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The changing faces of BMX Park

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Daniel Sandoval

Photograph By Brett Wilhelm/ESPN

Sandoval hails from Corona, Calif., and is part of a new breed of emerging BMX Park riders who toe the line between ridiculous box jump riding and technical lip tricks. According to Daniel, "I got into riding by just moving to Corona. There was a local skatepark, and I just rode it every day." Daniel quickly amassed enough skills to get an invite to X Games Los Angeles 2012. "I just fell in love with the sport," he adds. Daniel now rides for Total BMX, Vans, Profile Racing and pedal brand Xpedo.