The 1996 X Games dirt contest was a wild one. The contest started to actually look like trails with a long and low jump for the first one and a booster for the second. This was the first time we had a somewhat legitimate looking dirt jump setup in the X Games. The contest brought out everyone: trail guys, vert guys, race guys and ramp guys. They all competed in this one. It was a rare moment when you got to see them all together in a dirt contest. Joey Garcia winning was great because he was a legitimate trail rider doing actual trail tricks.