Skateboard spot in Carlsbad seen in video game demolished

A Carlsbad High School stairway famously known in skateboard videos as “The Carlsbad Gap” was the scene Saturday of one last video shoot before its demolition.

A film crew was at the school Saturday to record the final skateboard rides over the 11-step, concrete stairway before it was demolished as part of a $86 million school renovation, Carlsbad police said.

“The film crew got permission to shoot before the destruction,” said
police Lt. Matt Magro. He said 1,000 spectators were expected.

Professional skateboarder Tony Hawk, 31, a native of Carlsbad and
current resident, featured the stairs in a 2000 video game he produced, “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2.” It’s the place where animated skateboard riders launch themselves at the top step, go airborne, and land upright at the bottom.

A decade later, the game remains one of the most popular worldwide,
according to various skateboarding Web sites.

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