JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The 2021 SLS season is a wrap! Monster Energy praises group rider Rayssa Leal on taking 2nd location in Women’s Street at the SLS Super Crown World Championship 2021 on Sunday. In front of a capability crowd of 6,000 fans at Riverfront Plaza in Jacksonville, Florida, the 13-year-old from Imperatriz, Brazil, made her podium area in the last occasion of the Street League Skateboarding (SLS) Championship Tour.
Monster Energy has actually been a veteran partner and main sponsor of the world’s leading street skateboarding competitors series, the Street League Skateboarding (SLS) Championship Tour.
The 2021 Street League Skateboarding (SLS) Championship Tour included 2 stops: In August, the world’s finest skateboarders fought for season ranking points at Stop 01 in Salt Lake City, Utah. At Stop 02 in Lake Havasu, Florida, in late October, riders had a last opportunity to certify into the SLS Super Crown World Championship.
At both stops of the season, Monster Energy’s Rayssa overlooked the competitors and clinched 2 successive wins. As an outcome, the teenage skateboard prodigy ranked at the really leading of the 2021 SLS season leaderboards and certified directly into Sunday’s last session of the season’s leading 8 rivals in Jacksonville.
For the Women’s Skateboard Street last on Sunday, the outside skatepark at Riverfront Plaza in Jacksonville used the ideal canvas for first-rate skateboarding. Designed by main SLS ramp contractors California Skateparks, the course by the St. Johns River included a plethora of rails, banks, stair sets, and ledges for huge and technical skateboarding.
The 8 riders in the ladies’s SLS Super Crown World Championship came from Brazil, Japan, the Netherlands, and United States. The elite field consisted of a number of Olympic rivals and gold medalist Momiji Nishiya, along with Monster Energy’s Leal as the silver medalist at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Leal began her efficiency in the last with a strong run in the Line area, consisting of Caballerial behind lipslide fakie the flat rail, space to behind 5-0 grind the high Hubba ledge, and a technical frontside bluntslide shove-it on the flat rail. But the perfect regimen was interrupted by a fall towards completion, sending out Leal into Best Trick tries with a 3.8 point-score in the Line area.
As her rivals published high Line area ratings, Rayssa came under pressure to capture up in Best Trick efforts. And she did! On her very first effort, the Brazilian put down a completely poised behind Smith grind down the high Hubba ledge for 6.0 points. She followed up with an extremely technical space to frontside bluntslide the Hubba for 6.3 points and increased all the method to the top of the leaderboard by landing a space to behind tailslide the Hubba ledge for 6.0 points.
When the leading 4 riders advanced to the Super Final for 2 more Best Trick efforts, Rayssa attempted to put down a technical kickflip to frontside boardslide down the Hubba however did not stick the landing. This left the door open for Brazil’s Pamela Rosa to hop into top place on the strength of a heavy rail technique. With whatever riding on her last technique effort of the last, she came close to clinching the kickflip boardslide, however might not ride away.
Based on an overall rating of 19.2 points in the last, Leal ended her SLS Super Crown World Championship 2021 in a strong 2nd location position after having actually controlled the Street League Skateboarding (SLS) Championship Tour all season.
Rayssa entered the global spotlight in 2015 at the age of 6 by means of a viral video of her heelflipping down a set of stairs worn a fairy outfit. The young expert street skateboarder, who just began completing at the global level 2 years earlier, now counts amongst the world elite: Leal took silver in Women’s Street Skateboarding at the Tokyo Olympics this summer season.
In 2019, she made history as the youngest rival to ever win an SLS trip stop at age 11 and took 2nd location at the SLS World Championship in Brazil that year.
Monster Energy skaters likewise place on a first-rate efficiency in the Men’s Skateboard Street last on Sunday. As the 2021 season’s #1 top-ranked rider, six-time SLS World Champion Nyjah Huston from Laguna Beach, California, certified directly into Sunday’s last. In a field of 8 riders, the 26-year-old Monster Energy rider went head-to-head versus finalists from Australia, Brazil, Portugal, and the United States.
Straight out eviction, the Men’s Street last cranked the competitive level to the max, as Team U.S.A.’s Jagger Eaton and Australia’s Shane O’Neill published Nine Club ratings by landing perfect and extremely technical runs. As SLS broadcast analyst and experienced professional skateboarder Geoff Rowley commented: “The standard is going to the moon already!”
