The riders hit up the street course today in practice. I saw Scotty Cranmer manual over the jump box take off , over the deck and then front flip onto the landing. Pretty crazy. Later on I caught him eyeing up this huge drop off gap. We will have to wait until Sunday to see his run. Morgan Wade was blasting the corner wallrides and doing huge pocket air transfers while wearing a moustache the entire time. DMC was blasting the course like a fresh 32 year old. Daniel Dhers looked great with fluid style and he just seemed to do everything effortlessly. Kevin Kiraly looked to have double whips dialled and was pulling them over the huge step up jump which looked hard enough to clear never mind do a whip over it. DK bikes rider Brett Walker was also wearing a moustache and doing 360 barspins. Must be Pornstar month.
FMX : The FMX'ers had their practice today and they went off in pairs around the circuit. As soon as they land they have to be on the brakes because the course is so tight. The dirt crew worked overnight and when I arrived what was the BMX race track was no more. I only watched for a bit since the vert finals were about to kick off. One of the last riders I saw was X Games gold and silver medalist Matt Buyten trying his hand at FMX. I will say that FMX has come a long way from the days of heel clickers. I did not see talented Pastrana but see Cowboy Kenny Bartram with his arm in a cast so no doubt he will be out. With Twitch Stenberg, Pastrana and the Cowboy all absent the top 3 spots are wide open. Lloyd Ramsay