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King of the Road Profiles

Each skater on King of the Road was picked for a reason. Here are some brief profiles of the guys that go over their strengths and weaknesses.

Posted: September 24, 2010

Team Nike SB

koston2  Eric Koston

   AKA: Frost

   Age: 35

   Sponsors: Nike SB, Girl, Indy, Four Star, Spitfire

   Strengths: SOTY 1996, KOTR vet (2004, Girl), finest
   street skater of his generation

   Weaknesses: Mo money, mo problems

   Predictions: Tailgrab 540





Grant-1   Grant Taylor

   AKA: Grant

   Age: 18 (19 on Halloween)

   Sponsors: Nike SB, Alien Workshop, Indy, Volcom,
   Modus, Stratosphere, Spitfire

   Strengths: 2nd-generation pro, ATV destroyer,
   doesn’t give a fuck

   Weaknesses: Really, he doesn’t
   give a fuck

   Predictions: Future SOTY



Ishod  Ishod Wair

   AKA: Ishod right here!

   Age: 19

   Sponsors: Nike, Real, Spitfire, Thunder

   Strengths: Consistency

   Weaknesses: Jersey Shore

   Predictions: The Hammer of Thor






Cory-K  Cory Kennedy

   AKA: CK1

   Age: 18

   Sponsors: Nike SB, Girl, RVCA, Royal, Spitfire

   Strengths: Merlin Flip, flatground, manuals, ledges

   Weaknesses: Pool?

   Predictions: Finishes all the flatground and ledge tricks
   before lunch





J-Brock  Justin Brock

   AKA: Brock

   Age: 22

   Sponsors: Nike SB, Real, Thunder, Spitfire, Quiksilver,
   HUF

   Strengths: Southern manners, ATV hustle

   Weaknesses: Party time

   Predictions: Biscuits and gravy







Team C1RCA


gravette-portrait  David Gravette

   AKA: Baby Lamb

   Age: 22

   Sponsors: C1RCA, Creature, Bones, Indy, Volcom

   Strengths: Big bars, 540s, low-maintenance

   Weaknesses: Chronic injuries, the larb

   Predictions: Biggest rail, tranny best trick






Decenzo  Scott Decenzo

   AKA: Scooter

   Age: 21

   Sponsors: C1RCA, Plan B, Indy, CCS, RDS

   Strengths: Rails, the tech, the dragons

   Weaknesses: Board breaker

   Predictions: Lady killer






Sierra  Sierra Fellers

   AKA: Sierra

   Age: 24

   Sponsors: C1RCA, Foundation, Venture, Bones,
   Dakine, CCS

   Strengths: KOTR vet (2007, Foundation), tech rail, flip
   tricks

   Weaknesses: Married, so no MILFs

   Predictions: Switch heel




Reyes  David Reyes

   AKA: Diggler

   Age: 20

   Sponsors: C1RCA, Foundation, RVCA, Thunder,
   Spitfire, 303

   Strengths: KOTR vet (2007, Foundation), rails, PMA

   Weaknesses: The WWE

   Predictions: Biggest front crooks





R-Brockel  Robbie Brockel

   AKA: Brockel

   Age: 20

   Sponsors: C1RCA, Spitfire(flow), Thunder, Real

   Strengths: A lot to prove, nothing to lose

   Weaknesses: New guy in the van

   Predictions: Secret weapon







Team Etnies


Malto  Sean Malto

   AKA: Malto

   Age: 21

   Sponsors: Etnies, Girl, Thunder, Spitfire, Four Star,
   Gatorade, Escapist

   Strengths: Front crooks, tech shit, rails

   Weaknesses: Too polite to make out with over-40s

   Predictions: Possible MVP





Mikey-Taylor  Mike Taylor

   AKA: Mikey

   Age: 28

   Sponsors: Etnies, Alien Workshop, Thunder

   Strengths: Rails, ledges, stairs, Twitter

   Weaknesses: Married, so no funny business, never
   seen him in a bowl

   Predictions: Finishes the ledge page in the first two
   days




Jose-Rojo  Jose Rojo

   AKA: Joe Red

   Age: 25

   Sponsors: Etnies, Enjoi, Royal

   Strengths: Tall, Tilt Mode vet so he’s not afraid of some
   half-gay shit

   Weaknesses: The grape

   Predictions: Laugh a minute





Willow  Willow

   AKA: Christoph Wildgrube

   Age: 26

   Sponsors: Etnies

   Strengths: Nollie 360 flips, German discipline

   Weaknesses: Strange American customs

   Predictions: Blitzkrieg!






sheckler  Ryan Sheckler

   AKA: Shecks

   Age: 20

   Sponsors: Etnies, Plan B, Indy, Oakley, Red Bull,
   Ethika, Sheckler Foundation

   Strengths: KOTR vet (2004, Almost), big drops,
   thick-skinned

   Weaknesses: Celebrity status could mean blown-out
   spots

   Predictions: Biggest kickflip




Team Converse

Angel  Angel Ramirez

   AKA: Angel

   Age: 23

   Sponsors: Cons, Foundation, Indy, Spitfire

   Strengths: KOTR vet (2007, Foundation), ATV,
   willing to get sketchy

   Weaknesses: Booze, sloth

   Predictions: Transition terror





Kenny-A  Kenny Anderson

   AKA: Kenny

   Age: 34

   Sponsors: Cons, Chocolate, Indy, Elwood

   Strengths: Legend status, manuals, tranny, ledges,
   flatground

   Weaknesses: Party time rookie

   Predictions: Possible MVP





Baca  Sammy Baca

   AKA: Baca

   Age: 22

   Sponsors: Cons, Baker, Indy, Altamont, Spitfire

   Strengths: MILF slayer, always down

   Weaknesses: Manuals

   Predictions: First over-60 make-out






Julian-D  Julian Davidson

   AKA: Ju-Ju

   Age: 18

   Sponsors: Cons, Element, RVCA, Thunder Spitfire

   Strengths: Rails, stairs, manuals, flatground, etc.

   Weaknesses: Rookie status

   Predictions: Silent killer






Eli-Reed  Eli Reed

   AKA: Eli

   Age: 21

   Sponsors: Cons, Zoo York, aNYthing, Hubba, Venture,
   Mtn Dew

   Strengths: Manuals, vert?

   Weaknesses: That goddamn “Takin’ Care of Business”
   song

   Predictions: Does all the manual tricks in a line




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