5 Well Known Skateboarders


You want to ride wheels and look cool but owning and maintaining a car or a bike is too expensive? Fear not, you are not out of solutions.

Grab a skateboard and set out on your ventures. They are cool, handy, light and the very evidence of how efficiently human beings push their limits. There are people who have proved that a mere piece of a wooden block on 2 pair of wheels can amaze the whole world.

These people have made records, broken records and made new ones just to break and make them again. They are strangers to injuries and well acquainted to broken bones and hospital beds.

Here is a list of 5 well known skateboarders who will inspire you to get a skateboard on your coming birthday.

1. Mark Gonzales

He is the very first name that strikes whenever we discuss about skateboarding. He is not only considered one of the most influential skateboarder but also enjoys the title of being the pioneer of the modern skateboarding.

His achievements are not only limited to skateboarding as the master of skates constantly writes and publishes poems. Who knew poets can be daredevil too.

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2. Danny Way

For some people skateboarding is nothing but a cheap transportation, for some it is the driving force of their life.

Danny way is credited for turning the friendly sports into an extreme one.  He has jumped into a skateboard ramp from a helicopter, and pioneering mega ramps, including one that he used to jump the Great Wall of China on a skateboard.

He has received the title of Thrasher magazine’s “Skater of the Year” award twice.

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3. Bob Burnquist

He has achieved worldwide fame for multiple features.

Bob has performed the ultra difficult 900 degree rotation in the reverse order. He incorporates creative styles to his stunts and keeps looking for making them even tougher. He turned professional and the tender age of 14.

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4. Tony Alva

Tony Alva stepped into the world of skateboarding and surfing at the age of 10. He blended surfing style to his skateboarding style and helped in creating groundbreaking styles in the field of skateboarding. His unique styles were widely acclaimed.

He has made successful ventures in the world of business and music with some of his fellow skateboards.

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5. Tony Hawk

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, this is Tony Hawk.

He has performed numerous unattainable stunts to earn the nickname of “The Birdman”. He is notable for completing the first 900 degree land. He has made cameos in several media, including his own video game series.

Tony has taken active part in raising funds and building skateparks in underprivileged areas.

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