Austin BMX outtakes
BMX outtakes in Austin
XGames.com contributing photographer Justin Kosman visited X Games Austin and ended up with more photos than he knew what to do with. Following a few emails, Kosman agreed to highlight some outtakes from his week in Austin, which is compiled in the following photo gallery. Here, the Haro team (left to right: Colin Mckay, Pat Casey and Ryan Nyquist) enjoy a cab ride in downtown Austin before the start of X Games.
Dakota Roche gives a thumbs up to the camera after colliding with a cameraman on the BMX Street course during the competition. Roche and the cameraman laughed it off.
U.K. Mongoose rider Ben Wallace floats a picture perfect no-handed 360 over the BMX Dirt course in Austin. Wallace finished in second place and won a silver medal in BMX Dirt.
Jason Richardson, Brian Foster
Former pro BMX racers Jason Richardson (left) and Brian Foster (right). Richardson retired from racing to become a sports psychologist, while Foster's career transcended racing for dirt jumping, trail riding and skatepark riding.
Turndown flair from Mykel Larrin during the BMX Vert finals on Thursday night at X Games Austin. Larrin finished in 6th place.
BMX Dirt invites included some of the more stylish trail riders on the BMX scene today, including Austin local Clint Reynolds and Chris Childs (pictured here). Childs finished near the bottom of the invite list (11th place), but a good one-handed x-down is still a good one-handed x-down.
Chad Kagy arrived in Austin a brand new dad to daughter Brooklyn. He finished off the podium in both BMX Vert and Big Air, but his textbook tailwhip flairs never disappoint.
A top tube may have snapped during the BMX Park competition. But for the sake of continued BMX frame sales, we will not divulge the brand name.
Chad Kagy unveiled his version of the front flip flair last year at X Games Barcelona, and landed it smoothly. The Austin version, however, did not go as planned. Here, Kagy hits the eject button.
Jamie Bestwick is the only person in the 20-year history of the X Games to pull a nine-peat win, and he did it with relative ease on day 1 of X Games Austin. If things keep heading in the same direction in BMX Vert, Bestwick may pull a ten-peat in 2015.
Dennis Enarson is one of the few BMX riders at X Games that gets invited to compete in multiple disciplines. Here, he throws a tailwhip 180 during the BMX Street competition.
Stylish airs on the quarterpipe were not the norm in the BMX Street competition. Fortunately, Dakota Roche is not one to downplay his ramp experience.
X Games Austin BMX Park gold medalist Chase Hawk just after winning his first X Games medal, in front of his hometown crowd. This was perhaps the most triumphant win for Hawk in all of his competition history.