And just like that, another Simple Session has wrapped up! As expected, it was a wild one with no shortage of amazing riding from BMX riders from all around the world. Above and below is a look at BMX Park and BMX street finals! There are also videos with Rim Nakamura an Felix Prangenberg‘s winning runs if you’re tight on time!
It’s pretty wild how the Chimera A-Side contest had $90,000 up for first place for park AND flatland, and there really hasn’t been a ton of footage from the contest popping up, yet. Here’s a highlight video from finals that shows all the bangers that went down in park finals. Brandon Loupos ended up taking the win and all that cash, so we would imagine he’ll be sitting nice all year.
“Hammers from the final day of Chimera A-Side in Nagoya, Japan featuring Brandon Loupos, Daniel Sandoval, Logan Martin, Boyd Hilder, Pat Casey, Rim Nakamura, Marin Rantes, and Ben Wallace!” – Vital BMX
We’ve seen some pretty wild BMX contests over the years, but what we haven’t seen is prize money that would definitely make an impact. The Chimera A-Side contest going down in Japan this weekend has a first place prize of $90,000. Prize money amounts can be kind of secretive for big events like X Games, but we’re pretty sure this is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, payouts for a 1st place in a BMX contest, which is awesome to see. Here’s a raw cut of some first impressions and a bit of riding footage that Vital BMX put together. It’s interesting to see the reaction these guys get when they contemplate what they would do if they won. We’ll see if the money is going to push people to go bigger than ever before to win. Either way, there’s going to be a park rider and a flatland rider with a real nice chunk of change in their bank account to start off 2020.
“We’re in Nagoya, Japan and the riders are about ready to compete for the $90,000 first place prize at the Chimera A-Side! Watch them get familiar with the course and hear how they’d spend the giant cash prize. Riders include Boyd Hilder, Logan Martin, Brandon Loupos, Daniel Sandoval, Justin Dowell, Ben Wallace, Rim Nakamura, and more!” – Vital BMX
Check out the full live stream of the BMX Park Finals at X Games 2019 in Minneapolis! This bowl was built with plenty of lines to let these guys drop some heavy moves. Once the dust settled, Logan Martin took the win with Rim Nakamura and Jose Torres taking second and third place! If you just want to see how they landed on the podium, you can check out their winning runs below. You can also see all the highlights from the qualifier that went down earlier as well below that.
“Watch the FULL BROADCAST of X Games Minneapolis 2019’s Pacifico BMX Park that just went down LIVE at the U.S. Bank Stadium.”
“Watch the gold, silver and bronze-medal runs from the Pacifico BMX Park final at X Games Minneapolis 2019.”
“I’ll be honest and say that I really don’t care for the semi-final format, but it’s not my contest, so whatever. Either way, here’s highlights from X Games Park Semi-Final. We have a 12 hour embargo on posting finals, so that will be up around midnight.” – Our BMX
Check out all the highlights from the 2018 Vans BMX Pro Cup regional qualifier at Woodward East!
Earlier this week the Regional Qualifier for the 2018 Vans BMX Pro Cup went down at Woodward East! There was a ton of riders from AM’s to the Pros all competing for their spot in the big show. Hit play to check out a ton of amazing riding that went down! After the dust (and rain) settled, Clint Reynolds found himself on top of the podium!
“Riders converged on the legendary Woodward Camp to do battle for few remaining spots in the Vans BMX Pro Cup World Tour.