Faisst's Quest For Elusive X Games Gold
Getting straight into rehabbing his knee after reconstructive surgery, Ronnie Faisst is motivated to be ready for Nuclear Cowboyz and X Games in 2014.
Here's one from the vault. This shot of Faisst is from X Games Philadelphia in 2002 when he used to compete in Moto X Step Up.
With chairlift lines hanging in the background at X Games Aspen 2006, Faisst lays out a one-handed backflip in Moto X Best Trick.
Faisst shows off his first of four X Games bronze medals after taking third place in Moto X Best Trick in 2006 at Aspen.
Faisst, right, takes a time out for a photo shoot in 2009 at Metal Mulisha headquarters in Temecula, Calif., where he was riding with Jeremy Stenberg, left, and Brian Deegan.
Heading For Bronze
Faisst leads the way in Moto X Speed & Style qualifiers at the Staples Center at X Games Los Angeles 2012. He would go on to win an uncontested bronze medal after Edgar Torronteras crashed at the end of his qualifying heat and was taken away on a stretcher.
Faisst hangs with FMX brethren Corey Hart, left, and Mike Mason, right, after the SuperMoto at the 2008 Moto X World Championships in San Diego.
Taking On Adams
Faisst leads X Games Moto X legend Nate Adams during their Moto X Speed & Style quarterfinals at X Games Barcelona 2013, but Adams would eliminate Faisst and go on to win bronze.
Before The Fall
Faisst let it all hang out in Barcelona at the X Games. His quest for gold fell short again when he lost to Adams in the Speed & Style quarterfinals. This was Faisst's last X Games of 2013 as he blew out his knee while training two days before he was planning to leave for X Games Munich.
Working on getting the movement and strength will be vital to a speedy,healthy recovery. Faisst checks in for a few forward lunges on the Bosu ball at physical therapy.