The X Games start on Thursday with the very weak Best whip contest, which is little more than a popularity contest that has nothing to do with who throws the best whip. That is followed by Freestyle.Since Big Air was banned from the air waves after last year’s tragic accidents, Freestyle is the last bastion of the innovation.
Friday sees Step-Up and Speed & Style. After several years of medicority, speed suddenly has become inportant in the S&S event.
Saturday night, and if you live on the East Coast, we mean really late at night, will be highlighted by Adaptive motocross and Moto X. with a week off from the AMA Nationals, several stars have agreed to race.
Sunday is left to Endurocross, which is the new studio hit of the X Games.
August 1 (ESPN)..........9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. (Eastern)
Moto X Best Whip
Moto X Freestyle
August 2 (ESPN).............9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. (Eastern)
Moto X Step Up
Moto X Speed & Style
August 3 (ESPN)...........10:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m. (Eastern)
Adaptive Moto X Racing
Men's Moto X Racing
August 4 (ABC).............3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Yamaha Motorcycle tests