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                       Tony Hawk's Project 8      insert        
                                     Gap FAQ          cool 
         Version 1.3 (last updated 11.20.06)           ascii art
                                    by zeima         here
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      01. Introduction/Key System
    
      02. Downhill Guide
    
             2a. Forward
             
             2b. Terminology
    
             2c. Gap Guide
    
             2d. Checklist
    
      03. Misc Tricky Gaps
    
      04. Contact
    
    
    
    
    
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    ------01. Introduction / Key System -----------------------------
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    THP8 for the PS2/Xbox utilizes a new gap system. Everytime you 
    land a gap for the first time, you are rewarded with a "Gap Key." 
    In the gap list found in the pause menu, you can view movies of 
    gaps you have yet to land by using a "Gap Key." If there is a 
    lock icon next to a gap, that means you have yet to land the gap 
    AND you have not used a key to unlock the video. Landing a gap 
    automatically unlocks the gap video without the need of a key. 
    This makes getting gaps significantly easier, but there are still 
    some holes in the system. Some of the gaps don't make much sense 
    when watching the video, and the Downhill level is missing the 
    entire gap list. 
    
    
    This Gap Faq is here to fill the holes.. 
    and hopefully will answer any questions you may have.
    
    Thanks for the help Justin, Yetifear, Mystic_Cat, and THDude.
    
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    ------02. Downhill Guide ----------------------------------------
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    ------2a. Forward----
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    It's a real stroke of genius including a level without a gaplist. 
    Especially when that /38 statistic stares back in the face of 
    completists such as myself. Well anyway, here's the list. It's in 
    early stages so it's possible some of these descriptions may be 
    wrong.. feel free to email any comments if I got something wrong 
    or you have a better technique for landing a gap.
    
    
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    ------2b. Terminology
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    Left/Right: When this guide says something is to your Left or 
    Right, it assumes you are looking downhill/towards the end of the 
    level.
    
    Five Planters: This guide uses the location of the Planters to 
    explain position. The Planters are the grassy divides (with 
    trees) in the middle of the street. The 5th Planter is the 
    Planter farthest down the hill and the 1st Planter is the Planter 
    at the top of the level.
    
    Bumps: A bump is a yellow/black striped grindable speed bump on 
    the street.
    
    Ski Jumps: There are two of these in the level and both are on 
    the right side. These are long ramps and pretty self-explanatory.
    
    
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    ------2c. Gap Guide--
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    ||16 Set Cleared
    As soon as the level stars, head straight. Jump the set of stairs 
    right there at the beginning of the level.
    
    ||Big Channel
    At the very beginning of the level, you are on a platform that 
    has stairs and a ramp that lead down to the street. The objective 
    of this gap is to land a QP transfer over the base of the ramp. 
    So right when you touch the street, for the first time, there are 
    QPs to your left and right. Transfer between them.
    
    ||Bomb Droppin
    Near the bottom of the level, there will be two small stairsets 
    on the left hand side. After clearing the second stairset (which 
    is the "I Stair Because I Care Gap"), jump forward and acid drop 
    into the QP bellow.
    
    ||Cant Stop Wont Stop
    Read "Combo Time" gap.
    
    ||Center Divide
    You need to jump from the very first bump in the level, to 
    slightly over the 1st Planter. It doesn't register if you go way 
    past it.
    
    ||Center Island Hop
    Go to the 2nd Planter. Use the the bump by it to jump over the 
    Planter.
    
    ||Classic Transfer
    Slightly past the 3rd Planter, there will be a small QP on your 
    right. Transfer from this, to the long QP that is slightly 
    farther downhill.
    
    ||Combo Time
    The easiest way to get this to register is to jump through Door 
    Number 5 and hold the grind button. You'll get this gap and if 
    you continue, you'll also receive the gap "Cant Stop Wont Stop".
    
    ||Concrete Hop Left
    Near the beginning of the level (when the street is still level), 
    look to your left. There is a long QP, a ledge, and another QP 
    (slightly downhill). Transfer between the QP's.
    
    ||Concrete Hop Right
    Near the beginning of the level (when the street is still level), 
    look to your right. There is a long QP, a ledge, and another QP 
    (slightly downhill). Transfer between the QP's.
    
    ||Fat Landing
    To the left of the 3rd Planter, there is a QP with blue trim. 
    Slightly downhill there is a brown QP. Air transfer between the 
    two.
    
    ||Getcreative
    Directly before the 2nd Ski Jump, there is bank. Directly before 
    this there is a kicker. Jump off the kicker and bank drop.. well 
    onto the bank.
    
    ||Gimmie Gap
    Between the 1st and 2nd Planters, there will be some Green/Aqua-
    ish ledges on your left side. Use the QPs on either side to air 
    transfer.
    
    ||Grind Time
    Slightly before the 2 Stairsets near the end of the level, there 
    is a long brown QP. Grind the QP, jump straight forward at the 
    end, and hold grind. You should land in a grind on a wire above. 
    If you miss the wire, try again. (THANKS YETIFEAR)
    
    ||High Wire Act
    Above the 2nd Planter, there are a couple wires that cross the 
    street. Grind one wire and jump to a grind on the other.
    
