Olympic Skateboarding And What It Means | World Skate SB

With only a few more days until skateboarding makes it official debut at the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo, we wanted to share the thoughts about this monumental event from a select few competitors that were headed to the big show. Featuring Bryce Wettstein (USA), Vincent Milou (FRA), Marilyn Arda Didal (PHI), Sky Brown (GBR), Andy Anderson (CAN), Leticia Bufoni (BRA), Lizzie Armanto (FIN), Felipe Gustavo (BRA), Roos Zwetsloot (NED), Mariah Duran (USA), Manny Santiago (PUR), and Nyjah Huston (USA).

And remember to tune in these next two weeks as these elite skateboarders take the biggest stage of their careers: July 25-26 (Street) and August 4-5 (Park).

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Manny Santiago Rips Opens Sk8hop, Grizzly Griptape, Just Live Care Packages in What’s In The Box

Welcome to Dew Tour’s latest video series, What’s In The Box, where we look at the packages athletes receive in the mail. In this first video, we have Manny Santiago rip open boxes delivered to his home from Sk8hop, his skateboard shop in Puerto Rico, health products from Just Live, skate hard goods from Grizzly Griptape, and a special secret delivery.

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Team P-ROD vs Team MALTO Final: THE RELAY | SLS GAMES II

Welcome to another SLS Games, a very serious competition. This is a two team, three versus three competition, where skill and passion are put to the test through four rounds. Each round is worth a 2 second (total of 6 seconds up for grabs) head start which applies to the final round.

Team P-ROD: Paul Rodriguez, Na-Kel Smith, Manny Santiago
Team MALTO: Sean Malto, Curren Caples, Dashawn Jordan

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Team P-ROD vs Team MALTO Round Three: Game of O.U.T. | SLS GAMES II

Welcome to another SLS Games, a very serious competition. This is a two team, three versus three competition, where skill and passion are put to the test through four rounds. Each round is worth a 2 second (total of 6 seconds up for grabs) head start which applies to the final round.

Team P-ROD: Paul Rodriguez, Na-Kel Smith, Manny Santiago
Team MALTO: Sean Malto, Curren Caples, Dashawn Jordan

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Manny Santiago’s Secret to Longevity in Skateboarding | Aimless Episode 16

Skateboarder Manny Santiago is going to the Olympics. That’s right; skateboarding is making its Olympic debut at the 2021 Summer Games in Tokyo, Japan, where Manny Santiago will be representing his birth country of Puerto Rico. Manny first stepped on a skateboard in Lowell, Massachusetts, where his momentum drove him to pro stardom in 2010 and hasn’t stopped since. With a decade’s worth of pro status and a competitive career that roots back even further, it’s safe to say Manny knows his way around a competition arena. Now, residing in the mecca of skateboarding in California, Manny has found a lifestyle that keeps his health in tiptop shape, continues to make skateboarding fun and proceeds to evolve his bag of tricks to stay on par with the best. Follow Manny along in the video above as he shows us his early morning skate routine, healthy eating and recovery practices, social life at home, and more.

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Team P-ROD vs Team MALTO Round Two: THE STAIRDOWN | SLS GAMES II

Welcome to another SLS Games, a very serious competition. This is a two team, three versus three competition, where skill and passion are put to the test through four rounds. Each round is worth a 2 second (total of 6 seconds up for grabs) head start which applies to the final round.

Team P-ROD: Paul Rodriguez, Na-Kel Smith, Manny Santiago
Team MALTO: Sean Malto, Curren Caples, Dashawn Jordan

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Team P-ROD vs Team MALTO Round One: DECATHLON | SLS GAMES II

Welcome to another SLS Games, a very serious competition. This is a two team, three versus three competition, where skill and passion are put to the test through four rounds. Each round is worth a 2 second (total of 6 seconds up for grabs) head start which applies to the final round.

Round One: DECATHLON
Round Two: THE STAIR DOWN
Round Three: THE GAME OF O.U.T.
Final: THE RELAY

Team P-ROD: Paul Rodriguez, Na-Kel Smith, Manny Santiago
Team MALTO: Sean Malto, Curren Caples, Dashawn Jordan

Watch them go head to head in a Decathlon and stay tuned for Round Two dropping next week!

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Top Tricks & Runs: Nyjah Huston Wins Dew Tour Men’s Street Finals | Dew Tour Des Moines 2021

Huston had four different scores break into the 9-point range, which made him nearly impossible to beat. After landing an incredible first run he one-upped himself by finishing his line with a half-cab to backside smith grind to backside 180 out of the 11-stair hubba to shock everyone.

Huston followed it up in the individual trick section on the same 11-stair hubba stomping a half-cab backside noseblunt to fakie, a switch heelflip frontside tailslide, and finally a switch heelflip frontside 5-0 to earn the highest score of the event, a 9.56.

“It’s a sick time for skateboarding, and I can’t wait to get [to the Olympics]” said Huston, 5-time World, and previous Dew Tour champion, looking forward to becoming an Olympian. When asked about the adjustments he made to win on the day, Huston responded, “I tried to give myself to room with the points… to give myself less pressure to land my final trick. I hadn’t landed the switch heelflip frontside 5-0 yet in practice, and never on anything that big.”

Men’s Street Final Results:
1. Nyjah Huston
2. Yuto Horigome
3. Aurelien Giraud
4. Jamie Foy
5. Vincent Milou
6. Felipe Gustavo
7. Manny Santiago
8. Shane O’Neill

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Top Three Runs from Men’s Street Semifinals | Dew Tour Des Moines 2021

Dew Tour Des Moines delivered a heated 32-skater Men’s Street Semifinal despite rain delays. The day wrapped with Manny Santiago, Aurelien Giraud, and Yuto Horigome leaving semis on fire and leading the group of eight qualified for the final.

The best 21 skaters from qualifying met the top 11 World Skate ranked pre-seeded for an abbreviated semifinal format of two, 45-second runs with the best score counting. Each of the three heats felt like international finals of their own.

Manny Santiago, 35, came out blazing for Puerto Rico as the oldest skater in the contest. His first run fired everyone up and gave him the top score, but he bested himself on his second run and burnt the place down.

1. Manny Santiago
2. Aurelien Giraud
3. Yuto Horigome
4. Vincent Milou
5. Jamie Foy
6. Nyjah Huston
7. Shane O’Neill
8. Felipe Gustavo

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Street League Barcelona 2013: X GAMES THROWBACK

In one of the best nail-biting finishes in X Games history, 18-year-old Nyjah Huston stomped the last attempt of the entire comp to edge past Paul Rodriguez for gold at SLS X Games Barcelona 2013. But there was much more than a suspenseful ending at SLS in Barecelona. From adding to Street League’s coveted 9 Club to insane skating from the likes of Chris Cole, Torey Pudwill, Sean Malto, Manny Santiago and more, SLS Barcelona was one for for the books.

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