Olympus gave us their new water- and shockproof Stylus Tough 8010 cameras to get the insider perspective from people with the most access to the 16th Summer X Games. So, our friend and Tum Yeto everyman team manager, Mike Sinclair, was there yesterday, snapping shots of some of skating’s best in practice. If last year’s X Games 15 was in a white dress hitting a piñata for it’s Quinceañera, this year it’s got its driver’s license and it’s cruisin’ – it’s all up at the Staple Center in downtown LA, the street and park courses are looking pretty bonkers and the best have come out to roll–Josh Brooks

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If I were a commentator at the X Games, I’d be like “David Gravette defies GRAVITY on this ollie one-foot!” then I’d drop the mic, triumphantly celebrating my on-point announcing, and walk out of the booth.

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Collin Provost gives it a thumbs up. A lot easier than Stay Gold, I’m sure.

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The media catch up with Sheckler after being out for the better part of last year with an injury he sustained in X Games 15. Doesn’t look like it’s hindering him, though. You see practice?

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Johnny Layton made it out. Anyone seen this, by the way? Get paid!

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Thumbs up…universal sign for “I like!”

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Marc Appleyard made it out to practice with a very interesting new board. One love.

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Nick Trapasso check in.

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Bless it! Bless the check in! Bless everyone.

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Friend, facilitator and stylist to all skateboard stars, Boosh (right) and Nick Trapasso. That’s correct. Even X Games is not an official skateboard event unless Boosh is there.

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A Steve Caballero, Lance Mountain and Christian Hosoi legend sandwich.

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Robocop and his shin guards. Looks like this is the non-skater’s shinner protector.

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Brazilian Pedro Barros was there ripping the park, as always. Frontside air.

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Taylor Bingaman was there. Backside tailslide. If you don’t know, you’ll know. Hallelujah officially released yesterday. Buy it here.

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Pedro Barros bonelesses from shallow to deep.

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Taylor again, making it look fun. Method.

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The course looks insane. Chad Bartie ollies over the part I like to call the “Nun’s Headdress.” Check back for more inside shots from today.

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