Best Vert Skaters

The Top Ten
1 Tony Hawk Anthony Frank "Tony" Hawk, is an American professional skateboarder, actor and owner of skateboard company Birdhouse. Hawk is well known for completing the first documented 900 and for his licensed video game titles, published by Activision.

Hawk was my motivation when I was a skater back in the day.. I never made it pro or anything.. but growing up as a skater and then surfer later in life has taught me to respect life and enjoy every moment to the fullest. I will still hit the vert on occasion.. even at 40 years old.

He was real good but not the best. He was the best at selling the sport.

He will and always be the greatest skater of all time.

2 Tas Pappas

Aussies who dominated they were the number 1 and 2 skater in points while Tony was 3. Tas was gonna do the 900 but for some odd reason he wasn't in the same match as Tony Hawk when he landed it. He was always in the Best Trick Category. He also beat Tony with a shattered rib. Don't believe me watch All The Mayhem on Netflix

Loved Tas as a kid and never understood why he disappeared off the scene, until I watched " all this mayhem". Talented brothers. Tragic story. Kin awesome film.

Watch "all this mayhem" on netflix. The pappas bros were the best! Tragic story for their family and a bit about skateboarding selling out.

3 Bob Burntquist

He landed the fakie to fakie 900 and in tony hawks secret skate park tour he bob is one of the best skateboarders ever! Also he landed the christ air back flip!

Not only one of the best, but in my opinion, the most humble and appreciative!

Best skater ever. He should be #1 or #2 on this list.

4 Bucky Lasek

Bucky is the Best. He just needs to relax and take his time sometimes. I notice that in some competitions he is under a lot of pressure (which is totally understandable) but he get really pressured and needs to not let the stress get to him. I'm not clowning at all. He can do so many difficult tricks that very few skaters anywhere can do. Throughout competitions he blasts some really complicated tricks but most of the audience is not aware of the difficulty of the tricks. By that I mean he does a lot of tricks switch, fakie, or just adds a cool twist into it but the crowd overlooks a lot of them. They just see a spin or flip that looks cool and they cheer.
My point is, YOU ROCK BUCKY!

5 Pierre-Luc Gagnon

Pierre is a great vert skater now a lot of people like Tony which makes since becuase he was a pioneer to vert skating but why bucky lasek has as many votes as Gagnon I'm not sure of. Pierre's style is made up of street tricks on a vert ramp and definitely deserves copying. Bucky, I like ya but you gotta go!

6 Danny Way

He changed very! And soz Tony he did 900 air on gambling with gravity before you

By far the most talented vert skaters ever and still holds many records

He always goes bigger then any skater Danny Way is and should be in the #1 spot

7 Andy Mac
8 Sandro Dias
9 Christian Hosoi

Style points plus devotion to god.

Best style in vert ever - period.

10 Shaun White
The Contenders
11 Ben Pappas

Tas and little brother Ben the best period... Use to kick Phoney Tony Hawk on a regular, but Phoney Tony was more marketable than the Aussies bad asses

No 2 in the world for a reason. Career cut short due to being caught with cocaine.

12 Alex Perlson
13 Steve Caballero

Steve is an innovator and there was nobody who could go higher.

14 Pedro Barros
15 Andy MacDonald

He is the best and even got the medals to prove it. He got more medals than any skater at the X-Games. The total of his medals are 22. He should be up the with Tony Hawk.

16 Curren Caples
17 Jake Brown

First and I think still the only one to land a 720 no grab Ollie and first to land a 720 mega ramp jump in general. He also walked away from a 47 foot free fall only to rebound and win gold medals 2 years in a row in the x games

18 Grant Taylor
19 Darren Navarette

Your competition is yourself. Thanks Darren for doing so much for skateboarding. Especially Vert!

20 Adam Taylor
21 Giorgio Zattoni
22 Tom Boyle

No one ever attacked with such power and force. Also an amazing guy and friend.

23 Rob Lorfince
24 Bam ''Wall Man'' Margera
25 Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins
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