Message to the International Federation de Ski (FIS) from the X Games Snowboarder X athletes: Don't screw this up in 2006. Already facing an identity crisis, Snowboarder X is struggling to find a following within the industryand a common handle. The X Games call the event Snowboarder X; the Olympics call it Boarder Cross; the federation has trademarked Boardercross. But by any name, the six-racers-down-the-course event is just about the burliest comp on a snowboard.
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