Posts Tagged ‘X Games’
Nyjah Huston dominated X Games this past weekend, first with an incredible run in the “Skateboard Street” contest, where he walked away with the bronze medal, while Ryan Sheckler won silver, and Paul Rodriguez took gold. Nyjah’s winning run can be see HERE.
Nyjah then won the gold medal for his “Real Street” video part; a video contest filmed entirely in the streets over the course of the past six months. The one-minute video can be watched HERE.
In other X Games news, 12-Year-Old Element rider Tom Schaar landed a flawless 900º during the “Big Air” competition, and ended up on ESPN’s “Top 10 Plays of the Week”. You can see the clip HERE.
At 12 years old, Tom Schaar has become the youngest ever to win an X-Games gold medal, and did so by landing the first ever 1080º in a contest. With a score of 94.00, Tom topped the podium with his gold medal, while Bob Burnquist, who won silver, had this to say.
“He’s very advanced for his age. In his head he’s very cool and that usually comes with time, but he’s had that right away. He’s going to go a long way and we’re going to have to deal with Tom for a long while.”
And in his humble fashion, Tom followed up with nothing but praise toward his heroes…
“I’m just excited to be here and be skating with all of these pros that I’ve looked up to. It’s the best feeling!”
You can see more of Tom Schaar in the newly released FUTURE NATURE, The Element Am Video.
Footage courtesy of Colin Clark.
Bucky Lasek is a legend within skateboarding, who’s done it all… From his main-stream wins to underground video parts, Bucky is undeniable force that has helped shape where skateboarding is today, and these accolades haven’t gone unnoticed… ESPN has an article, “House Check: Bucky Lasek” which gives us an inside look at the house that Bucky built, including exotic cars, organic eggs, and of course, his private bowl, all of which are absolutely incredible, and well deserved.
X Games 17 came and went over the weekend, and Element team riders, Nyjah Huston, Bucky Lasek, and Julian Christianson left the building rocking a vast collection of precious medals.
First and foremost, sixteen-year-old, Nyjah Huston won X Games gold in Skateboard Street finals with his all-out assault on the street course. Between the hardflip off the roof, a 360-flip lipslide down the big rail, to the kickflip backside tailslide to bigspin out on the 6-stair, jaws were dropped, minds were blown, and the godfather of skateboarding had this to say…
“That is by far the best (skateboarding) we’ve seen here this weekend.” – Tony Hawk
With those kind of accolades and that bag of tricks, it’s no wonder Nyjah rolled away with the gold medal. Check out his winning run below.
Nyjah’s big win isn’t the only news to come out of this year’s X Games, as the competition rolled on. Bucky Lasek brought down the house with his bronze medal winning run in Skateboard Vert. Here’s Bucky’s 3rd place run.
Last but not least, Julian Christianson took the gold medal for his perfect run at the Hometown Heroes event. And if you’ve been living under a rock, and don’t know who Julian is, he won the 2011 Make It Count contest finals at Skate Camp, and with that came Element sponsorship… Keep your eyes peeled, as this kid’s on a tear. Here’s Julian’s winning run.
Congratulations again to Bucky Lasek, Julian Christianson, and of course Nyjah Huston. And thank you to the all the fans that supported these guys.
Don’t miss Bucky and Nyjah at X Games 17! Street and vert finals are today. Click HERE for the online and TV schedule. Good luck dudes!