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DAN's Blog – June 2012 Archive (19)

X-Games Los Angeles 2012 - Moto X Best Trick

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LOS ANGELES -- Australian rider Jackson "Jacko" Strong won his second Moto X Best Trick gold medal Friday with the "Jack," a variation of the Special Flip body varial backflip invented by BMX rider "Special" Greg Powell, Strong's Nitro Circus Live…

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Added by DAN on June 30, 2012 at 5:35pm — No Comments

X-Games Los Angeles 2012 - Moto X Freestyle

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LOS ANGELES -- Japanese rider Taka Higashino unveiled a never-before-seen backflip Rock Solid double grab -- Moto X Best Trick material -- in the first hit of his first run in the Moto X Freestyle final on Thursday on his way to claiming his first gold medal at X Games.

"It's too exciting: It's like a dream, it's like it's not true," said…

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Added by DAN on June 29, 2012 at 10:46am — 3 Comments

Toyota's Trading Places with Bestwick & Bell

BMX juggernaut Jamie Bestwick and TV personality and Nitro Circus star Andy Bell met at Miller Motorsports Park in Utah to pull the ol' switcheroo, first setting lap times in their Toyota Racing vehicles of choice, then "Trading Places" to see how well their skills transfer; Bestwick's flat track expertise in the Yaris vs. Bell's off-road prowess in the Baja Series…

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Added by DAN on June 28, 2012 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Last Chance Today - Challenge Travis & The Nitro Crew



Your challenge could be performed during the world’s biggest action sports spectacle, Nitro Circus Live, coming to the UK in December.

 

This summer, Red Bull is offering fans of …

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Added by DAN on June 27, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Swatch Proteam All Access - Istanbul

See the interesting, hectic, dramatic and glorious life "behind the scenes" of a Proteam athlete.

The "All Access" series takes you a step beyond the ordinary you usually get to see.

Mother nature was not in FMX mood at all at Red Bull X-Fighters…

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Added by DAN on June 25, 2012 at 4:47pm — 2 Comments

Levi Sherwood - The New Compound In New Zealand

Levi Sherwood has been busy building his new compound while taking a break from the Red Bull X-Fighters series. We caught up with him at home, checked out his new set up and went for a ride.



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Added by DAN on June 25, 2012 at 1:54pm — 1 Comment

On Pace w/ Pastrana: Pre-Baja 250 - Episode 2

It's down to San Felipe, Mexico to prepare for the one thing Travis has never done - let his wife drive. As a team they get ready for the off-road race through the rough and rugged terrain of the Baja 250.

Follow Travis on Twitter @TravisPastrana https://twitter.com/#!/TravisPastrana

and Facebook: …

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Added by DAN on June 22, 2012 at 6:50pm — No Comments

Riding the razor's edge of Best Trick by ESPN/action



Josh Sheehan - Double Flip © G. Milan - redbullphotofiles.com

STORY BY TES SEWELL

Quest for gold, innovation brings danger factor, fan interest

Friday night at X Games Los Angeles has to be one of the toughest nights on the FMX calendar. Though the competition is fierce for the Best Whip and Step Up competitions earlier that same night, the fear will be palpable as everyone turns their focus to the Best Trick…

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Added by DAN on June 22, 2012 at 6:41pm — 1 Comment

NIGHT of the JUMPs Togliatti 2012



Top 3 Togliatti - Bizouard, Podmol, Izzo (left - right)

Podmol holds off Grande Armee to win in Russia

The first half of a NIGHT of the JUMPs double…

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Added by DAN on June 21, 2012 at 12:38pm — 1 Comment

On Pace w/ Pastrana : Entering NASCAR Ep 1

In the premiere episode, we take a look into the unleaded life of motor sports legend Travis Pastrana. Life for Travis is all about pushing the limits - whether it is making a pull up bar out of crutches for his newlywed or embarking on his new quest for fun in NASCAR.



