With the 2012 edition of the Summer X Games kicking off Thursday, June 28 in Los Angeles, the excitement over the 18th installment of the annual event is through the roof.
To use an X Games industry term; folks are stoked.
As great as this time of the year is, many fans were crushed when the news came across the wire that action sports legend Shaun White would not be participating, but a star like Travis Pastrana has the power to make 2012 amazing.
Add in all the unique events and contestants, and this year's Summer X Games have the potential to be the wildest in history. Buckle up folks, this is bound to be an intense ride!
The following names will be at the forefront of the events and should be watched for as X Games 18 approaches. If you like action, you've come to the right place.