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In case you missed it, the X Games went off rather quietly this weekend in Minneapolis. But as is always the case, there were some highlight moments. Like this one: Elliot Sloan’s beautiful Indy 900 in Big Air skate, one of the coolest events at the show. Elliot is a New York native who relocated to San Diego, the vert capital, in his teens. The gold represented Sloan’s ninth trip to the podium in X Games competition.

Tony Hawk was the first to do a 900 in X Games competition and Sloan is apparently the first to do one with an Indy grab where the rider grabs frontside and spins backside. He doesn’t just pull it. He pulls it with beautiful style. Butter…..

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