Burnout: KOTR Memories 2003
Gearing up for KOTR 2010, has me thinking about all the great King of the Roads from yesteryear. Here's some photos out of the KOTR 2003 box.
Atlanta legend, Fred Reeves, wasn't quite sure what to make of us when we assailed him at an X-treme park, but was a good sport and helped us out anyway.
Johnny Layton wasn't even on the actual Toy team when he joined the KOTR.
Gareth, Diego and Beagle (Josh Beagle) tackle the dreaded Natas Spin challenge somewhere in Florida.
It's not a KOTR unless there's some half-gay shit in there.
Adrian Mallory, crooked ground the ATL rock rail.
A spookily symmetrical Fowler.
One of the best backside disaster slides in the biz.
Now that's a KOTR smile, boy!
Scott Bourne was our Mystery Guest. Double axle over the real shallow stairs of Tahoe's Strawberry Lodge.
Scott's got one of those inverts that looks like an egg in photos. To put it in modern terms, like if a dude's varial heel looked like a hardlfip in the air. Yeah, that's probably not helping.
When you think about it, it's pretty wild that Josh Beagle got his name taken by another dude. Front rock.
He was a great TM who didn't skip over life's finer things.
KOTR always brings together an eclectic mix - Tony E, Pommier, Harold, Caswell and a zombie Scuba, for example.
The best skater of all my old friends, Jason Phares was one of the reasons the KOTR became legendary. I just realized this photo is flopped. Fuck. You get the idea.
Like I said, Johnny was flow when he came on the trip. After his outstanding performance on KOTR however, the boards, shoes, chicks and cars came in quick succession ....
but I can say I knew him when he was a regular kid - just trying to shred.
3/25/2017The SOTY Down Unda crew sparks a sesh at the infamous Five Docks park. Remember when street skaters could barely grind a bowl?
3/25/2017Unlike in the USA, downtown is still a go on the Lord's day Down Under. Pilz, Louie, Chima, Ishod, Na-kel and the boys take full advantage. Amen!
3/25/2017The SOTY Down Unda crew hits the downtown Sydney streets, ending with an epic sesh/dance party at good ol' Martin Place.
3/25/2017Teammates, legends and bros converge at the local ramp to surprise Lizzie Armanto with her spankin' new Thrasher cover and first Birdhouse pro model. How sweet it is!
3/25/2017The SOTY Down Unda crew fires it up, only to get stymied by a human skatestopper. Ishod skids big and Kwalks snags the cover.
3/25/2017Legends, tykes and lurkers alike – who doesn't love an '80s sized vert ramp?
3/25/2017Vans' surprise end-of-the-year video "No Other Way" starring Kyle Walker, Elijah Berle and the rest of the Waffle Squad premiered at Black Hollywood Wednesday – the perfect Turkey Day pre-party.
3/25/2017Chief and the boys premiered the latest installment of their popular No Cash Value series, this one starring Dane, Brockman and Windsor.
3/25/2017Elliot Sloan had a vert jam at his house in Vista because, as you know, Vista still rips.
3/25/2017Last stop for the Vans demo demolishers and Chima, Matt B, Dan Lu and the boys go out with a bang!