David Wise reminds us that the X Games are coming soon

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While so much of this year’s competition talk has been focused on the Olympics, we mustn’t forget that the X Games is (largely) where these athletes were made. X Games 2014 kicks off three weeks from today in Aspen, CO. While there has been some chatter suggesting that some athletes might not compete for fear of getting hurt before Sochi, we’ve spoken to a handful of the competitors, and most assure us: nothing will hold them back from throwing down 100% at X. As per usual, we anticipate one heck of a great show on snow, and one heck of a party off the hill, too.

Also Watch: Road to Sochi: David Wise talks about family life, what defines him as a skier