Athletes The Best Skateboarders Of All Time  

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When you think of the best skateboarders of all time, popular names like Tony Hawk and today's Nyjah Huston are often the first to come to mind. However, in an ever-growing (and ever-progressing) sport like skateboarding, there are many other top skaters that have made their mark on the industry—and continue to do so. 

From skateboarding's early and influential pioneers like Jay Adams and the Z-Boys to the modern era's technical masters, such as Shane O'Neil, the sport of skateboarding has a long list of the best to ever do it. Take Andrew Reynolds for instance. While he's easily regarded as one of the best street skateboarders of all time, Grant Taylor may be one of the better all-terrain skaters. In that same sense, most would argue famous skateboarder Bam Margera is not one of the world's best.

Whether they are simply the best skaters out right now or had a hand in influencing generations to come, the skateboarders to follow have all contributed greatly to skateboarding's history. Disagree? Be sure to up vote the best and most influential skaters below—and don't forget your fellow female skaters!

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Rodney Mullen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Rodney Mullen Gainesville, Florida, United States of America

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Tony Hawk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Tony Hawk Carlsbad, California, United States of America

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Daewon Song is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Daewon Song Seoul, South Korea

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Mark Gonzales is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Mark Gonzales South Gate, California, United States of America

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Steve Caballero is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Steve Cabellero San Jose, California, United States of America

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Andrew Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Andrew Reynolds Lakeland, Florida, United States of America

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Bob Burnquist is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Bob Burnquist Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Nyjah Huston is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Nyjah Huston Davis, California, United States of America

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Chris Cole is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Chris Cole Statesville, North Carolina, United States of America

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Christian Hosoi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Christian Hosoi California, United States of America

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John Cardiel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
John Cardiel San Jose, California, United States of America

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Danny Way is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Danny Way Portland, Oregon, United States of America

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Eric Koston is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Eric Koston Bangkok, Thailand

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Natas Kaupas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Natas Kaupas Lithuania

Athletes with the Most Annoying Fans

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Ryan Sheckler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Ryan Sheckler La Palma, California, United States of America

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Lance Mountain is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Scottyn added Lance Mountain Pasadena, California, United States of America

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Mike Carroll is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Mike Carroll California, United States of America

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Tony Alva is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Tony Alva Santa Monica, California, United States of America

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Mike Vallely is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Mike Vallely Edison, New Jersey, United States of America

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Paul Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Paul Rodriguez Tarzana, Los Angeles, California

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Bucky Lasek is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Chris Abraham added Bucky Lasek Dundalk, Baltimore, Maryland

The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

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Jamie Thomas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Jamie Thomas Dothan, Alabama, United States of America

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Aaron Homoki is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Aaron Homoki

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Chad Muska is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Chad Muska Lorain, Ohio, United States of America

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Luan Oliveira is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Luan Oliveira

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Mike Mo Capaldi is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Mike Mo Capaldi

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Marc Johnson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Marc Johnson Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

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Jamie Foy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Jamie Foy

The Greatest Rivalries in Sports

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Evan Smith is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Evan Smith

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PJ Ladd is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
PJ Ladd Rockland, Massachusetts, United States of America

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Geoff Rowley is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Geoff Rowley Liverpool, United Kingdom

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Jason Dill is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Jason Dill

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Mark Appleyard is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Mark Appleyard Oakville, Canada

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Torey Pudwill is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Torey Pudwill Simi Valley, California, United States of America

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Pat Duffy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Pat Duffy California, United States of America

The Creepiest Sports Mascots

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Guy Mariano is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Guy Mariano United States of America

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Chris Joslin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Chris Joslin

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Ed Templeton is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Ed Templeton Garden Grove, California, United States of America

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Ishod Wair is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Ishod Wair

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Anthony Van Engelen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Anthony Van Engelen San Diego, California, United States of America

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Louie Lopez is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Louie Lopez

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Arto Saari is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Arto Saari Seinäjoki, Finland

The Sexiest Female Soccer Players

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Heath Kirchart is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Heath Kirchart Santa Ana, California, United States of America

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Colin McKay is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Colin McKay Saskatchewan, Canada

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Jerry Hsu is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Jerry Hsu San Jose, California, United States of America

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Grant Taylor is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Grant Taylor Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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Lucas Puig is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Lucas Puig France

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Cory Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Cory Kennedy Lake Stevens, Washington, United States of America

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Tom Penny is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Tom Penny Dorchester, United Kingdom

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Dylan Rieder is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Dylan Rieder