Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk is no stranger to travelling the globe showing off his skills, and it turns out he has a particular soft spot for a Sydney skatepark.
Currently promoting ‘Hot Wheels Skate’, a brand-new line of fingerboards – mini-skateboards for your fingers, if you’re out of touch – that are launching Down Under this week, Hawk happily gave a shout out to one local skatepark in particular.
“I’m excited to finally introduce this epic new line of fingerboards to Australia. These products were created for Fingerboarders of all experience levels. And it’s flattering to know their first sessions will be on a scaled down build of Bondi Skatepark: a park I’ve enjoyed skating many times over the last three decades,” he says.
The scaled down Bondi Skatepark won’t be available to buy in stores, but it will be doing a tour of Aussie retailers in the months to come. The one-of-a-kind sculpture made its way to Bondi for the official launch, with professional Aussie skateboarder Poppy Starr Olsen, Olympian Jarryd Hughes, and rising skater Ruby Trew on hand to try it out.
“While this sculpture isn’t available in store, I look forward to checking it out next time I’m in the country,” Hawk adds.
‘Hot Wheels Skate’ is Hot Wheels’ first-ever fingerboard line in Australia, an exciting collaboration between the iconic toy brand and the world’s most influential skateboarder.
“The cool part of Hot Wheels Skate fingerboards is they come with a pair of shoes for your fingers. This will help all kids (and adults) of any skill level, fingerboard and perform next level tricks!” Libby McEniry, Senior Marketing Manager, Hot Wheels Australia says:
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“We all know Australia has a rich skate culture. We look forward to making Hot Wheels synonymous with skate in decades to come and know the equally iconic Tony Hawk will have a hand in helping us get there.”
The ‘Hot Wheels Skate’ line features a huge range of fingerboards, all with unique designs created by the Hot Wheels design team in partnership with Hawk himself. The line also fittingly features some of the skateboarder’s most famous board designs.
You can find the ‘Hot Wheels Skate’ line at Big W, Target, Myer, and the country’s leading independent toy stores now.