“Xs” was the name of the slot for a single page stand alone picture. It followed on from BMX Action Bike’s “Radness Unlimited”. We felt unhappy with the Action Bike name and came up with something equally bad. The main point was that it was meant to be the first powerful hit in the magazine. Sometimes it was; sometimes it wasn’t. In this case Xs featured Craig Campbell, which means that it was.
As the caption said:
And they told you he’d given up. This is Craig’s ramp in Craig’s garden. He built it because he likes to ride a bike. Here’s the proof. Don’t lose sleep over the lack of lip: it’s a long way down. He’s so smooth that after he’s hit three of four airs he has to brake as he crosses the flat bottom.