No complete stranger to high-stakes finals, Huston fired back by stringing together an extremely technical regimen of his own. Starting his Line area run with a big space to behind lipslide the kink rail, Huston published a frontside Smith grind off the quarter pipeline leading bar, 360 kickflip the kicker, nollie behind 180 nosegrind the Hubba, and space kickflip behind lipslide the rail. But a bad move on a kickflip frontside boardslide cost the ruling SLS World Champion valuable points, cutting his Line score to 6.8 points.
When the action moved into Best Trick efforts, Huston missed his preliminary technique effort and dealt with installing pressure to make his staying 3 techniques count. No issue for the world’s winningest street skater. On effort second, Huston restored his focus by landing an extremely technical Caballerial behind noseblunt slide down the Hubba for 9.0 points.
While the majority of the riders had a hard time to land techniques under the weight of the main world champions, Huston followed up by landing an enormous space kickflip to behind lipslide the kink rail (9.2 points). He then protected his area amongst the 4 top-ranked riders in the Super Final by publishing a tidy kickflip frontside boardslide down the kink rail.
With just 2 more efforts to go, and leading rivals such as Eaton and Brazil’s Lucas Rabelo increasing to the leading with Nine Club ratings, Huston required a big rating to declare the win. He selected the ideal technique by sending out an enormous switch frontside heelflip lipslide over the kink rail however might not ride away on his staying efforts. With an overall rating of 26.2 points, Huston completed the SLS Super Crown World Championship 2021 in 4th location after holding down the leading area for the whole season.
Also making a strong mark in the last, Olympic silver medalist and Monster Energy rider Kelvin Hoefler stired the crowd with his signature mix of technical street skating. In the Line area, the 28-year-old from São Paulo, Brazil, strung together a space to behind lipslide the kink rail, noseblunt on the bank, space to behind noseblunt slide the rail, nollie frontside nosegrind the Hubba, Caballerial behind tailslide fakie the flat rail, and frontside kickflip the quarter pipeline.
But a fall on a kickflip misaligned grind wound up cutting Hoefler’s line rating to 7.1 points, sending him into Best Trick efforts under pressure. He handled to recuperate by sticking a space kickflip to behind lipslide the rail for 8.8 points and hard frontside kickflip lipslide in the exact same area for 8.8 points. But a severe slam on a space to sugarcane grind on the rail throughout his 4th effort set Hoefler back far adequate to complete the last in 5th location.
Earlier in Saturday’s Qualifers, 15-year-old Monster Army rider Filipe Mota held his own as the youngest rival in an elite field. His Line area highlights consisted of space to frontside weak the rail and space kickflip behind tailslide the Hubba for 4.9 points. In Best Trick, Mota finessed a best kickflip behind tailslide shove-it down the Hubba for 8.0 indicate end his season with a strong proving.
Speaking of a strong proving, French Monster Energy group rider and Olympics skateboarder Aurelien Giraud had the crowd on its feet. In the Line area, the 23-year-old from Lyon put down a big space to frontside weak the rail, frontside air into the bank, nollie behind lipslide the flat rail, hardflip down the stairs, space kickflip behind lipslide the rail and a big 360 kickflip for 7.0 points. In Best Trick, Giraud kept his momentum by landing a 360 kickflip 50-50 grind the high Hubba for 8.0 points, followed every day’s most significant hammer: An ultra-technical space hardflip to frontside boardslide netted the French powerhouse a 9.5-point rating. With an overall rating to 25.5 points, Giraud emerged from the high-pressure qualifiers in 5th location, missing out on Sunday’s last by one location.
A huge thank you to the whole group at Street League Skateboarding (SLS) for restoring the SLS Championship Tour after a year-long hiatus in 2020 due to the pandemic.
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Since its creation in 2010, Street League Skateboarding (SLS) has actually moved street skateboarding from a collection of independent standalone occasions to a distinguished worldwide series. As leaders of street skateboarding’s premium credentials system and competitors format, SLS uses an amateur-to-professional path and develops exhilarating live occasions around the world. The SLS Championship Tour is acknowledged as the world’s premier expert street skateboarding competitors. Events occur on custom-built, distinctive, SLS-certified plazas in significant cities worldwide, with the very best in the sport completing for the greatest stakes. For more info, see http://www.streetleague.com.
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