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7/13/2021 8:11 PM

Who's stoked for Thursday? Watching TP199 pull the double was the pinnacle of FMX and Moto on TV... i almost shit myself!

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7/13/2021 8:19 PM

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7/13/2021 8:29 PM

The decline of the X Games popularity is pretty sad. I didn’t even know they were doing it this year

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7/13/2021 10:19 PM

IMO shits lame that they couldnt manage to get a stadium for xgames. Practically everything is re-opening and having all the events at private facilities at separate times is NOT going to be the same. xgames at COTA was a blast, not sure why that wasnt an option again.

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7/14/2021 3:10 AM

The Best Trick became so effing gnarly it was a do a pretty die situation. That does not appeal to me no longer.

The envelope has been pushed so many times..

Red bull straight rythym is pretty cool....the XGames? History...

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7/14/2021 6:21 AM

I used to always look forward to Xgames growing up. Its declined a lot over the last 5-10 years. In fact, I barely even know when its happening and my brother is usually in it.

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7/14/2021 6:33 AM

Used to love X games best trick growing up. Now it’s a stale environment where the fans in attendance couldn’t care less.

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7/14/2021 6:50 AM

Boomslang wrote:

The Best Trick became so effing gnarly it was a do a pretty die situation. That does not appeal to me no longer.

The ...more

Good to have you back Boomslang, I'm sure that was a gnarly deal... Lost a couple friends and a neighbor, all younger than me, to COVID. Thankfully it's almost over.

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7/14/2021 8:51 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/14/2021 8:53 AM

maxer wrote:

IMO shits lame that they couldnt manage to get a stadium for xgames. Practically everything is re-opening and having all the ...more

Their last year of the contract with Minneapolis was last year and never happened due to covid. I can only assume that they've been searching for contracts with a new venue, but didn't pull the trigger yet on a long term venue due to covid or maybe even lack of finances. They haven't exactly had the ratings they used to have. So maybe this is an off year since it's more of a niche event until the world is more normal?

Unfortunately we're so saturated with content and material from Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube that when the x games come, people don't have the attention span anymore to stay tuned in to a 3 hour broadcast to see something they see on YouTube on demand. The broadcast doesn't exactly pump you up either. Gone are the days of mainstream athletes like Danny way, Tony hawk, Travis pastrana, Dave mirra, mat Hoffman. Everyone knew those dudes even if you didn't follow action sports. It falls on both ends. Espn doesn't give a rip about advertising or wanting to make you tune in and the athletes don't market themselves as much as guys like mentioned above did. It almost feels like x games is ESPN's red headed step child at this point. They used to have 24/7 channels dedicated to all things x games when that weekend came. I haven't seen one advertisement for it on espn this year and it's broadcast there this weekend.

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7/14/2021 10:53 AM

They are doing their best to change the moto events to make them more innovative. Half pipe, maybe a street course like Axel has at his house. They just need to do a better job marketing the events, I had no idea they were this week

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7/14/2021 11:56 AM

Just watched BMX dirt live. Cool to see how BMX has evolved. Dreamland is sick but really? X-Games in somebody's backyard???

I miss the good ol' days of X-Games.

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7/14/2021 12:00 PM

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7/14/2021 12:12 PM

They should bring back supermoto. I’d rather watch that than freestyle which like the other guy said is a bit too dangerous now.

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7/14/2021 12:13 PM

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7/14/2021 1:31 PM

Didn’t even know it was happening

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7/14/2021 7:34 PM

Yeah kinda sucks that it has lost its luster

I used to watch xgames like it was the olympics


From what I understand they weren’t sure how much of it was going to happen b/c of title sponsorship money. Don’t think there was much to go around and may be a reason why some events are in people’s yards

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7/15/2021 4:32 AM

Just watched the bmx dirt best trick. Format is a 20 minute jam session. They show a rider profile on Ryan Williams about 5 minutes in as he's about to roll in that last a good 3 minutes. Come back and realize you missed his first run completely.

Then during the bmx park best trick the cameras are watching something irrelevant and completely missed one of the dudes landing a huge trick.

As a moto fan, I felt right at home with the production crew misses and optimal timing for rider profile segments.

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7/15/2021 9:17 AM

Moto freestyle is live right now

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7/15/2021 5:31 PM

Well they completely butched the broadcast for moto best trick. It's like they're not even trying anymore.

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7/15/2021 5:38 PM

And I saw something about 110’s but nothing broadcast? Seems as if it’s a last ditch hope/afterthought effort

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7/15/2021 5:50 PM

Boomslang wrote:

The Best Trick became so effing gnarly it was a do a pretty die situation. That does not appeal to me no longer.

The ...more

DC wrote:

Good to have you back Boomslang, I'm sure that was a gnarly deal... Lost a couple friends and a neighbor, all younger than me, ...more

They just announced a mask mandate in LA county, starting tomorrow, due to recent outbreajs

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7/15/2021 5:52 PM

It is insane that these sikkos just pull double backs like it’s a no footer tho

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7/15/2021 6:20 PM

Did something happen during best trick? Watching on YouTube and it just stopped playing.

Only event that I don’t see a full replay of either

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7/15/2021 6:29 PM

I used to follow religiously X games when I was growing up. X games 2006 was the peak of this event, change my mind. Now it just stalled, kind of sad.

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7/15/2021 6:41 PM

I got a "blue screen of death" during Moto Best Trick. WTF!

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7/15/2021 7:50 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/15/2021 7:54 PM

It really sucks because the athletes are doing shit that would never of been thought possible 10 years ago. But the broadcast itself is absolute trash. Go back and watch the broadcast from the LA coliseum days. The best years were from 2000-2010. It kept you hooked. It had character. It kept you on the edge of your seat. Commentary was pumped up. You knew what was actually going on. The broadcasts today were plain, dull, easy to just get distracted and do something else around the house. Random breaks. No flow. Commentary sounded like they didn't want to be there. Basically a fly by night, high school film crew just winging it for a senior project. And then during the best trick you get a blue screen. Come back for a few minutes and right before the winner is announced they go dark again. If they put in any effort at all, it would've been better.

It really bugs me because x games was my childhood and used to be something special. Now it just seems like the people running the show don't give a shit.

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7/15/2021 7:56 PM

zookrider62! wrote:

Did something happen during best trick? Watching on YouTube and it just stopped playing.

Only event that I don’t see a full ...more

Yea it just kind of shit the bed like half way through.

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7/15/2021 8:00 PM

You watch this and compare it to today, it's easy to see the difference in quality. I mean they used to have a one off SX race with Carmichael, reed, DV, and other top guys at the time.

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7/15/2021 8:39 PM

No step up for sure one of my favs. Still a good watch, but stinks it doesn't have the same presence it once had.

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7/15/2021 8:59 PM

I only made it about 20min into it before tuning out in my mind and moving onto other things, sad what it has become.

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