30th Anniversary Interviews: Christian Hosoi Part 1

In response to the technical onslaught of 80s vert, Christian Hosoi became the godfather and official defender of going big and looking good. On the heels of Tony Alva, Holmes blurred the line between rock star and pro skater and his return from a five-year prison stint in 2004 remains an incredible testament to the power of his convictions. Number 4 on our list of The 30 Most Influential Skaters Of All Time.