Evan Smith is a spot-whispering spiritual vagabond. Instead of forcing spots to his will, he lets the spots speak to him. Evan released a trio of parts ("Time Trap," DC; "No Hotels," PLUS Skateshop; "Zygote," Element) and a Run & Gun entry this year that highlight his naturalistic approach. He stands out as someone who sees the forest of possibilities with a deeper understanding of the skate universe, and the harmony of all its components, while others simply focus on the trees. This kind of intuition can’t be taught. Evan is skateboarding’s golden child.