X Games LA 2012: Day 4 Recap
Posted on July 2, 2012 by ChuckTaylor
Four days of madness has finally come to an end… and it’s been real.
The first medal of the last day went down on Skateboard Street . Defending champ, 17 year old Nyjah Huston only managed a bronze this year with Paul Rodriguez grabbing his fourth street gold and Ryan Sheckler storming into second place on his last run after sitting last three runs in. I love clutch plays.
Sebastien Loeb wrapped up the gold in the RallyCross held on the streets of downtown LA which had it’s share of excitement with some rad drifting and dirt traps in the middle of the street.
The biggest final of the day, the BMX Big Air, featured two Aussie lads, Vince Byron and Steve McCann. Byron didn’t have too much luck with a sixth placing. McCann got off to a rough start stacking his first two runs trying to landed a double front flip on the jump over the 70-foot gap. Those crashes looked sick (video below). Sticking it in his third run was even sicker. As the day drew to an end it was good enough to tie for the silver. With Zack Warden sitting pretty about to get the gold, the BMX gods would have it no other way than for Steve McCann to need at least 92.01 not just on his last run but on THE last run of the day, the weekend, the fucking year… and he nailed that mother fucker with a NO-HANDED double front-flip into a double tail whip. The crowd was nuggin hard. Did I mention that I loved clutch plays? Check the gold medal run video below as well.
Moto X Enduro rounded out the weekend in a chaotic and slightly nuts race around the Staples Center dodging rocks and riding through pools of water and wood logs and all that. Looked like WAY too much work for me. Mike Brown and Maria Forsberg took out the Men’s and Women’s gold respectively.
Check back tomorrow for a recap of the X Games experience and some more photos of the weekend. In the mean time, check out Nyjah Huston’s Bronze medal run, Steve McCann’s front flip crash, his gold medal run and Zach Warden’s triple tail whip that got him temporarily in the lead of the BMX Big Air.