After a successful debut in 2010, Skateboard Real Street returns to X Games in 2011, and 16 of the world’s best street skaters have delivered their edits to ESPN for the voting process, which is already under way.
The stacked field includes Red Bull Skateboarding’s Zered Bassett (pictured above), Joey Brezinski and Ryan Decenzo, and they’ll be going head-to-head for a chance at an X Games gold medal and a staggering $50,000 payday. A panel of expert judges will pick the one who grabs the cash and the hardware, but you can help determine who ends up as the Fan Favorite, which comes with a still-impressive $10,000 prize.
Well, that’s up to you. Head on over to the X Games Real Street site to check out all the edits (we’ve embedded Joey’s below to get you started), then cast your vote for who you want to advance to the next round. First-round voting ends on July 4th, with the second round starting July 5th, so keep an eye on the site for the new brackets.
Real Street Round 1 Match-ups:
Dylan Rieder vs. Guru Khalsa
Anthony Schultz vs. Daewon Song
Silas Baxter-Neal vs. Louie Barletta
Brandon Westgate vs. Tom Asta
Ryan Decenzo vs. Tommy Sandoval
Zered Bassett vs. Tony Tave
Billy Marks vs. Darrell Stanton
Eli Reed vs. Joey Brezinski
Travis Pastrana on Inside X
While we’re talking X Games, don’t miss Travis Pastrana live on Inside X on July 5th at 7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT. Inside X is X Games’ weekly live web series, so you can log on at facebook.com/xgames and ask Travis a question in the interactive chat. Ryan Sheckler and Corey Bohan will be featured on the July 19th show, so start thinking up some good questions for them, too.
- Zered gives us a tour of his NYC digs
- Decenzo third at Maloof Money Cup
- Bookmark Red Bull’s X Games Central page for all the news from X Games 17