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.

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