For our skateboarding fans out there, if you haven’t already heard, Nyjah is back on top with another win under his belt. Last weekend, Element rider Nyjah Huston won the Street Skateboarding World Championships at the Kimberley Diamond Cup World Championship of Skateboarding in Kimberley, South Africa.[caption id="attachment_3749" align="alignleft" width="590" caption="Photo Credit: Jonathan Pierce for Thrasher Magazine"][/caption]
Trick highlights from Nyjah include a backside 270 lipslide and bs 270 noseblunt, nollie heel bs lipslide and switch fs bluntslide down the 4 block handrail.
Nyjah leaves South Africa with an extra $100,000, securing his place that he has won more prize money than any other skateboarder in history.
Nyjah was the third place qualifier for the event, behind Alec Majerus and Louie Lopez, but was untouchable in each of his three head-to-head matchups beating Matt Berger in quarterfinals, Lopez in semifinals and dominating Felipe Gustavo in finals.
It’s a great win for Nyjah after his loss to Chris Cole at the Street League Skateboard Super Crown last month in New Jersey. “I always have that redemption feeling after I lose a contest,” Nyjah said after winning. “But bottom line I’m just a competitive person so no matter how many contests I’ve won in the past or in a row or whatever I’m still going out here giving it my all and I always want to win.”
Here’s a video of his practice session where Nyjah puts down a backside BW 270 Flip lipslide, which has never been filmed in the history of skateboarding. Pretty good stuff.