Nyjah, Evan & Schaar Shine at SLS Open / VANS Pool Party
Top Photo : Nathan Groff
Element team riders Nyjah Huston, Evan Smith and Tom Schaar all stood atop the podium after some insane skating this past weekend.
Tom Schaar won the Pro division at the VANS Pool Party, the most coveted bowl contest of the year, in the legendary Combi Pool at the VANS Block of Orange. Tom killed it with consistency, difficulty and his spinning wonderment, but also threw in tricks like a bean plant to make his runs unique.
Out in Barcelona, Nyjah Huston once again proved his greatness, when with one attempt left at the Street League Open, Nyjah sat in 6th place and looked as though he had been edged out, but then scored his highest trick of the event and took the crown. Placing just behind him in 3rd place was crowd favorite Evan Smith, who had to qualify into the event by taking 1st place on Saturday, then edging out seasoned vets on Sunday to make the finals, alas out-skating the elite and taking his infectious spirit to the podium in 3rd. This also earned Evan an invitation into the Street League series for the rest of the year.
Street League Barcelona 2015
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Vans Pool Party 2015
Photo by Ueda