X games - Bmx street is officially cancelled

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1/20/2015 6:22 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/20/2015 6:26 PM

Just seen the press release on fat bmx for x games and this years events , no bmx street on the line up

I'm not to shocked by this , I don't think the general person who doesn't ride finds street events that exciting to watch and it is about tv and making money with viewers

On the upside though they have a new bmx/skateboard team doubles event wich should be crazy as hell, I'm thinking somebody could get hurt in that

And a moto x quarterpipe best trick event wich should be insane

And pennywise is playing it so that should be sick just seen them a few months ago they still kick ass live

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1/20/2015 6:38 PM

fuck this shit. no street means i boycott

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1/20/2015 6:40 PM

Well it looks like only two people won this entire event. Cool bragging rights huh wink

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1/20/2015 7:01 PM

Oh well, that just means some of the street guys will be forced to ride park i bet. It should be kinda interesting.

BMX street is crazy but not as crazy to look at if you don't know what it is.

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1/20/2015 7:03 PM

I will apply to play in the scooter competition! I will ride street and every other trick shout out to a vital memebur

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1/20/2015 7:12 PM

Flatland, I vote they bring in flatland.

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1/20/2015 7:39 PM

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1/20/2015 8:23 PM

That's fucking stupid. All respect for other categories but street was why I watched the X-games. If anything it's better to enjoy because to the average person anyone can ride a skatepark but using street courses seem way cooler to enjoy the sport on my opinion. The hops , grinds , and manual lines are something more satisfying compared to tailwhip-airs .

I guess we can see Garrett Reynolds win X-Games park gold this year . He actually kills park courses . I love his truck-tables over boxjumps , it's his signature "park" trick haha.

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1/20/2015 8:34 PM

Just appreciate what we have left. Dew tour brings it in. And Redbull, keeping things alive there.

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1/20/2015 8:49 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/20/2015 8:50 PM

dkTechEthan wrote:

Flatland, I vote they bring in flatland.

I bet flatland would get better ratings over street anyday

When me and friends are watching bike videos and someone who doesn't ride is their, they don't get impressed or seem interested with street riding parts but when a flatlanders part comes on they freak out and think it's the craziest thing ever

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1/21/2015 9:13 AM

as long as Dew Tour still has this


i'm good
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1/21/2015 11:36 AM

It hit up some ESPN people about this. Still waiting for a response. Hopefully it's a big misunderstanding.

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1/21/2015 3:59 PM

dkTechEthan wrote:

Flatland, I vote they bring in flatland.

eskimojay wrote:

I bet flatland would get better ratings over street anyday

When me and friends are watching bike videos and someone who doesn't ride is their, they don't get impressed or seem interested with street riding parts but when a flatlanders part comes on they freak out and think it's the craziest thing ever

Agreed. Flatland would get a thumbs up from me.

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1/21/2015 4:06 PM

Brought back dirt, took out street, lol
Was pretty much a Chad and Garret barspin contest anyway

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1/21/2015 5:43 PM

MidWestBMX wrote:

Brought back dirt, took out street, lol
Was pretty much a Chad and Garret barspin contest anyway

And an Enarson whip to gap to throw down fucking hard game. And Garrett does big stuff too. Garret, Enarson, and Chad Kerley are the comp killers I will agree.

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1/21/2015 5:48 PM

MidWestBMX wrote:

Brought back dirt, took out street, lol
Was pretty much a Chad and Garret barspin contest anyway

In the past it was, but I feel like a handful of dudes have the skills to win - AK, Fernengel, Bruno, Smillie, and some new dudes like Jacob Cable, Mark Burnett, and Travis Hughes climbing up the ranks as well.

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1/21/2015 8:20 PM

If Street is cancelled I'm not watching. Simple as that. Street was my favourite but if X-Games can let fucking people play COD but cancel street comps then fuck them. Just because street isn't as popular as park or vert doesnt mean they should remove it.

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1/21/2015 8:24 PM

Brayden_Buckingham wrote:

If Street is cancelled I'm not watching. Simple as that. Street was my favourite but if X-Games can let fucking people play COD but cancel street comps then fuck them. Just because street isn't as popular as park or vert doesnt mean they should remove it.

I think they may be using the classic coke tactic.

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1/21/2015 8:25 PM

I'd rather watch downhill bmx racing or bmx speed and style over prefab plaza contest anyday , hopefully that's the direction they go

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1/22/2015 7:44 AM

Brayden_Buckingham wrote:

If Street is cancelled I'm not watching. Simple as that. Street was my favourite but if X-Games can let fucking people play COD but cancel street comps then fuck them. Just because street isn't as popular as park or vert doesnt mean they should remove it.

dkTechEthan wrote:

I think they may be using the classic coke tactic.

