BMX, the sport that keeps on giving, as long as there’s a body willing to give.
BMX, unabbreviated to bicycle motocross (who knew), took off in the 1970s. After watching the movie On Any Sunday kids and young adults alike were inspired to race their bicycles off-road like the pro’s on their dirt bikes. Riders customized their light-weight Schwinn Sting-Rays to meet their personal preferences and raced them on dirt-tracks across the country. Soon the sport grew from just racing into its many forms, inevitably adopting freestyle.
A rider’s personality and style was always at the forefront of the sport. Whether it be customizing the bike or inventing new tricks, it all came down to the unique individual. Since the days of freestyle forefather Bob Haro, riders have continued to push the limits of what is possible with their two-wheeler.
It’s fair to assume then, given the sports 50-year history, that most tricks have been done into the ground. But this is BMX. There is no limit to how crazy you can get. Only how crazy you’re willing to get.
And Tate Roskelley was feeling just the right amount of crazy when the camera started rolling. Exhibiting an envious amount of confidence and creativity, Roskelley uses his bike to perform stunts even the most experienced rider wouldn’t have dreamt of. While not all of the stunts are as brazen and odds-defying as his final piece, they are all tricks we have never seen before.
And sometimes, it’s the simplest tricks that leave us the most amazed.