Top Ten Skateboarders

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The Top Ten

Rodney Mullen
This guys tricks are absolutely insane. He is by far better than Tony Hawk and all other skateboarders!
I voted mullen the best because he is, but to not even have Cardiel in the top ten? You guys all must have been born in 1994.
He made almost every free style skate trick today and his boards are the best
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2Tony Hawk
he is the only one ho can do a 900.
i like him better than Rodney Mullen.
he is NR.1 now, later an always!
Tony Hawk rocks! No one messes with the Hawk! He is my FAVORITE skater ever, because HE was the first sk8er to do a 360 DEGREE flip. He is awesome, and I like him. Dark sk8ter
He is so awesome he makes rodney look like a idiot
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3Ryan Sheckler
The way he is pulling the backflip trick is so great! He is making it look so smooth
He does many amazing tricks and his video is epic
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4Paul Rodriguez/P-Rod
P Rod is the best at manual, nollie, boardslide- need I say more?! Plan be the best!
P-rod should be the best if anyone says p-rod sucks I will hate them forever. I don't no why he is 6 he should be number 1! I hate everyone who says he sucks I mean why do people not like him like they did a couple years ago.
P-rod is the best and the should be the number 1. He will top ryan sheckler but people only like him cause he is young. P-rod is so good that nobody can describe how he skates. He's the one how made me want to skate.
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5Chris Cole
He is in a level just for himself, both for consistency and variety, respects to Mullen and Hawk and everyone else but this guy has the tricks, the style and the attitude.
Chris Cole is my favorite skater ever he makes his trick look so easy and he lands at least 70 percent of them. Cole is the best
Chris Cole is a two time Thrasher Skater of the Year, he is one out of two skaters that have won TSOTY
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6Nyjah Huston
Sick, the kid is sick. He would be in the top 5 very soon. He has a great future ahead and he could reach even higher than he already has.
This kid is only like 14 or 13 and he is already has a lot of sponsorships
Nyjah Huston makes me go skateboarding after I watch his videos. Anything to say? I mean he's so young and I think he'll be the best skateboarder in the whole universe.
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7Bam Margera
He awesome
So very awesome, he is my idol so I vote him, and his tricks was dangerous, skateboarding around his house, in the roof of their house, like a stunt man, bam margera should be at ryan sheckler's place.. He's my number 3
ya he is awesome I like his style he makes every trick look easy
Bam is arrogant towards skaters I have seen him in person and so have many of my fellow skaters he deserves recognition but never applause ryan sheckler puts him to shame and so does chris cole. If you feel bam is a good skater cool I think he is a bit of a joke rate for him should be 10 just for how he treats people.
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8Danny Way
Danny way only the the best skaters ever he is the best
the best I tell you the best.
he jumped the great wall and dose amazing grinds
Come on people! He jumped the great wall, lipped the hard rock hotel guitar, landed the first 900 (tony hawk was only the first in competition), and holds the world record for highest air.


He is simply the best. Danny way rulez!
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9Rob Dyrdek
Rob = Such an inspiration to so many people this kid is HILARIOUS I love Fantasy Factory so much show and him just make my day!


I would like to meet you. I watch rob dyrdek fantasy factory your the best skater in the world yo
Rob dyrdek is high spireted and so full of energy that he takes the frustration out of skating and shows it can get you somewhere in life other than just a hobby
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10Eric Koston
Rodney Mullen is the god of skateboarding and Bam Margera is good but maybe doesn't deserve a spot in the top ten and tony hawk could do any trick that you ask. Rodney Mullen invented more than the ollie look up some of his videos then tell me he isn't a good skater
Dude's got some insane skill watch the final flare wow just so clean on all his tricks you posa's stay off this tony hawk can't harflip anymore mike valley is better than him sure rodney mullenmade the ollie that doesn't make him a good skater


He is a legend because he totally influenced a lot of things in skateboarding. He also created many skateboard companies. He is very successful in his career or dropping out of school at grade 10.
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The Contenders

11Chris Haslam
Chris Haslam is not just a skateboarder, he is a trick creator! He should be at TOP 5, not at 10th Place. I just don't know why much skaters rate his tricks has stupid tricks, he rocks!
Should be around where c cole is, he has the most unique tricks (like the dolphin flip)
And skates everything.


