Brazen dweeby post:
Who do you think are the “greatest” / most influential / biggest impact / personal favourite / most idiosyncratic skaters to have emerged since the millenium?
First skater that comes to mind for me (and probs a lot of people) is obviously PJ Ladd.
He quite possibly had a couple of clips in 411vm or some local/Element-related vids before 2000, but seeing his part in PJLWHL really blew my mind as a teenager and completely changed my understanding of what was possible on flatground and ledges + what could constitute an “aggressive skate-rat” style of skating. A big personal favourite, but also someone who I think sent shockwaves through the subculture as a whole.
(also on a tangent I think the person who edited this part is a genius)
I remember a while ago (maybe on the old forum?) someone did a “guess the skater” challenge with silhouettes of pros from the 90s. Who do you think would have a similar defining style these days? For the younger generation or whatever…
Obviously we’re a bit more of a microcosm but I’d be interested to hear thoughts on the skaters who have helped to (re)define UK skating during the last two decades, too