2011

Best Foot Forward 2011: Minneapolis, MN – Finals!

Best Foot Forward 2011: Minneapolis, MN - Finals!

The Zumiez Best Foot Forward Finals took over Couch Tour at the final location. Seventeen of the United States’ best and brightest skateboarders battled for the top spots in Minneapolis. Shredders from across the land put on quite a show on the Zumiez course. The competition was stiff and even with the heat index topping out at 108 degrees, these skilled rippers had nothing but love for skateboarding.

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Best Foot Forward 2011: Chicago, IL

Best Foot Forward 2011: Chicago, IL

Rocking and rolling like a rolling stone, or at least a Blues Brother, the Zumiez Best Foot Forward contest hit Chicago. Chicagoland and its history means big business. And these shredders coming out to represent the Windy City mean business as well.

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Best Foot Forward 2011: Livingston, NJ

Best Foot Forward 2011: Livingston, NJ

Zumiez Best Foot Forward contest rocked through the New Jersey turnpike and into Livingston with power and aggression on this beautiful Sunday in June. There would be quite a few transient skaters as well. We saw dudes coming in from New York and Pennsylvania to join the Garden State locals. The heat pressured on and the living dead came out of the cracks in the pavement to witness these shredders throw down in all manners of [...]

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Best Foot Forward 2011: Philadelphia, PA

Best Foot Forward 2011: Philadelphia, PA

In the city of Brotherly Love, the shredders bring their Best Feet out to the BFF event. Formerly the nation’s capital, Philadelphia turns out to be the capital of shredding as the BFF crew descended upon its huddled and sweaty masses. Zumiez brings the heat, as does mother nature. With the humidity escalating like a stairway to heaven, the skaters had plenty to deal with. The contest got underway without a hitch.

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Best Foot Forward 2011: Houston, TX

Best Foot Forward 2011: Houston, TX

The Zumiez Best Foot Forward contest brought the heat in a heavy, heavy way here in Houston. The Lone Star state was welcoming to the BFF crew as we raged and stormed the Zumiez Couch tour and dropped the contest on hundreds of spectators. Heat would be the word of the day as these skaters tried to stay hydrated and not pass out in the sweltering mid-day Houston sun.

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Best Foot Forward 2011: Austin, TX

Best Foot Forward 2011: Austin, TX

They say everything is bigger in Texas and Zumiez Best Foot Forward made it even bigger and badder. The 100 plus degree heat here in Austin didn’t keep these dudes down. Man, it was so hot out there I saw kids fry an egg on a rock for breakfast! The smooth breeze did allow for a slight reprieve from the heat. And the amount of bottled water sold in this sauna of a fun-fest could easily fill the Grand Canyon, and then some.

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Best Foot Forward 2011: Denver, CO

Best Foot Forward 2011: Denver, CO

Amongst the mountainous ranges and serene big sky, Denver has a undercurrent of gnarliness. Raging rapids and bitter windy winters stomp through this land of plenty. The gnar of Denver exhibited itself in a different way today as the Zumiez Best Foot Forward contest raged through Zumiez Couch Tour and made historical shredding the way to be.

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Best Foot Forward 2011: Salt Lake City, UT

Best Foot Forward 2011: Salt Lake City, UT

As we have learned, the weather in this beautiful city is unpredictable to say the least. Just as the contest was slotted to get underway, rain spouted down seemingly out of nowhere. The helpful teamwork of almost every member of the contest, including the contestants themselves, scattered to get the tarps in place so the water wouldn’t affect the masonite.

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