Blood, sweat, and tears: Tony Hawk released a $500 skateboard deck with his actual blood infused into the paint in collaboration with sponsor Liquid Death Mountain Water
He is the greatest skateboarder of all-time and has done it all from being the first to ever land a ‘900’ and was the first ever to skateboard on White House grounds with permission from officials.
And Tony Hawk recently enjoyed perhaps the weirdest first of all.
The 53-year-old professional skateboarder released a $500 skateboard deck with his actual blood infused into the paint in collaboration with sponsor Liquid Death Mountain Water.
Impressive: Despite the steep price tag, many just had to own the novelty item as all 100 decks were sold out within a mere 20 minutes of the item being posted on the canned water company’s website
Despite the steep price tag, many just had to own the novelty item as all 100 decks were sold out within a mere 20 minutes of the item being posted on the canned water company’s website.
Skateboarding living legend Tony was featured in a video posted by the company as he explained the process in how they were made.
‘Apparently I didn’t read the fine print and now liquid death officially owns my soul and my blood too. I don’t know it’s very confusing, they’re taking out my blood, and we’re going to use it for skateboard graphics.’
The clip shows a vial of Hawk’s actual blood being poured into a red bucket of paint before being mixed in.
He explained: ‘So they’re going to mix my blood into the paint and do a limited run of skateboards using my real blood in the graphics but some of the profits would go towards killing plastic pollution and do building skateparks in underserved communities.
‘So go to LiquidDeath.com to get skateboards with my blood in it.’
The skateboard decks feature the company’s ‘It’s The Thirst Executioner’ holding up a hawk skull and a bloody axe.
Liquid Death says each deck will come with a certificate of authenticity.
It is all for a good cause as a percentage of the proceeds will also go to Hawk’s The Skatepark Project as well as environmental nonprofit organization 5 Gyres.
Hawk was 14-years-old when he turned professional in 1982. His specialty is skating in vert ramps – large half-pipes that transition from a horizontal, flat bottom to vertical sides.
He has been widely regarded as one of the top skaters in the world, and has lent his name to a successful video game franchise, which has surpassed $1.4billion in sales before making it’s return with a remaster last year.
In September 2020, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skate 1 + 2 became the fastest-selling game in the franchise by moving one million copies in the first two weeks.
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