Before we even get going on this, let's set some ground rules. Let's take it as a given that no one's ever going to agree on the best skateboard tricks of all time, nor even what exactly "the best" means. It's really the combination of the trick, the spot and the style in which it's done all coming together. And even then it's pretty much a subjective thing.
Plus, once you mix street skating together with mini-ramp skating, together with vert, together with the crazy structures that only Bob Burnquist and the X Games crew assemble, it gets even harder. Plus, what about how tricks are put together in sequence, be it on street or ramp.
With that in mind, check 'em out. My totally subjective, entirely non comprehensive list, in no particular order, of 8 of the best skateboard tricks of all time, plus two honorable mentions for innovative terrain use.
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1) Jeremy Wray: 18′ gap between two-story-tall water towers
Eighteen feet is a pretty long distance to ollie with a drop involved, but on essentially flat ground, with a gap as deep as your house in-between it moves into the category of things that you probably shouldn't attempt unless you're better than 95% certain you'll be able to land it.