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Winter X Games 14: Introducing Snowmobile Knock Out!

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The Winter X Games 14 begin Thursday in Aspen, and if you haven’t watched them before, here’s a reason to start: Snowmobile Knock Out. It’s one of the new disciplines added this year, and the name is just too awesome to ignore. Here’s the description:

“Snowmobile Knock Out will feature six Snowmobile athletes whose scores are based on actual distance traveled from a steel take-off ramp over a 75-foot gap to a snow landing. The contest will be in a series of rounds, whereby all riders will start from the same distance, and will be given two attempts to jump their snowmobile as far as possible. The athlete who comes up with the shortest distance per round will be eliminated. The remainder of the field advances to the next round. After each round, the start line will be moved back, creating more run-in room to the take-off jump allowing athletes to jump further and further each round as the contest progresses. One rider is eliminated per round and the last rider to land the furthest wins.”

Right? After the jump, some video highlights from last year featuring Joe Parsons, Simon Dumont, and Shaun White that might also get you to tune in, along with your full Winter X Games 14 TV schedule for ESPN and ESPN2. Which event is your must see? 

*Times and events listed are Mountain Time (MT) and are subject to change.

Thursday., Jan. 28

10 a.m. – 1 p.m. (ESPN2): Skiing Slopestyle Men’s Elimination

Snowmobile Freestyle Elimination

7 p.m. – 9 p.m. (ESPN): Snowboard SuperPipe Men’s Elimination

Snowmobile Freestyle Round 1

Snowmobile Freestyle Final

11 p.m. – Midnight (ESPN2): X Center

Friday, Jan. 29

10 a.m. – 1 p.m. (ESPN2): Snowboarder X Seeding Men’s & Women’s

Snowboard Slopestyle Elimination Men’s

Skiing Slopestyle Women’s Final (tape)

Skier X Seeding Men’s & Women’s

5 p.m. – 9 p.m. (ESPN): Skiing SuperPipe Women’s Final

Skiing Big Air Elimination

Snowmobile Best Trick

Skiing Big Air Men’s Final

Snowboard SuperPipe Men’s Final

10 p.m. – 11 p.m. (ESPN2): X Center

Saturday, Jan. 30

2 p.m. – 4 p.m. (ESPN2): Snowboarder X Men’s & Women’s Finals

Skiing Slopestyle Men’s Final

7 p.m. – 9 p.m. (ESPN): Snowboard Big Air Elimination

Snowboard SuperPipe Women’s Final

Snowboard Big Air Men’s Final

10 p.m. – 11 p.m. (ESPN2) X Center

Sunday, Jan. 31

10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (ESPN) Skier X Men’s & Women’s Finals

Snowmobile SnoCross Round 1

Snowboard Slopestyle Women’s Final

Snowmobile SnoCross Final

Mono Skier X Final

Snowboard Slopestyle Men’s Final

5 p.m. – 8 p.m. (ESPN2) Skiing SuperPipe Men’s Final

Snowmobile Knock Out Final

Skiing SuperPipe High Air

8 p.m. – 9 p.m. (ESPN2) X Center

**ESPN’s SportsCenter and ESPN 360 will also feature live coverage from Winter X Games 14.

Photo credit: Shazamm/ESPN