Follow Travis on Twitter @TravisPastrana…

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Added by DAN on June 19, 2012 at 1:58pm — 1 Comment

Red Bull X-Fighters Istanbul: Qualifying canceled due to winds

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The Red Bull X-Fighters qualifying round in Istanbul was canceled on Saturday morning after being postponed from Friday evening due to strong winds and heavy gusts up to 45 km/h at the location in the shadows of the Yedikule Dungeons castle in Istanbul near the shores of the Sea of Marmara.





The lack of a Qualifying round…

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Added by DAN on June 16, 2012 at 11:10am — 2 Comments

‘I’m no coward’ Torres says before Istanbul showdown



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Defending champion Dany Torres of Spain is hoping to get his 2012 season back on track as the $1 million Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour returns to Europe for three stops in the six-stop campaign. Torres rejected criticism from U.S. rival Todd Potter that he shied away from the big step up last month in Glen Helen,…

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Added by DAN on June 16, 2012 at 12:57am — 1 Comment

Red Bull X-Fighters Istanbul: 1st Impressions



The track builders at the Red Bull X-Fighters scrambled to build a completely new track in record time!  Pulling out all the stops and working tirelessly long hours, the workers rose to the challenge and were busy bees on Wednesday & Thursday turning the new event location in into a spectacular FMX track in the heart of Istanbul on the Sea of…

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Added by DAN on June 15, 2012 at 5:29pm — 2 Comments

Istanbul: Teaser Jump & Location Change



Mat Rebeaud stylin´ at the Teaser Jump in Instanbul - © J. Mitter - redbullxfighters.com

Swashbuckling flips between the mosques

The Red Bull X-Fighters marked their arrival in the city on the Bosporus with an improbable set jumps in front of the Hagia Sofia and Blue Mosque. Back in…

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Added by DAN on June 13, 2012 at 10:00pm — 4 Comments

Andre Villa Update



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Hi,

I thought I would write you a small update since it has been quiet around me for a while.

As you might have heard I went back to Spain after Glen Helen which was always the plan. I had set up a supercross track here in Spain, and the plan was to focus on Speed & Style, new tricks in the foam pit and physical training. Also going…

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Added by DAN on June 12, 2012 at 11:02pm — 3 Comments

Red Bull Hare Scramble: Walker Wins!

Jonny Walker took victory in the Red Bull Hare Scramble at the 2012 Erzberg Rodeo on Sunday to top an all-British podium in another gruelling and gripping event on the Iron Mountain. But there was more bad news for Graham Jarvis, who crossed the line first only to be learn that he had been disqualified for missing a section early in the race.

 

At the start, Briton Neil Flockhart was quickest away but…

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Added by DAN on June 10, 2012 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Red Bull X-Fighters Istanbul: Riders List



© P. Vuckovic - redbullxfighters.com



The Red Bull X-Fighters will make its first-ever stop in Turkey at the Yedikule Dungeons in Istanbul with its third stop of the $1 million six-event 2012 World Tour on Saturday (June 16, 2012). American Todd Potter and New Zealand's Levi Sherwood will be battling for the World Tour lead in the landmark…

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Added by DAN on June 9, 2012 at 1:30pm — 5 Comments

Swatch Proteam All Access - Southern California

See the interesting, hectic, dramatic and glorious life "behind the scenes" of a Proteam athlete.

The "All Access" series takes you a step beyond the ordinary you usually get to see.



The time off between two …

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Added by DAN on June 4, 2012 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

5 Steps to Becoming a NASCAR Champion With TP

Five time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson teaches Travis Pastrana and Andy Bell 5 steps to becoming a champion.



Step 1. Overcome fear

Step 2. Motivational haircut

Step 3. Anger control & retaliation techniques

Step 4. Victory celebration

Step 5. Richmond, VA 4/27/12



Filmed by Sweatpants…

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Added by DAN on June 1, 2012 at 2:59pm — 1 Comment

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