X Games 2014 kicks off on Thursday and we’ll be sweating it out bringing you coverage of all five events, but first, I went ahead and shot some photos of the courses today (sans Vert, but we know what that looks like) when I went to pick up my credentials. My quick observations: The street course looks approximately 372098 times better than last year. There’s even a rail down stairs this year…and a round rail, at that. The park course looks more like a bowl, but I’m sure things will get wild. The dirt course looks pretty damn sweet, downhill, not super massive. And Mega Ramp looks mega.