Aggressive skating became massively popular around the world in the mid nineties when the idea of strapping aggressive skates to your feet and performing freestyle tricks and stunts on the streets was pioneered by the likes of Arlo Eisenberg, Jon Julio and AJ Jackson in California. Aggressive inline skating grew to be the fastest growing participant sport around the world. Skaters started off using basic skills to jump stairs and carve the streets. As the sport developed, so did the tricks and thus the equipment that was used. Tricks became more technical and grind-based. Soul plates got bigger to account for this and skate frames were developed to make grind tricks on rails and ledges easier. Aggressive skate wheels got smaller for more stability and skate liners have now been developed to a standard which gives the skater greater comfort and greater control.