Austin, Texas (PRWEB) June 07, 2015
Colton Satterfield made BMX history tonight by landing the first double flair on the mega ramp earning him the gold medal in BMX Big Air at X Games Austin 2015. With the win coming on his 3rd and final run, the gold is the second-straight in the event for the Monster Energy rider.
One of the most popular and certainly most dangerous events at X Games, BMX Big Air sees riders hitting the massive ramp first brought to X Games in 2004 (2006 for BMX). Riders drop in on a 90-foot roll-in, clear 50-70-foot gap, then hit a massive 27-foot quarterpipe. Over the last few years riders have been pushing the limits of BMX thanks to the extra speed and airtime the ramp offerswith a stacked field of talented riders (each with their own unique tricks), tonights podium was anyones for the taking.
As the reigning Big Air gold medalist, Satterfield was the last to drop in. With the rest of the field pulling their own innovative and crazy runs, the pressure was extremely high, especially after he sketched out and failed to land his first two runs.
Success finally came on his last run, the last rider to drop for the event. After landing cleanly on a cork no-handed 720 over the gap, he landed his double flair and somehow held on to ride away. It was the same run hed been trying all night, with the double flair proving extra difficult and progressive. The score of 90.33 was enough for the gold.
I cannot believe I pulled that, said Satterfield. We just pushed the progression so far. I hope kids at home see this and go do something awesome with their lives, because I was that kid at home not to long ago.
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