Twitch won the Bronze medal in X Games FMX this weekend! Twitch threw down a sick-ass run in the head-to-head semi finals versus Nate Adams! Unfortunately Twitch was edged out in the scoring and didn’t advance to the finals. You could have gone either way on the judging, as they were really close, but the Mulisha’s official stance is that he got jacked on the score, the judges must have been high, and Twitch should have made the finals! Kidding! Well…kinda. What’s done is done and we’re stoked for Twitch. Congrats buddy!
Did you see Twitch flashing his new etnies? They’re dope!
Todd Potter, who was fresh of a Bronze medal in Best Trick a couple days prior, had what looked to be a medal caliber run in the works during the day-time elimination round. But a couple small missed tricks kinda threw things off for him and he just missed the cut for the 4 man finals.
Since there were only 4 riders moving on to the finals it was pretty much “go big or go home.” With that in mind, Taka and Faisst went BIG to try and make the finals! Taka was in the middle of a really solid run when he messed up on a super flip and wadded up pretty bad. Taka was able to get up and walk off the course, but his hopes of a medal in his first X Games were no more.
Faisst went BIG–twice! After hitting a cameraman while landing from a whipped out flip nac, Faisst went for a legit 360 off the popper ramp but spun it way too hard and crashed even harder. He looked a little dizzy while the medics were checking him out, but just minutes later he came walking out and back up to the staging area. The powers that be decided that the incident with the camera guy was “interference” and Faisst would get a second chance at his run! Would he go for the 360 again after the first big crash? This is X Games people…hell yeah he would! Faisst put on a flawless second run and went for the 360 at the end, but with the same results as the first 360 attempt, this time resulting in an injured ankle…Go Big or Go Home!