Hell Of A Year: Grant Taylor
The Rookies: Grant Taylor
"A classic skate rat"
Posted: May 5, 2010
Grant’s got really good backside ollies and skates with a boned-out stance. I’m partial to goofy-footers; there’s a really rad goofy style that I don’t see in regulars. Ethan Fowler, Donny Barley, Chad Bartie—Grant’s got a cool blend of those styles. He can do great 360 flips and perfect body jars. He has the ability to skate all terrain, and he can cling on a handrail, too, and it looks great. In Debacle, he kickflips this big set of stairs and then ollies a grass patch and a wall and drops 10 feet. Then, of course, he 50-50’s that long, flat rail, where he skips over that gap and grinds the rest. He’s an original, and reminds me of someone I would have skated with growing up. A classic skate rat. —Brian Anderson
Backside lipslide Photo: Adams. Click to enlarge
Grant Taylor's Part in Nike SB's Debacle
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.
1/18/2012Grant, Couch and Spider abuse a love seat on today's Burnout, live from Oz.
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.