FMX or Freestyle motocross is a fast growing sport and is pushing the envelope on insanity. It consists on modified (usually two stroke dirt bikes)bikes that have been talored to perform air born tricks. The front and rear fenders are cut shorter so that nothing on the rider gets caught on the bike. The air box covers are cut out larger for a grab hole, for when the rider needs to grab under the seat to do a superman seat grab and other tricks that require a grab hole. The handle bars are replaced with a low setting bar that has no second bar for support. This bar offers more room for throughing the feet out over or through the bar for tricks like the bar hop. FMX riders usually hit wood or meatl ramps called kicker ramps. They are described by their height. 6' kicker or an 8' kicker. The landings are usually dirt but can be a metal landing ramp/trailer. The kicker ramps are good from about 30-70ft gaps. The riders compete in a timed session, they through out the sickest tricks with consistance and skill to impress the judges for the highest score. The sport came from a side show entertainment for motocross riders to make a little extra cash, to a highly competitive, extreme sport. FMX has come a long way from simple no footers, no handers to double backflips, 360 backflip, and with all kind of trick variations while flipping. Keep in mind this is on a 250lb motorcycle.
man, what the hell was that.....that's insane!
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most known FMX riders- Travis Pastrana, Nate Adams, Ronnie Renners, Jeremey "Twitch" Steinberg, Tommy Clowers, "Mad" Mike Jones, "Cowboy" Kenny Bartrum.