#1. Guy Mariano
Video: Mouse (1996)
Guy Mariano needed only the occasional clip to show how far advanced he was. Which was fortunate, because after 1991's Video Days, that's all he produced. The prospect of another full-length Guy part seemed unlikely at best. But then Mouse came out. Fully grown, he ran nonchalantly through myriad crooked grind and nosegrind variations on benches, ledges and rails, switch 360 flipped a table and threw a switch backside tailslide shove-it across a well-known gap-to-ledge. Amazingly, Guy didn't have to leave Southern California to gather more than three minutes of first-rate footage. If any video part sums up skating in the '90s, this is it. And it would hold its own if it came out today.