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The Birth of Big Air

Of course BMX is totally rad. It always has been and always will be. Somehow, my early ‘80s Mongoose is still with me after all these years and I still feel as cool as ever when I tool around the neighborhood with my kids. Mat Hoffman went far beyond the concrete blocks and plywood of my own pre-teen years in search of big air. Another in ESPN's 30 for 30 series, The Birth of Big Air documents why Mat Hoffman is legendary in the world of BMX. He and his friends and family constructed their own massive halfpipes in an unrelenting quest to fly higher. Why? Who knows? But there is something uniquely human in the way people will work really hard, even putting themselves in mortal danger, to achieve their dreams. Plus it’s super fun to watch people do big jumps on BMX bikes. Next time I ride around the block I’ll probably do some bunny hops.

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The Birth of Big Air
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The Birth of Big Air

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Of course BMX is totally rad. It always has been and always will be. Somehow, my early ‘80s Mongoose is still with me after all these years and I still feel as cool as ever when I tool around the neighborhood with my kids. Mat Hoffman went far beyond the concrete blocks and plywood of my own pre-teen years in search of big air. Another in ESPN's 30 for 30 series, The Birth of Big Air documents why Mat Hoffman is legendary in the world of BMX. He and his friends and family constructed their own massive halfpipes in an unrelenting quest to fly higher. Why? Who knows? But there is something uniquely human in the way people will work really hard, even putting themselves in mortal danger, to achieve their dreams. Plus it’s super fun to watch people do big jumps on BMX bikes. Next time I ride around the block I’ll probably do some bunny hops.

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The Birth of Big Air
10451743

Posted by Bill Caskey at 10/05/2012 01:53:17 PM