The Rookies: Grant Taylor
"A classic skate rat"
Posted: May 5, 2010
Grant’s got really good backside ollies and skates with a boned-out stance. I’m partial to goofy-footers; there’s a really rad goofy style that I don’t see in regulars. Ethan Fowler, Donny Barley, Chad Bartie—Grant’s got a cool blend of those styles. He can do great 360 flips and perfect body jars. He has the ability to skate all terrain, and he can cling on a handrail, too, and it looks great. In Debacle, he kickflips this big set of stairs and then ollies a grass patch and a wall and drops 10 feet. Then, of course, he 50-50’s that long, flat rail, where he skips over that gap and grinds the rest. He’s an original, and reminds me of someone I would have skated with growing up. A classic skate rat. —Brian Anderson
Backside lipslide Photo: Adams. Click to enlarge
Grant Taylor's Part in Nike SB's Debacle
4/20/2017A good couple days in ATL with Tom, GT, Brock, Pat and crew before Plunkett and I powered it back out west with stops in Birmingham, El Paso and a little session at the Anderson’s residence. –P-Stone
3/15/2017Step up and roll away through Idaho and Montana with Grant Taylor.
3/14/2017Those Skate Rock videos were unreal! Even the dudes on the trip said that was some of the gnarliest skating they’ve seen. Here are photos and stories from one hell of a sick journey filled with music and mayhem. Ay, dios mio!
3/14/2017Figgy sparks the final episode with a rail attack before breakfast, and Raven brings down the curtains with a noseblunt slide straight from the heavens. Skkrrrrttt!
3/13/2017GT, Ishod, and CK1, three of the best to ever do it, tackle the concrete swells of Montana and Idaho. It really doesn’t get any better than this. Enjoy...