Sports TV giant ESPN have just announced that the Vert competitions will not feature in the X-Games this Summer, citing poor viewer ratings as the problem.
Alongside this, other factors included the aging talent pool of vert skaters, and a lack of widely available vert ramps. X-Games General Manager Chris Stiepock said, “With the skating at skateparks all over the world not being true street or true vert, we want to honor the huge segment of that population that’s being ignored. Kids will be able to watch the X-Games skateboarding competition for SuperPark and see pros on the same obstacles that they might be able to ride at their local park.”
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