The teams are in their vans and on the road from September 7th-18th. Watch this page for a constantly-updated feed of Instagram shit-talking and artsy-fartsy photo filters. Most recent first, oldest last. Enjoy.
"This is what I think about doing another #kotr2011 ..... Congrats Lakai! " —@erickoston
"@erickoston @jordanhoffart seriously, I've been thinking about that prank call and you guys are so fucked. #kotr2011 winner is going to be figured out in less than 24 hours... Congrats again mother fucker" —@jaredlucas
"Finishing up King of the Road right now with @beer_run @atibaphoto @fucktyler @oddfuckingtaco and friends. #kotr2011 —@erickoston
"Road warriors! #kotr2011" —@parttimepirate
"One of the highlights for sure today was when I looked over and saw Waylon pissing on PStones car." -epiclytrife
"Thanks Nike for hooking up the sickest hotel in SF, but sometimes nice doesn't equal comfortable..... #ballershit #kotr2011" —@erickoston
"J Brock flew in just to turn the party up in the van to 11 #kotr2011" —@rtbftr78
""I'm in the muthafuckin houwse!!!"" -@erickoston
"True or False: I just picked up mystery guest #1 for #kotr2011 @erickoston @photojoebrook @carmelcreeper @ham_n_cheese @worldsbestdad " —@epiclytrife
"I hope so, he's the only one we can fit in the Yeto van" -@carmelcreeper
"Finally made it to SF. Some of the guys wanted to see the Golden Gate Bridge. #kotr2011" —@erickoston
"You definitely win the Sasha Steinhorst award with this one @jaredlucas !!!" —@erickoston
"Hey @burnout, how many points do you get on #kotr2011 for giving yourself your own signature wheel as TM of the wheel company?" -@erickoston
"@erickoston I'm not the brand manager so I don't make those calls but thanks for posting it! My royalty checks will thank you later ;D" -@jaredlucas
"Rhino & Hambone, come on over and take a dip.... The water is nice. #kotr2011" —@carmelcreeper
"Why would you cover up this beauty with a shitty-ass dreamcatcher @jaredlucas" —@erickoston
"It's my honor to get burned by Koston in front of his 17,000 instagram followers and 63,000 of his Facebook followers. @erickoston killing it!" —@jaredlucas
"You sure Dekline is the team you're supposed to be with right now @jaredlucas ??? " —erickoston
"Dan Z found Griffins black dildo when we cleaned out the broke down Yeto van. Griff you can have it back tomorrow I'm sure you are wanting to get fucked in the ass by the Vans team on your final stretch. Good luck!! #kotr2011 @thegrifdog " —carmelcreeper
"Slight set back.... Our van blew up but we charged a new one to Griffs Mom's credit. Maxed that bitch the fuck out! SF here we come. #kotr2011 @thegrifdog" —carmelcreeper
"Don't start none, won't be none!....Insta-beef is on @jaredlucas #kotr2011" —@erickoston
"Straight to Brokeback? Bold moves @jaredlucas @erickoston" -@burnout
"All out of love @burnout :D @erickoston KOTR wouldn't be fun if there wasn't a little drama right? I even told @rtbftr78 I'd delete it if he deleted his. Offer stands. I'm done with the post though. It's getting to heavy. Good luck and safe travels" -@jaredlucas
"Thanks for showing us a good time in SD today @goonsac . Off to SF we go..... #kotr2011" —erickoston
Lakai had a challenge in Reno called "Blog Domination" where they had to get photos on Nazi Gold, Olson Stuff, and Epicly LAterd at the same time. They are in those shorts because they are doing the "Lt. Dangle challenge".
