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Elliot Sloan Wins X Games Chiba 2023 Vert Best Trick

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Elliot Sloan claimed victory in the recently held X Games Chiba 2023 Vert Best Trick competition.

During the 20-minute controlled jam session, Sloan made multiple attempts without success. He seemed already resigned to losing, but everyone was given another run after the 20-minute mark.

He finally came through on his last try with his fast-spinning Cab heelflip Indy 720. The trick brought the house down and earned him the gold medal. Sloan now has a total of 16 X Games medals!

Tony Hawk’s X Games comeback is another highlight of the event. The legendary Birdman put down technical tricks, including Madonna switch crooked grind and Half Cab body varial to backside blunt.

Meanwhile, Moto Shibata successfully landed his kickflip McTwist early in the competition and earned him a silver medal.

The youngest participant, Gui Khury, executed a nollie indie 900 in his second attempt earning him a bronze medal.

Edouard Damestoy and Clay Kreiner also successfully landed a trick during the jam.

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Edouard Damestoy landed first place in Men’s Skateboard Vert with a score of 90. Tom Schaar and Jimmy Wilkins joined him at the podium for second and third place, respectively.

Watch how the X Games Chiba 2023 Skateboard Best Trick went down in the video below.

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The 2024 SLS Tour: Bigger and Better

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The SLS Tour will return bigger and better in 2024. Up to $1.8 million prize purse is at stake, with $100,000 to go to the Super Crown Champions.

The tour is also adding more stops for a total of eight, including three SLS “Apex” spot-based events. Regular stops include Paris, San Diego, Australia (TBA), and Tokyo.

The SLS Super Crown Championships 2024 will be again held in São Paulo, Brazil, on December 14-15.

The SLS Tour 2024 will kick off at Adidas Arena, Paris, France, on February 24. Tickets are now available on the SLS website.

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Rayssa Leal’s Top 5 Scores of SLS 2023

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Before the first stop of Street League Skateboarding this February, let’s look back to how Rayssa Leal managed to land her top 5 scores of 2023.

Rayssa kicked off the 2023 season with a win at the Chicago stop and finished with a Super Crown in São Paulo. It was her second Super Crown win.

She is surely someone to watch out for in the 2024 SLS Tour, which will commence on February 24 at the Adidas Arena in Paris.

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Japan Dominates WST-Street World Championships-Japan

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Japan dominated the World Skateboarding Tour Street Skateboarding World Championships at Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo on Sunday. Sora Shirai led a men’s podium sweep, and Yumeka Oda claimed her first women’s crown.

Completing the podium in the men’s division were Kairi Netsuke and Yuto Horigome for second and third place respectively.

During the eight-day championships, athletes competed to qualify for the Paris Olympics and earn important rankings points.

Shirai earned a total of 276.81 points, followed by Netsuke with 273.60 points and Horigome with 273.28 points. The final score was based on each competitor’s best two runs and two highest-scoring tricks out of five attempts.

In the women’s skateboarding competition, Oda emerged as the winner with a total score of 265.75 points. Her best trick section received an impressive score of 94.80. She finished 3.85 points ahead of the defending world champion, Rayssa Leal. Nishiya secured the third spot with a total score of 245.76.

Watch the full coverage of the WST-Street Skateboarding World Championships Japan below.

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