We have been so used to watching the same old riders being shuffled out to a Best Whip competition at X Games since about 2010. It has been so hard for any young guys to get a foot in the door to try prove themselves against so many medal winners and contenders from Jeremy ‘Twitch’ Stenberg, Ricky Carmichael, Jarryd McNeil, Tom Parsons, Edgar Torronteras, Josh Sheehan, Genki ‘Wanky’ Watanabe etc.
Nitro World Games 2022 produced the craziest Best Trick event we have seen since Travis Pastrana landed the Double Flip in 2006 X Games.
This time around, it would be not one, but two riders who would create FMX Competition history with Jayo Archer and Harry Bink going head to head to land the Triple Backflip for the first time in a comp.
As I was on the road driving through France, Belgium and into Germany I joined Clint Esposito on his show to talk more in-depth about Nitro World Games 2022 which could be one of the most defining FMX competitions EVER.
With Nitro World Games just a few days away, I wanted to give you the rider list before we are about to possibly witness history being made!
Will it be Jayo and Bink going at it for the Triple Backflip – first to be landed in Competition? A trick only landed once by Sheeny?
Or will it be Clinton Moore on the 720? Also only landed once by Travis Pastrana? Only a guess, but hey… not a bad guess I think!
The 2022 Red Bull Imagination competition went even bigger compared to the previous years! Tyler Bereman and co built upon the past 2 years courses to produce something special and the crowning glory was Tyler sacking up and sending this huge 180 feet transfer jump which blew everyone’s minds!
All I could see in my mind, was a newspaper headline saying “Idiot Australian lost in Indonesia Jungle”
What started as a disaster on my first ever FMX Tour of Indonesia, turned into a really cool opportunity to go riding in the jungle to the top of a volcano with Sheeny and Clinton Moore. And then almost back to disaster again!
This week we’ve got one of the top 110 riders in the world with us right now, but don’t go sticking him in that box. This dude is talented on anything with 2 or 4 wheels and has an engine. Keeping it old school and preferring it to be a 2 stroke!
From Motocross to Supercross, Rally, Side by Sides, 110s, BMX or whatever he can get his hands on, Banks Hovey appears to be part of the next generation of riders hellbent on having fun above all else and it shows in every video I’ve watched.
History has been made in X Games Moto this year with Jacko Strong landing the first ever 110ft Front Flip, before Rob Adelberg bested it with the first ever Front Flip to Front Flip in a line (Next Gen ramp into 110ft ramp) to blow everyone’s mind.
Guillem Navas broke the Quarter Pipe Highest Air record on his first jump of the competition but by the end of the comp, Colby Raha set a new record of 49 feet 0 inches!
And Julien Vanstippen just unleashed one of the biggest whips we’ve ever seen on a 110ft ramp by going completely upside down, inside out and back to front!
With X Games 2022 just around the corner, Edgar Torronteras joins to talk about who’s in, who’s out and where the hell did his invite get sent too for this years event, because his name is again, not on the list!
We talk about all the disciplines from Freestyle Moto (or is it Freeride?), Best Trick, Best Whip, Quarter Pipe Highest Air and 110s
Sit back, relax and enjoy the craziness that is, the man, the myth, the legend, Edgar ‘bananaface’ Torronteras
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It’s almost that time of the year for X Games to roll around again and this time we’ve got a full riders invite list 1 month before the competition!
There are some surprises like Axell Hodges in the Freestyle Motocross discipline, but huge line-ups in every discipline.