The X Games’ new home in Austin, TX from June 5-8, 2014, was a major success. Not only did the city of Austin greet the action sports athletes, fans, and sponsors with enthusiasm, but the new format for the games including music stages and performances from the Flaming Lips, Bad Religion, Mac Miller, and Kanye […]
X Games Debuts in Austin, Large Crowds, Mega Sponsor Activation, Bad Religion, Kanye, and High Action Sports Drama
Taka Higashino Takes Gold in Moto X Freestyle, Bucky Lasek Makes History with Gold in Skateboard Vert, and Vickie Golden Makes Herstory with Bronze in Moto Whip, Among Other Highlights from the Last X Games in Los Angeles
Photos by Tom Wallace More highlights from the 11th and final X Games in Los Angeles August 1-4, 2013 launched with all eyes on Japanese motocross phenom, Taka Higashino in Moto X Freestyle. For a record 3rd time, Higashino’s unique approach included a Kiss of Death backflip and a Rock Solid backflip in a pair […]
BMX Freestyle Street Brings Greater Attention to the Growing Attraction of BMX, as Indicated at X Games with Garret Reynolds Five-Peat Win with a 540 Barspin Wallride
More great photos and moves from the X Games from June 28-July 1, 2012 in downtown LA took place in BMX Freestyle Street–—a genre of BMX competition which also includes Big Air, Park, and Vert. Street however deals within a manmade course that’s meant to replicate the urban landscape and obstacles that an average […]
X Games Re-Instates Vert Competition After Heat from Pro Skaterboarders BMX Rider-What This Means about The State of Halfpipe Competitions, Including the Youth Olympic Games
Heated talks between ESPN X Games organizers such as Chris Stiepock and professional skateboarders such as Bobby Burnquist, Tony Hawk, and a slew of others (not to mention those flaming message boards on various skate-related sites and blogs) have caused the X Games to continue with its 13-year-tradition of holding a vert (a.k.a. halfpipe) competition for both skateboarding and BMX at the Summer X Games in Los Angeles in July.
BMX Freestyle Vert Captures the Attention of Rapt Audience with Huge Flairs and Whip Combos by the Best in the Sport
Huge amplitude, flairs, and alley-oop whip combos made the BMX Vert competition at the X Games one of the most impressive events and proving why the sport has a growing following of fans and sponsors.