    ||I Stair Because I Care
    Near the bottom of the level, there will be two small stairsets 
    on the left hand side. Clear the second set.
    
    ||Kick To Slant
    Go to the 3rd Planter. There should be a bump right below it. 
    Jump off this bump and acid drop onto the the side of the 
    Planter.
    
    ||Ledge Love
    Near the beginning of the level (when the street is still level), 
    look to your right. There is a long QP, a ledge, and another QP 
    (slightly downhill). Grind the coping of the first QP, jump over 
    the ledge, and grind the second QP.
    
    ||Long Shot
    Between the 2nd and 3rd Planters, there will be a couple of 
    Green/Aqua-ish ledgs on your left. Get on top of this thing (and 
    set a Restart Point if you are unsure of yourself.) There should 
    be a rail coming out of the wall above you. Wallride up to this, 
    grind it, jump to a grind on the balcony infront of you. Jump 
    forward to land in a grind on a yellow rail. This yellow rail 
    will arch down. You need to jump from the rail, launch forward 
    and land in a grind further downhill on another yellow rail. This 
    is a long gap, hence the name. If you don't land it the first 
    time, you should at least see the yellow rail you are supposed to 
    land on. Use Focus if you are bad at stuff like this.
    
    ||Newbie Gap
    Go to the 1st Planter. Look to your right. There should be a 
    couple QP's with a ledge between them. Use the QP's to air 
    transfer over the ledge.
    
    ||Nice Grindage
    Near the beginning of the level (when the street is still level), 
    look to your left. There is a long QP, a ledge, and another QP 
    (slightly downhill). Grind the coping of the first QP, jump over 
    the ledge, and grind the second QP.
    
    ||Nice Transfer
    Go to the 2nd Planter. There should be a couple brown ledges. 
    (Like the Green/Aqua-ish ledges.. except.. ya know.. Brown.) On 
    either side, there are QPs. Air transfer using the QPs.
    
    ||Precision Air
    Between the 2nd and 3rd Planters, there will be a couple of 
    Green/Aqua-ish ledgs on your left. On either side, there are QPs. 
    Air transfer using the QPs.
    
    ||Round Bar Rampage
    Go to the 2nd Ski Jump. Right to the side of it, there are a 
    couple Green Rails. Grind transfer between the two. (This can be 
    annoying since you will likely accidently grind or wallride the 
    Ski Jump. So just try to time it right.)
    
    ||Round Bar Romp
    Go to the 2nd Planter. To the right there should be two Green 
    Rails. Grind transfer between the two.
    
    ||Second Floor Grind
    Near the beginning of the level (when the street is still level), 
    look to your left. There is a long QP and a Balcony slightly 
    above it. Grind the QP, jump up and grind the Balcony. At the end 
    of the Balcony, launch forward. There will be a yellow rail that 
    you will want to grind.. but you don't want to grind that. 
    Instead continue flying through the air and land in a grind on 
    the Green/Aqua-ish ledge that you will eventually connect with.
    
    ||Skate Everything
    Near the bottom of the level, there will be two small stairsets 
    on the left hand side. There are two wooden handrails that lead 
    down this area. Grind the right handrail and jump down to the 
    street level and grind the Green Rail below.
    
    ||Skate The Line
    Go to the first ski jump. There are two wires connected to this.
    Grind the ski jump and jump to a grind on the second wire.
    (THANK YOU THDUDE)
    
    ||Ski Jump Blast
    Launch out of the 1st Ski Jump. There's a bank slightly further 
    downhill and you'll want to land in a bank drop on this. If you 
    try to bank drop to early, you'll acid drop into a QP. Don't do 
    that.
    
    ||Step Up Time
    This is like the gap "Combo Time" except slightly uphill. As you 
    head down the hill, there will be a couple Green/Aqua-ish ledges 
    on your left. Get on the top most Green/Aqua-ish ledge. Grind 
    this, jump forward and land in a grind on a Brown ledge (it looks 
    the same except color from what you just jumped off of). If it 
    doesn't register, jump forward and grind the Green/Aqua-ish ledge 
    infront of you. You'll probably get "Combo Time" as well as this 
    gap.
    
    ||Suicide Drop
    Go to the 3rd Planter. To your left, there should be a couple 
    Brown ledges. Get on the top most ledge, leap forward, and acid 
    drop into the QP below.
    
    ||Tha Revs Secret Stash
    The easiest way to get this gap is to jump through Door 4 and 
    hold the grind button. As long as you don't fall and have decent 
    speed, you will eventually get this gap.
    
    ||The Connection!
    At the very beginning of the level, you are on a platform that 
    has stairs and a ramp that lead down to the street. The objective 
    of this gap is to land a grind transfer over the base of the 
    ramp. So right when you touch the street, for the first time, 
    there are QPs to your left and right. Transfer between them.
    
