|X Games 14 Shakes up Los Angeles
By Michael Dorausch, DC
The ground will be shaking this weekend in Los Angeles, at least around the Staples Center in downtown LA. On the heels of a 5.4 magnitude earthquake which took place earlier this week in Chino Hills, is X Games 14. The X Games is a high adrenaline action-packed weekend filled with dirt, Moto X, BMX, Skate, Surf, and more. The Staples Center opens live to the public today at 4 p.m.
I've had my share of dirt and sweat thanks to contact in providing chiropractic care to a number of amateur and professional BMX riders during the past 8 years. Anyone that thinks for a moment that these athletes aren't serious about what they do has got another thing coming. These guys are hard-core and they are super high energy and totally focused on giving every run their all.
EXPN will have the bulk of details and coverage for this weekend's event, so check out the site for schedules, videos, highlights, blog entries and more. Events taking place this evening include BMX Freestyle Street Final at 4:30 p.m. (Event Deck at LA Live), Skateboard Big Air Final at 5:45 p.m. (Staples Center), Moto X Best Trick Final at 7 p.m. (Staples Center), and Moto X Best Whip at 9:15 p.m. (Staples Center). Moto X Best Whip is an exhibition event but well worth checking out.
I've got my favorites in BMX but I'm biased to those I've worked with over the past eight years or so. X Games 13 was also at the Staples Center (and Home Depot Center) and the popularity of the megaevent continues to grow each year. Last year Carlsbad Skater Jake Brown became famous for a 40+ foot fall he took during a Big Air event last year. Jake is expected to be the first skater scheduled to drop in on the monster 292 foot skate ramp in tonight's X Games opening events.
Here is to all those participating in this years X Games 14 in Los Angeles, California. Looking forward to another weekend full of insane stunts and jaw-dropping performances.
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Some planetchiropractic archives related to BMX events include: Core Tour 2002, LA Getting Spicy Hot with X Games 13, and X Games 13 Hits Los Angeles.