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jacobf jacobf
6/3/2015 10:47 PM

So X-Games is this weekend and I started a reddit discussion here. I think the X-Games has a very interesting relationship with BMX and I'm always curious to know what other people think about it.

Park last year seemed to be set up right from the beginning for Chase Hawk to take the win but this year the course seems to be much better designed to suit both style and trick influenced riders.

The dirt course doesn't look overly special but there's a good lineup of riders so I think it'll still be interesting to watch. I'm predicting that Kyle Baldock is going to get the three-peat pretty easily.

As for Vert, does anyone else actually enjoy watching it? Personally I'm fascinated by it because it has a bit of a story behind it. Jamie Bestwick is a true athlete and deserves to be on the top of the podium every year. This year he'll be going for his tenth consecutive gold medal and while he has been pretty unstoppable in the past, last year showed to me that he's feeling the pressure a little bit. It's pretty well known that Jamie Bestwick has a number of ridiculous tricks that he never does in contests because he doesn't need them to win and until last year the front flair was one of these tricks. He's going to want that 10-peat more than anything, so if everyone else rides well enough, I think that there's a chance he might drop a double flair (which I've heard he has on lock WTF)

Megaramp is just blech. It is helpful in getting little kids to think bmx is cool but it's just such a poor representation of what bmx is actually about.

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eskimojay eskimojay
6/3/2015 10:53 PM

Anything that gets more attention for potential new people to get into bmx will help bring money into the industry can't be a bad thing , but I forsee this thread becoming a hate fest , I'm stoked for x games I'm hoping drew bezanson gets that gold in park

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Brayden_Buckingham Brayden_Buckingham
6/4/2015 1:29 AM

Fuck em for no street .

Park course is super wide and looks like shit to ride , last years trifecta bullshit box jump seemed like a joke , the stitching design is cool but pretty fucking gay . Reminds me of True Religion jeans that cost 300$ + in a bmx course .

They invited girls though , which is pretty dope . Rodeo Peanut all over that

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adamnmexican adamnmexican
6/4/2015 6:32 AM

Fuck x games

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Shortdude Shortdude
6/4/2015 7:48 AM

I'm going this weekend to watch it, but not just for BMX.

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eskimojay eskimojay
6/4/2015 9:07 AM

Not bummed at all street got dropped , that was the only bmx event I didn't care if i caught or not , pre fab plaza stuff bores the hell out of me, stoked to see moto x quarterpipe that should be wild , And mega ramp doubles could be a deathtrap

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Brayden_Buckingham Brayden_Buckingham
6/4/2015 9:11 AM

Anyone see the meme for X-Games doubles ? Shit is a fucking joke . People bitch about views but they can watch people on a plank of wood grind curbs on the xgames street , but ooohhh nooooo BMX isn't making us money so fuck street and just slap another mega ramp comp , idiots love seeing big air'

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eskimojay eskimojay
6/4/2015 9:17 AM

After seeing the Dennis McCoy mat hoffman collision video in a vert ramp, im could see death collision on a mega ramp , I'd rather them replace street with bmx speed and style rather than mega ramp doubles just sounds unneccisarily dangerous

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jacobf jacobf
6/4/2015 9:33 AM
eskimojay wrote:

After seeing the Dennis ...more

I still can't believe they both got out of that one okay. Mega ramp doubles is so retarded that there's literally only two teams of two competing. Idk if this means everyone gets prize money lol

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blaaaaaaaaa blaaaaaaaaa
6/4/2015 9:38 AM

I don't really even care that they dropped street. It aint street if it was built for a comp. the street series is the only legit street comp. The x-games isn't all that interesting, i like watching the riding but the judging is off.

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Brayden_Buckingham Brayden_Buckingham
6/4/2015 1:15 PM
blaaaaaaaaa wrote:

I don't really even care ...more

So if you ride a skatepark you ain't street then huh

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eskimojay eskimojay
6/4/2015 2:40 PM

I love guys like Clint Reynolds and Doyle , but I like their videos parts for trails riding , in an x games contest really doesn't compare to trails it doesn't make sense to me how they're invited when guys like luke parslow,cory nastazio, and Paul langlands aren't invited and it is x games you would think they would want all the big trick monsters in and not have motowhips and Chris Doyle contest runs (360 whip,3 turndown,3 table,no footed can can, tailwhip,occasional 720, pretty much been his run for the last ten years every contest) in their dirt event , the judging deffinatly is bullshit sometimes but apparently who gets invited is to

