Industry News 5/19/2011


Featuring the Toy Machine, Volcom, Zero, Fallen, Almost, enjoi, DGK, SUPRA, Alien Workshop, Habitat, Lakai & Plan B skate teams.

Zumiez, a leading specialty action sports retailer, is coming to a town near you this summer for the 11th Annual Zumiez Couch Tour. The Zumiez Couch Tour 2011 features skateboarding demos by pros Mark Appleyard, Tom Asta, Mike Mo Capaldi, Chris Cole, Erik Ellington, Cairo Foster, David Gonzalez, Terry Kennedy, PJ Ladd, Lizard King, Billy Marks, Guy Mariano, Rodney Mullen, Chad Muska, Luan Oliveira, Torey Pudwill, Paul Rodriguez, Leo Romero, Tommy Sandoval, Daewon Song, Jamie Thomas, Nick Trapasso, Stevie Williams, and many more.*

The Zumiez Couch Tour also offers free live music performances by bands including Forever The Sickest Kids, I See Stars, Valencia and Anarbor on the Skullcandy stage.

The tour hits 12 cities with skate demos from the Toy Machine, Volcom, Zero, Fallen, Almost, enjoi, DGK, SUPRA, Alien Workshop, Habitat, Lakai and Plan B skate teams. Admission to tour stops is free and includes prizes and giveaways from tour partners BNQT, Contour, Keep A Breast, New Era, Skullcandy, and TransWorld SKATEboarding. Warning: These events may also feature skate team autograph signings, an interactive festival area, loud noises, giveaways, and the possibility of fun!

CAUTION: Version 2.0 of the Zumiez Couch Tour mobile app is available for download here: From the app, users can watch each of the 12 stops live on their Android, iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, through an expanded appcast and webcast that will also be streamed live on Along with the appcast there will be weekly content from Zumiez Couch Tour on Facebook, Twitter, & Youtube.

A highlight of all tour stops is the 5th Annual Zumiez Best Foot Forward Am Contest Series 2011 Presented by BONES WHEELS, a jam format contest that is “a matter of life and limb” for up and coming skaters. The Best Foot Forward series starts on May 13th in Milwaukee, WI, with four additional renegade stops taking place in Indianapolis, IN on May 18th, Tulsa, OK on May 21st, Phoenix, AZ on May 24th, Las Vegas, NV on May 25th, and then meets up with all 12 stops of the Zumiez Couch Tour. Each Best Foot Forward stop includes a local open qualifier for the first 20 skaters to pre-register online at The top amateur skater from each of the 17 Best Foot Forward contest stops will get airlifted with an all expense paid trip to the Zumiez Couch Tour’s final stop in Bloomington, MN, to compete in the Best Foot Forward Finals on July 1st, 2011. BONES WHEELS has stepped it up this year and will give the finalists the chance to compete for a spot on the BONES WHEELS flow team for one year as well as a part in their 2011 Am video. The top three skaters will earn an all-expense-paid trip to compete at the 7th Annual Hometown Heroes Finals at X Games 17 in Los Angeles, CA.