X Games Gold Medalist Scotty Cranmer and Monster Energy dropped a July Web video yesterday, and within minutes, all talk of BMX on the Internet was focused on Scotty's skills. Featuring riding from Mike Spinner's backyard ramps in Fla., along with Scotty's home park The Incline Club in N.J., Scotty's taking park riding to a new level without really going the box jump route. And if the riding in this video is any indication of what we're in store for at X Games 17, then I think we're going to see Scotty walking away with another Gold Medal.
But I would be remiss if I didn't list my favorite things about this video.
1. The ridiculous 180 at 3:09.
2. Scotty's sleeveless flannel shirt (in Florida.)
3. The JNCO Banner on the wall at the Incline Club.
4. The blurring of the line between regular and opposite whips and trucks.
5. The fact that Scotty Cranmer has been at the top of the game for close to a decade, and shows no signs of slowing down.