4. ANDREW BROPHY
Let’s go with infamous pop. The solid cement wall Brophy ollied at Commonwealth Place in Melbourne is only five inches shy of Aldrin Garcia’s recent new world record vault. Except it’s also a game-changing 20 inches wide, and won’t collapse safely like a contest prop if you miss.
Who else do you know who can tre flip over a table on flat?
5. WADE BURKITT
Every once in a while, skateboarding conjures up a cult icon, which even if their time in the spotlight is brief, their impact is almost the more mystique driven for it. Wade Burkitt’s part in Thrill of it All (’99) was the way everybody wanted to do it. That he fled the public eye right after only adds to his legend.
Wade’s part in Thrill of it All has got to be one of the raddest parts of all-time. Still waitin’ for the next one…
6. MATT MUMFORD
Another Thrill Of It All alumnus, Mumford’s infamy rests squarely in the absolute rawness of his 15-year all-terrain charge. From Smith-grinding El Toro first try to padless-in-park full pipe loops, anyone getting 10 stitches to the dome after a fastplant to fakie attempt in a Jason Voorhees mask is making this list.
Mumford’s part in TWS’ The Reason. Pretty crazy to think he was Smith-grinding 20 stair rails 12 years ago, right?
7. ANDREW CURRIE
Nothing encapsulates the savage freedom of Australia better than the infamous Hoon Run, a destination-less road trip through the wilderness comprised of camping, shredding, and ingesting copious quantities of beer. The Hoon Run’s founding father, Andrew Currie, is nearly as legendary as his crew’s creation.
Andrew Currie’s Independent part.