innovated

Diego (Guatemala)

Do you play any music instruments?

Hawk:
  (7:13 PM)

I play violet until I was 10 years old and I gave it up till I started skating

ESPN.com:
  (7:13 PM)

Thanks Tony and we'll see you next year at the X GAmes!!!