Edgar Torronteras lays down the home truths about riding Freestyle Motocross.
You risk your life every day.
If you are injured, you are forgotten.
And if you die…. well…. it’s all over for you. And the pain lives on with family and friends.
So the question can be asked, what is a life ‘worth’ for a brand to take benefits of an athlete’s popularity, or pressure them to continue unlimited progression?
It’s not a question that can not be answered. There is no single answer.
But, something for anyone involved in action sports should at least be aware of. And know, these are the things the top athletes contemplate.
Risk versus Reward