Has a good attitude when being around fans. He takes the time to get out into the community, and share a good experience.
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12Mike Vallely
Mike V. Is a hardcore skater I wouldn't recommend messing with him
Mike V is an amazing pro skater 9th is not the right place for him mike's around the world trick is stunning and sick have you ever seen him skate
Mike v is the best skater out there and is the one who inspired me to skate may I mention that I am about to get sponsored by world industries
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13Torey Pudwill
amazing! he skates like mad! He is one of the best Skateboarders of this world. He was born on a skateboard man!

This guy is awesome! Best skater I know except rodney mullen. Won the tampa pro!
Torey is sick as not the best but should be like 14 or 15 definitely better then Bam and Tony Alva. His big bang video is tight. Whenever you see him in team vids its him and p rod who are the gnarliest
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14Daewon Song
Should be 1st or second, because, for me, is in the same level of Rodney Mullen (Just watch almost round three)
Daewon song is a better street skater p-rod bam and sheckler
He should be 3


Definitely better then p-rod!


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15Chad Muska
How is he not higher on the list he is one of the best street skaters out there, who else can ride a skateboard on its side.
This guy is the best I live for the ghetto
Dude my friends like him too he is amazen its all about the ghetto bro all about the ghetto
And he is the best out there chad muska all the way
The dude is a boss. He can land the same trick as anybody but the landing is 10 times cleaner
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16Bob Burnquist
How the hell is Bob Burnquist all the way down here... the guy is straight up amazing.
Bob is better than your mon at skating. #truth
Bob is better than Lasek at skating. #truth
Bam at 4 is a joke. #truth
Only one to beat Danny Way at the Mega Ramp

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17Andrew Reynolds
Why the Boss don't have a comment yet? And he is not only capable to ollie the bunch of stairs or a 15 feet gap but he is doing nollie kickflips or some other stuff that Sheckler and the rest of that extra-overrated bunch at the top of that list (not to mention Cole, cause he's really awesome, and the duo Mullen/Hawk were great... in the 80s) can only dream of. Look at his Birdhouse "The End" part or "Stay Gold" part to see what the real skateboarding is.
did nobody see the biggest kickflip known to man?
nobody but the BOSS HIMSELF could do that
Yesterday he was 7th place now he's 15, that's bull. His part in baker 3 was legendary, he expoldes down stairs like cee lo green gains weight.
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18Bucky Lasek
Bucky is the worlds best vert skater
Bucky is awesome I saw him in oc and he was ripping the bowl up

19Sean Malto
he's awesome. does some awesome grinds. tre flips huge gaps
He is just awesome. He is the one who can do tricks very well like the kickflip. I don't care what you think but he is best
So much style with this guy, should be much higher on the list
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20Terry Kennedy
Terry kennedy is suppose to be one of the top 10 in the list if you see he does more stunts than nyjah huston himself
The best grinder I've seen till now
This is crazy how is this possible
he is a better skater than nyjah huston

21Lizard King
He is SICK. He skates like a mad woman. Go death wish. Mike plumb rocks

Totally awesome! Freaky and extreme!

22Jamie Thomas
His skating is so agressive! No one does 50-50 like Jamie Thomas! He created the best skate brands ever!

Not just a great skater but all his products are the best
jamie thomas is the best street skater zero rules


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23David Gonzalez
This skater is the best he rips up the competition whenever he competes. he's great. exciting and bad to the bone.
David Gonzalez skates perfectly. He falls so well. and gracefully. this kid is the best skater... in the world.
David Gonzalez looks like a girl. but skates like a DEMON!
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24Shane Cross

Best pool skater ever... he's been skating since the beginning

Nosegrind el toro, Blunts, Noseslides, 5-0's, this guy has it all!

How is he just 69? Who is Rune Glifberg? Shane should be at least in top 10, and is still considered one of the best street skaters. Half a million views on youtube!

How is he not even on this list? He is amazing! Nosegrind el toro for the win! RIP Shane, If ali boulula is on here so should shane!

25Leo Romero
Search this kid because after you watch and video of him he will definitely be your new favorite skateboarder. And rodney mullen was good when such a thing as a hand rail didn't exist. LEO ROMERO was VOTED best skateboarder of the decade by THRASHER MAGAZINE. -------NOW GO AND WATCH A VIDEO OF HIM!
Great all around. Top 10 at least! Sick team too.
This list to me is a popularity contest. Mike v shouldn't even be in the top 20

26Shane O'Neill
He won a street league competition against Ryan Sheckler, Chris Cole, and many other Top-Rated pros in the game.
He can do some very crazy tricks and he won a street league against too big skaters
He won Street league against sheckler, p rod, cole, ortiz, and many others.
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27Andy Macdonald

28Dustin Dollin
He is awesome and he's from sydney in australia also his sponsered by vans
Sickass guy looks like a phsyopath

29Jereme Rogers
This guy is ahead of Geoff rowley?! Lolwut? I guess it just goes to show this list is bull...

