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For those that know me, you have probably heard me talk about Adaptive Action Sports, been to an event in support of Adaptive Action Sports, or know that I am lucky enough to go to X Games each year with the crew of Adaptive Action Sports (AAS). AAS supports all types of athletes with all types of permanent disabilities and one of their athletes happens to be this phenom, Aaron Fotheringham. I had the pleasure of meeting this young man at X Games 14 when AAS first put on its exhibitions. Since then, AAS has become a huge part of the X Games with its Adaptive Moto X (first adaptive event to be a medaled competition) and Skate Expo. As part of the expo, Aaron drops into bowls, around whip sections, and does some pretty insane other maneuvers that I cant even name. He was the first person to ever backflip a wheelchair. Last year at X, he had joked with some people about pulling a flip on the mega ramp.

Specs on the mega ramp:
Approximately 360 feet long, the ramp is 75 feet high at its apex. That is where riders begin their run, speeding down a 180-foot-long roll-in to a ramp that launches them across a 70-foot gap with trapeze netting below. Landing on a 27-foot sloped section, they then boost up to 50 feet above the ground from a 30-foot quarterpipe. A shorter route begins with a 55-foot-tall platform leading to a 50-foot gap, and the 30-foot quarterpipe.

Just last week, he turned that joking promise into reality with the help of Nitro Circus. This is absolutely insane footage.

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  1. DAE
    May 18, 2010 at 09:04

    Thats pretty sick.

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