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How to Do Tony Hawk’s Madonna Skateboard Trick

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Jun 7, 2021 • 1 min read

In 1984 pro skater Tony Hawk was creating plenty of new tricks, but he grew frustrated that none of them seemed to be catching on in the skating community. Tony's friend and fellow professional skateboarder, Lester Kasai, suggested that Tony give his skateboarding tricks trendier names to make them memorable. At the time, nothing was trendier than superstar singer Madonna, so Tony named his latest trick after the material girl. Lester's suggestion worked, and today the Madonna is a popular vert trick at skateparks around the world.