How to Improve Your Stats in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2

THPS - Stats

In Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2, every pro skater starts with preset stats. Rune Glifberg has pretty decent Air and Hangtime stats, but very low Manual Balance. Chad Muska has very good Rail Balance and Ollie stats, but his Lip Balance and Manual Balance stats are pretty low.

Even if you create a skater from scratch, you’ll have a pool of stat points that you can allocate as you so choose, but you can’t create a maxed-out character from the get-go.

However, you can max out a skater’s stats through gameplay. So here’s a quick guide on improving your stats in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2.

First off, every skater has stat tokens to collect in every stage. They look like this:

THPS - Stats

Once you collect one, you can spend it on any stat of your choosing (you can even assign stats in the middle of a match if you’d like).

I’m writing the instructions for the PS4 version, but I imagine this isn’t much different on Xbox One or PC, just with different button configurations. Anyway, all you have to do is hit the Options button to bring up the pause menu, then press R1 to bring up the Skater menu. L2 and R2 will toggle between the skater’s trick assignment and stats. The stats menu looks like this:

THPS - Stats

Once you’re here, simply hover over the stat you want to improve and press right on the thumbstick (or D-pad). That’s really all there is to it.

Improving your stats in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 is pretty simple, but I’ve had a lot of people ask me about it, so I wanted to write a little guide. Better stats will go a long way when you’re trying for some of the harder Secret Tapes in the game, like School II and Venice Beach.

So anyway, I hope this helps somebody! Happy skating, friend!

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