X Games Eliminate Best Trick Competitions [VIDEO]
Two X Games events are going away.
The X Games announced that they will eliminate the "Best Trick" events for the snowmobile and Moto-X categories. Recently Caleb Moore died as a result of injuries he sustained during a snowmobile best trick attempt.
Officials say Calebs death ... the first in X Games 18 year history ... is not the reason behind this move. According to them, this event has been under scrutiny for some time now. Officially, they made the following statement:
“ESPN today announced that it will discontinue staging Moto X Best Trick and Snowmobile Best Trick competitions at future X Games events.
“This change reflects our decision to focus on motor sports disciplines which feature athletes who also compete in multiple, world-class competitions (e.g., professional events and tours) reflecting the highest degree of athlete participation, competitive development, and the global nature of our X Games franchise.
“Over the past 18 years we have made more than 60 changes to our competition lineups at X Games events to capture the evolution of the sport and these continue that growth.”
What do you guys think?