The 2017 SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship is over and Nyjah did it again
This years Super Crown was in Los Angeles and went down last weekend. The event started of with the women’s competition were Lacey Baker, Leticia Bufoni and Co, fought for the championship. After that the men's finals was on and Nyjah Huston showed us once again why he is the best contest skater on planet earth. But first things first, lets start with the women's final.
Qualified for the women's final were the following skaters
The two favorites for the win were Leticia Bufoni and Lacey Baker and they showed us that right from the start. They both started off with solid runs and high scores. It was quite clear that the battle between these two girls will come down to the best trick section. At the end it was Lacey Baker who could defend the title of SLS Women’s Super Crown World Champion with a solid nose manual nollie heelflip out on the manual pad. She got a 8.7 for that and so repeated her win from 2016.
Qualified for the men's final were the top eight Pros from the 2017 SLS season:
The finals started off as usual with the run section. Here Louie Lopez (who won the Golden Ticket due to his win at Tampa Pro) started out with a fantastic run and a 9.1 score. Actually, the whole run section was a 9-club massacre. After Louie, it was also Nyjah and Shane who scored a 9.4, 9.2 and another 9.2. The best trick section started a bit slower. The first two rounds were solid but not as impressive as the run section. That changed when Torey first entered the 9-club with a back smith UP the hubba. After that, the massacre continued. Nyjah instantly answered with a nollie heel noseblunt down the rail (9.3). Carlos Ribeiro did a switch heel back smith down the hubba (9.1), Shane did his legendary switch tre double flip (9.4) and Kelvin Hoefler did a halfcab noseslide to backtail bigspin out (9.1).
After a tough battle at the end it was again Nyjah Huston who was on top and won the 2017 SLS World Tour. He stole everyones show with a massive back 270 kickflip lipslide down the rail. It was his fourth nine at this event and the highest scored trick of the year (9.5). What a show and congrats Nyjah on the title. Well deserved!
Here are the final results:
2017 SLS @NikeSB Super Crown World Championship 🏆Top 3: 1. @nyjah 🥇 2. @shanejoneill 🥈 3. @kelvinhoefler 🥉 If you missed it you can watch the Men's Super Crown replay on ESPN 2 this Thursday, September 21, at 12:00am ET / 9:00pm PT. 📺 Check out more coverage on the @ETN app. 👁🗨 #SuperCrown 👑 📷 @jakedarwen
The return of @nyjah. 🏆 From getting a concussion and almost not skating the Super Crown to an incredible come back win. 👏🏼 What an epic finale to an amazing season! 🔥 Thanks to everyone that got tickets or watched the LIVE stream on @ETN. 💯 Watch the complete Women’s & Men’s Super Crown with no interruptions now. Link in bio. @nikesb #SuperCrown 📷 @jakedarwen