In Moto X Best Trick final, deja vu and a rip-roaring press conference
As the move unfolded, it was deja vu, both because it was the same move Kyle Loza did last year, and because it would win him the Moto X Best Trick final.
The "Electric Doom," only this time he finished it with the "Kiss of Death."
"It's pretty much the same thing I did last year," said Loza, a Trabuco Canyon native.
And it won him gold last year.
It's essentially a body varial move in which he flips his own body while inverting the bike. He used it to win the event last year, and it was the same this year when it earned him a score of 89.20, good enough for gold.
This year's win makes it three in a row in the event for Loza.
Todd Potter took bronze in the event while Blake Williams took silver.
In the press conference, the trio spent much of the time talking amongst themselves, joking about, well, anything.
At one point, Williams, who is from Australia, was asked why there were cameras following him.
"We have this show back home called 60 Minutes -- it's about current affairs," he began.
"Yeah, we have that here. We're well aware," Potter said.
Some of the jokes were more adult-friendly, and couldn't be printed on this blog, but trust me on that one.
-- Baxter Holmes
Photo: Kyle Loza lands the Electric Doom to Kiss of Death trick winning him the gold medal in Moto X Best Trick. Credit: ESPN Images