Grant Taylor

Grant Taylor

From: Atlanta, GA Age: 23

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10/30/91

Birth Date:10/30/1991

Birth Place: Atlanta, Georgia

Currently Living: Atlanta, Georgia

Stance: Goofy

Sponsors: Volcom, Anti-Hero, Nike SB, Independent, Spitfire Wheels, Stratosphere Skateshop

Volcom Rider Since: 1998

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Volcom at Fun Fun Fun Fest: Day 1 Photos
Day 1 of the 2014 Fun Fun Fun Fest is in the books. See you tomorrow Austin. Alex Midler, lein to tail. Photo Arto Saari. Grant Taylor pivot on the speaker. Photo Arto Saari. Axel Cruysberghs, Noseblunt. Photo Arto Saari. Blood Brothers on the Black Stage. Photo Gary Copeland Luke McKirdy, backside ollie. Photo Arto Saari. Omar Hassan, Melon to Fakie Milton Martinez, Frontside Ollle. Photo Arto Saari. Pedro Barros, Ollie. Photo Arto Saari. Stone Balloon Flying High. Photo Arto Saari. Killer Mike of Run The Jewels. Photo Gary Copeland. El-P and Killer Mike are Run The Jewels. Photo Gary Copeland. Grant Taylor, Backside 360. Photo Arto Saari. Pedro Barros, Backside nosepick. Photo Arto Saari. Yelle lighting up the Blue Stage. Photo Gary Copeland.
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Come watch the Volcom Skate Team rip the Volcom Super Collider at Fun Fun Fun Fest!
UPDATED: Volcom Super Collider schedule and more ramp progress shots. Plus Kyle Walker is now coming to Fun Fun Fun Fest! Daily Schedule Nov 7, 8, 9: 11:30-2:00pm: open skate and BMX sessions 3:00-3:30pm: BMX Pros on the ramp 3:30-4:00pm: Hang with the Volcom Skate Team 4:15-6:15pm: Volcom Skate Team on the ramp Volcom Super Collider being built under some dark Austin skies The makings of the Super Collider Stone center Volcom Super Collider build beginnings From a humble notebook doodle to the makings of a real life ramp, we are excited to unveil the VOLCOM SUPER COLLIDER at the 2014 Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, TX next month, November 7, 8, 9. From an initial sketch to a more detailed design Conceived by Volcom's Remy Stratton and currently being brought to life in Austin, TX by Ryan Corrigan and the local non-profit Project Loop, the Volcom Super Collider will be tested by the Volcom Skate Team when they descend on Fun Fun Fun Fest to take on this beast. A 3D rendering of the Volcom Super Collider As previously announced, Volcom has partnered with Fun Fun Fun Fest to bring the Volcom Skate Team to the 2014 Fun Fun Fun Fest. In tow with us will be Dustin Dollin, Grant Taylor, Dennis Busenitz, Chris Pfanner, David Gonzalez, Pedro Barros, Louie Lopez, Rune Glifberg, C.J. Collins, Axel Cruysberghs and Milton Martinez. The skate team drove out to Austin and skated some some spots along the way, check out some photos below from their travels, follow them on instagram @VolcomSkate and see the hashtag #RoadToFFFfest for more updates along the way! Axel Cruysberghs backside nosegrind on the back of the van in Albuquerque, NM Louie Lopez, backside lipslide in Oklahoma City Pedro Barros frontside 360 stalefish at a Halloween ramp jam in OKC Grant Taylor frontside ollie at a vert ramp in a barn somewhere in Texas
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BOWL-A-RAMA Getxo Contest Recap
The Volcom BOWL-A-RAMA was held in the beautiful town of Getxo in Algorta, Spain. There were 2 divisions in in the contest, one masters and one pro. Legends and pros from all around the world came out to skate the contest and after many heated seshes the results were as follows: Results for the Pro Division: 1st: Pedro Barros 2nd: Alex Sorgente 3rd: Danny Leon 4th: Felipe Foguinho 5th: Cory Juneau 6th: Sky Siljeg 7th: Joshua Borden 8th: Chris Russell Results for the Masters Division: 1st: Pat Ngoho 2nd: Sean Goff 3rd: Steve Alba 4th: Txus Dominguez 5th: Sergie Ventura 6th: Stephane Andre 7th: Jan Loften 8th: Brad Bowman Congrats to Pedro Barros and Pat Ngoho on taking home first! Check out some photos below shot by Jelle Keppens and more videos of the whole week of shred including the complete HD replay of the Pro finals. Huge thanks to all the sponsors and the wonderful town of Getxo! Here is a replay of the Pro division finals uncut in HD, with Ben Raemers and Marc Churchill as your hosts for your delight: Wednesday warm up Party included a « Sardinada », beers and live