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L.A. River

Photograph By Anthony Acosta

Austin, Tex., known for its abundance of skatable drainage ditches, will host the X Games in 2014. But don't be fooled: L.A. also has ditches aplenty and has seen its share of magazine covers and video parts filmed in its spillways. Mike Anderson takes advantage of the dried up L.A. River bed with a backside nose blunt.