Whether it’s a backflip, a front flip or even just a standard superman, we tip our hat to any of the brave souls who are willing to risk life and limb by riding freestyle motocross. Becoming disconnected from your machine in mid air is every FMX rider’s greatest fear, and this poor guy missed his grab holds and suffered the consequences of a serious FMX fail (#fridayfail). Hopefully he walked away from it.
With the rising popularity of Travis Pastrana’s Nitro Circus, we’re really not surprised by anything when it comes to motorcycles anymore. Or at least we weren’t. Then we stumbled across this video of five guys attempting to do a backflip on a dirt bike. Amazingly they did quite well… but we still wouldn’t suggest anyone try it. Next stop for this crew – Nitro World Games!
Every once in a while we’ll run across a photo or video that leaves us utterly dumbfounded. This particular video invokes so many emotions it’s hard to know just how we feel about it. One minute we’re cursing the driver because (more than once) he seems like he has no clue what he’s doing. Then we’re on our feet shouting for him to keep going because he just pulled out the save of the century. Check out this ultimate UTV fail that somehow turned out to be an amazing save.
Yesterday during the Best Trick competition at X Games 17, Pastrana attempted a 720. His first attempt came up short and he crashed but quickly hopped to his feet. Without waiting for his second run, he went straight into another attempt. It was a better looking start to the trick but a much worse result. He did not complete the final rotation and came down hard on his right side, which ESPN reported resulted in a broken foot and ankle.
The crash during his “TP Roll” attempt was especially bad timing considering he was to race in his first NASCAR Nationwide debut on Saturday and also compete in Sunday’s RallyCross race at X Games 17. (Check out BFGoodrich’s Rally School prior to X Games 17.)
“I am sorry this happened and will be back in action as soon as I can. I look forward to Pastranathon 2012 at X Games 18,” Pastrana told ESPN after his release from the hospital.