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King of The Road

In 2003, Thrasher Magazine started a new type of skateboard competition called King of the Road. The KOTR contest takes 4 teams of pro skaters, gives them a book of challenges, and gives them 2 weeks to travel across the country and complete as many goals as they can. The King of the Road competition has been held in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 & 2007. King of the Road was not held in 2008 or 2009, but returned for 2010. In 2011 Thrasher and converse brought KOTR to China with the four biggest Chinese board companies.


  • Deluxe - Winner
  • ├ęS Footwear
  • Tum Yeto
  • Volcom


  • Zero - Winner
  • Girl Skateboards
  • Almost
  • Real


  • Zero - Winner
  • Habitat
  • Flip
  • Element

2006 - The Beast Creeps East

  • Zero - Winner
  • Darkstar
  • Baker
  • Toy Machine


  • Blind - Winner
  • Foundation
  • Black Label
  • Zoo York


  • Nike - Winner
  • Circa
  • Converse
  • Etnies


  • Lakai - Winner
  • Vans
  • Nike
  • Dekline

KOTR China

  • Gift (shanghai) - Winner
  • Shox (guangzhou)
  • Society (Beijing)
  • Vagabond (shenzhen)


  • Alien Workshop - Winner
  • Creature
  • Toy Machine
  • Anti Hero

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