Inb4 cork or lip blind 2...
But seriously I was just thinking about what has changed the game the most when it first happened
Obviously the switch 10 was huge when that first came out, and the way Mikael Deschenaux used to just bang 'em I think was a real influencer, especially on an early E Dollo
Frej Johnsson (where he at now though) and bringing the first dub 7. Some say E Dollo did it first in Education of Style, but it was released later, but Frej doing it in a comp in front all of the best at the time, and no less the insanely big kicker that was JOI was definitely a game changer. I think it got people to think less along the lines of just adding 180 to whatever dub they were doing and reconsider axes.
Along that line, Bobby winning X big air/slope that one year with the switch dub misty 12/14 with the classic Bobby mute, also added variety to axes being used in comps
definitely gotta mention Jon Olsson and the kang/"hexo" flip as practically being the first modern "doubles"
EDollo bringing the nosebutter to comp, I can firmly say without Edollo/that trick, most likely comps would have not seen nosebutters off jumps for who knows who long, still haven't seen anyone do the tailbutter dub in a comp
In the non comp realm
Delorme with the tail drag cork 5, similar to Hornbeck's shuffles it was just a way to varied the standard approach of taking off a jump and landing
Casablunt cork 1/sw cork 3
Tabidaque, hand-dragging on rails and pretzel drags, not like hand drags hadn't been done before on rails, but just one edit being dominated by so many variations
Frank Raymond populating no lip urban-bringing more skateboard influence in
Idk, probably overkill, in finals right now and definitely avoiding it (Im 12 btw), what do you guys think?