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X Games sizzles in SoCal

July 30, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Some people refer to the summer X Games as the "Olympics of the Extreme." The games kicked off Thursday in Los Angeles at both the Staples Center and the Home Depot Center.At the 15th annual X Games, fans and athletes lined up to get in on the action. Thursday was girl's day at the Home Depot Center, so the pros were out to get the ladies involved.

"I just want to have fun and encourage other girls to skate and just show that you can be girly and still be a skateboarder. Go get your hair and nails done," said Julie Kindstrand, an X Games competitor.

Even for those new to the X Games, there was a lot for the whole family to do at the event.

"X Games kind of has something for everybody. I mean it's the best in the world. If there's something new that's going to happen, it's going to happen here," said Travis Pastrana, a car driver and motocross pro. "The biggest air, the best tricks, the most fun, the most family-friendly environment, I mean this is the place to come."

So whether or not you want check out the motocross, BMX riders, rally cars, or skateboarders, the X Games has it all. The games will be in full swing at the Home Depot Center and the Staples Center all weekend long.

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