Sean bloody Barnes. Former pinstripe shirt lover, chief City Surf shop lurker, flip noseslide claimer. Now Hawaiian shirt lover, part-time CSC store lurker and full-time member of the subtle Gustav lookalike crew.
In between getting tech'r with better steez than most and running all tings regarding Chilluminati, Sean was good enough to put together a Top 5 for us.
Jani Laitani – Get Tricks or Die Trying
Perfectly blended Euro tech and New order.
Pros: Big flip front nose slide
Cons: Really hard to pronounce his name.
Tony Trujillo – In Bloom
First skateboard video I ever downloaded illegally. Introduced by John Cardiel, ultra powerful style all around rockstar. Single handedly the reason I learnt to drop in.
Pros: All Terrain Killer, one of the best frontside 180s down a stairset.
Cons: Might make you like Motley Crue.
Nick Trappaso – Suffer The Joy
Trippy hippy, serial chiller, eventually turned into a bit of a space cadet but his closing part to Suffer the Joy was ahead of it's time.
Pros: Skates a selection of really good trousers, first backside 360 kickflip I saw down a legit stair set.
Cons: Started a really terrible skateboard company and went off the grid.
Brent Atchely – Elementality Vol 1
No stairs, no rails; just the best style in the game. No-one skates quite like Brent.
Pros: Turns out you can be pro without jumping down shit.
Cons: It'll make you want to skate Burnside, and you probably can't.
Pros: This part pretty much proves that nothing is impossible on a skateboard, this isn't your average no comply session.