King of the Road 2014: End of the Line
King of the Road Ends - Winners to be Announced at SOTY Awards
After two long weeks of cross-country hell-raising, spit-swapping, board-breaking insanity, the Element, Flip and Birdhouse KOTR teams wrapped it up, Mystery Guests in tow, in North Carolina.
So who won? Unlike in previous years, nobody will know who took the title until AFTER all the episodes have aired (you're welcome, Internet complainers) - with the 2014 Champs announced December 13th, right before the 2014 Skater of the Year is crowned.
Webisodes start in November and will also be featured on our free Hell of a Year 2014 DVD in the February 2015 KOTR issue. Thanks to our title sponsor Vans, as well as Element, Flip, Birdhouse, Monster and all the shops and skaters who helped us along the way! Meanwhile, here's a sampling of the best of KOTR 2014 social media photos and videos (for anyone still on that Cricket.)
The fuckin' book - sealed until 11:59.
'Make out with a what??!'
The Man, trying to stop fun at every turn.
Lots of analysis, every day.
Louie, manual selfie challenge.
Masterlensmen do it double fisted.
Like one of Antwuan's spreads - gotta eat on the run on KOTR.
Nyjah, no stranger to getting their while he can.
Whose birthday was it?
That's right - there was a freestyle page this year. Evan Smith was unfazed.
Always time for the hemmies.
Jaws and Clint, dubz.
Now THIS is a challenge!
Ran into the ATL Twins in Atlanta. Nice boys.
Clint found that P-Rod lookalike!
Jah's not afraid of a selfie. Though he was?
Neither is Clint.
Made friends wherever we went.
Yep! Thanks y'all!
Just Bianca ChanDo it!
Eat a baby rabbit - 666 points.
Double L - skying at FDR.
Element's Cole Mathews had some challenge envy.
Logos out, boys.
Nice looking crew.
Pat's Lost Bowl in Richmond. Thanks Pat!
Domo and Hoang - tight bros from way back.
A few seconds of the The David Gonzalez for a Day challenge.
Halfway at Skatopia!
Those Martin boys sure can entertain. More on this later.
Got the Mystery Guests out of the deal - ODS!
Hell yea, he's Down for Life!
Chad Knight brought his pain relievers and some tight filters.
Definitely a team player.
T Bone was making Nyjah work for those rails!
Speaking of, our guy Dave Tex plants on the clock.
New bros, everywhere.
Wondering how he got there.
They dealt with it.
Things got dicey after Flip's filmer, Layne, caught a hellacious skull bongo in Cacka! Get well soon, Layne!
Then Alec's leg went and gave up the fight on the KF FS NBS. Shit!
Heal up, Killer!
Element didn't get away scott free either - torqued ankle and smashed windshield. Shit happens.
Yep, it was a nice time.
These videos are going to be the best ones yet.
By popular demand.
Nice lil' wrap-up party at Alex's.
P-Stone on the grill!
Then shit got weird - like blasphemy weird.
But we'll have to wait to hear the whole story. Thanks Kings of the Road!
9/14/2018Fire rail insanity as the teams reach the end of the line. Zion shines and Cole gets scorched — then it's off to see the winners! Free worldwide. Congrats Element!
9/13/2018KOTR is always full of surprises, but this shocker for Tyson at the finale warms the heart.
9/12/2018Nobody's a loser on this thing, but only one team can be crowned King of the Road! Real, Element and Foundation battle the f--ked up fire rail before reuniting for the big awards show. Highest, longest, most? MVP? A new pro? All is revealed! Watch now (US only.) Free Webisode on Friday. Thanks for another epic season, everybody!
9/11/2018They expected a party, they got a flaming handrail. Too much? Watch 'em jump in the fire – then check the full episode Tuesday at 9 pm on Viceland. Winners announced!
9/10/2018Some of the adidas homies headed to São Paulo for a Das Days premiere, and of course they came back with a grip of killer footy. If you’re a fan of classic street-plaza destruction, you’re gonna be stoked on this one.