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With nearly 2 million Instagram followers, Nyjah Huston is one of skateboarding’s most renowned Insta users (his follower count is double that of fellow Street Leaguers Shane O’Neill and Paul Rodriguez).
But with this fluorescent green limelight comes great responsibilities. It takes humility and control to give yourself repeatedly to the Pandora’s Box that is the Instagram comments section.
A cursory look reveals comments from obsessives, doe-eyed fans, trolls, and hardware enthusiasts:
@Tstuard: How often do you change your trucks? I know them grooves be the sweet spot @nyjah
@Shomaar: yo @nyjah when you gonna grow out your hair bro
@Clementsolomaka: @nyjah my question is: are you from the same factory of robot than @shanejoneill or @codymcentire?
@_raoul_duke: Does this man ever wear a shirt with sleeves? Regardless, he’s the best in the game. Just my opinion.
Inspired by these incisive and well-constructed comments, we decided to come up with a new format whereby Nyjah is given the opportunity to respond to some of the many comments he receives on a daily basis. Thankfully he took all of the comments in jest, and gave us a whole list of responses. Please excuse the spelling and grammar, or lack thereof, in what follows.