After working with X Games for fourteen years, women's BMX advocate Nina Buitrago believes the time is now to make things official. Currently, the women do a demo on the park course. Nina - and the rest of the ladies - think it's time to move forward and put some medals on the line. Watch and check out her thoughts!
Monster Energy congratulates Jamie Bestwick on his silver medal at X Games Minneapolis on Thursday night for his efforts on the BMX vert ramp. In a repeat performance from last year, the BMX pioneer rode late into the night giving the massive crowd confirmation that he is still at the top of his game. Though it rained for most of the day in Minneapolis it wasn’t enough to hamper competition as crews worked a low-tech, but proven strategy for drying the vert ramp. Using leave blowers to evaporate the moisture from the wooden composite, by the time the riders lined up for competition conditions were suitable for take off. And for the legendary Jamie Bestwick it was his first run that launched him onto the podium.
Rallying the giant crowd atop the 14-foot ramp he pumped his clenched fist in the air and dropped in with all the power and excitement of a man who has dedicated his life to the progression of BMX riding. Starting things off with an alley-oop turndown, Bestwick then set himself up with a no hander before launching into two of the biggest tricks of the evening with a Superman down whip into a massive alley-oop 540 that he spun off axis, essentially flattening out during the rotation. Mixing up the rest of his run with unique tricks like a candy bar and a fast-plant flair it was clear that the he was not ready to hang up his bike just yet. Between his timeless style, consistent height, and trick selection it was undoubtedly a podium worthy run.
When his score came in at a solid 88.00 you could see him nod his head in approval as if to say, “I’ll take it.”
X Games Minneapolis 2018 Day Two News and Results – Foster Defends Gold in The Real Cost BMX Big Air, Kerley Returns to the Top in BMX Street, Rookie Alex Haim Takes the Golden Pedal in Dave Mirra’s BMX Park Best Trick, Hodges Soars Highest in in Moto X QuarterPipe High Air and Pages Tops Podium in Moto X Freestyle. Day Two of X Games Minneapolis 2018 was everything one could expect from the world’s premier action sports competition as athletes from all corners of the globe competed in seven highly charged finals in BMX, Skateboard and Moto X to the delight of more than 35,000 fans that flooded the gates on Friday.
The Women’s BMX Park Demo was on the program in which, for the first time, women riders had their
SNIPES Battle Square is bringing both a NEW BMX Flatland event and a fundamentally new event format to Rotterdam. – On Saturday, August 4, 2018, 14 of the world’s best professional BMX Flatland athletes together with OPEN Class amateur riders will be competing and showing spectacular moves and tricks on their BMX bikes. This fascinating freestyle discipline represents the symbiosis of BMX riding and Breakdancing. On the first Saturday of August 2018 the last Dutch great “ship of state” SS Rotterdam and SNIPES Battle Square will present a unique event format with this new BMX event. In Rotterdam, the SNIPES Battle Square will start its tour of seven stages across Europe in 2019.
One day loaded with the “Best of the Best” in the sport — 14 BMX Flatland riders from the Netherlands, USA, Canada, Spain, France, Czech Republic, England, and Germany will compete against each other and fight to win a total of EUR 7,500 prize money. The athletes will be performing to various types of
Technically this is two park practices, because the park dudes have several days of practice ahead of them so they're slow rolling into firing out tricks. But yeah, enjoy the first clips of the park course and all the killers who are riding X Games 2018. Sorry about the Fisheye clips on the second day. I grabbed the wrong camera and didn't realize that it had stabilization on. Amateur hour.
X GAMES 2018 - FIRST BMX DIRT PRACTICE. Just as before, that title is totally a lie. This is actually two days of practice because I was really, really tired and couldn't finish the video after day one. So enjoy it as each day these dudes get more and more comfortable on the jumps and start destroying it more...