Video of Aussie girl Sabre Norris, 9, landing 540 rotation on skateboard goes global

Posted: June 2, 2014 by kirisyko in Boarding, Skate boarding

SHE’S just nine years old, but NSW tween Sabre Norris is already landing some huge skateboarding tricks and attracting the attention of some huge stars.

Footage of the Newcastle youngster landing her first 540 rotation on her local skate ramp has gone global, with a clip posted on YouTube already amassing more than 735,000 views.

The video shows Sabre never giving up as she repeatedly falls as she tries to land the move.

Finally she sticks the landing on the one-and-a-half turn trick, letting out a squeal of delight as she lands.

“I can’t believe it!” she screams.


Overjoyed ... Sabre Norris after landing the 540.

Overjoyed … Sabre Norris after landing the 540. Source: YouTube


Sabre, who’s been skateboarding for three years, says she took up the sport because she wasn’t allowed to get a bike due to lack of space at home.

“I started from rolling down my dad’s business car park. My favorite (sic) trick is a 540,” she says in the video’s description.

“I watched Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins do it on the internet, and I just had to do it. That was my 75th attempt of the day. Every time I tried one and didn’t land it I put a rock on the table. It ended up being my 75th rock.”

Sabre says she threw in some other tricks during the day too, including some attempted 720s.

“My goal is to do 100 of them before this Saturday. I’m up to 75. I still can’t ride a bike, but I can do a 540.”


Awesome moves ... Sabre in mid-air during the trick.

Awesome moves … Sabre in mid-air during the trick. Source: YouTube


Her impressive moves attracted the attention of some big-name extreme sports stars, with Nitro Circus rider Travis Pastrana, the husband of Sabre’s idol Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins, inviting her to the group’s Sydney show last Saturday.

And the daughter of Newcastle swimming great Justin Norris has her sights set on even bigger things.

She dreams of winning Olympic gold medal in skateboarding in 2020 and a career as a professional surfer, The Advocate reports.

“I can’t wait until the Olympics in 2020,’’ she told The Advocate.

‘‘My dad won a medal at the Olympics and I’d like to win one as well.’’

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