What a week in extreme sports this week! We had X games delivering world firsts, Donkey Bay was firing and the free ride MTB boys dropped the Loosefest XL edit. All the action from the week in the video below and I have put every featured video in the playlist below it (You can just press play, wide screen and enjoy all the videos back to back.)
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What better way to start 2019 than with the latest dirt fest with Axell Hodges. Slay Hodges and friends head to Ocotillo Wells during a brutal winter storm and tear it up on their desert toys – aka DESERTED.
Monster Energy take Axell and his team of nutters deep into the dirt, where he charges as per usual.
In a place where most are sticking to the small jumps, Axell goes large. One particular jump is over 90ft and he manages to smash both his rims. Twitch cant believe this as he broke his leg at Ocotillo the last time he rode there. Axell just laughs it off. There are also a couple of great whips by the king of the move.
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Monster Energy always bring the MX heat, so here is your first video of 2019, Deserted with Axell Hodges. I hope you enjoy it!
Get ready to witness the third installment of Holeshot Glory, brought to you by RECKED INDUSTRIES. Spectators will have the privilege to see some of South Africa’s top MOTOCROSS ATHLETES going head to head, as they gear up and battle it out, during a flat out sprint to the finish line and back, and stake their claim of bragging rights in the winner takes all Holeshot challenge.
Risk vs reward at Holeshot Glory!
The higher the risk, the higher the reward, and that is the name of the game, which guarantees non-stop nail-biting action for the spectators. It’s going to be, what can only be termed, “a day in THE DIRT”. To keep things exciting this year, we have added a little extra action, by teaming up with some of the coolest partners.
Rat Rod Racing
Hot Rod SA has pulled in to introduce Rat Rod Racing, on the flat track, into the mix. Stoos Customs will be presenting Harley Davidson drags and of course, we have the crown of HoleShot Glory up for grabs again which is brought to us by Red Bull South Africa.
Win 2x tickets – just comment and share my FB post HERE
Holeshot Glory sponsored by Red Bull
Whip Off sponsored by GAC Laser
King of the Corner
Harley Drags sponsored by Stoos Customs
Flat Track sponsored by Woodstock Moto / DGR
Flat Track Cars sponsored by Hot Rod SA / Salt River Customs
What’s a day in the dirt without some entertainment? Come and support some local rock and roll heroes on the Jack Daniel’s stage. There will also be great Jack drink specials throughout the course of the day.
All this is happening on Sunday the 23 September 2018, at Zone 7 in Cape Town, South Africa. It’s a great day out for the whole family.
R60 Early Bird Tickets
R100 for Adults
R30 for kids
As is the norm the world’s best X athletes did not dissapoint this last week in Minneapolis. There were some incredible performances during Xgames 2018.
Lets start with skateboarding and Nyjah Huston. The already 7 times Gold medal winner put in a flawless performance to take home the Gold. It has been a while since his last win and was amazing to see Nyjah back to his best.
In the ladies, I was super impressed with Skateboard Park Gold winner, Brighton Zeuner. She pushed the levels of ladies park riding with a pretty impeccable run.
In men’s Park, Alex Sorgente blew minds with his variety and combinations in the park, fighting off big names like Alex Barros to take Gold.
In the Bmx it was a mad day of riding, with the boys pushing the limits of the sport. After seeing some of these guys at Ultimate X earlier this year, I was pumped to see some of the guys were out here, dominating at XGames.
In the dirt it was Brandon Loupos with an astounding run for Gold. He had a backflip into the double backflip, then a cash rollto triple tailwhip and then the big finish of a flare doible tailwhip.
Logan Martin was one of the guys who really impressed me in SA. We did not get to see him in heavy bowl sections though, where he blew up at Bmx Park at Xgames.
James Foster stepped up the game in the Bmx Big Air with a massive superman over the jump to the first Quadruple Tailwhip in the competition.
In the FMX the levels keep just going up, though how I just dont know. Jackson “Jacko” Strong took gold in the Fmx Best Trick with a Doube frontflip no hander.
