Skateboards containing American pro skater Tony Hawk's blood sell out overnight

Athletes could also be used to placing their blood, sweat and tears into sports activities, however legendary skater Tony Hawk has simply taken it one step additional.

Hawk donated his blood as a part of a collaboration with water firm Liquid Death to supply 100 skateboards — they usually’ve already bought out.
“Yes, there is actually @tonyhawk’s real blood in these skateboards. And yes, we sterilized it first. Own your very own piece of the Birdman today,” reads a social media post from Liquid Death Tuesday.

“Although it could arguably make the world a better place, never ever use these boards to make clones of Tony Hawk.”

Hawk posted about the collaboration on Instagram.

Hawk posted concerning the collaboration on Instagram. Credit: Liquid Death

The accompanying video reveals Hawk, who’s a model ambassador for Liquid Death, having a vial of blood eliminated which is then blended with a tin of crimson paint used to make the boards.

Hawk additionally posted concerning the collaboration on his Instagram account.

“Always read the fine print! Thanks @liquiddeath for this rare opportunity but please be careful with my life force,” he wrote.

“Looking forward to our future ‘collaborations’ as long as they don’t involve replicants.”

A promotional video shows Hawk having his blood taken.

A promotional video reveals Hawk having his blood taken. Credit: From Liquid Death/Youtube

The screen-printed boards are made in southern California and consumers will obtain a certificates of authenticity, in response to the Liquid Death web site.

The firm stated it’ll donate 10% of earnings from the boards to charities 5Gyres, which works to cut back plastic air pollution within the oceans, and The Skatepark Project, which builds skateparks in underserved communities.

The boards sold out on the Liquid Death website.

The boards bought out on the Liquid Death web site. Credit: From Liquid Death/Youtube

This will not be the primary celebrity-endorsed product to utilize human blood.

In March rapper and singer Lil Nas X launched a controversial pair of “Satan Shoes” that includes a bronze pentagram, an inverted cross and a drop of actual human blood.

They bought out virtually instantly and likewise stoked appreciable on-line criticism.

The black and crimson sneakers, a part of a collaboration between Lil Nas X and New York-based artwork collective MSCHF, have been made utilizing Nike Air Max 97s.

However, Nike sued MSCHF and later settled a lawsuit.

As a part of the settlement, MSCHF agreed to subject a voluntary recall for the Satan footwear, shopping for again the sneakers on the $1,018 sale value. Nike stated it hoped the recall would take away the footwear from circulation. Other particulars of the settlement weren’t launched.

Lil Nas X commented on Hawk’s skateboards on Twitter Wednesday.

“Now that tony hawk has released skateboards with his blood painted on them, and there was no public outrage, are y’all ready to admit y’all were never actually upset over the blood in the shoes? and maybe u were mad for some other reason?,” he wrote.

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