Real Street returns for 2012

Sixteen street skaters are on deck for the third iteration of X Games Real Street, with their video parts dropping June 5.

Updated: May 8, 2012, 5:31 PM ET

Real Street skating happens on real streets, by skateboarders that don't necessarily fall into the standard competition paradigm. Typically presented and packaged in videos and presented by skateboard brands, street skating is less about competition and more about self-expression, creativity and how skateboarders relate to their surroundings in cities, suburbs and occasionally, in the parking lots of fast food restaurants.

It was an important component of skateboarding that was absent ...

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