Hundreds of professional skaters, BMX riders, ramp builders and community leaders have elevated the sports of skateboarding and BMX and influenced generations of riders and fans. These influencers have the talent, skill and personality to inspire thousands and thousands of people they've never met in person, but who have grown up obsessed with their photos, videos and interviews.
In skateboarding and BMX, talent alone won't propel you to iconic status. It takes a unique perspective on the sport, serious drive and commitment to progress to be included among the elite. A few of Skatelite's heroes and inspirations are below: