Tony Hawk Laces Tricks Just Like Us

Tony Hawk Laces Tricks Just Like Us

Why does kendama always relate to skateboarding so well? I feel like we are on similar paths via different hobbies. I watch a video like the one i've posted below and can't help but draw similarities. Tony Hawk is 50 years old and still finds ways to motivate himself to be better than he was the day before.

As a 31 year old pro kendama player I feel like I lose site of this. Tony isn't out here trying to show up the Nyah Houston's of the world, he is simply trying to push himself as far as his body and mind can go. In this tap, tap, juggle, juggle, kendama world we live in today all I can ever think is, "man i need to catch up" , or, "is that trick even good enough to post?" Is that what is really most important? After watching this video I don't think that is the case. Motivating yourself to personally be better at what you do is crucial. The challenge is to do this without comparing yourself to everyone else.

Something to think about as you watch this dope little edit. You may be the grinder landing the nastiest tricks or you may be the dude progressing slowly day by day. Either way you are winning.


  • Thor Yearick

    I relate 100%

    Thanks for posting.


  • Willy P

    Awesome post Sweets! I’ve been thinking lots about this as well, especially at the recent dama events I’ve been attending. The game is always evolving. OG players, New-Gen players, players yet to even pick up a kendama! OG" doesn’t mean old man! And “old man” means nothing when you’re throwing 50 tricks on vert at 50 years old. You hit the nail on the head. Through kendama and whatever else we love in this life, it’s all about pushing ourselves further in body, mind, and spirit. And all the homies who we get to do that with, whether we’re teaching them their first spike or admiring their abilities on the stage, that’s family. Thanks for the writeup.

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