Video: Growing up, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 was one of my favourite games. The soundtrack, the frantic pace and the ridiculous ragdolly special moves made it a joy to play — although I chalked that last bit up as video game magic that no actual skateboarder could ever pull off. Clearly, I'd never met Jonny Giger. Giger is a Swiss skateboarder who recently started a series on his YouTube channel where he turns those absurd special moves into reality. (Some of them, anyway — quite a few are just physically impossible.)
In the first episode, he tries the fandangle, airwalk fingerflip, m80flip, 540 flip and a frontside bluntstall on another skateboard. Don't know what any of that means? No big deal. Just know you're about to watch some great skating.