Top Instagrams: X Games Austin 2015

X Games Austin 2015 held our (nearly) undivided attention this weekend. This year’s annual event introduced new competitions along with a slew of new records.

GrindTV took the streets of Austin to witness the three-day madness first-hand.

Along with sporting firsts, the action sports phenomenon once again delivered excitement and camaraderie. Relive some of the notable moments … via Instagram.

There were some unexpected wins — like when Daniel Sandoval rose from 4th to clinch gold in the Toyota BMX Park event.



And some new events added to this year's lineup: like Skateboard/BMX Big Air Doubles

About to call #bigairdoubles with @tonyhawk and @brando_graham for @xgamesaustin_ #xgames

A photo posted by Kevin Robinson (@krobbmx) on

 

… and Harley Davidson Flat Track racing — congrats to gold medalist Bryan Smith!

 

Also new to the program was Moto X QuarterPipe.

 

Not even Metallica was able to resist the X Games excitement.

X Games Show #metallica #metontour #xgames A photo posted by Metallica (@metallica) on

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