As a pro skateboarder, theres a range of different aspects that the rest of us won’t be able to understand. The lifestyle of a professional skater includes a lifetime of handwork, dedication, broken bones, fulfillment, and honor. As admirers those are only some of the aspects we can imagine while theres a number of other demeanors that plays their part. One of the perks of being a professional skater is the sponsorships from the best brands and products within the market.
Take Nyjah Huston for example, due to his hard work and dedication to his love of skateboarding he’s been rewarded with the opportunity to be sponsored by brands such as Element Skateboards, Silver, FKD, Diamond Supply Company, Mob, DC Shoes, Monster, and Beats by Dre.
Some of his accomplishments are but not limited to an incredible 9 victories of Street League Championships in 2010 and 2012 and a Gold medal in 2011 and 2012 from the Dew Tour. He’s set the standard for skateboarding with amazing video clips in the release of his “Rise and Shine” video in 2011 along with the slew of rewards he’s been stacking up. His hard work is definitely paying off through his accomplishments and the interest of top brands such as DC and Monster. With all in all being said, the life of a professional skateboarder is all behind hard work and dedication.
2013 is near, yet an abundance of regions in different countries haven’t had the opportunity to experience some of the basic essentials we take for granted. There’s a number of problems that these countries face including hunger, poverty, abuse and poverty. One of the biggest problems that poverty stricken regions encounter is unsanitary water. Water is one our biggest vitals in regards to keeping us alive and healthy. Unclean water provides a variety of problems including a broad range of bacterias that can’t be treated due to the poverty in the first place, it also creates a long list of health problems that continue down the line.
After experiencing this epidemic himself as a child, pro skater Nyjah Huston and his mom Kelle Huston wanted to address that problem themselves. With the resources from his ventures in skateboarding, Nyjah was able to form a non-profit organization called Let it Flow.
Rob Brink presented this story through ESPN about the efforts and contributions made by the Huston’s that have impacted a large number of people. Their goal is to raise $18,000 from Nyjah’s 18th birthday on the 30th of November up until January 5th that would give them enough money to construct water wells as well as sanitation station for regions such as Ethiopiam Kenya, and Tanzania.
Mountain Dew proudly presented their Dew Tour Skate Street Competition in sunny San Francisco this past weekend. This event held a variety of skate pro’s including Paul Rodriguez, Felipe Gustavo, Milton Martinez, as well as Nyjah Huston. With those skaters being mentioned, you know the competition was a fierce and hard-fought battle.
If you’ve been paying attention to Nyjah Huston lately, then probably know of the power streak he’s been on with award acquisitions across the board. He’s been pocketing 1st place on a consistent basis with ease. His close to flawless style has rendered him the next Tony Hawk if you will says skate fans and admirers alike.
Now with that being said, Nyjah proved his worth with a bunch of tricks out of his sleeve, his technical genius landed him 1st place at the Dew Tour’s Skate Street event that was held in San Fran last Saturday.
The next couple of days Ryan Sheckler would do what he does best and lay down some gnarly tricks to earn him the winner of the Street Style event as well as hefty payout of 10 Grand. Also skater Zared Bassett pocketed a purse of 10 Grand as well for the Overall Style Award which was voted from every single skater that was in the competition from both of the events.
If you’re familiar with the sport of skateboarding, then you’re no stranger to a young man by the name of Nyjah Huston. His smooth and pristine style has thrusted him into the winner’s circle of skateboarding competitions everywhere. He’s been on the scene for awhile now, and being that he’s still so young, he’s a prized skateboarder thats looking for big things to come in the future. Aside from that, he has been the skateboard prodigy with a technique thats almost mastered. He recently won the 2012 Street League Competition and bested Paul Rodriguez. He has numerous companies and brands backing him and they are for a reason.
This kid means business, and he is certainly taking care of it, not to mention his prize money at Street League was a bundle of $200,000, thats a lot of grip tape. If you’re new to this sport and want to become familiar with it, get acquainted with Nyjah Huston and see why this young man is becoming the epitome of hardwork and skateboarding.
Moments slip away indefinitely, so why waste them? They’re valuable periods of time when you might of experienced something crucial. Minutes that are worth an incredible amount of significance. In this day in age we’re allowed to capture everyday scenes from cameras everywhere. The importance of catching those moments in pure nature is already amazing, but preserving it to be lived through again is just remarkable. The act of amazing skate footage is one of the biggest components in a skaters career as well as spreading their legacy. It showcases their death defying talent on four wheels, from ramps to rails.
