K.O.T.R. 2011: Dekline Blog #1
The Dekline team checks in with some photos of their progress on King of the Road.
First stop, El Paso. Flew right over the fires
Rollin' plush in the caravan
Had to wait a few hours before we could crack open the book
Time flashes by when Sinclair's around telling tales
Matt B, ready. Juarez BGPs
Merlino found a spot on the way to dinner
The clock struck 12 and Sinclair began to pick the book apart
Back at the hotel, Jared realizes what he's really in for before we retire
Next morning, with no time to get a real meal, Tim Tim does what he can to stay sustained
Medication is also necessary. We heard Nike got an ounce; we got a gram
El Paso skate plaza
Nick works on the 6-plus category
Dakota eats pieces of shit like this kinker for breakfast
Quick hiatus from the skatepark to shred the Falcore ramp
Come nightfall, the moon lit the way to our next challenges
This gap, check
Piggyback challenge getting weird
We had dinner at the 7-11 in the background before calling it
Next morning, checking out, packing up
Merlino wears glasses so nobody can tell what he's got his eyes on for breakfast
Quick stop at another park. Mike works on his tan and contemplates where his KOTR tat is gonna go
What's worse than a trike motorcycle?
Tim, you can't sleep with your gear. You still gotta drive to the Tucson
Guess which challenge
Arrived in Tuscon, checking our city challenges
Next morning, going to get some supplies
Spent about 20 hours at this school
Special caffeinated delivery
Quick stop at a tattoo parlor
Bennett has a back-up plan
On route to the next spot
…Only to get busted by the cops before we could even skate it. Fuck Tucson; Phoenix, here we come
Got a handfull of manuals to do
Who needs a hotel bed when you get such versatile spots
Tim Tim reviews the now graphic KOTR book
2/18/2017Foundation never left, but this video launches them back onto the center of the map. Great soundtrack, awesome videography, and an entire team of skateboarding banshees make for a winning recipe of success.
2/16/2017We’ve seen Dakota charge down kinkers without a moment’s hesitation, but apparently now he skates up these rails as well. WTF?!
2/16/2017Dakota talks with Leo Romero about his affinity for kinked rails, almost being a Loyal Pawn, the parallels between Bob Dylan and skateboarding and the lessons you learn from being a road dog.
2/14/2017Merlino unloads his deep arsenal of tricks on serious double-black-diamond terrain. Did he really nollie into that front feebs? Goddamn...
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