Tag: XGames

Action Sports Round-up: Shaun White Busted in Nashville; Rip Curl Seeking Potential Investors


Two-time Olympic snowboarding gold medalist and X Games skateboarding gold medalist Shaun White was busted on Monday, September 17, 2012 for charges of public intoxication and vandalism at Loews Vanderbilt Nashville hotel. According to a police report and related story from the Associated Press, police came to Loews Vanderbilt Hotel at 2 a.m. on Sunday […]

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 Descends on LA, Freestyle MotoX Pushes Limits with Japan’s Taka Higashino Taking Gold


  Photos by Tom Wallace Last weekend, June 28-July 1, 2012, downtown Los Angeles was transformed into the platform for the X Games, often referred to as the alternative Olympics by action sports fans. Events ranging from skateboarding vert and street, to BMX in the same disciplines, freestyle motoX, and rally car racing make for […]

Shaun White Grabs 5th Gold in SuperPipe at X Games with Perfect 100 Score Stomping a Back-to-Back Double McTwist 1260

Winter X Games Aspen 2012 - Men's Snowboard SuperPipe Final - January 29, 2012

The 11th Winter X Games came to a close on January 29, 2012 in Aspen, Colorado to huge fanfare as the top pro snowboarders in the world competed in the SuperPipe to a dramatic finish. Earlier during the Games, Olympic gold medalist Kelly Clark stomped the competition winning her 2nd gold in SuperPipe with an […]

Why Get Sponsored When You’re Bigger Than Your Sponsors? Introducing the Shaun White Supply Co.


Shaun White’s new gig with D6 Sports could trigger changes in action sports as he rolls out his own stuff (except for snowboards which Burton is probably stoked about).

Skateboarding Big Air Off 80-Foot Perches Stokes Fans at X Games 17 -Bob Burnquist Lands the Gold


One of the most exciting events at the X Games, Big Air skateboarding came with its fair share of thrills and chills and top skaters, including newcomer, 14-year-old Mitchie Brusco, threw massive tricks.

Motocross Freestyle Packs In Fans As Top Global Riders Perform Amazing Feats in X Games 17


Once shunned as un-motocross-like, the freestyle event at X Games is now one of its biggest draws. Here’s why.

Dramatic Clutch Run Boosts Shaun White to Gold in X Games Skateboard Vert


Highlight of X Games 17 comes from a dramatic showdown during Skateboard Vert competition with Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Shaun White, and Bucky Lasek proving why
this sport is a favorite among youth culture.

X Games Axes Women’s Vert Skateboarding for Summer Game-Ripple Effects of Disappoint Grows


X Games boosts its moto events, but axes one of the few events left for women competitors, and their best event at that. From Tony Hawk to Lyn-Z Adams, girl shredders to supporters around the world -people are pissed.

Olympics Are Probably Moaning as ESPN X Games Announces New Expansion Now With 6 Events Globally


While the question continues to rage on, “what is action sports these days?” the X Games continues its global domination.