How to gain speed and go faster in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2

Speed is a core stat in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2, here's how to improve it so you can go faster.

Momentum is key to big combos, and it becomes all that much easier to maintain it once you pick up speed in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2. When you’re new to the game, learning how to go faster can prove a little frustrating as you slowly kick yourself along the floor. While ramps are certainly helpful, there are other factors that affect your speed. In this guide we’ll explain how to gain speed and go faster in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2.

How to gain speed and go faster in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2

How to gain speed and go faster in Tony Hawks Pro Skater 1+2
Speed is essential to scoring big combos in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 
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Obviously, heading downhill is the simplest way to go faster in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2, but more important is the fact that you’ll find your speed limited based on your skater. Speed is a core stat of each and every rider. 

If you head to the Skater menu, you can swap to your skater’s stats to see how many pips out of ten your skater has in Speed. This determines the maximum speed you can reach while skating, as well as how quickly you can push towards it.

To increase this statistic (or any other, for that matter), you need to hunt down Stat Points. These are hidden throughout the game’s different maps. They appear as the game’s logo made up of tokens, and if you ride through them you’ll add the Stat Points to your bank. 

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Open up the main menu and head back to the stats page under the Skater section. Here you can assign points to Speed or other factors. Bear in mind that stats like Air and Hangtime are also invaluable if you want to go faster in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2, as they’ll let you create bigger leaps to land from at pace.

Once you’ve increased your stats to your liking, learning to build speed and go faster in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 is as simple as mastering your paths through the course. Half and quarter pipes are great places to build up some speed before you move on to other areas, and ramps or downhill grinds will also set you off smoothly. Avoid tumbling off your board and you should be able to keep up the speed as you rack up combos with special moves.

That’s all there is to know about how to gain speed and go faster in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2. For more tips and tricks, click here to visit our hub page for the game.

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Henry Stenhouse serves an eternal punishment as the Associate Editor of AllGamers. He spent his younger life studying the laws of physics, even going so far as to complete a PhD in the subject before video game journalism stole his soul. Confess your love of Super Smash Bros. via email at henry.stenhouse@allgamers.com, or catch him on Twitter.

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