SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Can you do a kickflip?
That was the challenge laid down by local skating icon Tony Hawk as he guest hosted an episode of "Do a Kickflip!", a Youtube series hosted by The Berrics founder and professional skateboarder Eric Koston.
Hawk headed out in a Telsa packed with signed skateboards, headphones, and hats, the icon surprised skaters in places like Oceanside and Encinitas before yelling, you guessed it, "do a kickflip!"
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Thankfully, the San Diego skate scene didn't disappoint.
The kickflip, while a routine move in the skating world, requires some special footwork to pull off. In the process of an ollie, the rider flips the board with one foot to complete one full rotation, before landing back on the board.
Easier said than done, right?
Check out how San Diegans represented below:
And if you skate, sharpen those kickflip skills. You never know who may request a trick.
For more "Do a Kickflip!" videos and other skate series, you can find The Berrics website here.