The 30 Most Influential Skaters Of All Time

22. VALLELY.

Streetplant, 1987. Photo: SWANK

On what influence he’s had on skateboarding:

I don’t know. I know that the feedback I get feels good. It’s mostly about an independent spirit and doing your own thing. Not being a follower and skating how you want to skate. I learned that from all of my heroes. They all have that, but most importantly from Lance. I pattern myself in a way—and others may not see this, most street skaters want to see a little Gonz in them, but I really try to borrow from Gonz the sense of being free and not being inhibited.

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