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.
8/24/2017The Scorchin Summer tour winds down in Des Moines, but not before some unorthodox competition among the crew.
8/24/2017The KC stop of the Vans Scorchin' Summer tour starts with a man down and ends with a lady in a tree.
8/24/2017Oklahoma City honored their favorite son by naming July 21, 2017 "Kyle Walker Day," just in time for the Scorchin' Summer tour to pull into town. G Herbo was there too!
8/24/2017The Vans x Thrasher tour rips into the Lone Star state, triple-digit temps be damned!
8/24/2017The Vans x Thrasher Scorchin' Summer is living up to it's name with 100-degree days on its first stop in weirdly-kept Austin, Texas. Total blazing session!
8/24/2017We've dreamed of doing a Bust or Bail at the Atlanta 5 block for years. Watch the video five times and then relive it again… in photo form!
8/24/2017The SOTY Down Unda crew sparks a sesh at the infamous Five Docks park. Remember when street skaters could barely grind a bowl?
8/24/2017Unlike 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!
8/24/2017The SOTY Down Unda crew hits the downtown Sydney streets, ending with an epic sesh/dance party at good ol' Martin Place.
8/24/2017Teammates, 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!