Aaron Fotheringham set out to prove that wheelchairs aren’t just medical devices. “They’re just wheels stuck to my butt. How can that not be fun?!”
Aaron was born with spina bifida, a spinal defect that means he can’t use his legs. Rather than watching his brother cruise around on his BMX in the skatepark, he decided to ride his chair around the park as well.
Now he rides a customised WCMX lightweight wheelchair with four-wheel suspension that allows him to ride and pull stunts like a skater or BMX rider. This allowed him to be the first person to successfully complete a backflip in a wheelchair aged 14 and a DOUBLE backflip aged 18.
Aaron joined the Nitro Circus Live Tour in 2010 so he travels the world hucking his signature flips off 50-ft ramps. Absolutely mental!