Christian Hosoi

The man who invented the Christ Air and Rocket Air

WHO THE F*CK IS THIS GUY?

Master skateboarder, trick inventor, a longtime rival of Tony Hawk — Christian Hosoi has done it all. He started skating at just seven years old and quickly developed his skills enough to start skating with Powell Peralta and then the legendary Dogtown Skateboards. He officially turned pro at age 14 and never looked back, transforming skateboarding along the way.

 

 

WHY YOU SHOULD CARE.

Christian Hosoi invented iconic tricks like the Christ Air and Rocket Air and helped bring vertical riding forward along with the likes of fellow masters like Steve Caballero, Lester Kasai, and Mike McGill. In 2009 and 2010 he placed 1st in the X Game Skateboard Park Legends contest. After struggling with addiction for a period, he turned it all around and even wrote an inspiring autobiography. He’s the real deal.