KOTR 2013 Update: Ishod out Jake In
The day before King of the Road kicked off, Real got an unpleasant phone call from Ishod Wair. Seems that Ishod pinched a nerve in his back and is completely unable to skate for a while. After one phone call, Jake Donnelly is in and it's on!
Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Sponsors: Real, Spitfire, Thunder, Adidas, Adidas Apparel, Sunday Skateshop
KOTR experience: None
Strengths: Gaps, rails, no warm up
Weaknesses: James Hardy has a list of quotes
Verdict: One in a million!
Nora Vasconcellos: People I've KnownBoth Nora's skating and her fun-loving, off-board enthusiasm for life have gravitated many characters into her orbit. Here are a few of them.
Ernie Torres: People I've KnownErnie Torres busted out of Oklahoma in the early 2000s, earning a seat in the REAL van with his heavy moves and wicked sense of humor. Thanks for the memories, Big Ern! As seen in our Aug. 2021 issue.
"Filthy Delights" VideoFull parts from Damian Bravo and Massimo Cavedoni bring long-awaited clips to light. Donnelly, Busenitz, Gerwer, Asselin, Aultz and more all-stars from the DLX family round out the experience.
Tanner Van Vark's "Road to Pro" VideoBusenitz, Olson, Ishod, Zion and the REAL team recall their favorite T.V.V. moments on his path from shop pest to full-fledged pro. Dude’s paid his dues.
adidas' "Reverb" VideoDaewon, MJ, Silas, Busenitz, Heitor, Niels, Lil Dre, Suciu (and more!) scour the planet, crushing granite and laying down lines in adidas’ 2019 epic flick. Gustav’s curtain-closing part is gonna mess you up—again.