My favorite skateboarder is / was Mike Vallely. He was so hardcore and one of the tricks I got decent at was jumping off of things and doing a caveman. Mike was great at doing that trick. A lot of times I would see skaters and think, "That kid is pretty good!" But no skater in the last 10 years has absolutely blown my mind to where I just start laughing because what they are doing is absolute voodoo magic and nearly defies the laws of physics.
I randomly got suggested a video on YouTube of Andy Anderson and watched it and was absolutely blown away at how smart this guy is and how athletic he is. If you don't think skaters are athletic you would be dead wrong. This guy's body control and balance is on a very elite level.
If you saw what he did at the 2:00 minute mark I have never seen that in my life and how that is possible is beyond me.
Andy has a unique board setup that he designed over years of looking at the progression of skateboards and also focused it on what would allow him to do the tricks he does more effectively.
It is really cool to see this guy excel at his craft. I'm serious when I say this. We are looking at one of legends in the sport while he is still getting better. The guy is like 22 or something.
I got rid of my last skateboard about 3 years ago but seeing this guy and his custom skateboard makes me want to buy it and skate again.