A vert event is few and far between these days, but it just so happened that Mat Hoffman decided to throw his Vert Mission event in San Diego. An X Games qualifying event, Vert Mission, gives the top three riders their time to shine at the biggest event in the world. I went out there the day before the event during practice in hopes of filming a „favorite rider“ video with DMC and Hoffman, but also had the idea to get the opinions of the dudes riding the event on the state of vert riding… So here’s their answers mixed in with the contest footage and some random banter in between. In no way do I think vert is dead,
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