THE MYSTERY GUESTS
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.
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
12/18/2017Check out this clip of David Gonzalez on a fresh set of Ricta Park Crushers.
11/28/2017They can kickflip, handplant and switch back tail better than the rest of us, but can they select the perfect SOTY? Check out who the pros want to win the only award that matters!
11/22/2017As another year comes to a close, the caliber of incredible skateboarding continues to blow our minds. Here’s our hot list of SOTY Contenders for 2017. Who’s got your vote?
10/30/2017We mixed things up a bit at this year’s Hellride. The Diamond crew built a whole new park, so we decided to let everyone just jam out and enjoy the new terrain. Good times, as always.
10/30/2017Diamond and Thrasher kicked off their 6th annual Halloween Hellride this year with a new contest formula, integrating a fresh street course mixed with the classic bowl-style jam for maximum chaos. Check out some photos here.