Watch the live broadcast of the 2021 SLS Qualifier FINAL July 31, 2021 at 5:30pm PST | Los Angeles,CA at Paul Rodriguez’s Primitive Skatepark. Featuring Ryan Sheckler, Miles Silvas, TJ Rogers, Dave Backinsky, Kevin Bradley, Nakel Smith, Brandon Turner & more as 30 qualifiers battle for the top 3 spots that advance into the 2021 SLS Championship Tour where they will join SLS Pros like Nyjah Huston, Ishod Wair, Yuto Horigome & more!
Watch the live broadcast of the 2021 SLS Qualifier PRELIM July 31, 2021 at 1:30pm PST | Los Angeles,CA at Paul Rodriguez’s Primitive Skatepark. Featuring Ryan Sheckler, Miles Silvas, TJ Rogers, Dave Backinsky, , Kevin Bradley, Nakel Smith, Brandon Turner & more as 30 qualifiers battle for the top 3 spots that advance into the 2021 SLS Championship Tour where they will join SLS Pros like Nyjah Huston, Ishod Wair, Yuto Horigome & more!
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).
We discuss Matt Bublitz’ “Enter the Museum” Part, Nyjah Huston | Aspire, Truman Burkank “It’s Pulsar B*itch !!, Welcome to the Family – Zion Wright on Vans and much more!
Get into the mindset of the world’s top-ranked street skateboarder! Recognized as the most winning street skater of all time, the 13-time X Games gold medalist will represent the United States in skateboarding’s debut at the Tokyo Olympics this July.
If you think you’ve seen it all from Nyjah – think again. In Ep 05, get an early peek into the upcoming biographical film project, ‘Nyjah’, directed by boundary-pushing skateboard filmmaker Ty Evans. The movie will showcase his backstory from the beginning to present day. And then his present-day journey to the Olympics. The film is set to release later in the year from Ghost Digital Cinema.
The world’s best male street skateboarders were invited to Rome, Italy for the 2021 Street Skateboarding World Championships. In the finals, each competitor is given two run attempts and five best-trick attempts, with the top four scores being counted towards their final total score.
Not only are the stakes high to crown a World Champion, but this event also serves as the final qualification event for Tokyo. By the end of the event, all countries’ street skate athletes will be decided, making this a big moment in the world of skateboarding.
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
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
Nyjah Huston takes on a 34 stair handrail! Hosted by Geoff Rowley.
Nyjah Huston is the winningest skateboarder in history. The Dingo and Danny sit down with the pro skater and Team USA Olympic athlete in the very first episode of UNLEASHED. It’s a heavy one: The reigning SLS World Champion and winner of 19 medals at X Games speaks on his road to the Tokyo Olympics, ‘sending it’ on big tricks, current video projects, dealing with injuries and staying motivated despite the ongoing pandemic.
The Nine Club discuss Hart Pullman’s “Nahmagine” Part, “Dill Slinger” Video, “MARS” An Immersive Skate Part w/ Victor Cascarigny, Tony Hawk’s 720, Nyjah Huston leaves Element Skateboards, “GUCC1T_” Video, Flo Mirtain’s part “En Passant” and much more!
With the World Tour on hold, SLS is taking a step out of the arena for an informal event with a twist. The format is familiar, the rules are loose, the skaters are hand picked, and the location is private, as Nyjah Huston opens up his private skatepark for 10 of the world’s best skaters to go head-to-head for unregulated glory in becoming the first SLS Unsanctioned Champion. THE SKATERS: Paul Rodriguez, Ishod Wair, Torey Pudwill, Jamie Foy, Dashawn Jordan, Felipe Gustavo, Carlos Ribeiro, Manny Santiago, Kelvin Hoefler and Matt Berger. THE JUDGES: Nyjah Huston, Leticia Bufoni and Kelly Hart