5. KOSTON.

Fakie 360 flip, 2007. Photo: BARTON

On what influences him today:

Everything is more accepted now, and there’s way more personalities in it. There’s a lot of different styles, which is great ’cause it gives you variety. Everyone was the same in the ’90s, and it wasn’t that awesome. It’s not as exciting. Variation is what’s needed, and we need to see people’s individuality. It used to be like that in the ’80s and that’s back. I’ve lived through all the eras, and it’s kinda cool to see it all existing in one period.