Zumiez Couch Tour: Vans In Rochester

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After bidding farewell to C1RCA, Jersey, and the luxury of traveling by plane, I piled into the Best Foot Forward am van for the trek to upstate New York in Rochester. With Shak behind the wheel, Couch Tour MC Green Weeds riding shotgun, and some of the dirtiest, wildest, pure skaterest ams I’ve ever met shoved in the back, we were on our way. The am van is a beast—no windows, plywood skate-stickered up walls, and boards and bags in the back. It’s a true skate-van.

After stopping for a day of skating and lurking in the Big Apple, we showed up in Rochester the morning of the Couch stop ready for the second half of the tour. Vans pulled up early in the RV, while team, J-Lay, Cab, Keegan Sauder, Scott Cane, Andrew Allen, and an injured TnT strolled in on the usual frantic-fanning-out locals. J-Lay killed the course, as did Keegan, and seeing Tony Trujillo just rolling around on a cruiser still left most of us in amazement.

The first place winner of the Zumiez Best Foot Forward Am Contest Series presented by Boost Mobile really, really (really) wanted this one. And it was awesome to see him deservedly win. The shirtless Evan Dow was throwing himself down the stairs and onto the rail over and over trying to get every last trick in before time ran out. It was nice to see a black asphalt stained body holding the first-place foot trophy.

Well, seven stops down, five more to go. Can’t wait for Chicago.

ZUMIEZ BEST FOOT FORWARD AM CONTEST SERIES PRESENTED BY BOOST MOBILE RESULTS:

1. Evan Dow
2. Jon Mueller
3. Tyler Davis