30Geoff Rowley
Rodney Mullen should be up there, but Tony shouldn't cause he didn't invent skateboarding, alva, cabellaro, and mountain and some other 70s skates did. Every skater with a tv show doesn't belong, except the sheckler that actually skates. Then the obvious Chris Cole, koston, the 90s legends, and ROWLEY. best foreign skater ever. Should be in top ten for an actual reason.
I'm from liverpool so is he I have a flip so does he, he is awesome he's got his own type of board he recently brought out its in rampworx a big skatepark / shop in liverpool geoff rowley rocks!
Geoff is awesome, he is bare good and he also created flip along with tom penny! he really is a skilled skater and any one should be as good as him I know because I am him
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31Tom Penny
To all you up and coming skaters that don't know anything 'bout real skating, stop watching the fantasy factory, playing tony hawks games, watching jackass, and all them dew tour cups laugh out loud, daewon vs mullen? Laugh out loud, where they at now? Mike v? For his flatground antics? Laugh out loud... Kids now a days think the skaters on these mtv shows are everything, but when u ask a lot of the same skaters on these dew tour cups and all these shows who their favorite skater is its always PENNY laugh out loud, or he's in their top 5, no lie! Do some research and find out why, other than Tom Penny, Guy mariano is just as good they go missing for a while but come back strong.
Tom Penny has the smoothest style and is the best at landing tricks cleanly. Remember when he did that line at that one school. He makes skateboarding look easy.
to me he has one of the best if not the best style in skateboarding, and he is prob one of the most layed back skaters I have ever seen


32Stevie Williams
Stevie Williams is a great skater and one of favs if not my favorite, his manuals are just amazing and totally has helped black skateboarders rise up but if he wasn't on the list I would have voted for R. Mullen. Tony Hawk may have hit the 900 but don't forget who made the ollie and was nicknamed ollie a. k. a Rodney Mullen Duhhh first person to do one on land and created like most of the skateboarding tricks we do today anyway!


Stevie rides for DGK and this boi can do some sick tricks
He is good at the manual and know how to do a killer leap
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33Mark Appleyard
Him and his style are just sick. Font think he should be number one, but he deserves better then 33. He should at least be in the top 20.

34Colin McKay

He does vert skating and street skating.

He was a good skateboarder. Frankie hill was also so good. Old school skateboarders great. We really missed them al

35Mike Carroll
What happened to you! He's one of the greatest! In ninetys he change all skateboard way of life!
He is really good at skateboarding
Gggiirrl y aren't you number 1

36Jay Adams
The Heart and Soul of Skateboarding.. Without Jay we would not have all of the skaters we have today, did not skate for fame and fortune just for the pure love of it..
Uhmm my dad hangs with this guy! Hes AMAZINGGG best ever! My favorite z-boy :) he should be#1!
I love dog town rip sid

37Steve Caballero
He is sick man! Got it! Freestyle it! Rad.
Why did you rat Ryan sheckler higher than Steve cab!

38Luan Oliveira
Mike mo said it himself luan is the best. AnYONE WHO REALLY KNOWS THE INS AND OUTS OF SKATEBOARDING, AND CAN RECOGNIZE NATURAL TALENT KNOWS THAT LUAN IS THE BEST. Nyjahs style is similar but his bag of tricks is so very limited and doesn't have much popp
Luan deserves unless a top 5 spot
Luan has come to perfect every trick he knows and he has so much pop on his tricks its fabolous
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39Jerry Hsu
This dude is awesome he gets the absolute worst bails and bounces right back if you seen his b sides you would know
He is awesome he bails so hard and kills it have you not seen bag of suck or stay gold
Hsu is so underrated! He is so good, he invented a trick that nobody can do, and they don't even know what the combination is for it.
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40Mark Gonzales
How is he not in the top ten? He is inspirational! A true legend. It just doesn't make sense! Krooked for the win!
the guy is insane hes awsome


He opened the doors for street skating basically
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41Ryan Decenzo

Bro, how is this guy in the 50's he super sick.. And by the way he just won street league so I'm not saying number 1 but he definitely. Deserves to be at least in top 20..

