Heath set off the evolution of technical rail tricks from backside noseblunt slides to kickflip back lips. In addition to upping the size of just about everything, Heath’s video parts remain some of the most treasured of all time. Having proclaimed his retirement in ’10, time will tell if Heath is really done. Number 25 on our list of the 30 Most Influential Skaters Of All Time:

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Interview by Blair Alley, edited by Cameron Holland