Controversy and banter are as much a part of skateboarding culture. The latest sh*t talking surrounds the outspoken Mike Mo, who has stirred up a storm by claiming that Cariuma's Tyler Peterson is set to clinch the victory in the prestigious Battle at The Berrics 13 (BATB 13).
According to the ABD Collectables founder, Peterson's sponsor, Cariuma, may have played a significant role in shaping the outcome of the competition and making him win.
Mike Mo often injects humor into his commentary on the flat-gound skate contest. The playful banter is a nod to the corporate influence on skateboarding events, especially regarding the Battle at The Berrics.
He implies that the financial support from Cariuma could have swayed the judging or Steve Berra and Eric Koston to ensure Peterson's victory, thereby promoting both the skater and the sponsor.