The crew is one of the great traditions of skateboarding. Since time immemorial—or at least the advent of the skateboard—the notion of strength in numbers has prevailed, with cliques coalescing around spots, stores, parks and anything else that draws skaters.
Some crews, of course, gained notoriety beyond their haunts. Their members have gone from local rippers to ams to pros, and their names have subsequently grown synonymous with specific times and places. Their tricks, styles, gear and slang influenced skating as a whole, in some cases forming the basis for entire companies. These are the ten best skate crews ever.Click to start the list