The Street League Skateboarding (SLS) Nike SB World Tour landed at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, on Sunday afternoon (August 28) with the worldâ€™s top skateboarders bringing their best to compete for the last remaining chance to make it into the street skateboarding competition that matters the most: the SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship.
On perhaps one of the most interesting and challenging courses of the season â€“ requiring a lot of speed to work in enough tricks during the Run section and technical skill on the big obstacles for the Best Trick section â€“ the most decorated SLS Pro ever Nyjah Huston emerged victorious ahead of 2016 SLS Pick Chris Joslin and SLS Rookie Tommy Fynn to take home $80,000 and his first win since taking the podium at the 2015 SLS Nike SB Pro Open in Barcelona.
In the preliminary round,Â Huston scored an 8.6 with a Switch Frontside Feeble Grind on the handrail. In the finals,Â Huston blasted a huge gap Backside Lipslide on the long kinked rail, a speedy Backside Nosegrind on the quarterpipe, a Kickflip Frontside Boardslide on the flatbar, a Frontside Smith Grind over smaller channel feature on the quarterpipe, popping an Ollie over the gap into the quarterpipe to set up for a perfect Backside Smith Grind through the kinked rail, then a 360 Kickflip over the banked gap to finish strong with an Ollie Backside Over-Crooked Grind down the handrail (8.5).
Four out of Nyjah Hustonâ€™s five Best Tricks scored high enough for him to take the clear lead andÂ the big win, firstly with a gap Kickflip Frontside Boardslide on the kinked rail (8.5), then a Caballerial Backslide Lipslide on the handrail (8.7), and two 9 Club hammers â€“ a gap Kickflip Frontside Lipslide on the kinked rail (9.1) and a Backside 360 Noseblunt Slide down the handrail (9.4) â€“ to bring his 9 Club all-time total to 43 tricks.
— Nyjah Huston (@nyjah) August 28, 2016
The 2016 SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship will take place on October 2 in Los Angeles, CA, the birthplace of skateboarding, where the following top eight elite street skateboarders will compete for the title of Champ: Shane Oâ€™Neill, Paul Rodriguez, Nyjah Huston, Tom Asta, Luan Oliveira, Cody McEntire, Ryan Decenzo and Chris Joslin.