An American motorcyclist who currently holds a record for the duration of his professional career, as well as the number of competitions in which he participated.
Today the Internet is replete with ratings of the best extreme sportsmen, and if there is one in which the name of Michael Larocco is not mentioned even once, then we can immediately conclude that the author is not only not familiar with the topic, but did not read a single article on this topic. One can also be so unambiguous here because over the 19 years of his professional career, Mike has become a living legend, the author of a huge number of new tricks and figures, and also a teacher for several generations of motorcyclists at once.
Mike Larocco was born on February 12, 1971, in Michigan City, Indiana. Like most other athletes, he had a passion for extreme sports since childhood, which sometimes frightened parents and teachers at school, who were used to seeing boys interested in standard sports – football and baseball. Fortunately for us, all attempts to convince him to abandon his unusual hobby did not lead to success. Continue reading
Travis was born on October 9, 1982 in Wyoming. He grew up near the Jackson Hole Mountain ski resort, where his father worked as a rescue skier. Since childhood, Travis was drawn to skiing, but quickly fed up with them – the lesson seemed too simple. Still – after several days of training, he calmly rode along the most difficult routes of the resort.
Rice remembers how the idea of snowboarding came up: “For the first time I saw snowboarders in Jackson Hole as a child. There were not many of them, but they soon built themselves several sites for tricks: halfpipe, quarter pipe and wall. I was probably about 6 years old then, but I remember that those sites seemed to me the coolest things in the entire resort.
In fact, they were not so big and grand, but for me then they seemed just gigantic. I constantly watched snowboarders ride, and once I even tried skiing on a halfpipe. After that, I realized that the only thing I Continue reading
The world-famous athlete Matt Hoffman – a representative of the extreme discipline BMX – at the age of 14 was already known as a popular personality among colleagues, and at 19 he was officially recognized as “his” in professional sports.
By the age of 18, Mat became perhaps the most popular rider in the world, not only speaking at competitions and supporting other young people, but also making films and creating computer games. So, in 2001, the first series of the popular game ‘Mat Hoffman’s Pro BMX’ was released. Together with other athletes, Matt made several films, including ‘Keep Your Eyes Open’, ‘Ultimate X’, as well as several episodes of the popular American show ‘Jackass’. Continue reading