Everyone who skateboards has a few memories that really stand out over the years. The first handrail you’ve ever grinded, the gnarliest slam you’ve ever experienced, or the best demo you’ve ever witnessed.
In the winter of 2005 Flip Skateboards and The Firm decided it was time to hit the road on one of the largest core skateboard tours ever. I was lucky enough to help set this tour up from A to Z. The first Feast Tour included 18 of the best Pro and AM riders, including legends and heroes like Tom Penny, Lance Mountain, Geoff Rowley, Mark Appleyard, Arto Saari, David Gonzalez, Ray Barbee, Bob Burnquist and Wieger van Wageningen. The level of skateboarding was absolutely insane and several families and skate crews drove more than 20 hours across North America to experience this mayhem.
I’ve seen a lot of demos and contests in my life, however nothing has come close to the magnitude of these first Flip Feast Tour events. From 2005 to 2008 I’ve travelled across North America on 5 different Feast tours. The dreams of thousands of fans came true at these events and I’m so stoked to have been a part of it.
My camera during these first tours was shit, but hopefully it gives you an idea about the Feast Tour vibe.
Geoff Rowley, frontside Noseblunt at 3rd Lair Skatepark in Minneapolis. There were so many kids inside that the humidity made the floor soaking wet.