John Rod Mullen should definitely be on the top list of best skateboarders of all time considering the fact that he is a raw talent. He is a professional skateboarder and a true artiste. He practices freestyle and street skateboarding, don’t forget that he is also the inventor of some amazing skateboarding tricks such as the kick flips, heel flip, flat ground Ollie and the 360 flip that is also known as the 3 flip. This is the guy who in 1980 defeated the world champion Steve Rocco at just 14 years of age. He is quite the genius and an embodiment of true talent.
Tony Hawk is one of the world’s best skateboarders of all time and has shown how talented he is by being the only one who can do a 900 which happens to be one of the heart desires of most skateboarders. Although he retired from competitions, he still remains the only guy who has successfully done a 900 and for that he remains unchallenged in the world of skateboarding. He has more video games to his name than any other professional skateboarder. In a nutshell, Tony Hawk is a legend and has inspired a lot of upcoming skateboarders.
Danny Way has somehow become the talk of the town when it comes to skateboarding as he has dominated this sport with interesting stunts and has managed to stay on top of his game for the past ten years. He also does well in competitions as he has a couple of gold medals to his name. He had his first knee surgery in 2000 and has undergone a couple of surgeries since then. He broke the world’s record for the highest free fall, highest air and longest jump. One of his biggest achievements was becoming the first person to win the distance record during his jump over the Great Wall of China.
Ryan Sheckler has to go into the list of one of the best skateboarders of all times because he is the youngest pro skater to win a gold medal in the X games. He has a good way of pulling off the back flip trick and makes it look so easy. He has participated is so many competitions over the years and have always come out on top, taking the first position in almost all competitions. He is very skillful and that has gotten him to where he is today, keeping a low profile and still represents skateboarding in any way possible. Most people resent him while others adore him but that doesn’t change the fact that he is good at what he does and that is what matters.
Paul Rodriguez is the best skater who knows how to pull off a couple of tricks such as nollie, manual and board slide to mention but a few. He has charisma and he is very likeable coupled with the fact that he is an excellent skater who does the switch trick with ease. Popularly known as P-Rod, he is the first pro skater to be sponsored by Nike and this happened in 2004. Throughout his career as a professional skateboarder, he has dabbled into Hollywood movies and featured in many other movies such as the Vicious circle. He has taken part is different competitions and contests for the past ten years.