HOW TO ... DIVIDE YOUR TIME WHILE WATCHING BMX PARK
According to 2006 gold medalist Scotty Cranmer
20% LISTENING "Our sport is pretty selfexplanatory, but after every trick, the announcers say its name, if it's been done before and stress howdifficult it is."
30% WATCHING FOR A "There's a technique I use called the 'bigbang- boom.' I start with something big, do something big in the middle and end with something big."
20% WAITING FOR A "Every time we're on our bike, the risk is high. A crash can come on the biggest trick or on a small one. It's always unexpected."
15% CHECKING OUT "I do things no one else is doing on stuff they probably shouldn't be done on, so I'm expected to ride smooth and make everything look good."
15% SCORING US "You never really know what the judges are thinking, but after watching a few contests, you start to figure it out. If you crash, the top three is out."