Juice Magazine & the Loud Ones have posted the latest installment of “In The Van”, their original interview series which runs 10 questions and a beer passed skaters, musicians, and people of interest as they cruise through towns in their renovated tour van.
The most recent episode features Donny Barley. Previous guests have included Dougie Death, Jones Harrington, Metal Man, Sloppy Sam and Wez Lundry. Click here to catch up on previous interviews.
Rick Charnoski and Buddy Nichols were in New York City to premiere their latest video “Eighteen” for Antihero at the House of Vans in Brooklyn last week. Jessup continues their “Home Movies” series filmed by the Six Stair crew with this clip from Vagrant Skates’ Rick Fabro.
Will Fyock had an impressive showing in the BATB7 and returns this year to take on Felipe Gustavo in the first round of BATB8. Check out the Pre-Game Interview and Battle to see which of these guys ends up advancing to the next round to go up against the winner of Chris Joslin vs. Kevin Ramsay.
While the dust hasn’t quite settled on the 2015 edition of Tampa Pro, there has definitely been some housekeeping done as the field was cut to 30 skaters moving to today’s Semi-Finals with Shane O’Neill and Ishod Wair holding Golden Tickets with first and second place respectively.
Street League has posted a full recap of the events from Saturday’s Qualifiers and a gallery of images from Mike Blabac at their site. Over at the SPoT website you can see the complete list of results from the Qualifiers and from the Independent Best Trick Contest.
The Moat Race kicks off the action today at Noon EST with the Semi-Finals beginning at 1 pm EST. The top 28 skaters from yesterday’s Qualifiers, joined by any previous Tampa Pro winners, will compete in two, one-minute runs – best counts. The top 10 advance to the Finals to meet Golden Ticket winners (Shane O’Neill & Ishod Wair) from Saturday for their share of the $75,000 purse. The webcast starts at 11 am EST at streetleague.com
Saturday was a busy day for Sewa Kroetkov. Physically, he was in Florida trying to qualify for today’s semi-finals at Tampa Pro. But digitally, he was facing off against Torey Pudwill at the Battle at the Berrics 8.
After a rough go with his first run in Tampa, Sewa tore through his second run and ended up making the cut in 25th place. Check out these clips to see how his day went at The Berrics. Look for a matchup between Felipe Gustavo vs. Will Fyock today at BATB8.