When you open your Fmx Freestyle run with a double backflip no hander, you are going for Gold.The French heavyweight, Tom Pages smashed his second run for Gold.
SA’s top MX and FMX riders battled head-to-head for the 2018 #KingoftheWhip title. With some of the most insane and biggest whips ever seen on African soil.
The King of the Whip Best Whip competition was held at Biker’s Warehouse on 24th February 2018.
Dallan Goldman Rules FMX and Whip
The young South African FMX star through himself sideways all night, putting huge pressure on the rest of the field. He has been spending long hours on the bike getting ready for big shows, like Ultimate X, coming up later in the year. That hard work paid off with the win at the King of the Whip.
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The event was amazing, but if you missed it, the video will give you a taste of the biggest whips on African soil.
Dirt Shark is back with the third edition of the Doonies, shot at the Glamis Dunes in California. The Monster Energy team arrive en masse for mayhem in the sand. Really think its time for us to do our own version right here in Cape Town!
With some new surprises, they brought the most outrageous Monster Energy Off-Road machinery imaginable – The Doonies journeyed back to the Glamis Sand Dunes of California to wreak havoc and go bigger then ever #DOONIES3
The inaugural Nitro World Games took place July 16 at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City. Travis Pastrana changed the game so many times it only made sense that his dream event would do the same thing. There were 32 never before done tricks at the Nitro Games this weekend, from the likes of winners Colton Walker,Levi Sherwood, Elliot Sloan, Gregg Duffy and with the new formats and judging system we may just see even more very soon. What will be especially interesting is how this will effect the more staple events such as X games and Dew Tour. Of course some of the events had mostly Nitro Circus athletes, who are the only people able to hit the giant ramps with specially modified landings, but it dont change the fact that the guys made history! Check out the winning runs below and I have also put the entire event stream up for you guys. Make some popcorn, gran a cold one and blow your mind!
On a side note, it is very interesting to see the outcry online over why they did not show the scooter and inline runs. While both are almost non-existent in SA, scooter has one of the biggest fan bases in the USA. On top of this it was a scooter athlete, Ryan Williams, who won the BMX best trick with a never before seen trick!
I will choose the winner on Monday 22 February – so you have a week to enter. The more entries, the more chances. You need to be in Cape Town for the event to receive this prize. (My decision is final)
The prize pack includes:
2 x Ultimate X Finals Tickets
Fox Peak Cap
DC Shoe Company Tee
Session Skate Magazine
Red Bulletin Magazine
Ultimate X Sticker Pack
The X Games Real Series grows every year. What started with skating and snowboarding now includes Moto FMX for the first time. 5 Moto riders were given the opportunity to make a freeride video, the public vote and a winner is chosen for X Games Gold. Below are all 5 entries. Drake and Wes both missed the memo in my book, with a motorbike advert and a trailer submitted, while Mike Mason’s is simply average. Twitch did what he does best, but unfortunately I have been watching Crusty Demons videos for years so it did not blow me away. In my opinion, with some humour, sick variety of riding, big freeride hits and beautiful camera work and editing, my vote went to Ronnie Renner (In Picture).
You can vote too, just watch the videos below and then head on over to the X Games Real Moto Page – HERE
We used to have this event in South Africa and it was pretty dam cool. So stoked a South African took the win in the US version recently. Dylan Lightfoot made the semi finals at the Vans US Open and then took it a little further with his team mate, Fmx wildman, Bilko, to take the win at SurferCross.
Every year some of the best motocross and surf athletes gather together for Surfercross. This year marked the 15th consecutive year for Surfercross, with a heavy combination of Pro and Industry riders alike. In the pro class, each pro surfer was randomly paired with a pro mx rider, while the industry class was a random mix of desk jockeys. We took over the MX track at Milestone the first day, then hit the surf at Trail 6 in San Clemente the following day. Surfercross is just about the perfect amount of dirt and surf. This event brings together some of the most talented athletes across two industries, into one very unique contest.