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BMX firsts at X Games Barcelona

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Chad Kagy

Photograph By Tristan Shu/ESPN Images

In 2006, Keith McElhinney was invited to compete in X Games BMX Vert Best Trick, and landed a frontflip flair. At X Games Barcelona, Chad Kagy brought the trick back with a new technique that allowed him to air higher, land smoother and combine the trick into a dream run. Kagy's second run, which included the frontflip flair, amid other near-impossible BMX vert tricks, didn't earn him gold, but it was definitely a BMX first as far as back to back vert tricks go.