Friday, April 30, 2010 Updated: June 14, 4:26 PM ET
FMX Judging Grows Up
The Mexico City Red Bull X-Fighters judging panel.
When I was a pro rider, I always used to say that judges are for ice skating -- not FMX. I was never a huge fan of judges, especially after getting screwed over at Winter X Games in 2001. But, as much as we all seem to hate judges (except for the winner, of course), they're a necessary element in contests.
For the 2010 X-Fighters season, Red Bull has invested a lot of time and money into the current judging system -- making progressive changes that can hopefully help level the playing field. ESPN.com/Action's Tes Sewell caught up with Head Judge Regis Harrington to discuss the new changes that were tested out for the first time at the first round in Mexico City.