    ||The Curb Crusher
    Go to the 1st Planter. Look to your right. There should be a 
    couple QP's with a ledge between them. Grind the first QP and 
    jump to a grind on the second. This might not always register. If 
    it doesn't, consider trying to start the grind slightly higher up 
    the hill. (THANKS YETIFEAR)
    
    ||Third Floor Grind
    Near the beginning of the level, there are two high up balconies 
    on the right side. If you look up above the gap "Concrete Hop 
    Right", (way up above) you will see them. You have to grind 
    transfer between the two. To get speed, you can perform a couple 
    quick bank drops on the bumps at the beginning of the street. I 
    personally set a restart point right after the gap "16 Set 
    Cleared." I grind the railing, jump off to the right, and acid 
    drop to the QP at street level. Do whatever you want to get 
    speed, and then launch up and grind both.
    
    ||Tiny Landing
    Go to the 3rd Planter. On your right side, there should be a wide 
    bank with QPs on either side. Air transfer over the bank using 
    the QP's.
    
    ||True Bank to Bank
    Go to the 3rd Planter. On your right side, there will be a couple 
    banks. Jump from one bank to the other.
    
    ||Wedge to Slant
    Jump off a bump and land in an acid drop on the side of a 
    Planter. This doesn't register with every Planter/Bump 
    combination however. You may get the "Kick to Slant" gap instead.
    
    
    
    
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    ------2d. Checklist--
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    [ ] 16 Set Cleared
    [ ] Big Channel
    [ ] Bomb Droppin
    [ ] Cant Stop Wont Stop
    [ ] Center Divide
    [ ] Center Island Hop
    [ ] Classic Transfer
    [ ] Combo Time
    [ ] Concrete Hop Left
    [ ] Concrete Hop Right
    [ ] Fat Landing
    [ ] Getcreative
    [ ] Gimmie Gap
    [ ] Grind Time
    [ ] High Wire Act
    [ ] I Stair Because I Care
    [ ] Kick To Slant
    [ ] Ledge Love
    [ ] Long Shot
    [ ] Newbie Gap
    [ ] Nice Grindage
    [ ] Nice Transfer
    [ ] Precision Air
    [ ] Round Bar Rampage
    [ ] Round Bar Romp
    [ ] Second Floor Grind
    [ ] Skate Everything
    [ ] Skate The Line
    [ ] Ski Jump Blast
    [ ] Step Up Time
    [ ] Suicide Drop
    [ ] Tha Revs Secret Stash
    [ ] The Connection!
    [ ] The Curb Crusher
    [ ] Third Floor Grind
    [ ] Tiny Landing
    [ ] True Bank to Bank
    [ ] Wedge to Slant
    
    
    
    
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    || Steady As She Goes (Suburbs)
    This gap is hard to get to register. The objective is to jump and 
    land in a stall on the wooden beam. The gap isn't actually 
    jumping from the wooden beam to a grind. 
    My tip is this.. There is a fallen "Exit" sign that makes up part
    of the ramp on the side of the boat. Directly above the ramp is
    a small wooden square board. I've had better luck getting the
    hap to register when I jump around this area.
    If anybody has any tips on getting this to register more 
    regularly, feel free to email.
    
    Advice from Mystic_Cat:
    "the key to getting the gap is to boneless from the ground to 
    the mast, not launch from a kicker. i tried everything for about
    an hour to get this gap, and it only works if you barely touch
    the ramp and hit the middle of the mast and stall."
    
    || City Center High Up Wire Gaps
    There are a number of gaps in the City Center level that involve
    a really high up telephone wire. To get up to this wire, find
    the bowl that is closest to the torch/raging flames. Use this
    bowl to get some speed, and transfer out of it land on a QP.
    This should give you enough speed to launch up to the high wire
    using one of the QP's bellow the wires. The QP's and wires don't
    exactly align, so you may have to get off your board midair and
    grab onto the wire.
    
    || Ring 2 Rail (City Center)
    There's that oddly shaped planter with the brass bars that run 
    down it. You need to land on the top part of the planter (which 
    is round.. the bottom is more like a triangle). You need to jump 
    from the top ledge of the grassy area.. the grassy area that is 
    to your left when you have your back to the capitol building and 
    your facing the brass bars. Got it?
    
    || Break N Enter (Factory)
    I did this in reverse. Make a restart point standing on the 
    window ledge while standing. I then just jumped, grinded, 
    wallplanted, and grinded.. all while going very slowly.
    
    || Board Da Ship (Fun Park)
    The key to this gap is getting a good amount of speed. To do so,
    spine transfer back and forth over the green wall with pink QP's
    and in and out of the "moat" type thing. The rest is just timing
    the launch out to the boat.
    
    
    
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    If something is wrong with my gap faq, you have a contribution, 
    or know of a gap that is giving you major trouble (Please don't 
    email me about every gap you can't immediately figure out) 
    contact me at dividewhat-gapage@yahoo.com
    
    I WILL NOT RESPOND TO ANYTHING THAT ISN'T GAP RELATED.
    
    
    
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