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The Nine Club Experience SOTY Predictions

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Will Nyjah Huston finally get the Skater of the Year Award this year?

In episode 224 of The Nine Club Experience, host Jeron Wilson said that Nyjah deserves the SOTY 2022 given the latter’s latest “Need That” part released a few days ago.

Tyshawn Jones, Louie Lopez, and TFunk are also big contenders according to the hosts. Chris Roberts did a live poll and Nyjah won. Tyshawn landed 2nd place on the poll. So far, Thrasher Magazine hasn’t announced the SOTY nominees for this year.

Who do you think deserves the 2022 SOTY?

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T-Funk Wins SLS 2022 Trick of the Year

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Tristan Funkhouser, more popularly known as T-funk is the Street League Skateboarding 2022 Trick of the Year winner.

T-Funk was also one of the finalists for Thrasher’s 2022 Skater of the Year, but the title went to Tyshawn Jones.

Here are the winners of the other side awards given out by SLS and the corresponding sponsors.

  • (A Shoc Energy) People’s Champ Award –Adriel Parmisano
  • (Visible) Line of the Year Award – Carlos Ribeiro
  • (Tiger Beer) Against All Odds Award – Justin Bishop
  • (BB Seguros) Style Matters Award – Jake Wooten
  • (Skater XL) XL Combo Award -Marcelo Profeta

T-Funk got $10,000 for winning the 2022 Trick of the Year while the side award winners took home $1,000 each.

Watch the clip from the Baker Video with Tyson and T Funk that won him the award below.

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Dan Mancina Teaches Visually Impaired Kids How to Skate

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Dan Mancina taught skateboarding to visually impaired kids in Portland, Oregon in an activity hosted by Adidas Skateboarding and North West Association for Blind Athletes.

Mancina started skateboarding when he was 13 years old. Around that time, he also got diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a rare eye degenerative disease during a routine eye check-up. He completely lost his eyesight when he was 23.

Mancina decided to relearn skateboarding and then started “Keep Pushing”, a non-profit that aims to share the skateboarding tradition with the differently-abled community.

Other members of the Adidas skateboarding team namely Dennis Busenitz, Silas Baxter-Neal, John Perez, and Sam Narvaez also helped teach the kids the fundamentals of skating during the event.

Real Skateboards and Protec provided the gear for the kids.

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Eric Koston and Steve Berra Take Back Control of The Berrics

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The Berrics founders Eric Koston and Steve Berra are now 100% back in control of their company.

Established in 2007, The Berrics was a portmanteau of the founders’ names — Berra and Eric.

Back in 2018, Hypebeast acquired the majority stake in The Berrics. Hypebeast is a Hongkong listed company founded by Kevin Ma in 2005. It started out as a sneaker blog and became an online magazine covering fashion, culture, and other topics and also ventured into retail among other businesses.

But after five years, it appears that the partnership didn’t go that well. In their statement, Berra and Koston said they had little control over their company.

Contrary to popular belief, it’s been almost 5 years since we’ve effectively had any influence over what we created, how it was run, what we made and what it stood for. Five years forced to the sidelines, largely silent, being told what we can and cannot do… or else suffer the consequences. Suffice to say, it was painful watching and experiencing some of the things that transpired.

The two also mentioned that The Berrics website, social, content, and e-commerce will all undergo changes. They also thanked everyone who supported the company through the years.

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