Monday Kickstart: X Games 2012

The 18th installment of Summer X Games took place this past weekend in downtown Los Angeles, with all motocross events inside the Staples Center. Here is a rundown from our three days inside the arena…

The weekend kicked with the traditional Freestyle Motocross competition, and the field took to the course inside the Staples Center. Many complain about the course layout, as it is rather small and limited, but having it indoors keeps elements like the wind and sun from playing a toll.
Cam Sinclair's graphics highlighted the movie about his comeback from the devastating injures he sustained after crashing on a double backflip in Spain.

Following his third place finish at X-Fighters Glen Helen, Wes Agee has picked up support from Red Bull. There are also talks to switch the Mulisa rider off of Honda and onto KTM.
During Freestyle practice on Thursdays, riders went out two at a time to get the course dialed in.
Nate Adams arrived at X Games minus two of his major sponsors, Target and One Industries. He has since signed with Stellar MX for his graphics, but is was surprising not to see him flashing the bullseye logos on camera after a decade with the brand.
Adams ran this custom painted HJC helmet during the weekend.