Nyjah Huston and the other seven Street League Champions skated their asses off during the finals and all that comes to nothing because the truck on the trophy skateboard is backward. Not surprisingly, the independent skateboard media was quick to pick up on this. You Will Soon says:
Considering a trophy is a symbol of a competition’s ultimate achievement, I find it quite fitting that the championship trophy for Street League is one of the biggest, most embarrassing blunders you can make in skateboarding.
Even Skate & Annoy weighed in:
The backwards truck phenomenon happens all the time when marketers attempt to use skateboards without consulting an actual skateboarder. How did it apparently happen to Rob Dyrdek’s Street League Skateboarding, an organization dedicated to presenting “real” skateboarding?
You know as Rob Dyrdek watched Nyjah hold that trophy up all he could see was that truck, backwards. Look at his face. Guess this is just one of the downsides of having “people” that handle things for you.