2009

Best Foot Forward 2009: Minneapolis, MN – Finals!

Best Foot Forward 2009: Minneapolis, MN - Finals!

The BFF Tour Finals is quite simply the best 45 minutes of Zumiez Couch Tour every year. All the winners from all over the country converging in one place makes for an action-packed contest. Shawn Kelly from Oklahoma landed 5-0, tailslide, front salad, nosegrind and nosegrind 180 down the handrail. Dallas Adam Taylor did back over crook and heel flip back lip down the rail and switch heeled the double AND a back tail kickflip on the [...]

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Best Foot Forward 2009: Minneapolis, MN

Best Foot Forward 2009: Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis is always a breeding ground for great skateboarding, and just when you think there cant be, a brand new and maybe even more talented crop pops up. Jack Olson got 2nd last year and won the Minneapolis stop this year, with flip tricks on lock over the pyramid and double set, as well as switch 180 tricks onto the handrail. Jack did switch Barley, switch Smith, switch nosegrind and switch Smith back to switch again! Dan Coe was [...]

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Best Foot Forward 2009: Albany, NY

Best Foot Forward 2009: Albany, NY

This one was tough for the judges to decide the winner. They had two different styles of skating, but equally as good. In the end, the all-around and creative Dave Mull beat out the smooth street tech of John Osbourne for 1st and 2nd place respectively. Dave started his sesh with an acid drop into the bank from the railing, then a manual to boardslide down the handrail. He also landed a smooth lipslide transfer on the long flat bar to bank. John [...]

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Best Foot Forward 2009: Eatontown, NJ

Best Foot Forward 2009: Eatontown, NJ

We went a little overboard with the invites in NJ and ended up with over 30 entries, but we squeezed in everyone. Chris Mathis had the toughest tricks and the best style of the day. He did a nollie 50, nollie nosegrind, nollie nose slide, and front blunt to end up in 3rd place. 2nd went to Tim Fulton with creative lines and a smith to front feeble on the long flat bar to win the New Era Originator of the Day award. 1st place went to young Chris Anderson [...]

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Best Foot Forward 2009: Philadelphia, PA

Best Foot Forward 2009: Philadelphia, PA

Philly is always a great stop on the tour: the great skate spots and the insane talent that shows up. There were a few tricks that havent gone down on the tour yet. Antonio Massey got 3rd and had a 270 lip down the rail. Tom Asta got 2nd and the New Era Originator of the Day Award with a switch fs heel down the double set and an amazing nollie heel to back lip down the rail FIRST TRY!!! Last years winner Ishod Wair won again by skating [...]

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Best Foot Forward 2009: Chicago, IL

Best Foot Forward 2009: Chicago, IL

Friendly wagers were being placed on the winner at this stop, as there are a ton of good skaters here in Chicago, but no clear favorite. Young Nick Matthews was killing it all day and landed a couple of kick flip back lips among others for 3rd place. 2nd place and the New Era Originator of the Day award went to Eddie Gonzalez who ended up spitting out his chipped tooth he got earlier. John Ozzy Oskuanek won 1st place with his big bag of [...]

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Best Foot Forward 2009: Houston, TX

Best Foot Forward 2009: Houston, TX

Guys are traveling from stop to stop on this years BFF Tour, trying to win the coveted invite to the Finals in Minneapolis. Last years Dallas winner KeChaud Johnson is no exception, as he placed 2nd in Dallas this year. KeChaud drove all night with no sleep to enter in Houston and his plan worked to perfection with a first place finish. He did back lip, noseblunt, nollie front board, nollie nosegrind, 270 front board, switch front board, and kick flip back lip on [...]

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Best Foot Forward 2009: Dallas, TX

Best Foot Forward 2009: Dallas, TX

Any of the 7 finalists could have won this or most of the other BFF stops, the level was that high! Props go out to finalists Vincent Thomas, Demarquis McDaniels, Frankie Heck, and 2007 winner Ryan Strader. Dominique Goings ended up in 3rd with bs Smith, nosegrind, nollie Smith, nollie crooks, and big spin board on the handrail. He also got nollie big spin, late shuv and nollie bs heel down the set. Demarquis earned the New Era Originator of the Day [...]

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Best Foot Forward 2009: Salt Lake City, UT

Best Foot Forward 2009: Salt Lake City, UT

Tyson Bowerbank has been on a contest rampage the past couple of years,his bag of tricks has grown even if he hasnt. Tyson had front and bs 5-0s, and front and bs feebles down the handrail. Then he went and killed the pyramid with tre flip, hard flip, bs heel, fs flip, nollie big spin, nollie big heel, varial flip, and fs big spin!!! He wasnt done yet; he kick flipped, fs flipped, and bs heeled the stair set tooyeah he won, in case you were wondering. [...]

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