X Games Pictures: 2010

The X Games never disappoint. Every year each athlete lays it on the line to progress their respective sport. This year I took some photographs ofX Games 16 on Thursday.  Thursday's events included Moto X Freestyle, Skateboard Street, Super X Adaptive, Super X (men & women), and Skateboard Big Air. Thursday's X Games events took place at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and the Event Deck at L.A. Live (across from the Staples center).  Take a look below, and check out my picture documentary of the 2009 X Games.

Some of the athletes that participated in this years X Games include Ashley Fiolek, Andy Macdonald, Travis Pastrana, Nate Adams, Jake Brown, Bob Burnquist, Ryan Sheckler, Shaun White, Robbie Maddison: check out the full list of invited athletes here.

1. A picture of the Super X start at the L.A. Coliseum.

2. Travis Pastrana salutes the crowd after he lands his double back flip.  Watch it here.

3.  Nate Adams gives a fist pump to the crowd after his final run.

4. Jake Brown launches off of the mega ramp.  Jake won gold in Skateboard Big Air, which is his second gold in as many years.  Remember the biggest fall in skateboarding history?

5.  Freestyle Moto X semi finals.

6. Adam Jones taking a turn during one of his runs.

7.  Bob Burnquist gets some air on the mega ramp.

8. Bob Burnquist salutes the crowd after a great run.

8. Robbie Maddison launches off of a ramp during FMX semi final rounds.

9.  Maddo is attended to after a crash.  The crash took him out of FMX but he finished second in MX Best Trick a day later.

10. A look down the street at X Fest.

11. Live music at X Fest.

12.  Fans at the VIP section taking a look at the Skateboard big air finals.

13. A look at the mega ramp.

14. A few skateboarders taking a cart up to the top of the mega ramp.

15. Jake Brown getting ready to dive in.

16.  Jake taking a break after a fall during practice.

17. Ashley Fiolek on her way to a gold medal in Womens Super X.

18.  The start of Mens Super X.

19.  Travis Pastrana taking a victory lap.

20.  Skateboard street at L.A. Event Deck.

21. Pastrana was one of the only riders to make use of the wall in the middle of the FMX course.

22. Pastrana talking to the ground crew before one of his runs.

23. Ryan Sheckler after a run at Skateboard Street.

24. Sal Masekela looking over his notes before going on live TV.

25. Adam Jones adjusts his handlebars before hitting the ramp.

26. Unreal.

27. A FMX rider salutes the crowd.

28. Travis Pastrana entering the course.

29.  The Cat out preparing the course before FMX.

30. Ryan Sheckler during one of his runs to a gold medal.

31. A few of the skaters getting ready for Skateboard Street Finals.

32. A view of the L.A. Coliseum during sunset.

Check out my pictures of the 2009 X Games.

Here is a full report of all of the 2010 X Games Results.

Grind For Life and Deuce Brand

Here is a video I put together for Deuce Brand.  Deuce recently formed a partnership with Grind For Life and created a GFL branded watch, with all of the proceeds going back to Grind For Life.

About Grind For Life:

The mission of the Grind For Life organization is to provide financial assistance to cancer patients and their families when traveling long distances to doctors and hospitals. In addition, we educate and inspire these patients and families concerning cancer survival and recovery. Those who qualify may request assistance for travel and lodging expenses, meal, and personal needs. Funds for this organization will be raised by, but not limited to, hosting skateboarding events and festivals, ebay sales of donated goods, fundraiser's, Grind For life sponsors a skateboard team to perform at these events to keep the spirit of skateboarding alive.

Grind For Life's ultimate goal is to have a couple of apartments near Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital in Manhattan, so people who are receiving treatment at the hospital can have their family near them. We want to be able to provide a comfortable place to stay, charge fees based on a sliding scale, provide support for those who are not accustomed to the city, and make a rough situation a little easier for those who travel long distances for treatment.

About Deuce Brand:

Deuce Brand has been developed by athletes who were inspired to create a brand that reflects their love for athletics and fashion. Deuce is unique because we do not handcuff ourselves to one specific style or arena of athletics. We manufacture and design products that are individually created to have that wow factor, but also help athletes perform at the highest level! The latest trends, great comfort and exceptional quality is what sets Deuce Brand apart from the competition. It is important to feel your best on and off the playing ground.