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Like a car crash, the X Games are hard not to watch. First of all, it’s a chance to see some pretty impressive (or ridiculous, depending on your perspective) boarding from the comfort of your couch and second, it’s so just easy to make fun of. This year, however, I only caught glimpses of X between free beers and exciting new product developments at SIA. Thankfully, live TV did not stop the twit-o-sphere from sharing the real dirt, so here are a few of our favorite tweets and a few photos from @Timzimmerman who somehow got suckered into to going to X with a media pass.
On Mens Superpipe:
-“Save your style for your video part. This is the X-Games.” – Get an f’ing grip! Total bullshit.
-So, as far as I can tell, the difference between aerial freestyle skiing and ski big air at X is tall t’s and landing backwards.
-Today I will shoot a photo of every security guard I see at X. It’s a good thing I brought a lot of memory cards.
-Scaling the summit of parking attendant mountain isn’t easy. It’s part troll toll bridge & part not-the-droids-you’re-looking-for Jedi trick
-A media pass at X is totally worthless. Might as well shoot from the highway.
On Real Street
-So far the only legit tricks going down at ‘snowboard street’ practice have been from Louif & Sauve. Totally legit: sideways on concrete.
On, well, you know:
-I’m trying to figure out when Shane Flood got sponsored by Target & Burton and started competing in the X-Games. Oh wait, really?
Scotty Lago, as seen through the “Zimmerman filter”
We also heard Chaz snubbed Blanco when Shaun asked to tail him through the slopestyle course after arriving late to practice. Shaun finished 13th. Luckily, things went better in the halfpipe. Here is the winning run, even more impressive in his nut huggers.