"The Dakine team's filmer Jared Lucas wearing a V neck minus 150 points #kotr20111" —@rtbftr
"Nice try fo-hawk. That's an Active Crew tee, still got it for proof it's not a V-neck. Epic fail, sorry Christopher Rooney" -@jaredlucas
"I've got an epic fail for you @jaredlucas, just stay tuned....." -@erickoston
"This looks like a great place to nap. @downsouthinhell you got this challenge #kotr2011" —erickoston
"Looks like @carmelcreeper is on the hwy next to us #kotr2011" —@ham_n_cheese
"Haha! You got @carmelcreeper 's ass with this one. On another note, is @thegrifdog still curled up in the back of the van weeping? Give him a hug for me if so." -@worldsbestdad
"San Diego looks pretty nice today. Not sure why I'm flying to SD though, only to have to drive 10 hours to SF later today?!? These city challenges have become a real nuisance in my golf schedule @burnout... Annoying" —erickoston
"We don't sleep, we don't eat, we don't get along and Dan Z might leave us here.... Where the fuck is @thegrifdog #kotr2011" —@carmelcreeper
"I heard @thegrifdog has been curled up in the back of the van for about a week now trying to recover from your original barrage of posts. #kotr2011 was like his Vietnam and apparently he couldn't handle it and cracked. Isn't that right @parttimepirate ?" -@worldsbestdad
"Sounds like that pussy Dan Z hit the wall. KOTR ain't for the weak." -@erickoston
"Dan Z thought the book said most 14 yr old make outs.... #kotr2011" —@carmelcreeper
"MSNBC coming for you" -@rtbftr78
"Dan Z killing the game out here. #kotr2011 you know who that fingers for..... " —carmelcreepr
"You've been good to us, thanks @erickoston for the real world suite!" —_scuba_steve
"Hammeke's big gay ride. @ham_n_cheese #kotr2011" —@carmelcreeper
"I would like this if it were a honda s2000" -@ham_n_cheese
"I hope this gets you pumped up fir the TM challenge in SF @samsklub! #kotr2011" —@erickoston
"This is what King of The Road is like #kotr2011" —@carmelcreeper
"Is that a vagina?" -@worldsbestdad
"Cloud burst/Meza reflection #kotr2011" —@photojoebrook
"Boring as fuck" -@erickoston
"Hey @erickoston , Leo, BJ.Penn, and myself just wanted to say hello. " —@worldsbestdad
"I'll take all 3 of you guys in the octagon right now!!!" -@erickoston
"#kotr2011 got smoked and bruise my foot trying to help the team w a challenge. Probably gonna be out of commission for the rest of the trip.. :/. Sorry @carmelcreeper @rspence " —@jaredlucas
"See ya'll mother fuckers on the other side......#kotr2011" —@carmelcreeper
"Lightening + rainbow" —@raisedbycoyotes
"Hope a abduction happens again." -@carmelcreeper
"@thegrifdog & I want a pit!" —@johnnylayton
"Two bitches.. Good fucking luck on KOTR! #kotr2011 @thegrifdog" -@carmelcreeper
"Keg Challenge: @downsouthinhell if you carve this frontside you win a keg. @boblems @rtbftr78 @erickoston " —@epiclytrife
"Griff, you and the Vans guys still going Balls Out on King of The Road? #kotr2011 @thegrifdog @parttimepirate @worldsbestdad #kotr2011" —@carmelcreeper
"When I say "weak ass!", you say "bitch!"....weak ass, bitch!!! " —@erickoston
"@thegrifdog Griff they are playing your song." -@carmelcreeper
"Please god, we need to win KOTR #kotr2011" —@carmelcreeper
"Beef jerky and corn flakes ain't cheap @carmelcreeper !!!" -@erickoston
"@carmelcreeper all those pussies you're rolling with sleep?? Fuck dat!" -@erickoston
"Thank you KOTR for not making us cross that border. El Paso, TX 2011 #kotr2011 @burnout " —@carmelcreeper
"Heard they got a perfect manual pad over there." -@burnout
"Goal zero hooked up portable power no more dead phone " —@ham_n_cheese
"@ham_n_cheese maybe if you got the fuck off instagram and shot a goddamn skate photo, your phone wouldn't be dead" -@erickoston
"Nice Product placement, asshole. What's next, an ergo shirt?" -@worldsbestdad
"Not sure if Eric got the memo that he is on KOTR #kotr2011" —@rtbftr78
"So where are we gonna go skating today @rtbftr78. I'm totally ready now" -@erickoston
"#kotr2011 @rspence @carmelcreeper" —@jaredlucas
"Awe that's cute!! You guys have a van shaped just like the dakine backpacks you make" -@erickoston
"Killing it, drunk in the van at 2:50 pm. Lots of points today #kotr2011" —@rtbftr78
"@carmelcreeper and his backpack team have little chance against some real shoe companies #kotr2011" —@ham_n_cheese
"Hey @ham_n_cheese they spelled Dakine wrong on that backpack." -@erickoston
"Ummm, I know I was supposed to be doing something else today, but can't seem to remember. Oh well." —@erickoston
"Man Crush? Nah Nah... Sometimes you just got to suck a little bit of dick over at Vans and this #kotr2011 you guys are actually killing it in the dick sucking category. Best of luck @thegrifdog @parttimepirate "—@carmelcreeper
"@PhotoJoeBrook, MJ has nothing on @carmelcreeper double fisting"—@timcisilino
"This won't be the first time @carmelcreeper leads his team to victory, right @thegrifdog " –@burnout
"This photo is soo not gay right?"—@Billy_Marks
"Going hard in the paint @DownSouthInHell & @CoryKennedy " –@ericKoston
"Black out Cory and @downsouthinhell keepin' it real. Nugg take notice."—@hntrsb
