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now for the thread topic. for anybody who is familiar with, or a fan of skateboarding, why does it seem like tony hawk is labled as a god, yet when you say "andy macdonald", more times than not youll just get "huh?" or "who?".
this has always befuddled me. theyre both about the same age, were and still are very good, and both helped progress skating tremendously, with the only major differences i see are tony having a video game, and andy still competes.
tl;dr why does andy macdonald get sh*t on while tonly hawk is the "god" of skating
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I know who they both are, both are very talented skaters.
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tony hawk has his own video game

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Eric Koston is better. And Rodney Mullen. At least to me they are.
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tony hawk has his own video game

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This. Also because he did the 900 before everyone else and just because he made himself so available to the public thus making him a household name.
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tony hawk has his own video game

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plus he did the 900 so everyone can be like TONY HAK DIDNT HE DO THE NIN HUNDERD LOL
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I know who they both are, both are very talented skaters.

but youve never noticed alot more people dont respect or even know who andy is? maybe its just around here, but i just dont get it.
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tony hawk has his own video game

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And he was in the Simpsons.
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but youve never noticed alot more people dont respect or even know who andy is? maybe its just around here, but i just dont get it.

how many golfers do you know besides tiger woods? he's a celebrity amongst skaters and non-skaters alike, whereas the other guys aren't.
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how many golfers do you know besides tiger woods? he's a celebrity amongst skaters and non-skaters alike, whereas the other guys aren't.

i know of quite a few. and tiger isnt seen as the god of golf, just the best in the world right now.
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i know of quite a few. and tiger isnt seen as the god of golf, just the best in the world right now.
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what's with the unattractive blonde in yours?

and iirc being the best in the world kinda qualifies the title of "god"
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what's with the unattractive blonde in yours?

and iirc being the best in the world kinda qualifies the title of "god"

no. tiger isnt viewed as the best thing to ever happen to golf. and he isnt.
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Eric Koston is better. And Rodney Mullen. At least to me they are.


they are have totally different styles than tony hawk so you cant really compare them.
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no. tiger isnt viewed as the best thing to ever happen to golf. and he isnt.

yeah and I kinda doubt that's what anyone who knows two ****s about skating thinks about Tony Hawk either. he's just a celebrity, like how most non-guitarists still recognise Hendrix as a guitar great.
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Tony hawk does have his own videogame . I think he is an excellent skater though. His body is kinda wonky shaped though.
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Eric Koston is better. And Rodney Mullen. At least to me they are.

MEH totally different. Koston has a straightforward street style and Mullen is more of a flatlander. whereas Andy and Tony are both straight up vert skaters. anyway, Rodney has a "god" status among loads of skaters, he invented tonnes of street tricks and is amazing to watch.
and imo andy's better, but what can you do
it is basically just cos of Tony's game series and the 900 as far as i can see. oh yeah, and because of Birdhouse, and cos he invented lots of tricks that have become staples.
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Really, it's mostly just the video game. It was/is quite popular, you know.
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skateboarding is like guitar playing, you attempt to do an olly down a stair case, lose the skateboard on the way down, land on it and smash your face in the ground knocking all your teeth out and having your buddies laugh at you passed out waiting for the ambulance.


Wait... what I meant was: Popularity is always an issue. Tony Hawk is very talented but he's just more popular from his video game and his appearences in various programs such as simpsons and Viva La Bam and Jackass(?)
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Tony Hawk was market-savvy enough to cash in his talent for a crap load of money.
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People that are interested in skating know who Andy Mac is. Tony is the only one that is very well known outside of the skating world. Probably because he became popular enough to have his own game.


There are plenty of great skaters that aren't really known outside of the skating world. People like Bob Burnquist, Buckey Lasek, Rodney Mullen, Erik Coston, and others.
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cause he's a family type, has a video game, and a catchy name. it's more of a crime that rodney mullen isn't a household name, i'm not a skateboarding fan, but he makes art out of it.
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Tony Hawk nailed the 900 remember? that's what made him famous
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Tony Hawk is thought to be a god only by those ignorant enough to assume they know what they are talking about, despite the fact that they have only every played skateboarding videogames, and have never so much as watched a skate video, let alone actually skateboarded. Those of us who do in fact skateboard know that Tony Hawk is mind-numbingly overrated and only famous because of his videogames, severely unhelpful trick tip DVDs and the aforementioned 900, and that Andy McDonald is rad.
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no offense, but is this a serious question? the answer is blatantly obvious. like everyone else said its only because of the fact that he put his name out there with video games, his clothing company, birdhouse, all that stuff. andy macdonald doesn't do anything to promote himself to the outside world
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I know who they both are, both are very talented skaters.


exactly and i don't watch that much skateboarding...
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