One of my favorite active skaters, Brent Atchley is in a a league of his own. This dude from the Northwest has style for days! Not only that, but it’s a unique style. His part in Element’s Elementality blew me away. Brent makes everything he does look incredibly easy. I wish there was more current footage of him out there.
His chill, natural flow as a skater reminds me of another dude with BA for his initials.
Kareem Campbell in various editions of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater
"Reemo" is one of my favorite skaters of all time and THPS is one of my favorite video games. This series (kind of) introduced me to skating and definitely helped me fall in love with it. Kareem was always my favorite skater to skate as until later entries in the series where he was no longer in the game.
The series also introduced me to a lot of music that I would get into later in life.
Dennis Rodman is my favorite basketball player of all time. Say what you will about his off-court antics, “The Worm” could ball. But he balled his way. He did what few others wanted to do - work. Inch for inch, pound for pound, he’s the best rebounder of all time.
He also lived his life his way. Women’s clothing, hair dyed, nails painted - Dennis was breaking down gender roles way before it was a topic of discussion. Minus the alcohol abuse and money issues, Rodman is someone I admire greatly.
This is a much older pair of the ever-popular Nike SB Dunks with a color scheme chosen by my favorite skater Brian Anderson. Hence their nicknames, the “BAs”. These dropped LONG before Camo/Orange was every shoe brand’s favorite color scheme. And of course, to top it off (from the bottom of the kicks), gum soles.
When these shoes initially came out I wasn’t a fan. After a few more colors came out I slowly started liking them more and more. Now I’m a fan and I want a pair (or four). The “Bamboos” are an older colorway that I probably won’t find, but they’re one of my favorites. The two shades of green combined with the brown make for a chill but vibrant color scheme. They’re bright, but they’re not obscenely loud.