British skater Tom Knox broke onto the skate scene in 2011 when he was welcomed into the teams at Emerica Europe and Blueprint Skateboards, with both companies collaborating on a welcome part filmed by Jake Harris and edited by Dan Magee. He also went on a memorable Blueprint trip to Japan, but left the company in 2013 to join new British brand Isle Skateboards, co-founded by Tom’s old Blueprint mate Paul Shier.
Isle soon released a well-received series of experimental skate films based around the theme of opposites – Left/Right, the final film in the series, featured Tom and Isle co-founder Nick Jensen skating in synchronicity in London. As well as Isle and Emerica, Tom is currently sponsored by Destructo and Liverpool’s Lost Art skateshop.
Tom is a Londoner through and through, and was still living at home with his family when he picked up his first sponsorship deal. He did his reputation as one of the capital’s finest young skaters no harm at all when he teamed up with Harris again in 2013 for the last part in the London-set VX video Eleventh Hour, the project formerly known as The Grey Video.
For one so young, Tom has incredibly fast feet, and his upbringing in London has instilled in him an adaptability and determination to thrive at even the gnarliest of spots. He has developed into a truly original skater with a bulging bag of tricks – the latest addition to his arsenal of manoeuvres is is an impressive switch back smith.