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Lacey Baker hits a rut

Lacey Baker sidelined after a knee injury

Originally Published: July 29, 2011
By Mary Buckheit | Special to espnW

The day before the women's Skate Street competition at X Games 17, Lacey Baker surveyed the freshly poured California Skateparks course at the Staples Center. She examined the banks, rails and hubbas. At the gaps and wall-ride tranny, her eyes widened to the size of salad plates. You could sense her mind skimming the possibilities of each element as if she were on four wheels rolling over cement.

But while her eyes glided from feature to feature, Baker's petite frame could not follow ...

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