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Tom Schaar, 12, Sets Skateboarding Record And More Kid Record Holders (VIDEOS)

The Huffington Post  |  By Posted: Updated: 04/05/2012 1:47 pm

Tom Schaar

It's not everyday that a legend tweets about a 12-year-old. But, when skateboarder Tom Shaar, became the first and only person of any age to land a 1080, Tony Hawk told all of his fans about it immediately.


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In the last year I've seen Shaun White try 1080's & Mitchie Brusco crash-land a few. Tom Schaar nailed it:

According to The GrindTV.com, Shaar "nailed the trick on his fifth try" and said afterward, "I'm pretty stoked."

While watching his risky and mind-blowing move, we had two questions: 1. How would it feel to be that boy's mother while he flipped through the air? and 2. Who else among the under 18 set has broken a massive record?

Below, see Tom's trick and six more young record-holders who dreamed big and accomplished the seemingly impossible. You won't want to miss the kid who put on 215 pairs of underwear AT ONE TIME. Know of other amazing children? Tweet their accomplishments to us @HuffPostParents or leave a note in the comments.

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Tom Schaar "made history by soaring above a 27-foot quarterpipe wall, spinning three full rotations and landing with his board still underfoot," TheGrindTV reported.
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