Today, our 30 year anniversary issue goes on sale, The 30 Most Influential Skaters Of All Time. Below are short excerpts from the full-length interviews you’ll find in print. We’ve made this Web article for you to reference over the course of 2012, as we drop video interviews with each of these guys that tells the story of skateboarding. So here’s our 30, counting down in order of importance.
Switch backside noseblunt-slide, 2010. Photo: BARTON
On influential careers:
If there’s anyone I modeled my career after or wanted to follow in their footsteps, it’d probably be Koston. And Reynolds, because Reynolds did the whole ownership thing, with starting his own companies. But Koston and Reynolds on their longevity, even still going as people who are highly respected, and the impacts they’ve had, I wish I could have a fraction of their careers, ya know?
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