The "New Coke" tactic?

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1/22/2015 8:03 AM

biggybuggy wrote:

The "New Coke" tactic?

I think it's take it away put something new after a while people will demand for the old one back making it bigger

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1/22/2015 11:08 AM

If it ever gets braught back hopefully there's 20 foot drops and 40 stair over bar height rails, and a jump over a bus stop , I'd be stoked for that

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1/22/2015 1:30 PM

Street contest was just park: ledge edition.

Now filming at real street spots and not on these smooth as butter away you go parks, that would be interesting.

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1/22/2015 4:38 PM

its the man tryna bring us street riders down man. fuck us right?

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1/22/2015 6:30 PM

I completely agree with those second few sentences. The big ramp stuff gets attention and gets people into the sport, Thats when true enthusiasts find street riding and contests. The general public cant relate to a hangover tooth to crank grind.

the street style event dew tour does is a bit more uniform and outsiders may understand it better. It seems to have worked for dew. I always liked the street style event MTV did in 99 at the sports and music fest. People can relate to bombing down a street on your bike and not hitting the brakes.

Vert and dirt both were taken out before. Who says street wont get re-instated. This just means everyone should watch X and get the ratings up so they will get more sponsors and ultimately add other disciplines.

im excited theres another doubles event. Every sport in X should have a doubles event.

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1/22/2015 6:34 PM

I think everyone is forgetting this is the X Games. Hoffman had trouble with them from day one. They don't care about the sports, just ratings and presenting a TV show to the general public.

When they began they had modified shovel racing and kayak bungee jumping etc.

Don't get me wrong, there are a lot of awesome BMX moments associated with X Games, but it was because of what the riders themselves were doing to progress the sport, ESPN just filmed it and made money off it.

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1/22/2015 10:46 PM

With street riding being 90% about barspins, tailwhips and rails these days, they probably got fed up. Don't get me wrong, I also think they're only after ratings, but c'mon, street is becoming boring to watch.
There's still hope now that freecoasters are big, but there should be more variety. I don't know, maybe more huge gaps? We see them in videos all the time but when it's time to ride their course, all I see again are barspins, tailwhips and a million grinds on the same rail... that's why park is still on, the bars, whips and grinds are there too, but also huge aerials, flips and those gaps! more variety for the public. Even wallrides are hard to see @ the Games @ the street course!

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1/22/2015 10:52 PM

Otabmx wrote:

With street riding being 90% about barspins, tailwhips and rails these days, they probably got fed up. Don't get me wrong, I also think they're only after ratings, but c'mon, street is becoming boring to watch.
There's still hope now that freecoasters are big, but there should be more variety. I don't know, maybe more huge gaps? We see them in videos all the time but when it's time to ride their course, all I see again are barspins, tailwhips and a million grinds on the same rail... that's why park is still on, the bars, whips and grinds are there too, but also huge aerials, flips and those gaps! more variety for the public. Even wallrides are hard to see @ the Games @ the street course!

But when people ( Chad ) nollie-bars a 9 stair he gets little excitement from the crowd but when he does a bar-manual-bar-ice-180-bar line they go crazy...

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1/22/2015 10:56 PM

Brayden_Buckingham wrote:

But when people ( Chad ) nollie-bars a 9 stair he gets little excitement from the crowd but when he does a bar-manual-bar-ice-180-bar line they go crazy...

Maybe they don't really care for the nollie-bars because after the bar-manual-bar-ice-180-bar line, they're tired to see another barspin trick. wink

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1/22/2015 10:58 PM

Otabmx wrote:

With street riding being 90% about barspins, tailwhips and rails these days, they probably got fed up. Don't get me wrong, I also think they're only after ratings, but c'mon, street is becoming boring to watch.
There's still hope now that freecoasters are big, but there should be more variety. I don't know, maybe more huge gaps? We see them in videos all the time but when it's time to ride their course, all I see again are barspins, tailwhips and a million grinds on the same rail... that's why park is still on, the bars, whips and grinds are there too, but also huge aerials, flips and those gaps! more variety for the public. Even wallrides are hard to see @ the Games @ the street course!

Brayden_Buckingham wrote:

But when people ( Chad ) nollie-bars a 9 stair he gets little excitement from the crowd but when he does a bar-manual-bar-ice-180-bar line they go crazy...

Otabmx wrote:

Maybe they don't really care for the nollie-bars because after the bar-manual-bar-ice-180-bar line, they're tired to see another barspin trick. wink

This.

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