The skateboarding magazine Thrasher was started in 1981 by Kevin Thatcher. The magazine consisted of mainly skateboarding and music pictures and articles.

In 1990 the magazine started ‘Skater of The Year’, which highlighted the best skateboarders and the video parts they put out that year. The S.O.T.Y, as it is called, is picked by public vote! The only winners to ever win the title twice are shredders Danny Way and Chris Cole!

Its usually a really hard decision to pick a winner because there are so many talented and stylish skateboarders to choose from. In this case the winner for S.O.T.Y 2016 is none other than Kyle Walker. He put out a few video parts this year, but the icing on the cake was from the Vans ‘Propeller’ video