Skateboarders are scored on their three best hits out of five on the Giganta ramp.
Each athlete will get 5 attempts to execute the 3 best tricks of their choice. Athletes will choose to hit either a 40-foot or 50-foot jump to perform each of their best tricks, and will be judged on their 3 best runs.
Each trick will be multiplied by the panel’s pre-agreed degree of difficulty for that trick, with a maximum score of 10 per trick. Only the highest scores of the three different tricks will be counted for each athlete, and the athlete who achieves the highest cumulative score out of 30 will be the winner of the event.TICKETS
In the Skate Best Tricks Event, athletes will choose to hit either a 40-foot or 50-foot jump—measuring from the takeoff of the ramp to the “sweet spot” of the landing—to perform their best tricks.
All of the ramp systems for Nitro World Games have been in research and development for over five years by Nitro Circus in consultation with athletes and industry leaders, the first collaborative effort of its kind in action sports competition.
ATHLETES TO WATCH
Last year’s competition saw the athletes fearlessly sending it over the big gap, with Elliot Sloan ultimately taking home the top spot.
Skate Best Tricks1st place - 2016 Skate Best Tricks
NYC native Elliot Sloan's eight X Games medals are a result of his insane skill with a little help from a ton of experience on the biggest competition stages. He has a long history in vert and big air, and the veteran is showing no signs of slowing with his win at the NWG in 2016.
Skate Best Tricks
Skate Best Tricks2nd place - 2016 Skate Best Tricks
South Carolinian Clay Kreiner is a relative newcomer, making his X Games debut in 2016 after honing his skills at Woodward East and working his way up through the competition world. His podium finish at the Nitro World Games is a foreshadowing of a huge career to come.
Skate Best Tricks
Skate Best Tricks3rd place - 2016 Skate Best Tricks
Trey Wood made his X Games debut in 2012 at the age of 11 and hasn't looked back, adding huge events to his resume before he could legally drive. Now the Arizona native basically has veteran status as a teenager and his potential is limitless.