Get X-cited about X-Games 2016 with these jaw-dropping tricks from last year’s competition

06/07/15 Laura Skelding/AMERICAN-STATESMAN Elliot Sloan won the Skateboard Vert best trick final at the X Games at COTA in Elroy, Texas on Sunday, June 7, 2015 with a score of 98.00. He stuck a Hill Flip Indy 720.
Elliot Sloan won the Skateboard Vert best trick final at the X Games at COTA in Elroy, Texas on Sunday, June 7, 2015 with a score of 98.00. He stuck a Hill Flip Indy 720. Laura Skelding/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Tonight’s the night. X-Games 2016 kicks off in Austin for the third year in a row, starting at 7:30 p.m. and airing on ESPN. This year, we’re all eagerly awaiting to see our favorite athletes, Blink-182 and the return of Twiggy, the water-skiing squirrel. But for now, get yourself pumped up by reliving X-Games 2015 with this roundup of videos.

Best of X-Games 2015. Set to Austin band Sip Sip’s performance at Circuit of the Americas, this video recaps all the best moments from last year’s event, complete with flips, tricks and shots of Twiggy.

Female street skateboarders. If anyone ever tells you “you skate like a girl” and thinks it’s insult, just show them clips of the female street skateboarders from X-Games 2015. These women will skate your face off.

Austin BMX rider Chase Hawk. The Austinite received his first BMX bike when he was 7 years old. Now, he’s the city’s most well-known X-Games athlete and won his first gold medal at least year’s competition.

X-Games fan experience. The X-Games aren’t just about watching pros skateboard and snowboard — they’re also about having your own fun like these fans who went go-kart racing.

Extreme styles at X-Games 2015. Wondering what to wear at this year’s event? Take some notes from the past participants and attendees who sported a variety of styles.

Pierre-Luc Gagnon wins gold in skateboard vert

Pierre-Luc Gagnon took home the gold medal in the skateboard vert, the 20th overall medal of his X Games career.

Gagnon had the best two runs of the competition. He recorded an 88 on his first run and then upped his score to 92.33 on his second of three chances.

Paul-Luc Ronchetti claimed silver with an 86, while Sam Beckett finished third and took home the bronze medal with an 82.33 on his final run.

Multiple riders said they had to make adjustments to the wind and heat in the middle of the day at Circuit of Americas.

In 2014, skateboard vert was held downtown at night, under much cooler and calmer conditions.