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.
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.
Nixon has released a new video celebrating the launch of The Mini Blaster which features Tony Hawk, Andrew Reynolds, Torey Pudwill and Zach Miller. Learn more about The Mini Blaster by clicking here.
Is the traditional skate video as we know it really dead? What is the relevance of the skate video in this modern digital age?
The latest skate documentary from Red Bull, ‘Pushing Forward’ takes a look at the emergence of the solo video part, the impact a traditional premiere still has, the hype behind the biggest team video in recent history and we look towards the future of skate videos.
Chapter One shines the spotlight on Ryan Decenzo during an important time in his career: as he prepared to drop his online solo video part “Double Down” for Thrasher. Ryan dedicated two full years filming for this part. The question is raised: Was it worth it?
Zered Bassett was recently featured in “Outliers,” Transworld’s 26th full length team video. Reaping the benefits of a traditional Hollywood premiere, Zered defends the significance of the skate team video.
With the much anticipated Plan B video set to drop in two weeks, Chapter One reinforces the core nature of a traditional skate video and why the concept of longevity and shelf life can never be replaced.
‘The Golden Age of Video is…Dead’ features Decenzo and Bassett, as well as skateboarders Torey Pudwill, Felipe Gustavo, Wes Kremer, Joey Brezinski, Dane Burman, and industry heavy hitters Ty Evans, Steve Berra, Erik Bragg and Chris Thiessen.
– Nate Hoppes