Those bailouts and leading both paid their toll and the camera tells your story. The life of a skater can depend solely on their talent as well as the footage to prove it. They not only showed what they can do, but they inspired the generations to come that may have picked up their board because of one of them. Hear what your favorite skater has to say from Nyjah Huston to Geoff Rowley or Tony Hawk. Listen to the tales for yourself through an ESPN and 900 Films Production. Its titled “Skate on Film“, and the name of it explains it all in it’s entirety.
The X Games Real Street competition has in fact stayed true to its name of “Real”. The stakes have been raised and fan favorites have been cut short of their goal. We are now going into the third level of this competition with head on eliminations. The line-up has been narrowed down to 4 skaters from the original 16 and the pressure is definitely on.
Aaron “Jaws” Homoki is going up against Manny Santiago while Collin Provost battles Chris Haslam for a shot at the Grand prize. Do yourself a favor by checking out their videos once again and voting. You can do so until the 25th of June when the voting ends. Who do you think will head to the finals? It may be up to you, so vote.
The Vans half cab is celebrating its 20th birthday this year, and as a way to celebrate the life of this icon was to release a limited edition signature label every month during the summer. Vans will commemorate and reflect on the history and success of this shoe. The designing of the labels will be a joint effort of four Half Cab artists including the one and only Steve Caballero himself.
The brands very first drop will showcase Morizen Foche commonly known as Mofo, a legend in the in skate industry. He’s also well known for his hand in starting Thrasher Magazine during the early 80′s. His actions led to the raw setting of the industry that evolved into the notorious brand that its known for today. Morizen took the infamous picture of Steve Caballero that became the origin of the label that appeared on Half Cabs over a period of 20 years.
The first step for a skater to be recognized can be a number of things. It all starts with dedication, commitment, and hard work. It could start with the first day you stepped on your board. The dedication aspect will tie into your development as a skater, whether it may be a few injuries or countless pairs of shoes to damage. In the end you reap what you sow, and if you think you have what it takes, then the opportunity is here for the taking.
Element along with the Berrics have been hosting a contest across the nation for an opportunity to prove yourself. Its not too late to compete in the finals, all you have to do is send in a one minute video of yourself at any skatepark showcasing your best tricks. The winner of the finals will not only take a completely paid trip, but they’ll be able to spend a day at the Berrics with the Element crew, along with the possibility to be sponsored by Element as well.
Skating has no boundaries and limitations. It doesn’t matter where you’re from, whether its the frosty climate of Europe or the tropical aura of the islands. The sport of skating runs deep through the veins of countries everywhere. In this case, a skater from London and Jamaica proved it. One Distribution was pleased to announce the induction of two amazing skaters of Lucien Clarke as well as Chewy Cannon. The two skaters were split up behind One Distribution’s powerhouse brands. Lucien Clarke is officially enlisted under the Supra team. The ambitious twenty-four year old made his journey through an array of living arrangements while harnessing the essence of his talent. Chewy Cannon made his way to the scene coming out of a barren landscape. He grew up on the coast of England in a city by the name of Great Yarmouth. As a true seed of the sport, Chewy declared his own path and destiny despite the rugged landscape of nowhere that he grew up in. Due to his hard work and many painkillers, Chewy is officially riding for the Krew team.
Theres much more to Jeff Ament than you may know. Aside from being majorly successful in music, he thrives on the opportunity to give back and reach out to communities around the nation. As a lifelong skater, Jeff knows the struggles and hardships of the less fortunate in our society. He’s on a quest to pay his dues by helping others and inspiring them as well. An example of his work is shown through the construction of skateparks that he’s involved in.
As a Montana native, Jeff grew up to the serenity of the great outdoors but also experience the hardships that come with the territory. His means to escape came through skateboarding, which he now uses as an outlet to connect with the youth growing up in similar situations.
Jeff Ament makes it a point to know where he came from and to give the same gift of skateboarding to the younger generations everywhere that may not have the option to ride down to their local skatepark. Jeff’s latest project was on the barren Pine Ridge Reservation located in South Dakota.