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For the 10 year anniversary of Zumiez Best Foot Forward, Finals was held here in our own backyard at the Museum of Flight. Check out part 2 as our 37 contestants threw down in an epic venue with a killer custom course, made by our friends at CA RampWorks.
Before Finals took place, our 37 contestants got to cruise around Seattle with Kenny Anderson, Vern Laird and more. Marginal Way, All Together & Cloverdale Skatepark are a few of the many stops they made throughout the city. Check it out and stay tuned for Part 2!
We couldn't have had a better time celebrating our 10th year anniversary of Zumiez Best Foot Forward. Thanks again to everyone who came out and big ups to all of our 2016 Finalists! Keep an eye out for some edits from the winners' trip!
Photos above by Arel Watson
|Photos above by Erik Knudsen|
|Photos above by Jedd Rockwell, you can also follow him at @wckdwrld|
The tour comes to an end as we make our way through Portland, Vancouver, and Seattle. Watch as we meet up with Jamie Thomas, Caswell Berry, Cairo Foster and more right before we head to Finals.
Meet Taylor, an up and coming skateboard photographer we invited out to Finals last weekend.
My name is Taylor Ballard, i'm a skateboarder/photographer from Edmonds, Wa. I have been skateboarding for a little over thirteen years now. Skateboarding is what originally sparked my interest in photography and other forms of art. Both skateboarding and photograph have taught me a lot about people and how the world works. Like skateboarding photography feels limitless. There are always new places to explore, or different ways to capture things you see everyday; the same way there are always new things to skate or new tricks to learn on things you have skated a million times.
Having photography as another creative outlet over the past few years has been really rad. It gives me something to do when I can't skate and has helped give me some sort of direction and idea of what I want to do with my life. Having the opportunity to shoot the best foot forward finals this last weekend was really cool. It gave me an opportunity to meet some new people and watch some amazing skateboarding go down, all while capturing some unique moments throughout the day. The combination of having a camera and a skateboard in my life has given me some really unique opportunities that wouldn't have been possible without them. Wherever I end up, and whatever I end up doing I always plan on keeping a camera and a skateboard close by.
For more from Taylor, you can follow him on Instagram at @directionless_creativity