On that dirt note a good park example is how chase hawk and Sergio Layos are in although I love their riding in a contest sense those guys are years and years behind compared to guys who aren't invited like Logan Martin,Harry main and mark Webb , last year bezanson deffinatly got robbed of gold he went higher then hawk did as many transfers and actually did tricks , their deffinatly is to much politic bullshit in bmx

Not enough of these contests are about
Bmx itself like it should be but making headlines like the hometown kid won gold , hate to admit it but bmx could use a lesson from freestyle motocross , your not going to see any hometown kids in that sport winning with stylish dead sailors , the guys who risk it win it

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eskimojay eskimojay
6/4/2015 2:52 PM

I'd be stoked if Doyle shut me up and threw a backflip in dirt because i know he can do them but he's been doing the same run since 2001 and it's gotten boring in a contest format

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blaaaaaaaaa blaaaaaaaaa
6/4/2015 2:56 PM
blaaaaaaaaa wrote:

I don't really even care ...more

Brayden_Buckingham wrote:

So if you ride a skatepark ...more

Obviously! Street is street, a park even if it has "street" obsticles, is still a park.

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eskimojay eskimojay
6/4/2015 2:56 PM

For all the Doyle fans at one point he had a how to backflip video on the dc website when he rode for them , haven't been able to find it but here's a Doyle flip clip for all the stylecat flip haters out their

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blaaaaaaaaa blaaaaaaaaa
6/4/2015 2:58 PM
eskimojay wrote:

I love guys like Clint ...more

Seems like park and dirt judging has been more based more on style and not number of tricks the past couple years.

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eskimojay eskimojay
6/4/2015 2:58 PM

Judged on style or not last year bezanson got robbed

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biggybuggy biggybuggy
6/4/2015 7:14 PM
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Judged on style or not ...more

Yeah. This year it's another big bowl. With this year's lineup, I'm guessing it's going to be a showdown between Enarson, Bezanson, Kris Fox, or Sergio Layos.

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eskimojay eskimojay
6/5/2015 11:17 AM

Holy shit Vince Byron did it! He beat bestwick in vert for gold

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ironmaiden666 ironmaiden666
6/5/2015 11:35 AM
eskimojay wrote:

Holy shit Vince Byron did ...more

I just saw that on IG. Wish I could've watched it on TV

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eskimojay eskimojay
6/5/2015 1:57 PM

His 540 flair looked crazy , clipping coping front wheel would be death on that trick

Also where is sundaybmxrr we need to get this joltman900 motherfucker banned for his poor attempt at trolling and bumping dead threads

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Ihatebmx200 Ihatebmx200
6/6/2015 1:52 PM

I'm watching it right now it amazing

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jacobf jacobf
6/6/2015 4:16 PM
HERE'S THE LINK TO MY POST X-GAMES DISCUSSION ON REDDIT (LINKS TO ALL PODIUM RUNS INCLUDED)
I still haven't seen much other footage apart from a few ridebmx highlights reels (s/o to ridebmx) but from what I have seen it looks like this was one of the better X-Games in a while.

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maxlikesbikes maxlikesbikes
6/6/2015 5:48 PM
eskimojay wrote:

For all the Doyle fans at ...more

That's at Mack park in Indiana Pennsylvania

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eskimojay eskimojay
6/6/2015 9:06 PM

Damn double flair for the gold in mega did not expect that

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kylecarlson kylecarlson
6/6/2015 9:16 PM

Double flair was mind-blowing.

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eskimojay eskimojay
6/6/2015 9:20 PM

Still Bmx skate doubles on mega and moto quarterpipe ..... This has been a pretty jam
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one try kid one try kid
6/6/2015 11:52 PM

I'm more interested on who wins the gold for DOTA.

Because video games are so EXTREME!!!! I injured my wrists playing mine-sweeper
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fuck xgames for bringing in esports. lol

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Shortdude Shortdude
6/8/2015 5:51 AM

X-games was fun to go to, even if they have done a lot of dumb things. It was interesting to sit in the crowd, a football field distance away from the mega ramp as Morgan and the others totally kill it. They also had a bunch of other good shit, like a mini skatepark that you could ride (they provided bikes and boards), skateboarding lessons, a little pump track, giveaways, and lots of hot girls at the Toyota booth. I even got my hat signed by Scotty Cranmer and Drew Bezanson. I had the best time ever. No hate towards X-games from me.

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