A look back at the best of X Games Real BMX.
It has been a few years since the X Games held a new “Real BMX” contest, thanks to Covid, but they just released this new show looking back at all the best riding that went down over the years with Mike Escamilla, Dakota Roche and Calvin Kosovich. This is a super good watch because it’s easy to forget just how crazy these videos were. Take a look!
“Since 2016, the X Games Real BMX series has showcased the most innovative BMX street riding outside of the X Games competition venue, in a video competition that pits rider and filmer against the real-life elements of urban BMX street riding.
Each year, a hand-picked selection of the sport’s top BMX street riders submitted 90-second video parts, to be judged upon by their peers, in hope of taking home X Games gold. And in the process, the unpredictable and wildly progressive world of BMX street riding was given a platform for the world to witness. From technical handrail combinations to high speed roof drops, the riders of Real BMX demonstrated the many creative avenues taken within BMX street riding.
Now, with five years of successful competition and more than a few never-been-done moves to claim, X Games presents The Best of Real BMX: 2016-2021.
Hosted by Mike “Rooftop” Escamilla, featuring former Real BMX host, judge and competitor Dakota Roche, and internationally renowned BMX videographer Calvin Kosovich.
Featuring: Courage Adams, Alex Donnachie, Colin Varanyak, Kevin Peraza, Garrett Reynolds, Simone Barraco, Corey Martinez, Nathan Williams, Erik Elstran, Felix Prangenberg, Brad Simms, Jordan Hango, Colt Fake, Chad Kerley, Julian Molina, Lewis Mills, Van Homan, Dave Krone, Dan Coller, Greg Illingworth, Jake Seeley, Demarcus Paul, Sean Ricany, Dennis Enarson, Broc Raiford, Tom Dugan.” – X Games
01:36 Why does a good BMX video part matter?
03:12 Most Progressive Tricks in Real BMX
04:30 Breaking down Felix Prangenberg’s progressive line
05:22 Felix Prangerberg’s 2021 Real BMX gold medal part
07:37 Felix Prangenberg vs Garrett Reynolds Predictions
08:21 What do Dak and Calvin look for in a video part?
08:38 Biggest Tricks in Real BMX
09:56 Breaking down Jordan Hango’s feeble drop to rail
11:31 Jordan Hango’s 2019 Real BMX gold medal part
13:22 Heaviest Slams in Real BMX
14:30 Nathan Williams and Peter Adam discuss Nathan’s slam
16:10 Colt Fake’s 2016 Real BMX silver medal video part
18:50 Simone Barraco’s 2019 silver medal video part
21:06 Most Creative Spot Usage
22:25 Breaking down Erik Elstran’s rollercoaster rail
23:45 Best Rail Tricks
24:50 Breaking down Erik Elstran’s toothpick whiplash
25:40 Erik Elstran’s 2020 Real BMX bronze medal video part
28:05 Colin Varanyak’s 2018 Real BMX silver medal video part
30:45 Nathan Williams 2017 Real BMX gold medal part
33:09 Brad Simms 2018 Real BMX bronze medal part
34:59 Brad Simms on the ups and downs of filming Real BMX
35:29 Most Stylish Tricks
36:30 Breaking down Julian Molina’s tail whip
37:50 Corey Martinez 2018 Real BMX gold medal part
40:50 Best Cinematography: Peter Adam
41:09 Garrett Reynolds 2020 Real BMX gold medal part
42:45 Garrett Reynolds interview