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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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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2020 Red Bull BOWL RIPPERS Highlights

Buckle up for a unique edition of Red Bull Bowl Rippers 2020 from Marseille. A stripped-back showdown promised to produce some much-needed skate action from the south of France this past weekend on October 3-4. The city’s very own son, Jean Pantaleo, beat all comers over the weekend to become the new champion of Red Bull Bowl Rippers, edging out previous winner Jaime Mateu by a single point.

In contention to put their stamp on the fabled Bowl Du Prado during this special edition of Red Bull’s annual seaside showdown was a 60-strong field of European shrednauts, including Elson Patrick, Danny León, Dannie Carlsen, Jean Pantaleo, Marcel Wintherlig, Anthony Mardelle, Stellio Sakellarides, Simon Léauté, Ivan Federico, Bjorn Lillesoe, Karl Berglind, Vincent Milou and Jaime Mateu.

With the weekend split into a Saturday contest and a Sunday Best Trick jam, Pantaleo doubled down on his contest victory by making an enormous transfer line into one of the bowls, a feat which had previously cost him not one, but two, broken heels.

Red Bull Bowl Rippers 2020 results:

Jean Pantaleo
Jaime Mateu
Karl Berglind
Danny León
Ivan Federico

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Nine Club EXPERIENCE #64 – Santa Cruz, Tyler Bledsoe, Corey Duffel, Vincent Milou

We discuss Santa Cruz’s “Til the End” Vol.3, adidas Skateboarding presents /// Law Of The Seas, Tyler Bledsoe’s “003 HUF” Part, Vincent Milou’s “All the Way Down”, Element in Barcelona – Fall 19, The etnies (ger)MANIC Tour, Corey Duffel | Downtown Lights, Sundays, Adrian Del Campo Pro for Skatemental, picking a winner for last weeks raffle of the limited Skater XL board and a early release of the Skater XL game for PC, this weeks raffle is a build your own NHS complete setup!

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