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The Best Vert Skaters of All Time 

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Updated April 5, 2020 837 votes 227 voters 4.3k views 21 items

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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
Age: 50

Birthplace: Carlsbad, California, United States of America

Anthony Frank Hawk (born May 12, 1968) is an American professional skateboarder, actor and owner of the skateboard company Birdhouse. Hawk is well known for completing the first documented 900 ...more

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Bob Burnquist is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Vert Skaters of All Time
Age: 42

Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Robert Dean Silva Burnquist (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈʁɔbɛʁtʃ ˈdzĩː ˈsiwvɐ bɐ̃(ɹ)ˈkwistʃ]; born October 10, 1976) is a Brazilian-American professional skateboarder who competed for Brazil ...more

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Christian Hosoi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Vert Skaters of All Time
Age: 51

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Christian Rosha Hosoi ( hoh-SOY; born October 5, 1967) is an American professional skateboarder. He is also known by the nicknames "Christ" and "Holmes".

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Bucky Lasek is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Vert Skaters of All Time
Age: 46

Birthplace: Baltimore, USA, Dundalk, Maryland

Charles Michael "Bucky" Lasek ( LAY-sik; born December 3, 1972) is a professional skateboarder and rallycross driver.

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Danny Way is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Vert Skaters of All Time
Age: 44

Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Danny Way (born April 15, 1974) is an American professional skateboarder, company owner and rallycross driver who has been awarded Thrasher magazine's "Skater of the Year" award twice. ...more

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Steve Caballero is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Vert Skaters of All Time
Age: 54

Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States of America

Steve Caballero (born November 8, 1964 in San Jose, California) is an American professional skateboarder and musician. Caballero is known for the difficult tricks and air variations he invented ...more

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Pierre-Luc Gagnon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Vert Skaters of All Time
Age: 38

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Pierre-Luc Gagnon, commonly known by his initials, PLG (born May 2, 1980 in Boucherville, Quebec), is a Canadian professional skateboarder.Gagnon began skating in 1988, and entered his first ...more
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Andy Macdonald is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Vert Skaters of All Time
Andy Macdonald Age: 45

Birthplace: Melrose, Massachusetts, United States of America

Andrew MacDonald may refer to: Andrew MacDonald (ice hockey) (born 1986), Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman Andrew Macdonald (producer) (born 1966), Scottish film producer Duck ...more
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Tas Pappas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Vert Skaters of All Time
Tas Pappas Age: 43

Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Tasou Micah Pappas (born 1975), better known as Tas Pappas, is an Australian sponsored skateboarder. He was previously a professional skateboarder, primarily in the discipline of vert ...more
10
Rune Glifberg is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Vert Skaters of All Time
Age: 44

Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

Rune Glifberg (born October 7, 1974) nicknamed "The Danish Destroyer", is a Danish professional skateboarder. Glifberg is one of just three skaters to compete at every X Games and has ...more
11
Shaun White is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Vert Skaters of All Time
Age: 32

Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States of America

Shaun Roger White (born September 3, 1986) is an American professional snowboarder, skateboarder and musician. He is a three-time Olympic gold medalist. He holds the record for the most X-Games ...more
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Ben Pappas is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Colin McKay is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Vert Skaters of All Time
Colin McKay Age: 43

Birthplace: Saskatchewan, Canada

Colin McKay (born August 29, 1975) is a professional skateboarder who is widely recognized for his involvement with the original Plan B Skateboards "superteam" (bunch of OG's) as well ...more
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Aaron Homoki is listed (or ranked) 14 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
15
Sandro Dias is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Vert Skaters of All Time
Age: 40

Birthplace: Santo André, São Paulo, Brazil

Sandro Dias, known as Mineirinho, 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, ...more
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Jake Brown is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Vert Skaters of All Time
Age: 44

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Jake Brown may refer to: Jake Brown (skateboarder) (born 1974), Australian skateboarder Jake Brown (cricketer) (born 1985), Australian cricketer Jake Brown (baseball) (1948–1981), Major League ...more
17
Pedro Barros is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Vert Skaters of All Time
Pedro Barros Age: 23

Birthplace: Florianópolis, Brazil

Pedro Barros is a professional skateboarder.
18
Chris Senn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Vert Skaters of All Time
Age: 46

Birthplace: Costa Mesa, California, United States of America

Chris Senn (born December 11, 1972 in Costa Mesa, California, grew up in Grass Valley, California) is a professional skateboarder, known for his aggressive and spontaneous style. Current and ...more
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Grant Taylor is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Vert Skaters of All Time
Grant Taylor Age: 27

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia

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
20
Alex Perelson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Vert Skaters of All Time
Alex Perelson Age: 28

Birthplace: San Diego, California

Alex Perelson (born December 5, 1990, San Diego, California) is a professional skateboarder living in San Diego. Perelson began vert skateboarding in 1999 and turned professional in 2005.
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Curren Caples is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Vert Skaters of All Time
Curren Caples Age: 23

Birthplace: Ventura, California

El wapo (born January 10, 1996) is a professional skateboarder from Ventura, California. He has been skateboarding for more than 10 years. He turned pro in March 2013, and his first professional ...more