The Gonz is considered to be the father of modern street skating. His influence, creativity, and masterful madness have kept him relevant for 30 years – over half of those with adidas. He’d prefer to shy away from those superlatives though, and instead lug his launch ramp around the NYC streets.
Dennis Busenitz skates like he’s late for work, tackling all obstacles with a speed and precision that leaves onlookers in awe. Over his career his distinct hard-charging technical style has set a precedent for street skating that few can ever hope to reach.
Owning nearly all the accolades and awards skateboarding has to offer, Silas Baxter-Neal achieved them without gimmick, without pomp, by being a skateboarder’s skateboarder – with style, trick selection, and absolutely no bias towards what he skates.
Lucas Puig is a technical virtuoso on a skateboard. In an age where California is still the center of the skateboarding universe, the Toulouse, France native is redefining his long career using social media - constantly reminding the world just how damn good he is and that living in LA is no longer a necessity.
Rodrigo TX was one of the first on the wave of wildly talented Brazilians to bust onto the scene in the early 2000s, and he’s remained at the top of the game 15 years later. His smooth style, laid back approach, and inclination for innovation the likely reasons why.
A nomadic Brit, Benny Fairfax has been taking his smooth style from one end of the Earth to the other over the course the last few years, constantly in search of the best spots the planet has got to offer.
One doesn’t need to look further than the mags or video parts he puts out to see that Nestor Judkins just looks good on a skateboard. Calling NYC home for a number of years now, if you visit you may just be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of his smooth, effortless style cruising through the Big Apple.