The 30 Most Influential Skaters Of All Time


Ollie over Steve Rocco, 1987. Photo: SWANK

On inventing tricks:

It comes up in interviews where I’m asked, “Are you proud of what you did?” To me it’s not so much being proud, when I see guys that I think they’re doing it so different. I don’t know Andrew [Reynolds] very well. I see him, shake his hand, but when they do what they do… and he’s one of the guys who I love his skateboarding. Antwuan [Dixon] too. I look at a guy like that doing what I started doing, and the way they do that thing that I’ve always loved and yearned for. That defines skating to me. When people are doing things their own way and yet sharing it. It’s the language of skateboarding. It’s what we do.