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Tom Groholski

Photograph By Arto Saari

Poolside Skateboards' Tom Groholski has been riding a skateboard since before many XGames.com readers were born. Decades have passed since he originally went pro for Vision Skateboards, but his style and tricks are as timeless as they were in the '80s. While most vert skaters of that decade were skying high above the coping, Groholski skated the lip of the vert ramp much the same way that kids skate ledges today. And if you enjoy doing Hurricanes on a mini ramp/ledge/Hubba, then you have Groholski to thank for it. For a history lesson on "The Jersey Devil," as he was known, check out Jeff Grosso's Love Letters to Tom.