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Sunday’s Xcerpts

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If you don’t like to read, or you actually want to see and hear these X Games athletes in action, check out the videos we’ve been posting at http://www.aspentimes.com/xgames under the video section. Oh yeah, and more videos are in production.

Superpipe practice: Footage from Saturdays men’s practice session.

Moto X practice: Friday night, the riders test out the jumps and bumps in questionable conditions.

Antti Autti ” Superpipe Practice: Get a look at last years’ snowboard superpipe champion Antti Autti practicing as he gets ready to defend his title and take on former X Games gold medalists Steve Fisher and Shaun White.

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While Minturn and Team Summit rider Clair Bidez was having the best event of her snowboarding career at the Winter X Games 10 halfpipe in Aspen Saturday night, her 15-year-old brother was leaving a mark of his own up the road at Keystone.

Dylan Bidez, who was also invited to compete in the Junior World Snowboarding Championships in Korea this spring, won the NextSnow halfpipe, slopestyle and big air events at Keystone Sunday while his sister was throwing and landing the first 900-degree spin of her career for a fourth-place finish at the X Games. There was something in the air for the Bidez family Saturday.

“Yeah, I guess it was a good day for us,” Clair said after her second run in the pipe Saturday. “It’s funny that all of this can happen in one day.”

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Like herds of juvenile sheep, the teenage Winter X Games fans overflowed into Aspen’s Wagner Park Saturday night for the Flipsyde and Damian Marley concerts. It felt like you were at a giant high school dance. “This is their Woodstock,” one local Aspen resident said after watching the throngs giggle their way around the dark park.

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The press center woes are getting to us. First off, it’s arctic in here. We joke sometimes that the blizzard outside is actually warmer than the banquet facility that houses the media.

Two writers today dreamed of being able to type with mittens on. On top of the frigid climate, too, there is the drip. Cold, wet water plopping on your head and computer from above.

Seems the winter wedding tent has a condensation problem.

Aspen, Colorado


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