KOTR officially kicked off at midnight last night, but the shit-talking started way earlier. Just in case you're not on Twitter or Instagram or whatever, we've pulled some of the "highlights" together for you.
Posted: September 8, 2011
Burning The Book
“Grant tried to burn the book last night” -@rtbftr78Executives
“Executive decisions” -@photojoebrookGrip It And Rip It
“Matt B and @7im7im getting ready for the day #kotr2011” -@timcisilino
"Starting at 1pm? Psh we've been at it for hours. -@johnnylayton
Insane Clown Posse Challenge
“#kotr2011 LIKE THIS PHOTO!!!!! ” -@johnnylayton
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King of the Road 2011 Full Video
Here's the full KOTR 2011 video (all webisodes, back-to-back) plus an hour of bonus footage. Enjoy the wild ride one more time.
King of the Road Webisode #13
Here's Lakai taking the win and a recap of all the insanity from one of the best KOTR's ever. Pure skateboarding, adventure, stoke, whatever you want to call it: a big thanks to Lakai, Vans, Nike SB, and Dekline for joining this strange ride.
King of the Road Webisode #12
After killing themselves (and the Challenges book), the Vans team enjoys the end of the road. Trujillo, Berle, Lutheran, Layton, Crockett, and Mystery Guest Arto Saari put on a hell of a show this year.
King of the Road Webisode #11
Nike SB goes full mental at the Los Angeles finish line. Ishod rips a bowl barefoot, Koston keeps his cool in a prank call, and Cory Kennedy continues his tech wizardry.
King of the Road Webisode #10
The Dekline team gets some help from the Birdman as they near the end of the road in Los Angeles.
King of the Road Webisode #9
All four KOTR teams together makes this the best one yet. Also: Mystery Guests revealed, Juggalette make-out, crazy hill bomb, Crockett's now-legendary switch flip, and more.
King of the Road Webisode #8
Lakai continues their path of destruction from Portland to Reno with strippers and donuts as fuel.
King of the Road Webisode #7
Vans barely makes it out of Salt Lake City alive in this one. A rail in the rain destroys Daniel Lu and Trujillo hesitates on a 10-foot boneless drop.
King of the Road Webisode #6
With Cory Kennedy and Shane O'Neill on board, Nike SB had flatground tech handled. And as the road rage and odors add up, a gorgeous Vegas model lightens the mood.
King of the Road Webisode #5
The desert can have a strange effect on people. Dekline fights their way through Arizona weirdness, and Nick Merlino continues his mix of meltdowns and amazing skating.
King of the Road Webisode #4
Lakai packed their van with legends and some young guns, then went for it 110-percent. The assault began in Seattle.
King of the Road Webisode #3
The Vans team's approach was to handle mega-tech moves early and then demolish the Denver park. Trujillo, Layton, Crockett, Lutheran, Berle—maybe the most diversely talented squad this year?
King of the Road Webisode #2
The KOTR recipe involves straight-up gnarly skating and full-on weirdness. Insanely brutal challenges and fun dork tricks collide as Nike SB has a blast in Albuquerque.
King of the Road Webisode #1
To say that Dekline entered King of the Road as underdogs would be the understatement of the year, but when you've got the Dick Burrito anything is possible.
King of the Road Teaser #5
The countdown is on. Webisodes start tomorrow.
King of the Road Teaser #4
With Koston, Cory Kennedy, and Grant Taylor on their squad, Nike SB has some of the most naturally-talented skaters out there. We're building the hype for a reason. You'll see why on December 10.
King of the Road Teaser #3
With a road warrior like Trujillo on board and young blood like Daniel Lutheran ready to go big, more than a few thought Vans could take it. Webisodes coming Dec. 10th.
King of the Road Teaser #2
Dekline may have been the KOTR underdogs, but they finished first in ridiculousness - no small thanks to Nick Merlino. Webisodes coming Dec. 10th.
Sneak Peek: January 2012
Lakai or die—KOTR Blood runs deep when it's all on the line. January mag hits skateshops next week with a grip of free stickers from all the KOTR teams. Congrats, Lakai.
King of the Road Teaser #1
Skater-owned and legend-heavy, Lakai manhandled KOTR 2011. Webisodes start December 10th.
KOTR 2011: End Of The Line Party
Arto's backyard was the scene of Lakai's victory celebration. Empty pool, kegs, pizza... We make party?
End of the Road
Congrats, Lakai. KOTR Champs 2011.
Lakai Wins 2011 King of the Road
At the urine-soaked LA finish line, Lakai along with Mystery Guest, Andrew Reynolds, finished first in KOTR 2011, followed by Vans, Nike and Dekline. Gilbert Crocket is the MVP...
K.O.T.R. 2011: Nike Blog #2
Met up at Highspeed and got our Mystery Guest. We got Leo Romero, SOTY 2010, to turn the volume up to 11! 48 hours left, full steam ahead.
KOTR 2011 Mystery Guest Profiles
Weirdos, ex-teamriders, broads - we've had a lot of wild Mystery Guests on King of the Road over the years, but none as heavy as this years all-SOTY lineup.
KOTR 2011: MVP?
We asked some of the bro's from King of the Road who's their MVP so far.
K.O.T.R. 2011: Vans Blog #2
Check out what life is like in the van with the Vans team in this update from the road.
K.O.T.R. 2011: Dekline Blog #1
The Dekline team checks in with some photos of their progress on King of the Road.
K.O.T.R. 2011: Lakai Blog #1
Joe Brook checks in from the road with the Lakai team.
K.O.T.R. 2011: Nike Blog #1
It's like the 19th hole at a golf course with Koston in the car. Nike's got the biggest van out. Which means it holds more beer. X-Box, wifi, leather seats. Is this Skate Rock or KOTR?