At 23, Nyjah Huston is perched on skateboarding’s pinnacle. With 20 SLS wins and several groundbreaking parts under his belt, what he’s accomplished in his career thus far will go down in history as one of skateboarding’s greatest success stories. Tomorrow, the saga continues. Nyjah will be releasing his first part for Nike SB to coincide with the release of his signature shoe. Huston breaks down why this new part is significant at the 1:13:37 mark of the latest episode of The Nine Club.
“That’s why I’m so stoked on this part. I feel like it’s different. It’s not gonna be like my last video parts that I had. It’s going to have a lot more feeling to it because Ty [Evans] is doing it. He’s obviously got the best equipment, the most experience, the best angles, all of that stuff. I’m gonna say that it’s more like a mini movie than a part. It has some slams in it. And it has the battles. It’s not just trick, trick, trick. I feel like a lot of my parts in the past have just been a lot of tricks. Yeah, they were good tricks. But in this part, I didn’t want to go back 270 lip a 13-rail, go kickflip back lip a 15-rail. Honestly, it gets to a point where that stuff’s not worth it. I wanna do new tricks.”
Beyond that, Nyjah has his sights set on the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. He weighs in on that at the 1:37:47 mark.
“I don’t think it’s something you get asked to be in. From what I’ve heard, for 2019 it’s going to be the average contest placing throughout the year. But I do plan to be there. I’ve always been down for it. It’s something that I’m surprised hasn’t happened a long time ago just based off how big skateboarding is all around the world, and how many kids skate.”
Watch the entire interview above.
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