The ever-impressive double backflip was enough to land Cam Sinclair the Gold a couple years ago. But with the sport’s progression getting even gnarlier, Oakley’s Australian FMX star settled for a solid X Games Moto X Best Trick Bronze in Los Angeles this week. His 89.33 run fell just short behind a surging Taka Higashino (Silver) and an unstoppable Jackson Strong.
The highflying Kiwi (New Zealand native) may not have claimed Gold. But make no mistake: Levi Sherwood threw down, big time, to take his second-straight Moto X Freestyle Silver at X Games on Thursday night. The young star shelled out a massive second run characterized by mental extensions – throwing a kiss of death backflip, a can can backflip and an extended kiss of death backflip to challenge for the Gold two years after claiming Silver behind Travis Pastrana (2009) as a rookie. But it just wasn’t enough to trump the magical evening of Taka Higashino – who executed the never before seen ‘Rock Solid Backflip’ for his first-ever Gold in six long years of attempts.