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50 Most Influential People in Action Sports

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31: Ralph Sinisi

Photograph By Ricky Adam

Ralph Sinisi emerged in the mid-'90s pushing the envelope on technical, ambidextrous street riding. When shoulder surgeries sidelined him, he started the first East Coast BMX brand solely devoted to producing BMX components for BMX street riding. In the 12 years since Animal Bikes has started, the brand has changed the face of the BMX industry.