One crazy punk guy. Duffel has been skating since age ten, and turned pro at age eighteen. He is known for his fast-paced skating style, skating big gaps, rails, stairs, riding big wall ride gaps, and any large obstacles like the freeway gap in Cataclysmic Abyss.
Cole gained attention following the completion of a number of difficult tricks: A 360 flip down the staircase at Wallenberg High School in San Francisco, California, United States (US); a backside 360 kickflip down the Carlsbad gap in Carlsbad, California, US; and a backside 360 down the "Love Park" fountain in Philadelphia, US. Cole was awarded Thrasher Magazine's "Skater of the Year" accolade in both 2005 and 2009 (a feat achieved by only Cole and Danny Way).
Boulala was born in Stockholm, Sweden, and is of Finnish and Algerian descent. He is known for his relaxed but flamboyant style and filmed notable parts in the Flip videos Sorry and Really Sorry, Osiris' Subject to Change and also appeared in numerous Baker videos. He is also famous for his unprecedented attempt at ollieing a twenty-five stair in France. Boulala served a two-year prison sentence for the death of skateboarder Shane Cross back in 2007 in a motorcycle accident in Melbourne Australia, and was released from prison on March 12, 2010. Boulala is a member of a friendship group called the "Piss Drunx" (PD), together with Aaron Pearcy, Jim Greco, Andrew Reynolds, Erik Ellington, and Dustin Dollin.
Daewon Song is a Korean-American professional skateboarder, recognized for his skillful technical street skateboarding. Song was named the 2006 "Skater of the Year" by Thrasher magazine, an award that is widely considered to be one of the most significant honors in skateboarding.
Ellington's first skateboard video part was during his time as a Zero rider, when he appeared in the video, Thrill of it All; prior to this, he had appeared in the "Friends" section of the Toy Machine video, Welcome to Hell, but the Zero video was his first official part. Ellington cofounded the skateboard deck brand Deathwish with professional skateboarder Jim Greco in 2008 and, as of 2013, the two partners continue to co-own the company.
He is a co-founder of Baker Skateboards and is the brand's owner. In December 2011, Reynolds was identified as the tenth most influential skateboarder of all time by Transworld Skateboarding magazine. Professional skateboarder, friend, and teammate Braydon Szafranski has stated, "You're a complete fucking moron if you don't think that Andrew is the best skater in the world. Every single day he does tricks that I've never seen him do, and I've known him, like, six years."
Greco has appeared in videos such as Zero's "Misled Youth", "Baker Bootleg, "Baker 2G", "Baker 3", "Baker Has A Deathwish" and "the Deathwish Video. He left Baker Skateboards in 2008 along with Erik Ellington and Antwuan Dixon to start Deathwish Skateboards, the sister company to Baker Skateboards.
He is recognized as an innovative skateboarder whose skateboarding is defined by creativity and progression. Haslam gained attention and popularity after the debut of the Almost: Round Three video.
In 1984, at age fourteen, Vallely discovered skateboarding and punk music. Following his interest in punk music, Vallely borrowed a skateboard from a friend and proceeded to dedicate his life to skateboarding. He is also a musician, actor, television personality, stuntman, professional wrestler and FHL hockey player.
Thomas started skateboarding at the age of eleven. He is the owner and president of Black Box Distribution, a company that distributes brands such as Zero Skateboards and Fallen Footwear. Thomas' nickname in the skateboard industry is "The Chief". The Zero video, Thrill Of It All, featured Thomas' attempt at what would be coined "The Leap of Faith" (an "ollie melon", over a handrail, down an 18-foot, 8-inch drop). The location of the "leap" was the Point Loma High School in San Diego, California, US. Although Thomas did not successfully land the trick, his attempt garnered notoriety.
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