Even though I wasn’t very good, I have loved skating since I was a little kid. Â I grew up in socal during the grand era of skating IMO – the 80s (kicked off in the 70s). Â I had a bunch of friends that were pretty darn good as well. Â For me, I was pretty stoked to just to do a “50/50” or “Smith Grind” on an 6 foot half pipe. Â I went to legendary “Pipeline Skate Park” in Upland quite a few times where I got to watch some legendary skaters such as the Alba brothers and Chris Miller. Â Skating is a great healthy sport for youth and older guys or gals who need a little exercise.
Hope you enjoy my list below. Â Keep Skating.
5 Eric Koston
Only way to describe him is “next level”
4 Danny Way
The heart of soul of what skating is and should be.
3 Mark Gonzalez
Master of Street….
2 Rodney Mullen
Brought freestyle to the street. A true artist.
1 Tony Hawk
The most successful skater of all time…does that make him the best? YES!