More often than not, skaters are a product of their environment—the city, the spots, and the scene help to shape people into the skaters they are today. Most professionals move to California then travel all over the world in search of inspiration. And despite a world of new cities and places to explore, a handful of skaters look to their hometown to drive them.

These 10 skaters see their hometowns as a place where their passion can thrive and grow—the place that fuels their obsession. Their names are synonymous with their hometowns. As influential pros, they are shaping their cities and their scenes the way their city and its scene shaped them so many years ago.