Grant Taylor

Skate slams are the easy part. It's the indoor fireworks and smashed lightbulbs that you need to watch out for.
The Skate Rock tour made its way through Illinois with stops in Chicago and Carbondale before moving on to St. Louis, Missouri. With Riley Hawk added to the roster and Andy Roy up to Andy Roy antics, things get out of control in a hurry.

Grant Taylor, Ben Raybourn and David Gonzalez get it done in the D.
Skate Rock is the kind of weird invention that could only come from the mind of Thrasher editor Jake Phelps: A seven-city tour featuring four bands, four Thrasher Skaters of the Year and lots of mayhem. Skate Rock kicked off in Detroit and the city proved to be an awesome location for Ben Raybourn and David Gonzalez to drop hammers and rock out.

Dustin Dollin pays a visit to the 2011 Skater of the Year.
For the premier episode of his new series, "Gettin' Dusted," Dustin Dollin went to see his Volcom teammate Grant Taylor. The series is definitely lo-fi, with Dollin recording on what appears to be a Playskool My First Camcorder. It's also a little weird seeing Dollin film Taylor getting dressed. But watching Taylor rip on a bunch of different transitions—from his DIY backyard bowl to a skatepark to a spot under an overpass where we imagine hermits live—makes it all worth it.