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?