Fuck ups? Chicks? Legends? Good for a laugh or dead weight? Nah. Not this time. The theme for the 2012 King of the Road Mystery Guests: TOTAL FUCKING SHREDDERS. Get ready to see this thing go berzerker.
Posted: September 13, 2012
Mystery Guest for: Toy Machine
aka: Razor sharp
Home: La Habra, CA
Sponsors: Habitat, Habitat footwear, Royal, Quiksilver, Small Wheels, Bones Swiss, Liberty
KOTR experience: teammates with Fred Gall
Strengths: ledge, classic tech, snappy dresser
Weaknesses: dirt averse
Verdict: this charming man
Mystery Guest for: Creature
Home: Medellin, Colombia
Sponsors: Flip, Globe, Volcom, Mob, CCS, Indy, Ricta
KOTR experience: None
Strengths: See Thrasher interview
Weaknesses: dude looks like a lady
Verdict: SOTY front runner
Mystery Guest for: Alien Workshop
Home: Phoenix, AZ
Sponsors: Birdhouse, Dekline, Bones Wheels, Indy, Glassy, Neff
KOTR experience: none
Strengths: giant drops, 540s
Weaknesses: manuals, corn on the cob
Verdict: Highest, Longest, Most
Mystery Guest for: Anti-Hero
Home: Vancouver, BC
Sponsors: Darkstar, Globe, Nixon, Dakine, Red Bull, RDS Apparel, Neff, Bones Wheels, Arnette, Orion, Kicker, OC Ramps
KOTR experience: none
Strengths: stairs, ledges, rails, manual, transition, switch, regular... Pretty much everything
Weaknesses: Mr. Nice Guy
Verdict: trick machine
King of the Road 2012: AWS Edit
Alien Workshop takes a victory lap with their own edit from last year's King of the Road.
King of the Road 2012: Webisode 17
Alien ends strong in SF and takes the win. This clip also includes KOTR awards and outtakes from all the teams. Thanks everyone involved for the best King of the Road ever.
King of the Road 2012: Webisode 16
Here's Toy Machine lurching toward the San Francisco finish-line. Tommy Guerrero takes them to a gnarly hill bomb and they meet up with Embarcadero OG's.
King of the Road 2012: Webisode 15
Creature wraps things up in San Francisco with some hill bombs, yoga, and prank calls.
King of the Road 2012: Webisode 14
Anti-Hero closes in on the end of the road and Ryan Decenzo proves his MVP status.
King of the Road 2012: Webisode 13
Alien Workshop rolls into Omar's hometown and continues to check tricks off the list.
King of the Road 2012: Webisode 12
Here's Toy Machine in LA. Leo goes on a skate date with Lizzie, there's a Lockwood legends reunion, and the whole team gets on the Crail Couch.
King of the Road 2012: Webisode 11
Venice, CA has a unique skate history and Creature goes all out. They meet up with Hosoi, skate beach spots, and Mystery Guest David Gonzalez does the time warp.
King of the Road 2012: Webisode 10
Anti-Hero in Las Vegas is all we need to say. But we'll mention that a wet and weird pool gets skated, Trujillo turns up the street-skating heat, and Andy Roy is still a rad timebomb.
King of the Road 2012: Webisode 9
Alien starts off with a bizarre New Wave music video, and then the shredding commences. Salazar gets pranked so bad he pukes and Grant Taylor rips as always.
King of the Road 2012: Webisode 8
Toy Machine nears the finish line as Leo Romero conquers some of the craziest handrails of this year's KOTR… And Mike Sinclair continues his reign as an epic prank caller.
King of the Road 2012: Webisode 7
Does Creature start feeling KOTR fatigue and slow down at this point? Hell no. This is their wildest part yet. Hell yeah.
King of the Road 2012: Webisode 6
Angry homeowners, longboards, and Andy Roy's gnarly nose piercing all equal up to a struggle for Anti-Hero in Salt Lake City. But Decenzo shows why he got MVP.
King of the Road 2012: Webisode 5
The mid-way point is a bizarre mix of competition, relaxing, and having a blast. Here's a board toss, high-speed relay race, and the Mystery Guests revealed: Jaws, Ryan Decenzo, Austyn Gillette, and David Gonzalez.
King of the Road 2012: Webisode 4
Watch close: This clip reveals how Alien Workshop had all the right ingredients for a KOTR win. Here's Crockett, Salazar, Fitzgerald, Taylor, and Jake Johnson.
King of the Road 2012: Webisode 3
Toy Machine starts off in Colorado. The wild cards on their team are New Jacks Dan Lu, Carpenter, and Leabres, but they're in good hands with all-terrain ripper Provost and the fearless Leo Romero.
King of the Road 2012: Webisode 2
It would be pointless to rank which KOTR team had the most fun, but let's just say the Creature footage speaks for itself. Here's Gravette, Reyes, Partanen, Hitz, Conover, Bingaman, and Navarrette in ALBQ.
King of the Road 2012: Webisode 1
It's here. The gnarliest, funniest, best KOTR yet. We start off with Antihero in Portland. Gerwer, Pfanner, Roy, Trujillo, Allen, Hewitt, Russo, and Cardiel. If you didn't get the DVD free with the February mag we weren't going to leave you behind. Here we go...
GIlbert KOTR Sixty-6
Vans has a new installment of their Case of the Mondays Sixty-6 with Gilbert Crockett.
KOTR Sixty-6 with Daniel Lutheran
Vans caught up with Dan Lu to get a set of six of his road memories from this year's KOTR.
First Look: Geoff Rowley
This issue is a behemoth, so who better to flip through it first than Geoff Rowley?
Sneak Peek: KOTR Super Issue
With a free DVD starring Taylor, Salazar, Pfanner, Gravette, Crockett, Romero, Decenzo, David Gonzalez and Jaws, The February 2013 Thrasher is hands-down the craziest King of the Road mag yet! Just try to keep up. We dare you. Watch the trailer now!
Andrew Allen's KOTR Trip Sixty-6
Vans caught up with Andrew to get a set of six of his road memories from this year's KOTR.
ALIEN WORKSHOP WINS KING OF THE ROAD
The Alien Workshop team wins King of the Road 2012.
King of the Road 2012: AWS Blog 3
Joe Brook gives you a peek at what life on the road's like for the Alien Workshop team.
King of the Road 2012: Toy Machine Blog 4
Dan Z and the Toy Machine team drive from Wyoming to Salt Lake City.
King of the Road 2012: Anti-Hero Blog 3
Xeno and the Anti-Hero team pick up Ryan Decenzo and head to Vegas.
KOTR on the Crail Couch
The Toy Machine team gets the Couch treatment over at the 'Tap. Starts slow, but ends with some bizarre facts about new filmer, J-Mar. 100 points!
King of the Road 2012: AWS Blog 2
Joe Brook checks back in from the road with the Alien team.
KOTR Instagram Feed
Gravette flipping out? Leo on a hot date? Check the #thrasherkotr2012 Instagram feed to see the latest.