"#kotr2011 #longboard #makeout #challenge PLEASE help out and tell everyone to like this photo for the KOTR Instagram #popularpage challenge " –@jaredlucas
"#kotr2011 remember this face kids.....it's the face of a fucking loser. @thegrifdog nice chain you fucking poser. I will give it to Griff he's really good a being something that he's not. Keep killing it out there and let me know if you need any help calling your mom. @thegrifdog" –@carmelcreeper
“@heyfilmthis built himself a bunk bed in the van. #kotr2011” -@_scuba_steve
“Shittin on em #kotr2011” -@carmelcreeper
"That's so cute! You guys really out did yourselves this time@carmelcreeper" -@parttimepirate
"Must be the first step the "demonstrate how Dekine copies a Vans shoe" @parttimepirate @thegrifdog" -@ham_n_cheese
“This guy certainly is a bargain! @boblems #NIKESB TM #kotr2011” -@erickoston
"Life goes on." -@ham_n_cheese
"Damn @ham_n_cheese ! Comin in hot with the zing!" -@erickoston
“Nike crew bulking up on the carbs #KOTR2011” -@rtbftr78
"@carmelcreeper is outside waitng for leftovers" -@ham_n_cheese
“This dude's read hella books. He's about to finish this one. #kotr2011” -@therealcrailtap
“Day 1 #kotr2011 and @downsouthinhell 's already try'n to sleep on the job ” -@erickoston
“How many points do you need? #kotr2011” -@ham_n_cheese
"Judging by the board, looks like @johnnylayton handled that challenge. Right. @worldsbestdad @tempster_is_back" -@epiclytrife
"@epiclytrife I'd have to agree with you on that one. I bet @johnnylayton even got himself a victory banana split afterwards... I would have. ;) " -@worldsbestdad
“@thegrifdog idiot... really? #KOTR2011 this is Kinf of the Road not Queen of The Road you fucking loser!” -@carmelcreeper
“Matt B and @7im7im getting ready for the day #kotr2011” -@timcisilino
"Starting at 1pm? Psh we've been at it for hours. -@johnnylayton
“Kotr challenge can you guys make TNT popular we need help!” -@raisedbycoyotes
"Fuck yeah Tony!" -@geoffrowley
“@thegrifdog the only way Vans will win if there is an "ass load" of gay shit for Griff.” -@carmelcreeper
"I knew it." -@jbradforde34
“Star players #KOTR2011” -@photojoebrook
"Hell yes!!!" -@jimt43
"Worthy competitors." -@ham_n_cheese
“Rooming with this guy @carmelcreeper” -@timcisilino
"That drive from DC looks like it wore him out." -@ham_n_cheese
"@ham_n_cheese nah nah. Mike is ready to take on @thegrifdog for the TM challenges. #KOTR2011" -@timcisilino
"Somebody get @carmelcreeper a oxygen tank! Lookin rough! -@johnnylayton
“Good. Think you kooks are starting in Denver. I know you still think a frontside indy exists but #KOTR2011 is where you will have to take these off you fucking trust fund baby.” -@carmelcreeper
"Damn shit be gettin Instaheated!" -@akadune
"These are tight @thegriffdog hook up a pair." -@ham_n_cheese
“Am I going on KOTR or a disco?” -@photojoebrook
"Let's see you dance!" -@mattevs
"Nike has a kotr tour plane. No big deal #KOTR2011" -@burnout
“Fucking Clown! @thegriffdog #KOTR2011” -@carmelcreeper
"That kid @thegriffdog had a Who's Hot around that era." -@jamieownens
"You should do a "look who blew it" on him next. @thegriffdog" -@carmelcreeper
“@carmelcreeper we've got a real murderer on our team” -@thegrifdog
"And a child molester too it seems. You guys are fucking done! #KOTR2011" -@carmelcreeper
“@thegrifdog @parttimepirate @johnnylayton Vans ain't gonna scare nobody on #KOTR2011 you're already dead losers!” -@carmelcreeper
"I didn't know Dorian Tucker was still on." -@burnout
“Thanks @carmelcreeper looks like you sent Jlay the wrong size boards #KOTR2011” -@ham_n_cheese
“Vans TM is ready to open wide for any challenge #KOTR2011 will bring his way” -@ham_n_cheese
"And by the looks of it @thegriffdog is ready for any deep throat challenge KOTR throws his way" -@worldsbestdad
"Ty Cabaya on Acid" -@carmelcreeper
"Slip it in." -@tempster_is_back
"Eat it fat boy." -@labucha
“He's already won kotr once. Ready to rock again” -@ham_n_cheese
"mephisto predicts knuckle does a naked madonna" -@corpsey69
“Thinking about how he's gonna smash @carmelcreeper and the dekine backpack crew” -@ham_n_cheese
"I've seen this look many times and it's all because he didn't get the right shoes in his box. Right @thegrifdog you guys are fucking losers from the start! Bow out if you know what's best. @parttimepirate" -@carmelcreeper
"@carmelcreeper that or it's banana split time." -@worldsbestdad
"Na na @carmelcreeper at least we have the right shoes! That's why your shitty company keeps knocking them off." -@parttimepirate
“Yeah it's the back of the Nike limo can #KOTR2011” -@rtbftr78
"Team winning" -@donniedeats
“Don't do anything Pete wouldn't do. King of the Road starts tonight #KOTR2011 Excellent photo by Morf.” -@burnout
“I heard Steve Van Doren might even be doing some #KOTR2011 challenges this year? You are gonna need all the help you can get @thegrifdog oh yeah one more thing Griff, Fuck You!” -@carmelcreeper
“@thegrifdog featured in black for this years #KOTR2011 Lakai, Nike & Dekline in blue. Good luck idiot” -@carmelcreeper
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?