Ultimate X 2014


Words & Photo: Quantum Adventures

It is now in its 5th year now and year by year it has grown. This year featured more international riders and the fans definitely came out in their masses to show their support. Hosted in the V&A Waterfront in cape Town, Ultimate X is now South Africas biggest extreme sporting competition with a total prize money of R120,000.

Ultimate X 2014

2014 saw the return of Maxime and Matthias, the 2 French BMX internationals who again and came and showed off their MAD skill to cheering crowd with the addition of Paul Ryan, who snapped up second place, second place and Ben Lewis all the way from Liverpool killing the rails.

Coming to represent Durban, Colin Loudon came with force and eagerness getting some big air and landing one huge backflip, but local BMX idol Malcolm Peters put together some styling combinations and mad flares to place 3rd for the day.

Monster Army skateboarders, Khule Ngubane and Adam Woolf both came looking to take the right of being called the Ultimate X champion 2014 but sadly the votes didn't add in their favor. Khule pulled off some insane tricks but Adam had a few solid runs to win himself 2nd place.

FMX legend and ride authority owner, Stewart Couper and new team mate Shaun Blaaw made the trip all the way down to Cape Town to show off their skill with all the other FMX boys but it was Botswana born, Masters Of Dirt team rider and X games gold medallist Alastair Sayer who took all the prize money for doing his whirled renowned backflip.

Monster Energy athletes represented in true style but it was local hero Dylan Mitchell who stood out as he won first place in the wakeboarding. He landed some insane runs and it was Jordan Darwin, the international, who took best trick and also grabbed second place.