Skateboard and BMX Vert has been contested at X Games since day one. This year, X Games opened up the field for vert qualifying, with the top finishers grabbing invite spots to X Games Minneapolis 2017.
Bucky Lasek places first at Skatelite Vert Mission, an X Games Minneapolis skateboard vert qualifying contest that took place in San Diego, California on Saturday.
XGames.com counts down the top 20 X Games skateboarders of all time, spanning from the inaugural Extreme Games in 1995 to the present.
On August 6, eight-time X Games medalist Elliot Sloan opened his backyard playground for the first-ever Highland Showdown, featuring 24 of the top vert skaters in the world, going head to head on Sloan's vert ramp.
This Independence Day weekend, XGames.com is looking at Independent Truck Company, the iconic skateboard truck brand ridden by some of the most iconic skateboarders of all time, and the stacked team that reps the brand.
Take a look back at the full Skateboard Vert competition at X Games Austin 2016, where Sam Beckett took home the gold.