Published on Jun 9, 2012
The weather was a beautiful and perfect 70 degrees in Salt Lake City, UT. The Zumiez Best Foot Forward course was set and pruned by the shredders that turned out in droves.
When it came down to the podium, the man to watch turned out to be Matt Fisher. Matt won the Zumiez Destroyer Award. He was recognized for his perfect execution of a back overcrooks on the handrail and a mind-boggling crooked grind to to nollie big flip out on the flat ledge.
Logan Summers rolled into the third place seat with ease. Logan rolled smoothly and looked totally at ease out there on the Best Foot Forward course. Undoubtedly, Logan's flawless frontside bluntslides were a factor in his placing in the top three.
Coming in second was Brodie Penrod. Making small work of the doubleset, Brodie took care of business all day. Mr. Penrod worked his way around the course with the ease and agility of a serpent in the sacred garden of shred.
The boy wonder Tyson Bowerbank was the man of the hour once again here in Salt Lake City. Taking home his fourth consecutive Best Foot Forward trophy, Tyson killed it with consistency all day. Skating with an injury--a messed up back, Bowerbank showed no signs of slowing down. Busting out with about a dozen flip tricks down the double set and an immaculate array of handrail accuracy, Tyson was almost superhuman as his precision took him to the first place level on the podium.
Once the awards were doled out, the skaters of the day gave way to the Enjoi team. Ever the showman, Louie Barletta took to the course and rolled out some of the truly enjoyable maneuvers of the day on the mini quarter pipe. Following up Sweet Lou was the Asian Elvis, Jerry Hsu. We witnessed a big nollie three flip to fakie and a sweet nollie front foot flip to fakie on the big bank ramp.
Tearing around the course like a man on a mission was Tiltmode's finest son, Caswell Berry. Caswell took the road less traveled and found transfers off of the bank into the wall ramp that hadn't even been dreamt of prior to the Salt Lake escapade.
Taking to the course like a duck in water, the UK wonderboy Ben Raemers was the undisputed star of the demo. Blasting vertical heavies like a blunt to fake, a pivot to fakie and a backside disaster to revert on the vert wall took Raemers into the cosmos of the crowd's interstellar appreciation of his man-sized abilities.
Jose Rojo came out swinging and soon snapped, crackled and crunched his board in a 3 flip attempt down the doubleset. Skating the rest of the demo on the broken piece of timber, Jose still managed to throw down.
The new am on the team, Enzo Cautela was in the house along with Zack Wallin. Cairo Foster busted out with massive three shuvs, a switch front three shuv down the doubleset and not to mention, a flawless backside noseblunt with a truly picture-perfect execution on the roll away.
Once the Enjoi team fluttered off to perform hours of autograph signing, DayTrader took to the Skull Candy stage to dole out some of their own brand of hard hitting rock and roll.
The headlining band here at the Salt Lake Zumiez Couch Tour was a Las Vegas band known simply as, Cab. Getting off to a rough start, Cab found themselves inside a technical debacle when the equipment failed to rock out. Electrical problems? Loose Guitar strings? Or could it be that Cab was just too rad for the Skull Candy stage and the speakers weren't ready for such a spectacle.
In an attempt to right the situation of a temporary electrical shutdown, Cab frontman Alexander DeLeon took it upon himself to serenade the crowd with an a cappella rendition of not one, but three Justin Timberlake songs. A bold move that paid off in the end. Cab was soon on track and resumed rocking out to the droves of pleased Utah concert-goers.
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