The practice of skateboarding comes down to a very popular action sport, which involves maneuvering a skateboard and perform performances of various skills using the same. While this sport is a great favourite leisure activity, many young people are also taking this sport as a profession.
It is also highly appreciated as an art form. Over the decades, the skaters in love have influenced and shaped the sport, and inspired several athletes of the younger generations to join the Board.
A report in the year 2009, suggested that the skate industry is worth an approximate amount of $ 4.8 billion in terms of annual revenue, and that there are 1,000,000 11.08 of active skaters around the world. In this selection are highlighted the 10 best skateboarders of all time.
10° Anthony Mosley
The American professional skateboarder Anthony Mosley, currently has a net worth of $ 10,000,000. He was born in Los Angeles, California, and began skateboarding when he was only 13 years old. In addition to his many side projects, Anthony is well known for his charisma and unique style.
9° Chris Cole
One of the most famous, the professional skateboarder Chris Cole regular foot was born in 1982, and gained attention for the first time, for your completion of a series of difficult skills as 360 flip down the stairwell at Wallenberg High School in San Francisco, California. He was named as “Skater of the year” twice in 2005 and 2009 by Thrasher Magazine.
8° Daewon Song
The professional skateboarder, born in Korea, Daewon David Song, with 40 years, was widely regarded by their skillful technique of street skateboarding. He was named as “Skater of the year by Thrasher Magazine in 2006.
Daewon Song was introduced at position twenty-ninth on the list of the 30 most influential Skateboarders of all time, by Transworld SKATEboarding on digital platform in 2011.
7° Lance Mountain
The professional skateboarder and artist Robert Lance Mountain was born in 1964, and was one of the most important skaters in the Decade of 1980. He was introduced in the 18th position in the list of the 30 most influential Skateboarders of all time, by Transworld SKATEboarding. Lance is now sponsored by many companies such as Flip, Independent Trucks.
6° Rob Dyrdek
The American professional skateboarder, actor, entrepreneur, producer, and reality TV star Robert Stanley “Rob” Dyrdek was born in 1974, and is the founder of the skateboard Street League competition which is now internationally acclaimed.
Rob was named as one of the “most influential Skateboarders of all time”, by FoxWeekly. He managed 21 individual records in the Guinness Records with his skateboard as a part of your old reality TV program called Rob & Big.
5° Danny Way
The American professional skateboarder and owner of company, Daniel Way famously known as Danny Way, was born in 1974, and is very popular for its extreme stunts. He was named skater of the year twice by Thrasher Magazine. He underwent 13 operations for extreme damage in his acting career until 2009.
4° Eric Koston
The American professional skateboarder, company owner, and Eric Koston was born in 1975, and was considered by teammate and professional skateboarder Brandon Biebel as Michael Jordan of skateboarding. He was featured in the video games Skate 2 and Skate 3 games for Electronic Arts, and also excelled in the Tony Hawk video game series.
3° Bob Burnquist
The Brazilian professional skateboarder, Robert Dean Silva Burnquist, famously known as Bob Burnquist, is the first skater to hit the “fakie 900” in 2010, in Megarampa.
His successful attempt to reverse rotation 900 degrees nature made him the fifth person in history to successfully complete the skill 900 (two and a half revolutions in the air). Bob has a reputation for creating innovative vertical skills and also for his incredible position switch on the skateboard (walking with the left foot in front). It is the largest of X Games medalist, with 25.
2° Tony Hawk
The former American professional skateboarder and actor Anthony Frank “Tony” Hawk was born in 1968, and is popular with his nickname The Birdman. He is the first skater to reach the 900, a maneuver involving two spins and half in midair, in skateboarding.
He is considered by many to be one of the largest and most successful pioneers of modern vertical skateboarding. Tony was named as one of the most influential Skateboarders of all time in 2014, by FoxWeekly.
1° Rodney Mullen
The American skateboarder, inventor, company owner and spokesman John Rodney Mullen was born in 1966, and is well known for its practice of street skateboarding and freestyle.
He is considered by many, the inventor of numerous skateboarding maneuvers as kickflip, heelflip, flatground Ollie impossible, and 360-flip. Rodney received Choice Award from Transworld Skateboarding Readers, for the skater of the year in 2002. He was inducted into the Skateboarding Hall of Fame in may 2013.