Just around this time last year, the Zero team set out on an ambitious road trip in their 12-year-old, 15-passenger van—cargo trailer in tow—preparing for the longest Zero tour to date: 36 days, 29 demos/events, and nearly 10,000 miles covered. The goal was to meet up with shops, do some demos, link up with some Zero fans across the US and in between it all, stack some clips for the upcoming Zero video, Damn It All.

After the AC goes out on the first stretch of the trip, the tone was set. But this wasn’t their first rodeo. In episode 1, the crew leaves Carlsbad, CA., demoes through Texas stopping at Crooks Skate Shop in El Paso and Southside in Houston, and gets in a night session at a local TX slab spot. Tune in tomorrow for episode 2, featuring the viral Rain Demo that blew up on Instagram, more hijinx as the crew demoes through Tennessee (Sixth Ave.), North Carolina, Virginia, and much more!

Take a look at a bunch of new Zero boards and gear right here!

VIDEO / Austin Ayub
EDITING / @collinhpx / Austin Ayub

**Big shout out to Weedmaps for supporting the tour for these dudes.