Directly from Tony Hawk on learning to perform the Loop of Death. 'I was inspired by Hot Wheels as a kid and then I saw a guy attempt a full loop on a skateboard around the time I started skating. I finally got the chance to build one in 1995 and it took a while to figure it out. I didn't make it successfully until we built a proper one in 1997. In 2003 we incorporated it into our Boom Boom HuckJam tour. We made it every night for 30 shows and have since retired the 'Loop of Death.' I have no plans of doing it again.' Tony Hawk has hand signed this 8x10 photograph. A Steiner Sports Certificate of Authenticity is included.