Zered Bassett Real Street interview
A real leader in powerful East Coast skating, Bassett crushes gritty spots.
Zered Bassett has built a career on solid, innovative and raw street skating. He's well respected by his pro peers and he's consistently mentioned in any conversation about the best guys pushing the limits today. Though he's entered contests in the past, the traditional one-minute run or jam format is not his favorite environment; put him in front of a video camera in the streets, though, and you're coming away with gold. So when the opportunity to compete in a video contest arose, we knew ...
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12 skaters. 12 videos. Their vision. Their way. All for X Games gold. This is Real Street.
A new medal event for X Games 16, Real Street is the first contest of its kind. Twelve of the top individual pros in street skating each filmed 60-second video parts on street terrain for X, and all 12 video parts aired on the final day of the X16 telecast. A panel of pros -- Pat Duffy, Ed Templeton, Jamie Thomas and Geoff Rowley -- chose the winning part and awarded $50,000 and an X Games gold medal to Nick Trapasso. You, the fans, picked Zered Bassett as the fan favorite.
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