Gap To Smith Grind, San Francisco, CA 2008

"It's one of those things," says Escamilla of pioneering things in BMX. "It's like Kenny Harkin. He was one of the first people to utilize foam pits, doing double flips and 360 flips into foam. Everybody called it gymnastics and it doesn't count. Now, you can't find a gold medal unless you're swimming in a foam pit every day." (Photo: Paul Luna)