The craziest event of the Winter X Games is probably "Moto X" -- essentially freestyle motocross on snow:
Last year at Winter X, Brian Deegan of Temecula fell from the heavens like a sack of cement after letting go of his bike while trying a 360-degree rotation off the 90-foot kicker. He lay in a heap, bleeding internally, with a broken femur and two broken wrists.Sure, it sounds dangerous, but let's see them try handling Tokyo traffic.
Doctors put him back together and he came back this year for more in the best-trick contest, taking first place in Saturday's preliminaries — with a back flip with a foot release — and winning the gold with the same trick in Sunday night's finals.
Not advancing to the finals was Chuck Carothers, who crash-landed on top of his sideways bike while trying his signature trick: the Carolla, which involves laying out over his seat and rolling his body in mid-air.
A dazed Carothers eventually stood and raised his arms to indicate he was OK, only to be tackled by Deegan, who was apparently happy to see that his buddy was still alive.