When you open up the Skateboard Dictionary and look up the word 'style,' no definition will be offered, only a photo of the ruler, Venice Beach, California's own Christian Hosoi. Christian turned pro in 1981 and immediately changed what we thought was possible on a skateboard, redefining how even the most basic tricks are supposed to look. He exudes a natural style that has been mimicked many times but never replicated. Known for his incredibly huge airs, "Holmes" was one of the biggest “vert superstars” of the 80's, and also appeared in such films as “Thrashin” and “Gleaning the Cube.” His career, and life, came to a crashing halt with an arrest and 5-year sentence for drug possession. Since his arrest he has given his life to Jesus Christ, and wants to make a difference in the lives of other by talking to at-risk kids about his skateboard industry success and his drug addiction. He wants to expand his reach to high school youths and youth ministries. Hosoi has been an ambassador for skateboarding for over three decades and is revered the world over. He was recently put at #4 on TransWorld Skateboarding Magazine's "Thirty Most Influential Skaters of All Time."