#3. Mike Carroll
Video: The Questionable Video (1992)
Company: Plan B
In the early '90s, the skateboard world was focused on Embarcadero, a square at the bottom of Market Street in San Francisco. Officially known as Justin Herman Plaza, its ledges and stairs gave rise to tricks that not long before were unthinkable. Mike Carroll embodied the innovation of the time and place. This part was proof.