We recently caught up with vertical destroyer, Pulsar Watches ambassador and Carlsbad’s Norfolk connection Paul-Luc Ronchetti to ask him for a couple of top five lists an see who influences him skate-wise. Carry on down the page for a selection of his favourite vert skaters, one of their sections and an explanation of why they’ve made the list, and keep an eye out over the next couple of days for a more all-terrain look at Paul-Luc’s favourite current skateboarders. There’s some right classics in the list below!
Mike Frazier – Powell Peralta ‘Eight’
Here’s a 90s Mike Frazier clip from Powell Peralta’s ‘Eight’ video. The crazy part is that everything from this clip was filmed in one day! He has a style that is one hundred percent commitment and the ability to add unique accents to most of his tricks in the form of tail-slaps, disasters, tweaks and reverts. His handplants are next level and he was doing mind blowing lip tricks that even today are hard to fathom. Mike Frazier has definitely inspired me to mix it up and give it some authority on certain tricks.