XGAMES REAL BMX 2018! Real BMX is back – the XGames video contest that sees a handful of carefully selected riders battle it out via video parts. In case you're not familiar, let's explain...

This format is awesome – instead of a skatepark contest, each rider chooses their favourite filming partner and they get something like three months to produce a banging video section. These six videos are the fruits of that labour... Sit back and enjoy, then go and vote for your favourite!


Above: Corey Martinez filmed by Peter Adam

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Straight up constant bangers pretty much the whole way through. Unreal. Tnez continues to be an absolute boss hog. Downside pegs on the Barcelona walls? OK then...

FYI, Peter Adam's effort with Nathan Williams took the gold medal in 2017.



Brad Simms filmed by Christian Rigal

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Simms' riding paired with Rigal's crispy visuals is a treat. That manny 180 though...

Extract from XGames: "Throughout the 12 years of my BMX career, I think it is safe to say that I haven't been given many opportunities to showcase my skills on a higher platform," says Real BMX newbie, Brad Simms. "With only a handful of web videos and contest appearances I have somehow managed to keep myself in front of a core audience that wants to see more video parts from me -- which is exciting because I want to show the industry how passionate I am about riding and what I am capable of doing if given the chance."

"I chose to work with Christian was because of his work ethic," explains Simms. "Before I got to know him personally, I knew he was the only person in BMX with a RED camera. He's also one of the most progressive street riders in the world. Sometimes it can be daunting to film with a person you don't know, but with Christian it was easy to find my comfort zone. He's encouraging and an all-around nice person. In addition, he knew how it felt to be the guy standing in front of some terrifying trick. Anytime your camera man is just as crazy as you are, you're going to create something memorable."



Tom Dugan filmed by Darryl Tocco

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Dugan is forever the wild man... Roof drops, sketchy style but totally in control, there's nobody else like him.

Extract from XGames: "Darryl is a real-deal BMXer. He's in the know, respected and respectable," says Dugan of his filming/editing teammate, Darryl Tocco, who put together the Real BMX Fan Favorite video with Colt Fake in 2016. "Lucky for me, he's a frequent Real BMX competitor."



Colin Varanyak filmed by Doeby

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Crazy tech and not afraid to go fast, this is a heavy section... Varanyak is a force to be reckoned with.

Extract from XGames: "Doeby is a really motivated individual who is constantly progressing as a filmer/editor," explains Varanyak of his choice to work with Doeby Huyhn on his Real BMX part. "He's fun to be around, down to put in work, and is always positive and willing to try new things." The fact that Huyhn helped Dennis Enarson win Real BMX bronze in 2016 probably helps, too.



Sean Ricany filmed by Veesh

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Ricany has a huge following for his style and technical ability... This guy can link some incredible combos together. Proof above!

Extract from XGames: "I am mainly known for web videos, which I enjoy filming the most -- out riding with friends, mellow vibes," says X Games Austin 2016 BMX Street silver medalist, Sean Ricany. "I think contests are awesome, but this video project was most exciting for me, rather than competing in a regular-format event."

"Veesh is my good friend, roommate and filmer who I always work with for Cult videos," explains Ricany. "He's filmed pretty much all Cult crew web videos and trip videos since 2013 forward. I couldn't have picked a better person to work with. Besides filming and editing, he also made the music for our video."



Kevin Peraza filmed by Juani Zurita

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Kevin Peraza is no stranger to XGames... He's taken gold medal twice! But this is his first time in the Real BMX contest. Kevin does it all – happily throwing crazy stuff down in the streets as well as in the park or on dirt... All round badass.

Extract from XGames: "I started riding BMX when I was five," says two-time X Games gold medalist, Kevin Peraza. "I grew up watching my dad ride and do all sorts of crazy, out of the ordinary things with bikes, motos and cars. My older Brother David and I grew up racing at a young age. I raced until I was 13 but, at the end of the day, I wanted to do tricks. So far, I have competed in four X Games, in both Park and Dirt. And today I have a a signature frame with Mongoose bicycles, which is the brand that my father used growing up."

"I met Juani a few years back on a trip down to Chile to visit his home park," explains Peraza. "His family helps keep the scene alive with there skatepark, in loving memory of his father who helped start it all. His older brother, Coco Zurita, is also an X Games Vert medalist, and he, Juani and some friends help run their father's park, giving back to the BMX community in Santiago, Chile. But at the end of the day I chose him because a filmer becomes a brother. He helps you get off the ground and believe in yourself, even when you feel like giving up. He wants to see you it get done, as much as you do. Juani is one of those filmers."




More info:

Real BMX, the all-street BMX video contest brought to you by the World of X Games, is back for its third year. The Fan Favorite vote is one round, winner takes all. Watch the videos below and vote for your pick to win. Only one vote per browser, per day is allowed. Voting ends at midnight on Sunday, June 10. Winners of the judge-awarded X Games gold, silver and bronze medals will be announced during the hour-long, behind-the-scenes, "World of X Games: Real BMX" show on ABC, Saturday, June 9 at 3 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT. The Fan Favorite will be announced on XGames.com on Monday, June 11.