Olympus X Games Insider Gallery Day Three

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The venue for the vert comp was inside a theater that seemed like it could be the setting for the final competition of some skateboard film made in the 80s.

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See? Pretty sick.

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A little pre-gamin with Colin McKay, Bob Burnquist, Colin’s lady and Jake Brown.

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Le Tomato was there. This was some astronomical amount of spinning. I can’t even remember how much right now. Maybe a 720.

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Being on the same team as Geoff Rowley seems to have influenced Bob Burnquist to take on the two different colored shoe trend. Work it!

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The Tomato came down and sat next to me while the competition was going on. They were filming his every move. Only moments later, my friends were texting me I was on their TV next to the Tomato. My 15 minutes, I guess.

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In the end, PLG took the vert. Bucky Lasek congratulates Pierre Luc Gagnon on a win.

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They had Pierre Luc’s wife (in the middle with blonde hair) all mic’d up and filmed throughout the competition. It was as if they knew he was going to win.

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The whole “So how’s it feel to win?” celebratory interview.

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It’s not easy shooting vert from bleachers down below, so this looks kind of awkward. But, this frontside cab kickflip got Colin McKay second in best trick.

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Lasek with the frontside heelflip Gay twist. Telling you, he needs to figure out some trick that we can call the Lasek flip (like Lasik) based on a variation of a Laser flip.

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But, PLG went for the sweep with a nollie bigger spin heelflip Indy grab, a trick that’s such a mouthful that I think it should just be called the “Oui” flip.

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This banana was sitting next to us the entire time. We were joking about a cartoon situation, where someone would slip on the thing. Then PLG came round looking through the stands. Turns out it was his. Winning banana.

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