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Re: Pros who never won soty but deserve a lifetime achievement award.
« Reply #30 on: November 04, 2018, 04:02:27 PM »
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Not well known...
In the March 1997 issue of Thrasher magazine (issue 194), the one where Eric Koston is on the cover and declared 1996's Skater of the Year, Thrasher retroactively declared SOTYs from 1975 - 1989. I'm not sure if this is still considered canon by Thrasher, and so far in this thread I don't too much mention of skaters whose careers peaked before 1990, but here you go anyway.

  • 1975: Ty Page
  • 1976: Greg Weaver
  • 1977: Stacy Peralta
  • 1978: Tony Alva
  • 1979: Steve Olsen
  • 1980: Eddie Elguera
  • 1981: Duane Peters
  • 1982: Billy Ruff
  • 1983: Steve Caballero
  • 1984: Mike McGill
  • 1985: Christian Hosoi
  • 1986: Mark Rogowski
  • 1987: Mark Gonzales
  • 1988: Tommy Guerrero
  • 1989: Eric Dressen
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Pretty sure they forgot about this list because sometime in the 00's they had an article about top pros who never got SOTY and Gonz was one of them. Poor Gonz. I'd let him cry on my shoulder. He has won a bunch of TWS awards though, which I guess are like the Golden Globes of skateboarding.
I think the point is that the retroactive list wasn't "official".

Warmup - thanks for the trip down memory lane. I don't know why, but the one thing burned into my brain from that article is the photo of Ty Page doing a nose wheelie on a bank.

Also, pretty weird they put Gator on the list, even if he was the best of that year. Let's just agree to erase any of his achievements, or at least this is the way I feel. 1997 was a different time I suppose.

Edit: to add to the thread, while the skate nerd in me wants to say Serge Trudnowski or something like that, the most realistic one is Guy.
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Re: Pros who never won soty but deserve a lifetime achievement award.
« Reply #31 on: November 04, 2018, 04:25:35 PM »
man yall are blowin it

ocean howell
brian lotti
neil blender
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matt rodriguez
matt reason
fred gall
willy santos
rick howard
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drake jones
ricky oyola
henry sanchez

yall get the point



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Re: Pros who never won soty but deserve a lifetime achievement award.
« Reply #32 on: November 04, 2018, 05:17:55 PM »
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Re: Pros who never won soty but deserve a lifetime achievement award.
« Reply #33 on: November 04, 2018, 05:24:10 PM »
Mark Gonzalez actually invented modern street skating, never got SOTY and is barely mentioned in this thread.  Huh.

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Re: Pros who never won soty but deserve a lifetime achievement award.
« Reply #34 on: November 04, 2018, 05:43:30 PM »
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Re: Pros who never won soty but deserve a lifetime achievement award.
« Reply #35 on: November 04, 2018, 05:57:26 PM »
Could I add Jeremy Wray ?
fuck yes you can!
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Re: Pros who never won soty but deserve a lifetime achievement award.
« Reply #36 on: November 04, 2018, 06:03:16 PM »
man yall are blowin it

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willy santos
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yall get the point

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Re: Pros who never won soty but deserve a lifetime achievement award.
« Reply #37 on: November 04, 2018, 06:38:00 PM »
Mark Gonzalez actually invented modern street skating, never got SOTY and is barely mentioned in this thread.  Huh.
lmao man you cant be serious. at this point theres probably more footage of people praising him than him skating. probably thought you dropped a bomb w that one. huh.


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Re: Pros who never won soty but deserve a lifetime achievement award.
« Reply #39 on: November 04, 2018, 06:57:51 PM »
i'm too old to have an excuse for this:

it was not until this thread that i realized Jamie doesn't have a SOTY.  he's at the top of my list, Kalis and duffle up there too.  Duffle's feed the need part is so fucked.
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Re: Pros who never won soty but deserve a lifetime achievement award.
« Reply #40 on: November 04, 2018, 07:12:47 PM »
Jamie Thomas
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PJ Ladd
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Re: Pros who never won soty but deserve a lifetime achievement award.
« Reply #41 on: November 04, 2018, 07:33:24 PM »
Jamie Thomas changed everything but was banned by thrasher during the years he burned his path.

Guy Mariano... in the cave homo mag, BA has a GUY SOTY tattoo!

Matt Hensley... he was too down with Sturt & TWS in his day.

Ethan Fowler.

What was the reason behind Thrasher not liking The Chief?

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Re: Pros who never won soty but deserve a lifetime achievement award.
« Reply #42 on: November 04, 2018, 08:18:11 PM »
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Re: Pros who never won soty but deserve a lifetime achievement award.
« Reply #43 on: November 04, 2018, 11:34:44 PM »
Mark Gonzalez actually invented modern street skating, never got SOTY and is barely mentioned in this thread.  Huh.

mark gonzalez is just a bunch of hype. shows how far marketing can go. he didnt do shit.

