For a lot of riders just hearing the word scooter starts their blood boiling. In skateparks everywhere hordes of tiny, unsupervised nippers scoot around obliviously, acting like magnets for all kinds of carnage
It’s a wonder anyone survives their early years as a scooter rider – but those that do can go on to push the boundaries of proper sports in pretty spectacular style, borrowing heavily from both BMX and skate culture with with off-axis spins, manuals, double inverts and increasingly technical tricks.
“It’s a wonder anyone survives their early years as a scooter rider…”
Among these riders Ryan Williams has been a pioneer for scooter progression throwing down world firsts such as the actually quite impressive Silly Willy (a 360 double front flip).
The Aussie athlete’s latest offering turned heads and also gave something back to BMX with the world’s first front flip forward bike flip.
This trick, previously only performed on scooters, translates amazingly well to BMX. Maybe it’s time to stop hating on the tiny two wheelers? Nah… actually, maybe it’s not.