I watched a bit of the street skating part of the X Games. It's pretty neat, but the part that sort of stinks is that these dudes at times, miss maybe 80% of their tricks, maybe more. The course may be tough, who knows, but it seems to lend itself to bad TV. Maybe it's more like soccer, but we're all too spoiled by skate videos where they're either eating shit over and over, or making every trick.
The winner seems subjective, do you pick the guy who landing 2 tricks over the guy who landed just 1? What about degree of difficulty? What if you landed none? I'm not sure how it works, after watching this, and the lack of spectators, it's sort of a sad event. The best of the best are there, and this event seems to get the least amount of attention, yet it's the style of skating that's the most prevalent.