Road To X Games Boise Day 1
Welcome to Boise
On Friday, competitors for the Road To X Games Boise Qualifier began to congregate at the Rhodes Skatepark in Boise, Idaho for the first round of qualifying, consisting of Men's and Women's Skateboard Park, and Men's BMX Park. What follows is a rolling rundown of Friday in Boise.
Ready to drop
With Qualifiers looming on Saturday, skaters began showing up at the park on Monday this week to get acquainted with the transitions and figure out their lines. Safe to say, practice was heavy.
Brazil in the house
Brazilian park skater Yndiara Asp was added to the invite list late in the game, but showed up to practice on Friday morning and was ripping lines not yet seen in the Women's Skateboard Park division.
Hawaiian on deck
It's not quite summer in Boise just yet, but if you're Hawaiian, it's always summer. Here, Heimana Reynolds (a late invite) tears up practice before qualifying gets underway on Friday.
Kostya Andreev hails from Russia, but made the long trip to Boise to compete in Men's BMX Park, with the hope that he would qualify into X Games Minneapolis 2017.
Lines on lock
Murilo Peres hails from Sao Paulo, Brazil and arrived in Boise mid-week to warm up and practice. When Friday arrived, he was primed and ready for qualifying.
Warming it up
David Gonzalez is an all-terrain shredder that has competed in X Games in the past, and he would like to continue that tradition in Minneapolis. Here, Gonzalez warms up in the bowl section.
Style to boot
Hanna Zanzi can flow any park she attacks, with style.
Kevin Peraza already has an invite to compete in BMX Dirt at X Games Minneapolis, but the chance to double down on invtes was too good to pass up.
In past years, qualifying into X Games was up to a selection committee, but that all changes in Boise. Stay tuned for the latest from Boise, including live links to watch the qualifiers on Saturday, June 10 on YouTube.