Crusty, homegrown spots aren't new, and yet they're one of the most interesting and vibrant things going on in skating today. This essay and photofeature looks at the appeal of DIY skating. Long live 'crete!
Busenitz, Brock, and the REAL team surprise Davis Torgerson with his first pro board and rip the Familia park.
Every few years a homie video drops which has a skater in it as gnarly as the best pros of the time. This was an example. Davis Torgerson introduces an epic part from a 2007 Atlanta video.
No patience for webisodes? Well quit your bitchin' and watch the entire SOTY Nawwssty trip video right here, right now. Kinda like your family vacation except with way more skating and way less grandmas.
A rainy day takes the Ishod skate party over to Lil' Wayne's private park, plus there's a crazy Jersey barrier session here. Thanks for an epic trip everyone.
The Ishod Skater of the Year party continues with more hot Miami moves before the whole crew goes to the Cayman Islands. And lastly, Ishod ends it with a pure street hammer.
Mixing serious skate missions with a raging vacation produces one hell of a good time. Here's Ishod's Skater of the Year trip including Koston, Grant, Brock, Piscopo, Brockel, Donnelly, and Perez.
Cory and Grant reveal their cross-training secrets, Frost walks on walls and the SOTY gets shut down in his final hour.
An extra make or two here, a twist of fate over there—and Real would have won this thing. They really went for it, they're good sports, and they have a ripping squad.
Here's Real in the final stretch. They have to push Arrighi into a pool, they meet up with Lil' Wayne, Brock battles a kickflip late shove-it, and TJ Rogers again tackles some wild tech moves.
The Real team battles harsh bank-to-wall challenges, Mystery Guest TJ Rogers is a tech ledge-wizard, they find a mom who can kickflip, and Jake Ruiz continues to be the big surprise of KOTR with his shocking handrail assaults.
Portland, Boise, Sacto, and Los Angeles. The Real KOTR Team hit it real hard from start to finish and it was a hell of a ride!
Real makes a potato gun, Justin Brock grinds up, across and down a rail, a longboard gets focused, and the team gets 21 females into their van.
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