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American skateboard superstar Nyjah Huston (@nyjah) and Brazilian skateboard champion Leticia Bufoni (@leticiabufoni) both love big air, skating rails and pushing their limits. “I would say our styles are pretty similar as far as work ethic and trying to push ourselves to do the hardest and biggest stuff we can,” says Nyjah. Leticia agrees on their similar styles but adds a caveat: “He skates big stuff, like really big stuff. I like big stuff but not as big as the stuff he skates.”
This weekend Nyjah and Leticia are each competing in the Skateboard Street events at the summer X Games (@xgames) in Austin, Texas. But it’s more than the awards and recognition that motivates them to progress as athletes. “What gets me up in the morning to keep skating, honestly is the progression of skateboarding,” says Nyjah. “There’s always new stuff to learn, and there’s always ways to get better at it. There’s so many ways to keep it fun,” he adds. Leticia feels the same way. “The skateboarding is the same, it’s the other things that are different,” she says. “Going out there and learning tricks, it’s the same. When I am at the skate park or at competitions it looks like I’m 10 years old again skating and having fun.”