I grew up at the right time to have been caught up in skateboarding during the mid-eighties. What I would give to flip back through my original issues of Thrasher magazine. As a movie fan, over the last few years two interesting documentaries have come out chronically the rise and fall of two of the stars of my skateboarding youth. These guys were true “rockstars” of skateboarding who both rode the wave to incredible success and then crashed spectacularly as the popularity of vert skating ebbed in the early nineties. If you had any interest in skateboarding, both Stoked – The Rise and Fall of Gator and Rising Son – The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi are worth checking out.