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Re: Pros who never won soty but deserve a lifetime achievement award.
« Reply #44 on: November 04, 2018, 11:57:23 PM »
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Mark Gonzalez actually invented modern street skating, never got SOTY and is barely mentioned in this thread.  Huh.
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mark gonzalez is just a bunch of hype. shows how far marketing can go. he didnt do shit.

Dude is this just TERRIBLE trolling? Are you smoking crack? Or do you just know nothing of skate history and can’t recognize his fucking video days part came out in like fucking 1990.


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Re: Pros who never won soty but deserve a lifetime achievement award.
« Reply #45 on: November 05, 2018, 07:19:24 AM »
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Jamie Thomas changed everything but was banned by thrasher during the years he burned his path.

Guy Mariano... in the cave homo mag, BA has a GUY SOTY tattoo!

Matt Hensley... he was too down with Sturt & TWS in his day.

Ethan Fowler.
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What was the reason behind Thrasher not liking The Chief?


legend says he had sex with someone's girlfriend from around the SF scene and got kicked of indy,spitfire and got a ban in thrasher.

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Re: Pros who never won soty but deserve a lifetime achievement award.
« Reply #46 on: November 05, 2018, 07:27:52 AM »
ishod for the second time

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Re: Pros who never won soty but deserve a lifetime achievement award.
« Reply #47 on: November 05, 2018, 07:31:34 AM »
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Mark Gonzalez actually invented modern street skating, never got SOTY and is barely mentioned in this thread.  Huh.
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lmao man you cant be serious. at this point theres probably more footage of people praising him than him skating. probably thought you dropped a bomb w that one. huh.
No its true-Transworld named him the most important skater of all time, but he never got SOTY.  Which is what we are talking about here.  I guess I am saying I don't understand your post.

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Re: Pros who never won soty but deserve a lifetime achievement award.
« Reply #48 on: November 05, 2018, 07:40:57 AM »
David gravette has one of those honorary soty’s like universities give out, he has destroyed his body for thrasher

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Re: Pros who never won soty but deserve a lifetime achievement award.
« Reply #49 on: November 05, 2018, 08:06:56 AM »
Ronnie fuckin Creager

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« Reply #50 on: November 05, 2018, 08:30:14 AM »
David gravette has one of those honorary soty’s like universities give out, he has destroyed his body for thrasher

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Re: Pros who never won soty but deserve a lifetime achievement award.
« Reply #51 on: November 05, 2018, 08:36:38 AM »
Danny Way

We giving SOTY to murderers now?

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Re: Pros who never won soty but deserve a lifetime achievement award.
« Reply #53 on: November 05, 2018, 09:16:44 AM »
Dennis is the best skateboarder to ever do skateboards

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Re: Pros who never won soty but deserve a lifetime achievement award.
« Reply #54 on: November 05, 2018, 10:26:40 AM »
Lance Mountain
Gonz
Blender
Miller
Busenitz
Puleo
Matt Rodriguez
Rodrigo TX
Natas
Dylan Rieder
Heath
Sandoval
Duffel
Henry Sanchez
Julien Stranger
Jamie Thomas
Cario Foster
Freddy
Guy Mariano
Ronnie Creager
Penny
Muska
Scott Johnston
OG Tom Knox
Jerry Hsu
Steve Olson (shortys)
Rick Howard
Patt Duffy
Seah Sheffy
Lotti
Kenny Anderson
Peter Hewitt
Peter Smolik
Tim Gavin
Robbie Gangemi
Gino Iannucci
Kennan RIP
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Jeremy Wray
Jason Dill
Ed Templeton
Bucky Lasek
Rune Glifberg
Cab
Lester Kasai
Hensley
Ethan Fowler
PJ Ladd
Kalis
Brian Wenning
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Re: Pros who never won soty but deserve a lifetime achievement award.
« Reply #55 on: November 05, 2018, 11:27:44 AM »
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Re: Pros who never won soty but deserve a lifetime achievement award.
« Reply #57 on: November 05, 2018, 01:47:51 PM »
Fake Beagle. There should be some kind of award for supporting roles.

Edit: I also like his style.
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« Reply #58 on: November 05, 2018, 03:18:52 PM »
Since SOTY isnt called the Ishod Wair award yet makes me say Ishod.

Also Bryan Herman

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Re: Pros who never won soty but deserve a lifetime achievement award.
« Reply #59 on: November 05, 2018, 03:37:10 PM »
Josh Kalis
Tom Penny
Dennis Busenitz
Heath Kirchart