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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.'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.

Click here to read the full interview.