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June 30, 2017

Advice of the week: Observant regular readers of this weekly feature may start to notice some things, even beyond the fact that we rarely actually offer advice in this “Advice of the Week” intro. One thing you should know: We try to include news and fun from all over the place in WildWeek, because in addition to promoting our own shenanigans, we feel there are plenty of shenanigans we aren’t involved in that will interest you. But this week, we’re taking a moment to go heavy into our own stuff (and a shorter overall post to boot), having just come off one of our biggest events of the year with the Nitro World Games. We want to especially give a shoutout to all the Nitro riders who absolutely sent it in Salt Lake City. With nine trophies between them and a bunch of near misses, the boys went big and made us all proud. We’ll be back next Friday with a wider mix of stuff, but until then, happy Fourth of July! Enjoy this shorter WildWeek for a long weekend:

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Every successful person is driven by something important to them. It can be as simple as an adrenaline rush or as complicated as proving to your stepfather that you’re not wasting your life. Because writing for Nitro Circus IS A REAL JOB, Dennis. What were we talking about? Oh yeah: At the 2017 Nitro World Games, stories of redemption were plentiful. Here are four of the best featuring Ryan Williams, Brian Fox, Javier Villegas, and Beaver FlemingREAD IT

So what happened with the results of Nitro World Games BMX Best Tricks? We saw a lot of justified questions about how one rider went from first to almost last without any real explanation on the live broadcast. When NBC signed off, Dawid Godziek appeared to be the winner, but the judges reviewed the scores when it became clear he had performed the same trick twice. Here’s Ride BMX with the official unofficial unbiased third-party breakdown: WATCH IT

If you have friends on the fence about action sports, show them R-Willy’s Web Edit III. Perhaps it’s pointless explaining to the unconverted the significance of R-Willy’s latest edit. It’s probably inconsequential to them that he hasn’t released one of these in five years or the impact the previous one had one his career. The reason to share it with your friends is that it’s an unmitigated triumph and celebration of everything we love about the sport. Plus it makes the hair on your arms stand up. REVEL IN IT

Still searching for Sugarman? In the latest C3 Project Summer Series edit, the legend Cam McCaul, Nitro variety show Dusty Wygle, and MTB star Ryan Howard head out to the desert for the session of a lifetime. The video features sick tricks over sick lines over sick music by the elusive folk singer from the Oscar Award-winning documentary Searching for Sugarman. The sequel to the documentary is you searching for the songwriting credit in the video. ADMIRE IT

Olympic snowboard hopefuls are training on an airbag lander. Hey, those look familiar. You know our stance on this: The ability to push progression safely has improved action sport, no question. We know from experience that this means the next Olympics snowboarding slopestyle event will be all the gnarlier. SEE IT

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Have you seen our new series Cutting Room Floor? It’s basically a playlist tailor-made for this space, so we’re going to give you an episode and link to the full list here.

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A sneak peek at next week: Happy Fourth of July! We’re going to be taking a couple days off to celebrate ‘Murica and then will be right back at it. Right after our post-patriotism-party nap.

Check out the previous WildWeek right here.