Dude ryan decenzo is amazing I love darkstar I was thinking about getting 1 or a dgk but I will probably move to california when I graduate high school to pursue my skating career cause I live in nashville and love to skate

42Cory Kennedy

43Louie Barletta
Captain Louie, finger flips, walking boardslides, there's no way you can watch him without smiling. Creative, Unique, funny. Shouldn't be in The 40s
A beast too be honest the only good skater on enjoi now that jerry hsu left.
Louie Barletta is so creative the way he skates, he has a different style of skating and he dosen't repeat the same trick over and over again.

44Stacy Peralta
Stacy peralta wasn't a girl dude. But he was a very good skater and helped make it is today. He owns the company "Powell- peralta" and is an award winning film maker.
Stacy peralta was technically the evolution of skateboarding with Jay adams and Tony alva with the Z-Boys.
Stacy needs to be in the top 5! Without him hawk and mullen wouldn't be who they are today.
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45Arto Saari
Ammasing skater! Nice street skills. Good Finnalnd
Should be on a top 15!

46Heath Kirchart

He's my favorite skateboarder, because he was great in all around, He does big rails, big cabs, innovatives tricks, ramp, mega ramp, and he's on of the only pro skateboarders who is both side (regular and goofy). He's one of the pro skateboarders who has the most integrity in this sport too (see videos like birdhouse : the end and Emerica stay gold part b).

He innovated throughout his whole career, up to his very last stunt on the megaramp.
And his style was unequalled.

47Lil' Will
He is like the best kid in skateboarding I'm meanting as a skateboarding teenager he almost beat P rod in skate

48Greg Lutska

49Ali Boulala
Almost ollied 25 set. He has a lot of crazy vids! FS & BS Flips!


50Brandon Biebel

51Billy Marks

HOW IS BILLY MARKS IN THE 40'S? this guy is a beast, he's amazing and so is toymachine

billy's videos are amazing, the ride the sky part is insane! and his style is awesome, he's my favorite skater!

52Marc Johnson

53Kevin Romar
Kevin romar is the best people even call his nollie 360s "The Romar Spin" because he has them down anywhere he does them
Really good but I have never seen him do a 360 flip

54Pevi Permana
Awesome.. He's indonesian skateboarders.. Great
i hope he became like chris cole and ryan sheckler like he's favorite skateboarders
I'm Indonesian too, and I'm proud of him, because he's the best Indonesian Skater!
Smart Boy And Always dreamed of becoming a great skateboarder
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55Richie Jackson
This guy is nuts id like to see any other skater do the tricks that he does there's now way. His hippie flips are crazy you never see anything like that in skateboarding and he's the best at it.

56Kareem Campbell
Is a ghetto bird so vote or di
And he's not completely mainstream like most the skaters on this list
How can people forget about the legendary Ghetto Bird?
Grew up to him sucks his brand isn't doing too good

57David Gravette
Oh I love David gravette. I just can't seem to get tired of watching him and he's definitely not afraid to get hurt and put it all out there. <3 he should be way higher on this list. But I'm actually very glad he's here in the first place considering all the overrated pretty boys get all the attention.
Seriously on 50th place? Come on this guy is amazing, his shoes are the best, the man goes for it, he does awesime tricks, Also, where is Sierra on this damn list? Screw Sheckler/Romney/Hawk, David gravette is the best! And he will go up in this list,
Have any of you seen his and now part?

58Jason Lee

Give credit to an original
Gone onto other career things but started it all

Unbelievably talented guy, but has obviously gone Hollywood because he named his son 'Pilot Inspektor'.

59Curren Caples
This kid is mad he came 4th in the x games at 14 what an achievment some of the pros didn't start until they were 14
He won the X games and he's an insane skater

60John Cardiel
Cardiel needs to be far far far far far far far far far higher in this list. What are you thinking? He's inspired so many people throughout the world, on levels that are so much more deep and fundamental than contest winning statistics or retarded marketing campaigns. Cardiel inspired nearly everyone on this list. Cardiel helped build Thrasher, Slap and almost the entire gnar Bay area construct of the 90s.
He should be in top 10 for sure. 76th Really? What a Joke Who ever posted this needs serious help on how to place skaters. Watch the Bio Epicly Later'd: John Cardiel And see how you feel of 76th then. You should be embarrassed to even post what you don't know. John is such a gifted skater and a ambassador for skating.
Either cardiel or gonz are the best skaters of all time these new guys are good too, but KIDS NEED TO RESPECT THE CLASSICS! I'm only 13 but cardiel is my favorite and best by far except maybe tied with gonz. still my fave though!
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61Corey Duffel

Ollied a huge double set double! Cataclysmik abyss.