rock&roll on the coping : Here is P-Stone’s Thrasher edit : em>La Kantera history :   UK’s Ben Raemers and Marc Churchill were your fine webcast hosts Alex Hallford Chris Russell Cory Juneau Guillaume Mocquin   Cory Juneau Felipe Foguinho Josh Borden Danny Leon Felipe Foguinho Omar Hassan Josh Borden Josh Borden Giorgio Zattoni Josh Borden Felipe Foguinho again flying high Rune Glifberg Rune Glifberg Sky Siljeg Some ass shot The view from the hill Steve Alba Vincent Matheron Stoneman didn’t fall into the pool Sky Siljeg tweaking it Alain Goikoetxea at home Steve Alba Stephane Andre Sergie Ventura Sean Goff Masters Sean Goff and Salba The chill hill Sergie Ventura Sean Goff again Pat Ngoho Salba and the pool ladder Felipe Foguinho Danny Leon Pedro Barros Pedro tweaked Indy Alex Sorgente Felipe Foguinho Danny Leon Pedro Barros Pedro Barros Foguinho The view from the other hill, packed ! Pat Ngoho placed first in the Masters Pedro Barros took top honors in the Pro division and won the Txapela The Volcom Bowl-A-Rama Getxo is going down Saturday September 6th, Check out the schedule below and if you won't be in Spain you can watch the LIVE WEBCAST HERE!    POOL LEGENDS OF SKATE JOIN A STELLAR LINEUP FOR VOLCOM BOWL-A-RAMA™ GETXO   Action sports fans will witness the world’s best skaters, pool legends and the “Godfathers” of skate, coming together for the inaugural Volcom BOWL-A-RAMA™ Getxo at La Kantera skatepark, Arrigunaga beach in the Abra Bay of Getxo, Spain. « For VOLCOM, hosting a bowl event in the basque country at legendary La Kantara as well as joining forces with  longtime legendary team rider and local resident ALAIN GOIKOTXEA is simply fantastic, we are so happy to bring all this together and trust the event will be a great time well spent. » said Remy Stratton, Volcom VP of skateboarding. A major part of the festivities is the “Festival of the Skateboard” which is a week dedicated to celebrating art, music and true skateboard culture. The Festival of the Skateboard will feature old school skate sessions, barbeques, a surprise music element, The Love & Guts art show, Volcom BOWL-A-RAMA™ Getxo competition and the after party. “I’ve never been to Spain but the bowl is very backyard like a pool, Jeff Grosso said I’m going to like it, a bowl on the beach, it's a no brainer.” Says pool legend Steve Alba (SAlba). The international PRO list is one of the strongest BOWL-A-RAMA has had with Al Partanen, Alain Goikoetxea, Alex Perelson, Alex Sorgente, Ben Raybourn, Bjorn Lillesoe, Bugs Fardell, Chris Russell, Colin Provost, Cory Juneau, Danny Leon, David Sanchez, Diego Doural, Felipe Foguinho, Georgio Zattoni, Grant Taylor, Ivan Rivado, James McInnes, Josh Borden, Murilo Peres, Nilo Pecanha, Nolan Munroe, Otavio Neto, Pedro Barros, Raney Beres, Rion Linderman, Rob Lorifice, Rune Glifberg, Sam Beckett, Sky Siljeg, Steven Pineiro, Vi Kakinho and Vincent Matheron, with more to be confirmed. The lineup of MASTERS is a who’s who of the legends and the oriinal pool “godfathers” in skateboarding including Brad Bowman, Eddie “El Gato” Elguera, Lester Kasai, Nick Couscouris, Nicky Guerrero, Pat Ngoho, Peter Hewitt, Sean Goff, Steve Alba and Txus Dominguez (La Kantera skate park designer). Volcom BOWL-A-RAMA™ Getxo (Basque Country) will showcase the world's best and iconic Pro and Master’s bowl skateboarders as they grapple for the title of Volcom BOWL-A-RAMA™ Getxo champion and for a total prize purse of $US30,000. “Bowl skating is diverse with flow bowls, pro bowls, snake runs and the rest all being part of the whole. It all comes from backyard pool skating though. La Kantera is one of the closest skatepark bowls in the world to what it feels like to ride an actual backyard pool. Being able to hold BOWL-A-RAMA in such a spot feels like we’re honouring all those who came before and created what we’re all taking part in now. Having SAlba, who won the first professional bowl competition and Brad Bowman and Eddie Elguara all dropping in just makes it that more special. Also, with such a wide international field making up the pro division we couldn’t ask for a better first year. Looking forward to seeing you all at the beach for Volcom BOWL-A-RAMA Getxo”. Says Chad Ford, Director of Frontside Events. BOWL-A-RAMA™ was born on Bondi Beach – Sydney, Australia in 2005 and is the biggest professional concrete