Rise and grind
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 lets would-be skaters take to virtual courses to grind out tricks that they might not be able to do in a real life. Some of these tricks are best left to professionals, and the gang at Red Bull gathered a few to make that happen.
Red Bull completely shut down a live terminal at New Orleans International Airport to give it a Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 makeover. Once the stage was set, the team called in Kareem Campbell, one of the ten original game characters players could choose in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1, X Games gold medalist, Alex Sorgente, Olympians, Brighton Zuener and Vincent Matheron, and more to bust out their best tricks on the makeshift course.
This is about as close as you can get to recreating the Tony Hawk experience in real life, and the professionals absolutely nailed their part. See how it all came together in the video above!