The influence of skateboarding youtubers is undeniable. There is this strange unspoken thing where as influential as skateboard vloggers are they are essentially not spoken or acknowledged in the “core” skateboard market or magazines. The “youtube” skateboarding professional has become a reality and oddly enough become its own category in our industry. What does it truly mean to be a professional skateboarder? Most professional skateboarders have trouble enough selling through their product period with sponsors so if a famous youtuber with millions or hundreds of thousands of followers has products selling out left and right to the point that their sales surpass entire “core” branded teams does this not make them a valid pro skateboarders? Of course it does! I have alot of respect for the hard work that todays skateboarding youtubers put into their channels. There is alot of hard work involved and I totally feel they deserve to have a spot in our industry. Nowadays everyone is good at skateboarding. The difference is the hard work and that extra effort that someone puts into pushing their careers or their skateboarding in general. Its quite impressive when you step back and analyze how many followers the top skateboarding youtubers have versus some of the largest skate brands in the industry. It goes to show the influence an power a single skater can have next to a mega brand. Here are just a few of the top Skateboarding Youtubers and their reach.
- Braille skateboarding (Aaron Kyro)
3.1 Million subscribers
2. Andy Schrock
1.7 Million subscribers
3. Chris Chann
This video isnt a video part but its a gnarly grind across the Los Angeles River super gnarly!