Provocateur and historian with a Cheshire Cat grin, Jeff Grosso so well known for being audacious, sardonic, and usually right on the money, that it’s easy to forget that he gained his name with badass inverts, powerful grinds, and contest success. Whatever, as the mouthpiece for skateboarding’s precious minueta and first-hand keeper of its lore, Grosso’s gifted as much as he’s a gift to skating.
Now into his 50s, Grosso’s bred with so much stoke that injuries—no matter how serious—just seem like road bumps in a very rocky road he somehow manages handle. As the host of Love Letters to Skateboarding, contest color commentator, or simply boosting while his body allows it, the beauty of Grosso is that he makes you feel something and if that means being a little uncomfortable then he’s done his job. How you do it is as important as why you do it. There’s no doubt Jeff Grosso’s committed for life.