X-Games in Minneapolis, it still seems crazy to even be uttering these epic words in the same sentence. The greatest action sports event on the planet, and your own hometown. However, it comes as no surprise that after two successful years here in Minneapolis, X-Games has decided to extend their time here for an additional two years thru 2020. Now, this article isn't intended to tell you what all went down during the games, but rather to bring you a much better idea and vision of what X-Games actually means on a local level to us Minnesotans.
Arriving into Town... Extremely Convenient. X-Games in Minneapolis, really is the epitome of the perfect fit. Athletes, course builders, staff members, volunteers, fans, and those travelling to our great state of Minnesota, are able to fly to the middle of the country directly into Minneapolis/Saint Paul International Airport. Follow that with a simple 20 minute ride directly to U.S. Bank Stadium and the surrounding hotels, and restaurants, and nightlife that Downtown Minneapolis has to offer via our Light Rail.
Our Gorgeous Minnesota Weather... as well as 10,000 Lakes. Summertime weather is absolutely gorgeous here in the "Land of 10,000 Lakes". When compared to X-Games' previous home in Austin, Texas, there really is no comparison. Our mild temps, beautiful evenings, and pristine waterways provide a backdrop for X-Games that has yet to be rivaled..
The weather wasn't on our side this weekend in Newquay for Canna BMX Baoardmasters 2018 Mini Ramp competition. There was lots of stop start action all weekend in between the rain and the wind. Luckily with the patience of the Skateboarders, the crowd, and the most importantly the riders we managed to get the contest done! Alfie Heming won the under 16s contest with some great flow and back to back tricks from the small part of the ramp to big airs on the 8 foot extension. Reef Way was a close second with a 540 and some 360 to fakies in between some good tech tricks.
Men and Women qualification results from the Fise Experience in Anglet, France. Qualifying Men: 1 Florian FERRASSE 2 Thibaut PANAVILLE 3 Cam PEAKE 4 Kaine MITCHELL 5 Istvan CAILLET 6 Maxime BRINGER 7 Jack MOULD 8 Philippe CANTENOT 9 Romain DEVASSINE 10 Maxime ORSINI 11 Quentin MORIEN
Last weekend was a real banger, as some of the world's most impressive street BMX riders and skateboarders along with up-and-coming local talents gathered in the sunny and burning hot Riga, capital of Latvia, for the Simple Summer Session 18 contest. For the first time ever, the summertime event by the Simple Session series took place in Riga's brand new Barona skatepark, providing the event with the very first full concrete contest course in the history of Simple Session. The all-street event was dedicated to the 100th birthday of Estonia.
A total of 39 BMX riders and 31 skaters from 19 countries competed in the Saturday's qualifications, with 12 top qualifiers from both disciplines following through to the Finals on Sunday.
The Vans BMX Pro Cup took flight in Huntington Beach, CA yesterday as 35 of the world’s best men and women park terrain BMX riders competed for the final rounds of 2018 Pro Tour stop #2. Capping off the week-long celebration of action sports at the Vans US Open, the Vans BMX Pro Cup Series crowned winners Dennis Enarson and Nikita Duccaroz in front of massive crowds earlier this afternoon. Annihilating the custom-spec Vans Pro Park, defending Vans Pro Cup Huntington Beach event winner Dennis Enarson triumphed once again, going back-to-back with his signature transfers and a gravity-defying backflip tailwhip to stun the Surf City crowd.
“Winning the Vans BMX Pro Cup here in Huntington Beach so close to home feels amazing,” said first
Simple Summer session 2018 has been successfully completed. Travis Hughes from the USA gets the first place in Simple Summer Session BMX street competition in Riga! On second place we see Mājinieks Kristaps Reimanis followed by third classified Jiri Blabol from the Czech Republic!
On August, 4th Snipes Battle Square Rotterdam 2018 was the “KICK OFF” of a European wide TOUR including SIX STAGES in 2019. Open to public and free of charge, Snipes Battle Square brought 14 of the world's best BMX Flatland riders to Rotterdam. This new Flatland format will lead to an exciting Head to Head final where the riders will be Batteling for the GLORY and 7.500.- EUR in prize money.
Courage Adams ESP leads into the Finals as top qualifier out of 42 riders at the Simple Summer Session in Riga. Latvian riders Marek Kuhalskis and Kristaps Reimanis made the cut and will be competing in Sunday's final.
12 BMX riders will be competing in Sunday's Finals. Here are the Finalists (from top score):
BMX STREET: 1. Courage Adams ESP 2. Travis Hughes USA 3. Reed Stark USA 4. Nathan Williams USA 5. Gaspar Guendulain ARG 6. Max Chuprina RUS 7. Jiri Blabol CZE 8. Marek Kuhalskis LVA