Cover image: Reece Leung
Brick walls to stairs, awkward banks to road gaps, LA school yards, to lines spanning halfway around London; combined with an outstanding trick selection, eye for obscurities and an always fantastic choice of music – it’s no exaggeration to say that Tom Knox is one of the finest British skateboarders of today.
Now settled down with Isle Skateboards and New Balance Numeric, Tom’s output over the last few years has been non stop. After closing off Jacob Harris’ Eleventh Hour in 2013 Tom has kept productive, appearing in various web clips for New Balance whilst filming for the much anticipated Isle Skateboards video Vase. Since the release of said video towards the end of 2015 Tom has been getting more attention from overseas audiences, which is certainly deserved – as is his position as one of Isle’s newest pros.
The last few weeks have been an even more significant time in Tom’s life; witnessing Isle clean up at Bright European Skate Awards by taking ‘Brand of the Year’ and ‘Best Video’, Jake Harris receiving ‘Videographer of the Year’ and Tom himself winning ‘Part of the Year’ for Vase, all on top of becoming a dad! With all of his recent accomplishments in mind, we felt there couldn’t be a more fitting time to celebrate by taking a look back at Tom’s life on video over the last few years. As New Balance Numeric’s recent Oz tour edit shows, there’s plenty more to come…