Tony Hawk to Sell Ollie 540 NFT on Ethernity Chain

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  • Famous skateboarding pro Tony Hawk to sell ollie 540 trick video as NFT.

  • The sale will be hosted on the Ethernity Chain platform.

  • Hawk has been a long time investor in cryptocurrencies.

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World-famous skateboarding pro, Tony Hawk, will be selling footage of his first-ever attempt at an ollie 540 as a non-fungible token (NFT) moment in the coming weeks.

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Hawk posted the footage that will be included in the NFT on Instagram alongside an explanation of the skateboarding trick’s history. 

An ollie 540 involves one-and-a-half spins. Hawk explained that this is incredibly difficult to do while keeping the skateboard on your feet. He first landed this difficult trick while filming a segment as part of fellow skateboarding legend Stacy Peralta’s film Ban This. 

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“In 1989 I started trying ollie 540’s as a joke, since it seemed there was no way to keep a skateboard on your feet throughout 1 1/2 spins in the air. But at some point I started scooping the tail with my back toe, which kept my feet in place for most of the spin,” explains Hawk in the post.

Tony Hawk Ollies Into NFTs 

The NFT is a video of his final attempt at the trick. He explains that his technique improved over the years. But at the same time, the trick has gotten scarier. 

“The landing commitment can be risky if your feet aren’t in the right places. And my willingness to slam unexpectedly into the flat bottom has waned greatly over the last decade,” he says. 

Regarding the NFT, Hawk didn’t offer up much information. Ethernity Chain will host the sale of Chris Gregson’s footage on its platform.

There isn’t an exact date for the sale yet. Hawk told fans to look out for it in the “coming weeks.” 

Hawk Hodl’s Bitcoin

The famous skater getting on board with the latest crypto trend is not a surprise. NFT auctions are wildly popular at the moment, with big celebrities putting up tokens ranging from artworks to tweets.

Hawk has previously expressed his interest and investment in Bitcoin. 

In 2020 he was on the list to speak at the Bitcoin 2020 conference but this was postponed to July 2021 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. 

At the time of the announcement, he revealed that he’s been holding bitcoin since 2013.

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After working in news and lifestyle journalism, Leila decided to bring her interest in cryptocurrencies and blockchain to her day job. She now runs the Features and Opinions desk at BeinCrypto which fits perfectly with her enthusiasm for crypto's social and political impact.

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