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.
Grizzly Griptape and Heel Bruise have joined forces to produce a Bad News Bruisers collaboration capsule and this video which features Torey Pudwill, Richard Mulder, Daniel Knapp skating the school yard with some locals from Chaffey High School.
The capsule is available as of today and you can see more by clicking here.
So, who really controls skateboarding these days? In Chapter Three of Pushing Forward, we scratch the surface of understanding the modern concept of ‘skater-run’ companies and the role of corporations in the skateboard industry. Torey Pudwill, CEO of Grizzly Griptape, provides us with a unique perspective on what it’s like to run his own company and be a pro skater at the same time.
Pure street skating in this one. Daewon’s unthinkable switch nose manny in the rain, Torey Pudwill goes the distance, everyone gets their licks at the Milan train station and more!
In Part 2, Daewon Song, Torey Pudwill, Luis Tolentino, Jon Nguyen, Adrien Coillard, Flo Mirtain, Marty Murawski, Paul Shier and Zack Wallin continue their trip throughout Europe and skated a few demos in Germany, France and Spain, in between all the street skating to be seen in Part 3.
Eight select Street League Pros have been put up for the People’s Champ vote from their outstanding participation in the 2014 SLS season. Have a look and their individual clips from the practice sessions and rounds of competition from all 2014 SLS tour stops and vote for your favorite 2014 SLS People’s Champ now. The winner will have the opportunity to design the first course for the 2015 SLS Tour. Voting ends December 15th.