|May 6, 1978
Tim Ward (born May 6, 1978) is a former top Australian professional vert skater. Ward won many competitions in his vert skating career.
Inline skating is a multi-disciplinary sport and can refer to a number of activities practiced using inline skates. Inline skates typically have two to five polyurethane wheels depending on the style of practice, arranged in a single line by a metal or plastic frame on the underside of a boot. The in-line design allows for greater speed and maneuverability than traditional roller skates. Following this basic design principle, inline skates can be modified to varying degrees to accommodate niche disciplines.
Fabiola da Silva, nicknamed Fabby, is a Brazilian professional vert skater who competes on the LG Action Sports World Tour. She has received over fifty medals in the LG Action Sports World Tour events. She has received seven X Games gold medals and one silver, making her the most decorated female athlete in X Games history. In a seven-year stretch, she only lost one X Games event, finishing second in 1999.
Brian Matthew Isoa Shima is a former professional inline skater. He also holds the record for the most pro skates held by any person. Shima owned his own skate brand, named Shima Skate Manufacturing, also known as SSM, which was launched after he abandoned his former company NIMH. He is also co-founder of the World Rolling Series.
Chris Edwards is an American former professional vert skater.
Tasou Micah Pappas, better known as Tas Pappas, is an Australian sponsored skateboarder. He was previously a professional skateboarder, primarily in the discipline of vert skateboarding, and competed in a number of major international events. During the 1990s, he and brother Ben Pappas were highly regarded skateboarders on a global scale, reaching the top two places in the world rankings.
Arlo Eisenberg is an aggressive inline skater who pioneered street skating. He is considered by many to be an important innovator of the aggressive skating industry.
Eitan Kramer was a top American professional Vert Skater who holds a Guinness World Record for "highest air on a vert ramp." Kramer, a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of California Los Angeles, began his professional in-line skating career at age 15.
Shane Yost is a retired Australian professional vert skater and was the 2000 ASA number one ranked vert skater in the world. He was the first vert skater to land a switch 1080 and the first skater to land a frontside 1260. Yost revolutionized the world of inline skating with his clean style and incredible flair.
Marco de Santi is a Brazilian professional vert skater. Santi was the first person to ever land a triple backflip in the world at woodward's resi ramp. When inline skating was removed from the X-Games, vert skaters found other ways to profit from their sport and their talent. Santi joined Cirque du Soleil. Santi has won many X Games medals.
Vert skating or vertical skating is a discipline using skates like inline skates or roller skates on a vert ramp, a style of half-pipe. In vert skating, the skater is able to achieve more air-time as compared to other styles of skating, meaning skaters can perform complicated aerial maneuvers and acrobatic tricks, such as spins and flips.
Takeshi Yasutoko is a Japanese professional vert skater. In 1995 Takeshi became the youngest professional Vert Skater to turn pro at the age of nine, since that day he has won many gold medals in most of the competitions he attends.
Alberto Arakaki is a Brazilian professional vert skater. Arakaki started skating when he was 6 in 1978, met aggressive inline skating at age 20 (1995) and turned professional in 1996. Arakaki has won many competitions in his vert skating career.
Cesar Mora is an Australian professional vert skater and a pioneer in vert skating. He has strong beliefs in being a role model, as he has never believed in the use of drugs, alcohol, or cigarettes Cesar is the only vert skater to compete in all of the 1st ten X Games. In 1998, he won vert gold, and he has two vert silver medals and a bronze ('00). A number one ranked skater and world champion several times. Skating for Roces skates from 1994 to 1998 then switching to K2 skates from 1999 to 2004. Born in Madrid, Spain, 3 February, and having lived most of his life in Sydney Australia, Cesar represented Australia also in soccer at a youth level, travelling to US and England before landing in his city of birth Madrid and training with professional Spanish side Rayo Vallecano for several months who at the time were in the 4th division of the Spanish league. He returned to Sydney and started skating at the beautiful Bondi Beach where he honed his skills on the ramp and launched himself on an international skating career that took him around the world and back several times. Always creative, explosive and exciting to watch, Cesar made his mark on many up and coming skaters offering a drug-free life style and a healthy living. An artist, not only on the ramp and soccer field, Cesar also loves art, illustration, creative drawing and is a qualified graphic designer. His many achievements didn't go un-noticed and at the change of the century he headlined a video game called Roll, sharing the titles with some of the best skaters in the world. Sometimes referred to as the king of vert, Cesar pushed the sport in 1998 by being the 1st skater in history to land a 1080 and later on that year a reverse 1260. Hailing from the very innovative Australian skating scene he always tried to push the boundaries and try new things, create new ways of performing tricks and innovating, adding his unique style to everything he did, and with these efforts and risks comes injuries, he certainly had his share but somehow managed to avoid broken bones until the end of 2000 whilst performing at the melbourne planet x games he fell and broke his left arm and wrist. The physical recovery was fast but the mental recovery took some time, and that year he took on less competitions and concentrated on healing and safety. Once the confidence returned the usual big tricks were on display and among the variety of spins, flips and airs for many years he was known for his giant backflips, always a crowd pleaser. Cesar, ever the showman, never left a ramp without giving his all, whether it be the x games or a small show in a village in Peru where the ramp may have been less than appropriate. He always wanted to leave the kids and fans with something special and signed every autograph. He relished his position as a role model and this made him actually wear a helmet, because when he started and on his 1st tour of the states he never liked wearing a helmet and was told no helmet-no skate. A proud person with an enviable list of achievements, he relished his time on tour and is always grateful of anyone who helped him along the way.
Nel Martin is a Spanish professional vert skater. Nel started skating in 1994 and earned a Bronze medal at the X Games in Los Angeles in 2003 and a Silver medal at the FISE contest in France in 2003.
Marc Englehart is an American professional vert skater. Englehart has earned many podium spots in his career, a gold medal in the 2002 Gravity Games, a silver medal in 2003 ASA Pro Tour, a silver medal in 2004 ASA Pro Tour, a silver medal in 2007 Action Sports World Tour and more.
Borja Fernandez is a Spanish professional vert skater. Fernandez started skating when he was 11 in 1995 and turned professional in 2001. Fernandez has attended multiple vert competition in his career.
Sven Boekhorst started skating in the early 1990s in Den Bosch, Netherlands. In 2000 he won every contest, which includes winning the Triple Crown. In his years as a professional skater he also had a character in a videogame: Aggressive Inline, performed three weeks in a big theatre show on Broadway, NYC, with a theatre group from Amsterdam and got his own Rollerblade pro model "Sven Boekhorst" skate.
Tomohiko Nakamura is a Japanese professional vert skater. Tomohiko started skating when he was five years old in 1996 and turned professional in 2005. He has attended many competitions in his vert skating career.
Matt Salerno is an Australian former professional inline skater and four times world champion. Salerno was famous for his style and his unrestricted skating ability and won both vert and street competitions. Salerno started skating very young, turned professional in 1996 and still skates to this day. He was a big influence in the vert skating style.
Tom Fry is an Australian professional vert skater. Fry started skating when he was seventeen years old in 1991 and turned professional in 1995. Fry has won many competitions in his vert skating career.