For many mountain bikers, an accident which left them paralysed from the waist down would end their careers. But for Stacy Kohut, it marked the beginning of a new adventure. Stacy broke his back in 1992 at the age of just 21. But he refused to be stopped, and quickly set about finding another outlet for his riding talents – developing this awesome-looking four wheeled mountain bike and the sport of fourwheeling.
“The bike handles very well but must be treated with real respect, ‘cause it can bite you bad.”
A fixture around the bike parks near his home base in Whistler, Canada, Stacy has put out videos which have racked up millions of views and inspired people around the world with his silky smooth riding skills. This latest video, put together by his regular filming partner Chris Ricci of Influx productions, tells his story.
“I’ve been watching Stacy ever since I was twelve years old,” says Ricci. “I followed him throughout all of his New World Disorder sections, and would watch them on replay. I’d always see him in the lineup in Whistler, and one day I decided to approach him and see if he’d be interested in filming with me. He was super friendly and keen to make something happen.”
“Our first video proved that Stacy is incredible on the fourwheel bike which was what we set out to do. This time around, we really wanted to show Stacy’s personality and share his story. Stacy is really opinionated and doesn’t follow any type of stereotype, and I think that comes across when you hear him talk.”