January 1996 TWS

Wil Taylor and Matt Mumford, 50-50 Split Cover, Encinitas and Carlsbad, CA 1995

Art Director: Ted Newsome

“Let me start off by saying this is not one of my favorite covers I’ve shot. Both of these images were pulled from sequences of the tricks (which I think are inside the mag) which doesn’t make for the most dynamic cover photo. The whole thing with this cover was based on a concept that Ted and I came up with while looking at the photos in his office. 50-50s on bigger and bigger handrails were gaining popularity so the concept was simple, 50 on one rail, 50 on a other equals 50-50. Both Wil and Matt were regular foot and in hindsight it might have been better if one was goofy and the other was regular. Live and learn.”