62Stefan Janoski
This guys shoe is amazing
He's not that famous people votee

63Rune Glifberg
Man... He's created numerous tricks.. He's been in more than one one Tony Hawk's games.. How can he not be in the top 20. Numerous x-games medals too. One of the best vert skaters I've seen thus far. Should definitely be higher than this
Mr Style & Speed!
Has flow like no other. Best allround skater!

64Mike McGill

Led the evolution of cert... Hello... McTwist!

65Jake Duncombe

66Taylor Smith
He was 11 years old and skated the Mega Ramp and was in the final three of es's S-K-A-T-E

67Lucas Puig
He is the best he should be at least at twenty with jerry hsu he is French he is my mentor he does everything VOTE FOR LUCAS PUIG

68Ronnie Creager
I know Ronnie Creager is not the best but he is still a very good skater. He is one of the most gifted, talented skaters of all time but still many skaters are better then him but he's still good.
Hands down best style, he's one of the most underrated skater keep doing what your doing creager. All I gotta say is clean on everything he does.
You're awesome Ronnie. You just need a T.V. show to go along with your skills.

69Dylan Rieder
Best style and creativity I have ever seen. Plus he is the best dressed skater and skates for sick companies like Alien Workshop and Gravis. He is innovating the sport of skateboarding as we know it!
Rieder is proper, simple and plain

70Steve Berra

he's good. first person to heelflip on vert. he owns the berrics

A true legend in skateboarding - awesome attitude, sick ideas and a kick ass style

71Tommy Sandoval

72Brian Hansen
Hey! Why he isn't in the top 10? He is sick he's better than Haslam, better than Chaz! He's decks are simply powerful and you not include he in top 10, why? Make me know it
He is Sick! He never gave up doing a trick even if he broke his legs doing it before
Brian Hansen is the real #1
Best wishes from Germany
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73Haziq Emieril
He's Malaysian... He's a pro skateboarder...
He's the awesome skateboarder in Malaysia... He's skateboard is Birdhouse... He's a friend of Tony Hawk...
He's the best skateboarder in Pahang, Malaysia... He's skateboard is Birdhouse... He can do almost all tricks...
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74Sandro Dias

AeroKing! This guy fly with the skate on your feets, its incredible

75Ellis Frost

76Nizam Lee
He is the best skater in Malaysia. Sponsor= Push Atau Mati, DC Shoe. His most winner's Competition in Malaysia. His trademark is Hardflip. Think. Vote!
He is a pro skater in malaysia :D
I'm Malaysian... He's a pro skateboarder.. !

77Lyn-Z Adams Hawk

She is the only girl skater i know and she's pretty good

78Preston Pollard
WOW, this guy is the real deal he loves to help everybody and does not think that he's all that. If you ever get the chance to meet him you will say it was like skating with my big brother.
He's the best I have ever met personally!


Preston Pollard your the best! Love Akira

79Josh Harmony

80Tyler Bledsoe

Known him since second grade and he could double kick flip the 8 stair even back then

81Nick Trapasso

82Louie Lopez
No kid has ever been able to skate like that


83Bryan Herman
How is Bryan so far down? That's crazy, Bryan Herman is defiantly one of the best skateboarders alive, I can't believe it :O
Hermdawg Should be in the top 10 easily. Best hardflips fattest Mollie inward heels. Dudes amazing. Why is Aaron Kyro above him? Too many 12 year olds voting on this

84Alan Gelfand

85Jimmy Carlin

Most unique skater I've ever seen. Just check out his matches in the berrics this year and his battle commander segment. He's gonna do big things this year just wait

really good skater even though he is AM


86Dave Bachinsky

I just love this guy's style and creativity a rly awesome skater and is rly tech with his stuff


87Nick Dompierre

How come junior francisco is a way better skater than he is
he pratically makes nick a loser

88Justin Brock

89Vanessa Torres

90Jason Dill
So sick, super original style
Super badass, rips it up. The best!

91Rick Howard

92Aaron Homoki
Do it vote
WHY IS HE HERE! He is the best ever. Biggest ollie ever. and many more tricks


He is the best skate look him up on YouTube he so good he won the x games 3 time

93Josh Kalis
Grate skater needs to improve though

94Lem Villemin

lem villemin is the german and european skater
he deservers place 10

95Anthony Van Engelen

96Kerry Getz

97Elissa Steamer

98Neal Hendrix

99Omar Salazar

100Nate Sherwood

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