Extreme Sports The Best Vert Skaters of All Time  

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While vert skateboarding isn't as popular as it once was, the best vert skaters of all time will go down as some of the industry's best. Of course, there are still plenty of skaters pushing the limits of vert and transition skating today. While it may not be what it was through the 1990s and early 2000s, vert skating has a rich history and was somewhat resurrected with the birth of Danny Way's version of the mega ramp in 2002. In short, skateboarding's top vert riders are some of the best skateboarders of all time

Now, when you think vert skating, you think Tony Hawk. The godfather of skateboarding took vert skating to a whole new level throughout his career, becoming the first to ever land a 900, among other huge feats. Then you have other vert greats like Bob Burnquist who always pushed the boundaries of what could be done, as well as X Games stars Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Andy MacDonald, and Bucky Lasek. Moreover, we can't forget longtime pros Steve Caballero and Christian Hosoi, both of which are considered complete legends. 

Who are your picks for the best vert skaters of all time? How about best street skaters? Check the list below and vote up whoever you think are the greatest to do it.

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Tony Hawk is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Vert Skaters of All Time
Tony Hawk age 49 Anthony Frank "Tony" Hawk, nicknamed "The Birdman", is an American professional skateboarder and actor. Hawk is well known for completing the first documented 900 and for his ...more

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Bob Burnquist is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Vert Skaters of All Time
Bob Burnquist age 41 Roberto Dean Silva Burnquist, popularly known as Bob Burnquist, is a Brazilian professional skateboarder. In 2010 he became the first skateboarder to land a "fakie 900", making ...more

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Bucky Lasek is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Vert Skaters of All Time
Bucky Lasek age 45 Charles "Bucky" Lasek is a professional skateboarder and rallycross driver.

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Steve Caballero is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Vert Skaters of All Time
Steve Caballero age 53 Steve Caballero is a professional skateboarder and musician. Caballero is known for the difficult tricks and air variations he invented for vertical skating and for setting the long-standing ...more

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Andy Macdonald is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Vert Skaters of All Time
Andy Macdonald age 44 Andy Macdonald is an American professional skateboarder. As of September 2013, Macdonald holds the record for the most X Games medals in vert skateboarding and won the World Cup Skateboarding ...more

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Pierre-Luc Gagnon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Vert Skaters of All Time
Pierre-Luc Gagnon age 37 Pierre-Luc Gagnon, also known as PLG, is a Canadian professional skateboarder. Gagnon began skating in 1988, and entered his first competition in 1992. A frequent participant in the X-Games, he ...more

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Christian Hosoi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Vert Skaters of All Time
Christian Hosoi age 50 Christian Rosha Hosoi is an American professional skateboarder. He is also known by the nicknames "Christ" and "Holmes".

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Ben Pappas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Vert Skaters of All Time
Ben Pappas Ben Pappas was a professional Australian skateboarder and brother of skateboarder Tas Pappas. in the late 1990s, Pappas was the number 2 ranked skateboarder in the world; his brother Tas was ...more

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Sandro Dias is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Vert Skaters of All Time
Sandro Dias age 42 Sandro Dias is a Brazilian professional vert skateboarder who was born on April 18, 1975 in Santo André, São Paulo, Brazil and currently resides in Santa Ana, California. He ...more

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Shaun White is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Vert Skaters of All Time
Shaun White age 31 Shaun Roger White is an American professional snowboarder and skateboarder. He is a two-time Olympic gold medalist. He holds the X-Games records for gold medals and highest overall medal count, ...more

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Danny Way is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Vert Skaters of All Time
Danny Way age 43 Daniel Way, known as Danny Way, is an American professional skateboarder and company owner who has been awarded Thrasher magazine's "Skater of the Year" award twice. He is known for ...more

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Aaron Homoki is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Vert Skaters of All Time
Aaron Homoki Aaron "Jaws" Homoki (/həˈmoʊki/; born February 2, 1990) is an American professional skateboarder from Phoenix, Arizona. Homoki is famous for his ability to withstand big drops and to ...more

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Tas Pappas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Vert Skaters of All Time
Tas Pappas age 42 Tasou Micah Pappas, better known as Tas Pappas, is an Australian sponsored skateboarder. He was previously a professional skateboarder, primarily in the discipline of vert skateboarding, and ...more

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Pedro Barros is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Vert Skaters of All Time
Pedro Barros age 23 Pedro Barros is a professional skateboarder.

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Jake Brown is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Vert Skaters of All Time
Jake Brown age 43 Jake Brown is an Australian-born skateboarder who specializes in transitional skateboarding. He began competing in 1996 and regularly appears as a contestant in the X Games contest events. Brown ...more

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Colin McKay is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Vert Skaters of All Time
Colin McKay age 42 Colin McKay is a professional skateboarder who is widely recognized for his involvement with the original Plan B skateboards "superteam", as well as the subsequent relaunch of the

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Grant Taylor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Vert Skaters of All Time
Grant Taylor age 26 Grant Taylor is an American professional skateboarder. He is the son of former professional skateboarder Thomas Taylor and won Thrasher Magazine's Skater of The Year in 2011. Grant’s style of ...more

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Rune Glifberg is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Vert Skaters of All Time
Rune Glifberg age 43 Rune Glifberg nicknamed "The Danish Destroyer", is a Danish professional skateboarder. Glifberg is one of just three skaters to compete at every X Games and has a total of 12 X Games

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Curren Caples is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Vert Skaters of All Time
Curren Caples age 22 Curren Caples is a professional skateboarder from Ohio. He has been skateboarding for more than 10 years. He turned pro in March 2013, and his first professional contest was the Tampa Pro, where ...more

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Chris Senn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Vert Skaters of All Time
Chris Senn age 45 Chris Senn is a professional skateboarder, known for his aggressive and spontaneous style. Current and past sponsors include Powell Skateboards Channel one Adrenalin Skateboards Emerica, Ace, ...more

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Alex Perelson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Vert Skaters of All Time
Alex Perelson age 27 Alex Perelson is a professional skateboarder living in San Diego. Perelson began vert skateboarding in 1999 and turned professional in 2005.