Freestyle motocross or FMX is one of the youngest and dynamically developing kinds of sports. It is done with vertiginous and exciting tricks in the flight at the high attitude. However, it is far from ordinary image about motorbike life with its philosophy and level life. Freestyle motocross is very dynamic and, that what exactly attracts its fan’s heart all over the world. There are no simple tricks. There are only not so difficult ones.
Everything started when freestyle motocross sportsmen were too bored to perform lots of easy jumps. They decided to try something similar to riding on a BMX, but on a motorbike. Freestyle motocross sportsmen succeeded and did it really incredibly. The first trick that was borrowed from BMX was called Nac-Nac. The first man to try it was a legend of freestyle motocross of the 90s Jeremy McGrath.
The first successful freestyle motocross handspring was performed in 2000 by Carey Hart, a husband of a famous singer Pink. Unfortunately, he did not succeed much in this sport because of the serious back injury. A double somersault was performed by Travis Alan Pastrana on his motocross motorbike.
Competitions of FMX or freestyle motocross have been held since the beginning of 1990s and they are considered to be one of the most spectacular shows in the world. The most famous competitions are X-Games, Gravity Games, Moto-X Freestyle National Championship, Dew Action Sports Tour and Night of the Jump.
Interestingly, freestyle motocross tricks are amazingly various. The reason to it is there are more than 20 major tricks and sportsmen use this base to create their own unimaginable dodges. That is why almost every famous or significant sportsman has his own inimitable and perfectly performe trick, sometimes – even more than one.
In order to take up free motocross, one should have ideal sense of balance, coordination of the movements, flexibility and sober. It would be also useful to have some experience in BMX riding. You should also have some training base with different springboards, a pool with trampoline. And you should have some money for customizing of your vehicle to make it perfect for freestyle motocross.