As the Zumiez Best Foot Forward contest of Salt Lake City took flight, it was to be shot down instantly. What? Why?
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. True to form, in this Salt Lake City, it didn't last long. The Zumiez DJ loved the good vibes and rocked out songs like, "Here comes the sun" and "Who loves the sun." In no time, the collective consciousness of the Couch Tourers and BFF-ers brought on solar goodness.
You can't bring BFF down, especially in the city put on the map by a spawn of Hell called Lizard King. BFF qualifiers got underway with a rocky start, but there would be shredding, no doubt about it. We saw some serious ripping by dudes like Brodie Penrod, who killed it with all kinds of tech skating. He pulled off a crooked grind nollieflip out on the bump to flat rail! Tyson Bowerbank was like a man possessed. And his consistency was unparalleled. He threw down a backside 360 kickflip up the euro-gap along with about a thousand other mind-bending maneuvers. Rocking the contest finals were Christian Sereika coming in third, Brodie Penrod in 2nd, and pulling it all off in the end was Tyson Bowerbank, who's clean lines and deep bag of tricks landed him the 1st place spot.