The most influential rider of the 2010s may also be the quietest, which suits Raph Derome just fine. The mild-mannered French Canadian kid dominated unlike any other in the decade by letting his riding speak for itself. And it didn’t just speak. It screamed at the loudest levels, influencing riders everywhere in terms of style, creativity, fluidity and all-around bad-assery. There are boat riders whose favorite rider is Raph Derome. The same can be said for park riders. And the same with winch/urban riders, too. Nobody encompassed all facets of the sport with the style and success of Raph. Whether it was winning an all-around title at the most complete event ever assembled (Red Bull Wake Open, 2012), ruling over park contests around the globe, or dropping video parts that created frenzies throughout the sport, Raph did it all, and he did it in a way nobody else could. Not only did he make it look ridiculously easy, but he did it in relative secrecy, preferring to do his own thing on his own time, as opposed to being in the mix of Orlando.