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Ski Cross may be making its Olympic debut in Vancouver this year, but the X Games, which starts Thursday, are no stranger to the sport that's best described as part ski racing, part rodeo and part NASCAR. The idea is to go fast, stay on and don't let the other guys bump you into a carnage-ival. When the bibs bust out of the gates, the man to keep your eye on is 2008 Winter X Games Skier X gold medalist, Daron Rahlves who is about the most accomplished speed skier in American history with 28 World Cup podiums and three World Championship podiums over the course of the last decade. Yeah, he's that good. But the cool thing is, the odds of picking a winner are as uncertain horserace. Nine different men have taken gold in the 12-year history of Skier X.Check out our coverage of the Games.