X Games 16: The 10 Sickest Tricks from Past Summer X Games
Death-defying tricks and jaw-dropping maneuvers will be on display starting July 29, when the most extreme athletes in the world gather in downtown Los Angeles for the 2010 Summer X Games.
Spectators will be looking on in awe and amazement, hoping to see a double backflip or a trick that has never been done before.
In a few days from now, a new trick might be added to this list.
But before X Games 16 begins, here's a look back at the 10 sickest tricks from past summer X Games.
Hold on to your seats. It's going to be one wild ride.
Tony Hawk's 900 - X Games 5 (1999)
At X Games Five in San Francisco, Tony Hawk makes action sports history by successfully landing the first ever 900 (three rotations) on a skateboard.
Another reason Hawk is the greatest athlete to ever step foot on a skateboard.
Dave Mirra's Double Backflip - X Games 6 (2000)
En route to winning gold at the Bike Stunt Park final at X Games Six, BMX pro Dave Mirra successfully lands the first double backflip on a BMX bike, securing his ninth career gold medal.
Mirra would go on to become the most decorated athlete in X Games history, winning a total of 20 medals.
Bob Burnquist' Fakie 5-0, Fakie Kickflip Out - X Games 6 (2000)
This trick wasn't planned, but it was executed to perfection leaving all the spectators mesmerized by his performance.
In 2000, Bob Burnquist won the X-Games' best trick contest, with his famous fakie 5-0 with a fakie kickflip off of the grind bar.
Taig Khris' Double Backflip - X Games 7 (2001)
History was made at the 2001 X Games in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
After successfully landing the first ever double backflip in the aggressive in-line skate vert competition, Taig Khris left Philly with a gold medal around his neck.
A medal which was well deserved.
Mike Metzger's Moto X Backflip - X Games 8 (2002)
Mike Metzger was already an X Games icon.
But in 2002, after executing back-to-back backflips during the Freestyle Moto X competition, Metzger became a legend.
Mat Hoffman's No-Handed 900 - X Games 8 (2002)
Coming out of his year-long retirement in 2002 to compete in X Games eight in Philadelphia, although Mat Hoffman failed to win gold, he electrified the city of Brotherly Love by successfully landing the first no-handed 900 (three rotations) on a BMX bike.
Well done Mat.
Chuck Carothers' Moto X Best Trick: Chuck's Carolla - X Games 10 (2004)
A few words of advice: don't try this at home.
Travis Pastrana's Double Backflip - X Games 12 (2006)
There's a first time for everything.
Just ask Travis Pastrana, who, during X Games 12, executed the sport's first double backflip en route to scoring a 98.6 and earning a gold medal.
Kevin Robinson's Double Flare - X Games 12 (2006)
It took him three years.
But Kevin Robinson executed to perfection the first ever double flair on a BMX (two corkscrew backflips), to capture his first X Games gold at the inaugural X Games BMX Vert Best Trick contest.
Anthony Napolitan's Double Front-Flip - X Games 15 (2009)
After watching Anthony Napolitan land the first BMX double front-flip at the 2009 X Games, I was speechless.
Can you blame me?