Cam Sinclair has officially be offered the opportunity to achieve his ultimate dream; via an invite into the 2010 Summer X Games 16, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles California, on July 30.
The invite into the X Games ‘Best Trick’ event, is the perfect opportunity for Sinclair to show off his talents on the world stage, in what is the biggest and most decorated action sports event in the world. The event consists of only 8 of the very best Freestyle Motocross Riders on the planet, invited to do just two jumps to be scored by the judges individually. The athlete who performs the biggest, most difficult and technical trick wins the converted Gold Medal.
“I’m so stoked to get invited back to X Games this year, and get a chance to achieve my dream of winning a medal. The X Games is the biggest event in the world for FMX, so to be given a spot is awesome.” Cam Sinclair said.
Sinclair was invited to compete in the same event last year, however suffered a serious injury while competing in Madrid, Spain only a week earlier. The accident and missing X Games in 2009 has given Sinclair a new found respect for his now signature trick, the double backflip.
“Since crashing in Madrid last year, I know how serious crashing the double flip can be. I’ll be taking it pretty easy leading up to the event, to make sure I’m 100% healthy; but when it comes to X Games I just have to give it everything I have and lay it on the line!” Sinclair said.
Fans wishing to see Cam Sinclair perform his incredible double flip in person can do so at the Nitro Circus Live Tour, currently touring Australia’s capital cities.
If we thought the opening stops of the Nitro Circus Live tour in Brisbane were crazy, Sydney saw things spin out of control as riders and athletes crashed left, right and centre in front of a record audience.
Things got off to a hellish start in Friday’s practice when new recruit Matt Lewis (filling in for Robbie Marshall who was at a show in Gympie) crashed while leading a Backflip train. Lewis under-rotated and came up short on the portable downramp, breaking his collarbone and starting a chain reaction as Bilko and Clint Moore steam-rolled into him and his bike. Moore escaped unscathed, but Bilko banged up his forearm and ribs.
No doubt the scary incident was playing in the backs of everyone’s minds when the show started, as BMXer Steve McCann cracked his wrist in a fall off the giganta-ramp, female skater Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins dislocated her jaw, Jim DeChamp knocked his head so bad he was asking people for spaghetti, and Rob Adelberg went down hard in the final Best Trick comp when he under-rotated a KOD flip. Adelberg’s crash was the biggest of the night and the show had to be stopped for 10 minutes while paramedics stabilised him and took him to hospital, where he was found to have a couple of busted ribs and a fractured jaw.
However, there was one bright light in the show, and that was wheelchair athlete Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham stomping his first-ever Backflip off of the giganta-ramp. Congrats man!
In stark contrast, Saturday’s show was the best yet, with no real incidents to speak of, a hugely vocal audience, and a seamless show from start to finish.
“I didn’t think the show could get any better than the final one we did in Brisbane, but everyone stepped up to a whole new level tonight,” Double Backflipper Cam Sinclair begin_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_highlighting said in the dressing rooms after successfully notching Double Backies #30 and #31 over the weekend. “Tonight was by far the best show we’ve done. It just keeps improving.”
New recruits Jarryd McNeil (filling in for Matt Lewis) and Central Coast BMXer Jaie Toohey (replacing Steve McCann) stepped up to the plate in a big way. McNeil shocked not only the crowd, but Pastrana himself, with his ridiculous Turndown Whips that saw his wheels pointed back at the down-ramp, and Toohey looked as if he’d been with the crew for weeks, even though he’d only had an hour’s practice on the giganta-ramp.
The next stop of the tour is in Perth this weekend, and as the show keeps improving, WA locals can expect to see something bloody special when they rock up to the Burswood Dome on Saturday night.
To see the full galery, head over to Freerider MX Magazine by clicking on this link http://www.freeridermx.com.au/news/latest-buzz/1775-nitro-circus-live-chaos-in-sydney
Right now FRMX couldn’t be more chuffed. Why? Because they get to give you loyal web-jetters a sneak peek at the next cover of Freerider MX a week before the thing even goes on sale!
Cam “The Man” Sinclair is the rider who graces the next cover, and there are very few – if any – who have earnt the privilege of having their name up in lights like Sincs. In one of Australia’s greatest sporting comebacks, Sincs has returned from the threshold of death to facing his demons and conquering the Double Backflip again in just nine months. It’s the fairytale story of action sports, and we salute the lad for his incredible return to the top of the game.
Inside this issue you’ll find an inspirational six-page feature on Sincs’ rise, fall and rise, along with some of the first photos taken since his return to riding.
But the biggest (page-wise anyway) feature in this issue is our spotlight on the South-East Queensland FMX scene. It seems riders are immigrating to this little pocket of Australia in droves, and, like moths to a headlight, the more guys who move there, the more people decide to break camp and follow them. Currently there’re about 30 FMX riders in the Brisbane/Gold Coast area, and that population is steadily increasing. FRMX contributor Goba O’Brien delves into the scene to see what the big attraction is. The answers will surprise you!
If you’re a regular to freeridermx.com.au you would’ve seen us raving about the 2010 Farm Jam at the bottom of New Zealand, along with dozens of sweet photos from the event. Well guess what – we saved the best photos for the mag, and inside this issue is a cracking seven-page feature on the event, with plenty of our top bangers.
Meanwhile, over in WA, our main man Holtzy spent a couple of days with on of the world’s biggest Ruler Flippers, Josh Sheehan, and finds out where he’s come from, and where he’s headed.
On top of that, the Nutty Professor takes you inside your two-stroke’s carby and explains how jetting works, we’ve got a huge graphics kit buyer’s guide, the rapidly improving Brad Burch shows you how to nail huge Christ Airs, and there’re two cracker posters to choose from.
Oh what – you want freebies too? Well how does a bonus Nitro Circus DVD with more than an hour’s worth of previously released footage sound to you?! Yep, you read that right!
Freerider MX #61 drops into stores on May 19, so start saving those pennies.