Added a comment about feature When Judging Goes Wrong: Head Judge Van Homan Discusses X Games 2019 Error 8/9/2019 7:45 AM

As someone who was quick to jump on the judges for this, I appreciate Van Homan and Vital BMX for taking the time to address the situation. Obviously, the judging panel is full of riders I watched and respected growing up, and I do feel that they try to give a fair assessment. In Our BMX's video, Gary Young even admitted to underscoring Kevin Peraza's first run in the elimination. I appreciate the judge's being honest and hope this can resolve some of these issues going forward.

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Added a comment about feature X Games 2019 - Results and Highlights 8/6/2019 11:21 AM

Would it be possible to have discipline-specific crews like a crew of BMX dirt experts just judging dirt? Or is that too much to ask for X-Games?

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Liked a comment on the item X Games 2019 - Results and Highlights 8/6/2019 11:20 AM

Definitely an unfortunate event. With so much judging packed into one day, mistakes are inevitable - but it's never a positive.

His run should have placed him in 5th - not 7th. It wouldn't have shaken up the podium, but I'm sure he missed out on some cash and recognition.

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Yeah. Keep in mind that park, street, and dirt were basically back-to-back on the same day this year. The same judging crew had to carefully analyze each of the events and do so under the pressure and stress that comes along with live, televised events. It's a lot to ask for of anyone. Should it have...more

Added a comment about feature X Games 2019 - Results and Highlights 8/6/2019 11:20 AM

Eh. I'm glad it's back for sure. But I much prefer the good old days when trail style counted for something. These days if you can't do quad whips, twisters, or 1080s you don't have a chance. I mean, how many whips and barspins can you watch before it gets boring?

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Added a comment about feature X Games 2019 - Results and Highlights 8/5/2019 11:23 AM

Yeah, I get that judging is probably tough for X-Games. Hell yeah! Wallace rules!

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Added a comment about feature X Games 2019 - Results and Highlights 8/5/2019 10:48 AM

Can we talk about how Ben Wallace got absolutely hosed by the judges in the dirt final? Sheesh

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Added a comment about feature No Medals? No Women at X Games! Nina Buitrago Explains the Boycott 7/19/2019 6:30 AM

Two words: Perris Benegas

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Liked a comment on the item No Medals? No Women at X Games! Nina Buitrago Explains the Boycott 7/17/2019 11:25 AM

Kyle Baldock
Nick Bruce
Pat Casey
Marcus Christopher
Larry Edgar
Dennis Enarson
Brandon Loupos
Logan Martin
Rim Nakamura
Kevin Peraza
Daniel Sandoval
Jose Torres

these are the guys who can solve this in 10 seconds if they unite and take the side of the woman...

Added a comment about feature No Medals? No Women at X Games! Nina Buitrago Explains the Boycott 7/17/2019 11:25 AM

I mean you could list the invited Street, Dirt, Vert, and Big Air riders also. This is an issue that goes beyond disciplines. And as Nina said in the interview, X-Games has been trying to discard BMX events for the last decade or so. They axed Flatland and Dirt (brought it back recently though) and give limited invitation slots to the other BMX events (a far cry from the 30+ rider contests you used to see in X-Games BMX during the 90s and 00s). A lot of riders rely on X-Games for their income (not just the cash prizes but also name recognition and getting sponsorship recognition). A complete boycott of the X-Games by all BMX riders would pretty much end BMX at X-Games. I'm no fan of X-Games. I don't even watch it anymore (I would rather watch the Vans Pro Cup). I'm just simply saying that the industry is a tough go right now and riders have to look out for themselves.

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Added a comment about video 2018 Vans BMX Pro Cup: Guadalajara - Final Highlights 8/27/2018 6:10 PM

Why didn’t Dennis place in the top ten? His run looked insane.

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Added a comment about news blog Brandon Loupos Wins Gold in Dirt at X Games 2018 7/22/2018 6:33 AM

I think they need an X-Games REAL BMX dirt like they do street. For some of us who ride trails this kind of contest isn’t really dirt it’s park riders hucking it. Sure it’s entertaining but guys like Cody Diggle, Clint Reynolds, and the Sheep Hills crew never really get any recognition. Would be nice to give style and flow a place in X-Games. I know it won’t happen but it’d be cool.

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Added a comment about video X Games: Boise - Replay + Results 6/20/2018 3:57 AM

Why? Chase, Gary, and Larry were the only riders in the finals who actually know how to ride a bowl.

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Added a comment about news blog Simple Session 2018 Results 2/4/2018 1:45 PM

Simple Session judging is always weird to me. It doesn't seem like there's much consistency.

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Added a comment about news blog Simple Session 2018 Results 2/4/2018 1:44 PM

Totally agree. I can't believe that run didn't score higher. Torres put together a great first run but it was by far not as good as Tencio's.

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Added a comment about news blog Colton Walker's Gold Medal Run 7/18/2017 10:53 AM

Yeah, I pretty much agree with you. X-Games dirt is lame. Bring back Texas Toast Jam!

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Liked a comment on the item Colton Walker's Gold Medal Run 7/18/2017 10:53 AM

Remember when they used to judge contest runs on trick DIVERSITY? Pepperidge farm remembers

Liked a comment on the item Colton Walker's Gold Medal Run 7/18/2017 10:53 AM

That's not worth winning in my opinion. Where the heck did tricks like superman (seatgrab, indian air), can can variations, cannonballs and all the other good ones go?! Just seeing bars and whips here - lame.

Added a comment about news blog Kyle Baldock Wins Mirra Best Trick 7/18/2017 10:52 AM

The trick was great! Don't get me wrong. I just thought Logan Martin and Pat Casey had more difficult tricks and also I don't like the fact that the same trick won two years in a row. Obviously this is all subjective.

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