This week’s Slay Sunday takes place at Street League’s Stop 1: Los Angeles and features Evan Smith, Chris Cole, Ryan Sheckler, Louie Lopez, Ryan Decenzo, Tom Asta, Torey Pudwill, Kelvin Hoefler, Nyjah Huston and Cody McEntire. Filmed by Arnaldo Rosario.
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.