X Games moves to Austin -- Skate
On Wednesday it was announced that Austin, Texas, will be the 2014 host city of the X Games. Austin has been a hub of skateboarding for decades with tons of ditches, street spots, skateparks, punk rock and great food. Here, Daniel Lutheran tailslides a lone suburban rail.
The main park in Austin is House Skatepark, perfect to start the day with a game of S.K.A.T.E. or a few grinds in the bowls.
Holland Austin tucks a frontside air at dusk at one of the many skateparks in Austin.
Drainage ditches are one of the best places to skate, and Austin is filled with these hidden treasures. Anthony Padilla backside noseblunts in a bowl-like ditch.
Pro skater Zered Bassett hurricane grinds a perfect bank-to-ledge in the Lone Star State.
Spencer Hamilton frontside flips down a seven-stair at House Skatepark.
Zered Bassett Kickflips
Zered Bassett kickflips on a metal structure at one of Austin's skateparks.
Big John Fitzgerald layback grinds in Austin's best-kept-secret ditch.
New street spots in Austin seem to pop up every day, as Gilbert Crockett shows us with this backside flip off a bump and over a bar.
Elijah Berle boardslides rails with a gap between them.