In case you’ve been wondering, here’s the latest news on the X Games Real Street front, which starts tomorrow:
At X Games 17 — July 28-31 in Los Angeles — Real Street returns for its second year. Sixteen of the world’s best street skateboarders will submit 60-second video parts for a shot at $50,000 and an X Games gold medal. Competing this year are: Daewon Song, Tommy Sandoval, Dylan Rieder, Darrell Stanton, Joey Brezinski, Tom Asta, Anthony Schultz, Zered Bassett, Eli Reed, Brandon Westgate, Ryan Decenzo, Louie Barletta, Billy Marks, Silas Baxter-Neal, Tony Tave and Guru Khalsa.
After the videos air on ABC on Saturday, July 30, a panel of judges and respected pros will pick the winning part. The top four judges’ picks will also be invited to L.A. to compete for another X Games medal and $5,000 in a Game of S.K.8., airing live on ESPN2 on Sunday, July 31.
But first, on June 28, all 16 videos will debut on xgames.com/realstreet, and you, the fan, will be able to vote in a tournament-style bracket for your favorite part each week leading up to X Games 17. The skater who racks up the most fan votes wins $10,000 and will be announced right here on July 31.
New footage of Dylan Rieder and Brandon Westgate!? Sign us up!