Steve Caballero's X Games
Phenoms, meet the phenom
We gave an Olympus Tough camera to skateboard legend Steve Caballero, pictured here with the Red Bull Phenom skateboarders, in order to give you a behind the scenes look at X Games Los Angeles. The following photos have all been shot by Cab himself.
Caballero is a judge for Women's Skateboard Street, Skateboard Vert, Big Air and the Red Bull Phenom contest here at X Games L.A. If you ever wondered what that was like, this is it.
Women of Street
The women of Street. That's current gold medalist Leticia Bufoni (left), flanked by former gold medalist Marisa Dal Santo, with one of the few women to have her own pro-model skateboard, Vanessa Torres, down there at the end.
So what if he never wins Street League? It's Eric Koston!
A little ominous with the pirate crossbones, don't you think?
Check out all those metal bars. The schematic drawings the builders have to look at to put the MegaRamp together must look like they were made on an Etch A Sketch.
Big Air View
And this is the view of the MegaRamp, through the eyes of the gentlemen who decide the medal fates of the guys who launch off of it.
Of course, if you have an all access pass, you get to view the MegaRamp from pretty much anywhere you want -- like the deck of the gap jump, for example.
You'd be smiling too if you'd just landed on the top two podium spots in Skateboard Big Air. And if it was your first gold medal, you might just throw a shaka, too.