Burnout: KOTR 2015 FAQ
Want to know more about the upcoming KOTR TV show? Burnout breaks it down.
Q: A TV series? What the fuck?A: That's right. We made a TV show this time around. It's with Viceland, the new cable channel from the people at Vice. It will be 12 one-hour episodes starting April 28th.
Immediately after this photo was taken, things went very, very badly. Q: So it's the KOTR you guys did last fall? I was wondering what happened to that. Who were the 2015 teams again?
A: It was Chocolate, Toy Machine and Birdhouse; who you may recall won in 2013 and 2014. You can see all the 2015 stats here.
What does Nyjah's success taste like? Raybourn knows!Q: Damn! You guys got Heath Kirchart to go as a Mystery Guest?
A: Yes. We were as shocked as you are. The other Mystery Guests are Forrest Edwards and Jereme Rogers. We're not spilling any beans here. We announced it in this video back in September.
Lexus Tour survivors! Q: What about Clint Walker? Did that crazy SOB smash anyone's windshield again this time?
A: Without getting into specifics, Clint fans will be pleased to hear that he still has not yet learned to keep his hands to himself.
Masterlensmen Feds and Holland!Q: Wait. Hold up. Cable? Does that mean we gotta pay for KOTR now?
A: Well yeah, if you want to watch the TV series. Don't you guys already spend a bunch of money on weed socks and tattoos and cell phone bills, anyway? It's on basic cable, so chances are you might already have it or know someone who has it.
Word around town ... Sherm killed it on KOTR. Q: Yeah, but I'm a true Thrasher, bro. I don't pay for shit except Spitfires! What about me?
A: Viceland will be showing at least two KOTR episodes for free on their website. We'll let you know when that happens. We will also have our KOTR webisodes on the Thrasher site, like in the past, with all the skate action you've come to depend on. Further, episodes will be available on iTunes, just in case you've got a gift certificate from a hip aunt left over from Christmas. Oh yeah, and we'll have the KOTR issue of the mag, too. Don't forget about that thing
If you want to win KOTR, you gotta go though Big Wheat. Q: Does having KOTR on TV mean that it's gonna be all watered down and shit?
A: No. If anything, it's gotten more raw this year. People expecting gnarly skating and Jaws getting hella gross will not be disappointed.
Fashion icons: Dan Lu and The Phelper.
How hard could a Daewon mini-ramp challenge be?Q: Ok cool. How did you guys actually film it for TV?
A: In addition to the skate filmers, each team had a TV crew traveling with them who shot it documentary style. Rick Kosick and Aaron Meza were some of the doc filmmakers, so it wasn't like it was a bunch of weirdos. The teams did KOTR like usual and the TV people filmed them. Worked out good.
Prep time at the La Quinta. Phelper nurses a courtesy cup. Q: What's up with Andy Roy in this thing?
A: We were fortunate enough to have Andy play MC this year. He helped out on several of the challenges and generally kept spirits high, in his special way. Yeah Andy!
The host with the most!Q: Seeing as it's Vice, is Patrick O'Dell involved?
A: Patrick is not involved, however we are grateful for his groundbreaking work in skateboarding storytelling. Thanks Patrick!
Spider gets ready for his closeup!Q: So, are these guys gonna be, like, TV stars after this?
A: Who knows? Maybe if they want to be. We're definitely in favor of a Martin reboot with Mike Sinclair playing the title character.
Blake Carpenter test drives the latest in college fashions.
Arto pitched in with some Scandinavian torture delicacies.
Q: Has the winner been announced already?A: No, nobody knows the winner, including the KOTR teams. We haven't even filmed the episode where they find out yet.
Big Ben, nothing but net.Q: Ok, shit, what else should I know about this thing?
A: It turned out fuckin' killer. If you've ever wanted to know what happens behind the scenes of all the crazy and weird shit you see on KOTR, now's your chance. The teams all killed it this year. These are some of our favorite skaters and we're stoked to get to show their story and King of the Road in a different format. It's gonna be fun. That's a wrap! Wait'll you see this shit.
5/25/2018Andy Roy flipping through the new King of the Road mag? You gotta wonder if he’ll have anything to say...
5/25/2018The stars came out (and the shaving cream … and the tomatoes,) to party down, get hella sloppy and ring in the KOTR award winners. With special appearances by Bob Burnquist, Lizzie Armanto, AVE, Tony Hawk, the Muska and many more. Watch the complete Viceland episode right now (US and Canada only)
5/25/2018Jello shots, Grindline the Band, Nyjah Huston and Jason Jessee – this awards show had it all.
5/25/2018Check out all the Highest, Longest, Most award winners in this special Awards Show webisode. So gnarly. Congrats Birdhouse!
5/25/2018With rabid enthusiasm, freakish abilities and maybe even a dirty trick or two, Birdhouse are the 2015 King of the Road winners!
5/25/2018We know these legends rip, but can they spell their team rider's names? The donut knows! As seen in tonight's final Awards Show episode of King of the Road on Viceland. 11 pm PST/EST. Winners announced tonight.
5/25/2018An awards show as only King of the Road could do it – weird, sloppy and downright ridiculous. Clint gets a taste of his own medicine and the big winners are finally revealed. The TV series finale is this Thursday 11 pm (PST/EST).
5/25/2018Last day and the teams are still gettin' buck. Birdhouse goes rollerboogie, Toy hits the sauna and Chocolate carbo-loads with Daewon before the big Pink Motel meet-up.
5/25/2018With the clock ticking in LA, the teams give it one last big push. A bounty challenge puts Clint against Raven, with nasty results. Episode 10 of the TV series premiers tonight at 11 pm (PST/EST).
5/25/2018Birdhouse gets buck at Burnquist's, Toy Machine sips suds with Tommy Sandoval and Chocolate chomps some pool coping with Lord Salba before Elijah ends the day on crutches.