#15. Eric Koston
Video: Falling Down (1993)
By the time this came out, you knew Eric Koston was good. You had seen him in H-Street's Next Generation and the first 101 video. But in Falling Down, he outdid himself with a switch kickflip backside tailslide in a line and a switch 360 flip down the Seven at San Francisco's Embarcadero. Inspired, you headed straight to your local curb, where, like the rest of the skate world, you continued to suck compared to Koston.