Since hosting the first skate video ever with The Bones Brigade Video Show in ’84, Lance Mountain has ensured that skateboarding continue to put a smile on your face through four decades of clocking in as a pro. His most recent full pool part in Flip’s Extremely Sorry reminded the world that Lance is also really, really good. Number 18 on our list of The 30 Most Influential Skaters Of All Time.

Interview and photo by Skin Phillips, edited by Chris Thiessen