Remember in the late 90's early 2000's when skateboarding was literally the coolest thing ever? This coincided with spelling everything with a X, much like Mortal Kombat spelling things with a k but much more XTREME! What caused this uprise in xtreme skateboarding? Well, you can clearly point to one thing and that's the success of the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater video game series. I spent countless hours trying to map out the perfect grind to get the highest score possible.