And the Winner is...
I'm not going to go into all the details because you guys will get to see all the action in our recap vid and you probably don't want to read a play-by-play, but it was Nate Adams who took the win here in Texas and he deserved every bit of it. A lot of insane stuff went down tonight, so I'm going to list the top five gnarliest things of the night... in my opinon.
5. Robbie Maddison over jumped a stupid little jump, causing his shoulder to pop out of socket. After laying his bike over and straining to get it back in, Maddo re-mounted his bike and finished his run flawlessly long after the red flag had waved. Maddo is a beast.
4. The course wasn't one of the gnarliest things tonight it's been one of the gnarliest things all weekend. With an insane amount of jumps, varying in size and shape, the course challenged the riders to the very end. The Texas course was a virtual dirt bike playground for a few or a gnarly death wish for others.
3. Thomas Pages isn't scared of anything and he proved that tonight by attempting to be the first person to land a front flip in a freestyle run. Unfortunately for Pages, it didn't work out and he had to hit the eject button mid-air. He was able to get up after the tumble, but he definitely had a major limp going on. Let's hope he can recoup in time for X Games 15.
2. Nate Adams put in the most solid runs of the night, throwing clean and flat 360 nac's in each and every run. Nate's been putting in a lot of work after placing 5th in Calgary last month and it shows. Nate's looking to be unstoppable at X Games.
1. Cameron Sinclair pulled a double backflip in yesterday's qualifier... then he pulled one in today's quarter finals... then he pulled a third one in his head-to-head round with Mat Rebeaud. Though he didn't win that showdown, Sinclair will forever go down in the record books as being the first rider to land a double backflip in a freestyle run. Congrats Cam!
Full results and video of Cam Sinclair's double backflip after the jump.
Red Bull X-Fighters Texas Final Results:
1. Nate Adams
2. Mat Rebeaud
3. Cameron Sinclair
4. Eigo Sato
5. Robbie Maddison
6. Jeremy Stenberg
7. Dany Torres
8. Adam Jones
9. Andre Villa
10. Thomas Pages
11. Jeff Kargola