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21st Annual Tampa Pro Webcast

SLS Tampa Pro 2015The 21st Annual Tampa Pro has begun and today’s Industry and VIP contest kicked things off in traditional form.

Be sure to tune into the live webcast exclusively through StreetLeague.com beginning tomorrow at 11am ET/8am PST to watch the Qualifiers where top US and international professionals, SLS pros, SOTY alumni, rookies, and old vets battle for their chance to advance to Sunday’s Semi-Finals. It will be nothing but tough love for all who put in their time and pay their dues on the Skatepark of Tampa’s newly reconfigured street course. The Independent Trucks Best Trick contest follow immediately following the Quailifers.

Sunday’s Tampa Pro webcast begins at the same time (11am ET/8am PST) with Semi-Finals followed by the much anticipated 12-man Finals.

Again, visit the live webcast this weekend, and you will also find out which two finalists will become the two new SLS Pros heading into the 2015 SLS NikeSB World Tour. In addition, all respective dates and locations are to be announced as well.

We Are Blood Official Film Trailer

YouTube Preview ImageThe official trailer for Ty Evans’ next skate film has arrived in the form of “We Are Blood.” This cinematic film features Paul Rodriguez and a hit list of top pro, am, and otherwise unknown skateboarders as they seek out the best hot spots all over the planet and push progressive skating though their common love and bond for skating. Produced by Mountain Dew Green Label Films in association with Brain Farm, We Are Blood will debut worldwide August 2015.

Be sure to follow the We Are Blood website for more info and updates.

Kevin Kowalski Pro Wheel Release

YouTube Preview Image Kevin Kowalski has put in the hard work over these past several years to rise up in the world of bowl riding and skateboarding as a whole. Today, Bones Wheels is proud to announce the official release of Kevin’s signature wheel with a barrage of gnarly clips ala Kowalski. Congrats Kevin!

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Sam Beckett Wins Vert Attack 9

Vert Attack 6Well, that was one hell of a great skateboarding event we just experienced! In case you were still asleep, Vert Attack 9 entertained everyone in attendance at Malmö’s Bryggeriet Skatepark and around the planet via live webcast. The past 5 hours have truly shown that vert skating is alive and well and the next generation of vertically inclined rippers is progressing very quickly.

In the heated Pro/Am Final, England’s Sam Beckett powered through the intensity and usurped the field of competitors to win it big time. Cheers Sam! Tony Hawk, Alana Smith and Evan Doherty each won their respective finals as well. Check the results below. Thank you skateboarding!

Final Results
Pro/Am
1. Sam Beckett
2. Bob Burnquist
3. Paul Luc Ronchetti
4. Jimmy Wilkins
5. Rune Glifberg
6. Corey Juneau
7. Rony Gomes
8. Chris Russell

Masters (40 and above)
1. Tony Hawk
2. Neal Hendrix
3. Mike Frazier
4. Nicky Guerrero
5. John Magnusson
6. Jocke Olsson
7. Lincoln Ueda
8. Matthias Sernklo

Girls
1. Alana Smith
2. Lizzy Armanto
3. Alicia Bergado
4. Julz Lynn
5. Brighton Zeuner
6. Gabi Ponce
7. Mimi Knoop
8. Valeria Bertaccini

Juniors (17 and under)
1. Evan Doherty
2. Matty Carlisle
3. Tate Carew
4. Alessandro Mazzara
5. Mats Hatlem
6. Tyler Edtmetyer
7. Kalle Berglind

Sonos Studio – Q&A with Don Pendleton

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Sonos Studio caught up with skateboarding’s very own Don Pendleton to discuss his creative collaboration with Jeff Ament and Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam and his graphic design work for their new album “Lightning Bolt” that landed him and the boys a Grammy award this year. Dig into this interview with Don where topics of skate art, style and the future are tabled. Congrats again Don!


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