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Moto X Quarterpipe, Big Air Doubles new for 2015 X Games Austin

Posted on January 20, 2015

Written by doolittle

Two new disciplines will be added to the ever-evolving lineup at X Games Austin, set for June 4-7 at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas.

Competitions this year, the second time the X Games will be held at the world-class racetrack, will consist of skateboard, BMX, Motocross and Rally and Off-Road Truck. Of course, there will be all of the favorites – street and park, Big Air, Best Whip and Step Up to name a few, but new this year will be Moto X Quarter Pipe and Big Air Doubles.

But just what are these new disciplines?

Moto X Quarter Pipe will feature six freestyle riders each attempting a trick off a single quarterpipe feature. Each rider will have two runs, with his best score counting toward a final ranking.

If you want a sneak peek into what it all might look like, check out this video of French rider Tom Pagès doing an FMX bike flip.

Big Air Doubles pairs a skateboard and BMX athlete performing tricks in a team competition. Each team will take five runs, with each athlete taking individual runs and receiving a score for tricks performed over the gap and on the quarterpipe. The final score will be a combination of the team's best gap and best quarterpipe scores.

Tickets for the 2015 X Games Austin go on sale at 4 p.m. central Jan. 23 at www.ticketmaster.com/xgames.

Check out a complete list of the 2015 disciplines below.

SKATEBOARD: Big Air; Big Air Doubles; Park; Street (M,W, Am) Vert.

BMX: Big Air; Big Air Doubles; Dirt; Park; Vert.

MOTO X: Best Whip; Enduro X (M&W) Quarter Pipe; Speed & Style; Step Up.

RALLY & OFF-ROAD TRUCK: Super Rally; Off-Road Truck Racing.