2012 Covers Poll
It was a year of epic fronts, from legends like MJ and D Way to young bucks like Trevor Colden and Dane Burman. Which was your favorite cover of 2012?
January: Lakai or die—KOTR Blood runs deep when it's all on the line. Photo: Brook
February: The nicest guy with the scariest demeanor: Peter Ramondetta, switch Smith. Photo: Broach
March: The Big Apple gets bit by Jon Dickson. Switch flip, dog. Photo: Burnett
April: The gnarliest dude meets the burliest park. SOTY 2011, Grant Taylor, torques a channel wall mega-stale at Pizzey on Australia's Gold Coast. "She don't even smoke." Photo: Burnett
May: Outlaw Corey Duffel crushes major crooks, one step ahead of the man. FTW. Photo: Zaslavsky
June: Pink Floyd had three consecutive records go platinum, and Danny Way accomplishes the same feat with this Mega-Eurogap backside flip in Paradise. See you on the dark side of the moon. Photo: Blabac
July: It’s been almost 23 years since a nosepick graced the cover. Danny Sargent first, Jim Greco now, and any way you look at it, street tuff. Photo: Broach
August: The golden child, Trevor Colden, switch tré through the vortex. Photo: Burnett
September: Dane Burman is a bad-ass. The only Aussie who doesn't drink gets damn reckless with a back 50-50 to different kind of pole jam. Photo: Burnett
October: He asked for the gnarliest spot in San Diego and he got it. Colombia's David Gonzalez grinds through the kink, off the drop, and into skate history. Photo: Burnett
November: Freestyle meets tranny as Marc Johnson gets all Rodney. What’s next? Kickflip darkslides on vert? It’s coming. Photo: Colen
December: Bake and Destroy is here! Figgy's three-kink crooks must have felt mighty good. Photo: Burnett
4/23/2015On November 23rd, 2011, we announced that Grant Taylor was our Skater of the Year alongside this video part. Grant is the best, and here's a glimpse of what he did that year to receive the top honor.
1/14/2012Nike 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.
1/11/2012The SOTY & crew cruise a natural shell ride, Ozzy style.
1/09/2012GT and the crew ease into the OZ trip and come up on some free headgear.
1/06/2012All 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.