series in the World. With Wellington, Bondi, NYC and the addition of Getxo, BOWL-A-RAMA can now call some of the most iconic destinations in the world home. WEBSITE: http://www.bowlarama.com.au/spain FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/officialBOWLARAMA FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/695220953858611/ TWITTER: http://twitter.com/BOWL_A_RAMA YOUTUBE: http://youtube.com/user/OFFICIALBOWLARAMA VIMEO: https://vimeo.com/frontsideevents/videos INSTAGRAM: @bowl_a_rama     La Kantera Skatepark part of Volcom BOWL-A-RAMA™ Getxo 2014. La Kantera Skatepark part of Volcom BOWL-A-RAMA™ Getxo 2014. Alain Goikoetxea - Indy | Photo: Roberto Alegria
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Veeco: A Volcom Film Making Documentary Available Now
Directed by Jamie Heinrich, Veeco: A Volcom Film Making Documentary the story behind the Volcom filmmaking legacy, Veeco Productions. Veeco… is also available now on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Xbox and Google Play as well as on Blu-ray included in the True To This “Deluxe Blu-ray Box Set” available here. Veeco: A Volcom Film Making Documentary takes a journey through the Volcom film library and 21 years of living a life completely out of the ordinary. Go behind the scenes with the filmmakers and riders as they share their tales of blood, sweat and debacle in such iconic films as Alive We Ride, The Garden, Stoney Baloney, Subjekt Haakonsen, Magna Plasm, Chichagof and more. Featuring interviews with Richard Woolcott, Troy Eckert, Remy Stratton, Terje Haakonsen, Jamie Lynn, Gavin Beschen, Bryan Iguchi, Dustin Dollin, Ozzie Wright, Caswell Berry, Rune Glifberg, Ryan Thomas, Dusty Payne, Curtis Ciszek, Dylan Alito, Scott Blum, Seth Huot, Kai Garcia, Ryan Sheckler, Grant Taylor, Dan Brisse, Colin Provost and Tai Van Dyke.
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2014 X-Games Austin
This past weekend Volcom riders and other top pros barged the heat and converged in Austin for the X Games. Volcom Riders Pedro Barros, Grant Taylor, Alec Majerus, Nassim Guammaz, Rune Glifberg and Ryan Sheckler killed it all weekend and almost all of them took home medals! Peep some of the action below! Pedro threw out this mental melon 540 in his runs! Watch the run that got Pedro gold below! Grant blasting a stalefish for the cameras and crowd. Grant's signature frontside airs were blasting all weekend. You can watch Grant's run too! He was ripping all weekend with so much style In skateboard park Grant Taylor took home silver and Pedro barros took home gold! They were hyped! Nassim Guammaz also took home a medal grabbing bronze in the am division of skateboard street Alec Majerus, Nollie Big Spin. Ryan Sheckler and Alec Majerus Alec Majerus, Backside Flip Am-but-good-enough-to-be-pro Alec Majerus got Bronze on the skateboard street pro contest! Congrats Alec! Grant Taylor, Beanplant. Click the image to see a full X Games Park recap over at Transworld. Alec Majerus, Frontside Feeble frontside 180 out. Click the image to see a full recap of X Games Street over at Transworld.
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Skate Team Covers!
If you have been paying attention to our instagram or facebook page, then you know that the Volcom skate team has been killing it, landing themselves on covers worldwide! Check them out below. Grant Taylor is on the cover of the January issue of Transworld Skateboarding which was shot by none other than the head of the Volcom skate program / pro skateboarder / photographer, Remy Stratton. This shot in particular was shot at Whitefish Skatepark in Montana while we were filming for True To This. The full story will be in the mag that is out now, pick it up and read about our travels in big sky country! Check out the video below of when they surprised Grant with the cover. For all the supporters of the stone in Europe, Copenhagen local Rune Glifberg got heavy with a padless back smith on 5 feet of oververt and landed himself on the cover of Sidewalk Magazine! This was on the Volcom X Parlour Skateshop tour, which you can watch below! Louie Lopez also landed on the cover of the Sidewalk Magazine Buyers Guide! Lastly, but definitely not least, Pedro Barros got the cover of Brazilian mag Cemporcento Skate with a GNARLY smith grind out in the harsh South American streets!