#12. Ethan Fowler
Video: A Visual Sound (1994)
Ethan Fowler's skating wasn't very technical, especially when compared to the videos of the day. But that's what made it so original. It's not that Ethan couldn't do the ledge-and-flatground lines that were the norm at the time. He could do anything. But in this part, he ollied, kickflipped and 360 flipped over whatever the streets of San Francisco put in front of him. Then he walked into a coffee shop and wrote a few lines in a notepad, an act that helped spawn the subgenus of skater Slap magazine once called the coffeehouse cruiser.