Street League Kansas City has always been pretty much the best stop. Just the “Maltomania” vibe in that town is so damn crazy. The enthusiasm and excitement levels are genuine and the energy is real. This stop by all means offered the best skateboarding yet. Dylan Rieder was the stand out by making the finals and added a ton of speed and style by doing so. The end result was the same, Nyjah Houston won. What made this contest stand out from the others was Paul Rodriguez, Chris Cole, Luan Oliveira, and Dylan Rieder having stand out tricks back to back. They killed it! Hail Mary’s were thrown out and it will be a hard day to match. I had the best seat in the house for it all. Here are a few photos from Street League Kansas City. -ERL
Who runs Barter Town?
Everyone did and more.
1/2 a second late on a smith by request. Dylan blazed.
Nyjah midway into the belly of the beast.
Matt Miller long nosegrind.
A Trifecta of moves. Malto crails while Koston and Tory are on the hunt.
Tory backlip to back tailslide.
PRod switch tailslide nollie heel out.
Paul’s got it like that.
There’s no denying, Nyjah has the goods.
Malto, switching it up.
Mikey Taylor in feeble mode.
Ishod is always in his own zone. Skate around and kill it with a smile.
Gnar Boots laced up tight, Nyjah has got it.
Sean all blurred out on a front krooks.
Jimmy Sweat Pants and MRod holding down the judges table.
A photo of a photographer taking a photo? Lurking on Yoon Sul.
Mach 10 smith grind by David Gonzalez.
I thought the Berrics would be bigger, damn fisheyes!
Shane is a cool cat and was first on site.
Billy Marks kickflipped this like a beast.
Dylan Rieder’s massive bs flip.
Nyjah won, his 9th to be exact. All smiles.
Nyjah won but, Tory delivers the goods to the Diamond Life Afterparty jam session winner.
Diamond Life Afterparty jam session champ, Shane O’Neill. Drink Up!!!!
Tory Pudwill MC’s the press conference. Endless laughs and entertainment.