#4. Mark Gonzales
Video: Video Days (1991)
By now, it's cliche to credit the Gonz with pioneering modern street skating. But you can't overstate his significance. With his loose, spontaneous style, he proved everything was possibleâ€”handrails, switch tricks, noseblunt slides and other ledge variations. He was also the first to ollie Wallenberg, four big stairs that are still intimidating.