On the record, Ryan Sheckler finished first in men's street elimination. Along with nine others (in this order: Chaz Ortiz, Rodolfo Ramos, David Gravette, Ryan Decenzo, Mark Appleyard, Nyjah Huston, Sierra Fellers, Eli Reed and Bastien Salabanzi), Shecks will be moving on to the men's street finals on Saturday. In addition, the Big Air competition went down with Jake Brown coming in first, Bob Burnquist in second and Rob Lorifice in third. Off the record, the skaters were having a lot of fun, it seemed from somewhat far away in my media area. And, Keegan Sauder and I finally got our wristbands into the VIP tent after an Odyssey to find them. Numbers are great and all, but here's a little Inside look at X Games Day Two with our Olympus Stylus Tough camera—Josh Brooks
Chaz Ortiz was all up in there. Backside ollie. That thing remind you of a Micky Mouse ear?
Eli Reed, always on the cutting edge of new retro stylings, back disasters the broken tea cup. I want to buy a Ford.
Back D party! Chaz follows up. Ford.
Eli frontside boardslide. Seriously, I can't put my finger on what era that gear's from, but I keep thinking it's somewhere from the 1950s or the early 90210 time period. Am I vain for wondering?
Stefan Janoski with a noseslide. I'm predicting red Janoskis will be "hot" after yesterday.
Eli, Le front rock n roll.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno stopped to ask Sierra Fellers some questions. Better hope he doesn't get Conan'd.
Rising: Garrett Hill and Blackbox "Everyman" Drew.
Venice Olson was there. Back 50-50.
Garrett Hill 5-0.
Nyjah kickity flip crooks the BOA-OAR-oard! That was supposed to sound like a reggae chant.
Dr. Raybourn was there.
The line-up from left to right: Felix Arguelles, Alex Olson, Stefan Janoski, Justin Brock, Sierra Fellers and Omar Salazar.
Eli Reed, frontside nosegrind. "They're changing the zip code to 90218? NOOOOOOO!"
That's some Real Stre-… wait, this is some Real Street. Garrett Hill smithers.
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Nugget's good, maybe good enough to be in a TransWorld video.
It appears X Games has employed technology from the Navy to protect their camera men.
David "Gravity Defying" Gravette, drifting ollie to fakie.
That LA vato look. Bless it Nick Trapasso.
Jake Duncombe's excited face.
Who better to oversee your nosegrind than Adam Dyet? David Gravette does it.
Elissa Steamer came in her relaxed attire. Women's street isn't until Sunday.
Omar Salazar appeases the fans.
Media and bros.
Chris Pastras handles the mic.
Tony Tave suffers the agony of… I’m not sure.
Gotta get the shoes ready. A pre-game lace-up.
Crooked grind. The new warm-up.
See. Sierra Fellers.
Nyjah goes front tailslide on the obstacle that's an ode to that one spot in Miami. Reminds me of the Muska… the tailslide, I mean.
I ran into Phillipa Rattray, Keegan Sauder and John Rattray after the contest. There’s this thing on the Olympus where you can make people look like a drawing. I call it the Aha “Take On Me” feature.
Then, we went with Keegan Sauder over to the Big Air at the LA . Maybe it’s a little extreme, but the venue kept reminding me of the marching hammers part in Pink Floyd’s The Wall.
See what I’m talking about?
John Rattray said it didn’t look that steep. Then, he got close and he took it back.
Nothing like someone pulling a 540 to get some perspective. Couldn’t get any closer than this, but it gives you a good idea of how immense the thing is. Jake Brown won it. Bob got second.
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