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Chase Hawk X Games Interview Posted by Walter on Saturday, June 14th, 2014

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Our very own Chase Hawk just took home the gold medal in the X Games park contest, and we’re stoked. Keep reading to get a little insight from Chase now that he’s Austin’s newest X Games champion.

So Chase, you just won the X Games, how do you feel?

Um, I feel great.  These last few months have been kind of revolving around this past weekend.  I feel like I take it serious every year, being a part of X Games, because it’s such an amazing opportunity getting to be able to do it and be a part of it.  This year with it being in my home town made it a little bit more special for me I guess.  I wouldn’t say it made me want to do any better, but I guess you could say I put a little more pressure on myself to try and take it seriously and do the best that I could.  Yeah, I did exactly that and kind of went into it with somewhat of a game plan, stuck to it, and it ended up working out.

Did you do anything to prepare?

Just really tried to be conscious of my health.  Spending a lot of time with a personal trainer and really trying to rehab certain areas of my body that take a beating on a regular basis.  I really wanted to come into it feeling as strong as I possibly could mentally and physically, and I feel like I just kinda found my spot within the first couple of days of practice.  I felt really comfortable about where I was at and what I was doing; kind of went into it with a certain level of confidence, and it stayed there throughout the week.  That definitely helped.

So no long hours in the foam pit?

[Laughter] No, no long hours in the foam pit.  I just tried to stay true to the way I would normally ride a bowl like that, and it was kind of easy to go into it with that kind of vibe with it being in my home town; I really wanted to treat it like it was a normal session anywhere else that I’d be having with any of my other friends in Austin, and essentially that’s what it kind of was.  I had a blast the whole week, and it was awesome.

Are you nervous about having to defend your title next year?

No, not at all.  Any one of those guys is fully capable of taking down that top spot.  It’s definitely going to be awesome going into it next year having won this one, but it’s going to make me want to take the same strategy and work even harder next year trying to defend it.  I can’t wait, and I really hope this event stays in this city for as long as it can.  Austin really supports it, and overall it was a positive vibe throughout the weekend. I think everybody was really stoked on every event.  I’ve never ridden in front of a crowd that big or that loud, and to have it be local too is the cherry on top.

Can I ask how much money you won?

I think it was $50,000 for first.

Holy shit, that’s crazy. 

Yeah.

So what now, you going to Disney Land?

[Laughter] No, but I do want to take some kind of trip without the bike, just kind of get away for a week and enjoy it with my fiancé.  Get away from everything and go to the beach or something.  That’ll probably be first on the list.

Awesome.  Thanks Chase!

Congrats Gary, Chase and Broc! Posted by Francis on Monday, June 9th, 2014

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Shout out to Gary, Chase and Broc for making us proud at X Games 2015. They all made finals and Chase even took home a Gold Medal!

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X Games 2014:
Practice Posted by Francis on Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Watch our boys Sean, Broc and Gary test out the street and park setups at this year’s X Games. Videos and coverage by Ride BMX.

Chase Hawk:
Through the Years Posted by Francis on Monday, June 2nd, 2014

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Come watch and learn how Chase went from a mischievous toddler climbing fences at the park to one of the top riders in the world. Amongst various interviews with Chase and his peers, it’s pretty rad hearing his dad talk about getting Chase his first bike and seeing footage from his early years.

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Chase Hawk X Games Commercial Posted by Nuno on Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Check out Chase Hawk (and Ryan Nyquist) in this X Games commercial, along with other notable people. X is coming up!

Gary Young:
X Games GOLD! Posted by Francis on Sunday, May 19th, 2013

Put Gary in any park and by the end of the day, it’s guaranteed he’ll be flowing that thing like he’s on home turf and lacing lines that other riders didn’t even know existed. That’s exactly what he did in Barcelona this weekend and we are more than proud to see that the juice man brought home a gold medal for his steeze. Congrats Gary!

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2011 X Games Recap Posted by Francis on Monday, August 1st, 2011

X Games is over now and we’d like to give a quick shout out to all of our dudes out there who killed it! Gary Young and Chase Hawk both made it to the final round of Park and capped off the top 5. Sean Sexton and Aaron Ross both put on a good show in this year’s street course.

Click through the flipbook above for photos from Park and then hit up the videos below for a recap of the whole thing.

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Chase & Gary Posted by Francis on Thursday, July 28th, 2011

270 invert from Chase and oppo 270 lookback from Gary. Photos from RideBMX.com

Chase Hawk and Gary Young both killed in X Games’ Park Prelims and are currently sitting in the top 5! For official results and more photos, hit up RideBMX.com‘s coverage.

2011 X Games Posted by Francis on Thursday, July 28th, 2011

We’re at X Games right now and we’d like to wish all our guys out there good luck! Keep your eyes peeled for Chase Hawk, Sean Sexton, Aaron Ross and Gary Young. If you want to watch some live webcasts of the event, you can check that out by heading to: odysseybmx.com/xgames/

Also, make sure to follow our Twitter, Facebook and Flickr for random updates.

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Congrats Gary!!! Posted by Francis on Saturday, July 31st, 2010


Gary Young with a huge alleyoop


Chase Hawk with a 270 transfer

X-Games Park finals is over now and Gary ended up taking home the Bronze medal! The duo both ended up tweaking their knees a bit but they pulled some incredible lines and transfers before it all ended. Congrats guys and get well soon!

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