The Best of XGames Minneapolis 2018

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.

Skateboard

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.

Bmx

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.

Fmx

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.

Those are my top picks! remember you can go check out the full event videos on the Xgames Youtube Page with Monster Energy. Enjoy your Monday.

Winter XGames Norway Gold

The Xgames Winter edition in Norway has been going down and there have been some insane performances. Mark McMorris coming from the death to take Big Air Gold in the snowboard, Henrik Harlaut absolutely blowing away the other men in the Ski Big Air, a last run win for Sven Thorgren in the Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle and then what has to be the number 1 pick, Shaun White, getting a perfect 100 score in the Super Pipe for Gold. Seriously, does this guy not stop? Enjoy the vids…

X Games Aspen – Top 5 Moments 2015

So another X Games has past and the levels as per every year just keep getting higher. There were some ridiculous moments in 2015, in Aspen and I bring you my choices for the top moments.

First up in the ladies Superpipe the battle was between Lindsey Jacobellis and 14 year old, Chloe Kim. Jacobellis has dominated the sport for years and when Chloe had one of the biggest falls of the night, most thought the Gold was out of her grasp. But the youngster put on her fighting gloves and came back to win the Gold and become the youngest Gold Medal athlete in X games history.

Staying in the Pipe but in the men’s ski final, it was the first win from a Canadian by, Simon D’Artois. The guy was clearing 21ft out of the Superpipe and hitting double corks like they were straight airs.

In the Ski Big Air it was young rider, Vincent Gagnier, who blew minds with his top 2 runs. This guy was stoked because he made 2 tricks he had never done before in competition.

The top 2 moments belong to one man, Marc McMorris. This guy is riding on another level! In the Snowboard Big Air, he pulled first a frontside triple cork 1440 and then stepped it up with a backside 1620 triple cork. The commentators were actually speechless.

After blowing everyone’s minds in the Big Air, McMorris moved onto the Slopestyle, where he once again stepped up the performance levels to claim his second Gold of the X Games. With a flawless rail game and progressively huge airs, he stepped up the game.

These were by no means the only highlights of a once again incredible winter X Games. Check out the X games rollout video for the biggest moments of 2015. The focus will now turn to summer and X Games Austin in early June.

All the X Games Gold 2014 from Austin, Texas

What I would have given to be at the X Games this year at it’s new home of Austin, Texas. The setups were insane, the crowds were huge and the weather was amazing. If, like me, you were unable to get there, have no fear, for I have put together a melting pot of all the best Gold Medal runs and wins. First up we have the youngest Gold medal winner in the history of the X Games. Tom Schaar is just 14 years old, but that did not stop him from beating his heros, like multiple champion, Bob Burnquist, and taking the Gold in the Skateboard Big Air…

Dam impressive it has to be said! Staying with skate and a guy I never knew much about came out and destroyed the skate vert competition to earn his first Gold medal. Jimmy Wilkins was on fire in his last run to keep Sandro Dias off the number 1 spot…

I was super stoked that they brought back BMX dirt to X Games and watching the final was pretty incredible. Kyle Baldock, throwing one of the biggest front flips ever seen, ended up with the Gold.

One man has dominated X Games Skate Street for a couple of years and this year, Nyjah Huston was on fire once again, winning his 5th X Games Gold medal. Like the commentators say, its like watching someone in a Playstation game…

Back to the Mega Ramp and Colton Satterfield pulling a no handed cork 720 to late barspin into a huge triple whip on the quarter, to win Gold on the BMX.

Onto Dirt Bikes and FMX star, Bilko, was in his first Speed and Style final against Mike Mason. Bilko with the power in the tricks was in it right to the end, but Mason throwing an underflip actually jumped his score. Mason, the veteran, showing the younger Ozzy his race experience and took the Gold from Bilko…

Almost done now and my two top Gold Medals coming up. First we had Pedro Barros in the Skate Park Final. This guys just has so much flow, combined with massive air time and it was going to be very hard to beat him. His final run was huge and he once again took the Gold!

Lastly I pay homage to a true legend of the X Games! At 42 years old, most of his peers have kids competing this days. However, Jamie Bestwick was not content with 11 X Games medals and with a run that can only be described as monumental to vert BMX, took the Gold once again!

So there you have it, the best Gold Medals from X Games 2014. Feedback from the event is that it was one of the best ever and I am certainly already looking at heading out there next year.

BMX Ramp Riding on a moving Truck Trailer

Great idea this and how simple. keep seeing this overcomplicated and badly designed “super” mobile parks for demos and they all fail and take forever to set up and pack away. This is super simple and probably the best setup I have seen.

The Venezuelan Daniel Dhers, five times X-Games Gold Medalist, performed some outstanding BMX tricks on a ramp placed on top of a huge trailer in the middle of Lima´s crazy traffic.

The Best of X-Games Barcelona

The X-Games train keeps on rolling at a manic pace and Barcelona was no different. The levels keep getting raised, the tricks keep getting bigger and by the time they arrive in Los Angeles it is going to be off the charts. Out of a lot of amazing feats in Barcelona, my favorite moment was Zack Warden in the Bmx Big Air taking Gold with this mental run…

In a very close second place it was the junior, Mitchie Brusco’s history making 1080 in the Skate Big Air…

My third best moment, the skate park master, Pedro Barros, smoking the competition…

All in all an amazing event, with so many highlights, we now look forward to Munich and then onto the holy grail, LA!