We’ve talked about the emerging sport of WCMX before. It’s hard not to profile these awesome videos. Whether you’re watching these fearless wheelchair-users throw themselves down steep ramps or precariously balance themselves on a stair rail (yes they do this), this sport is beyond entertaining. It’s so cool you can’t take your eyes away.
So to celebrate our obsession with this new wheelchair sport, we’ve decided to profile three of the most impressive WCMX videos out there, and we found some good ones you surely will forgot for a very long time. From an epic handrail contest to a throwdown, check them out below.
Video #1: WCMX Handrail Contest on the Beach
While quoting Mr. Miagi from Karate Kid and flying down a handrail, these California wheelchair skateboarders are some of the coolest guys on the planet. In this video, watch several of them compete in the They Will Skate Again Wheelchair Handrail Contest held in Venice Beach, California last year.
In about 2:30 minutes. you get to watch half a dozen wheelchair-users fly themselves off a ramp to catch air and then attempt to land on a handrail (while stay balanced). While some fail miserably and get into some terrible wipe outs and others land like a ninja, it’s an amazing spectacle to behold.
Video #2: No Excuses WCMX Throwdown
In this No Excuses Throwdown sponsored by Rise Adaptive Sports, this beautifully insane WCMX extravaganza is something everyone must watch. In less than 2 minutes, dozens of young men show off their best moves in a WCMX obstacle course in Irving, Texas.
And Aaron Fotheringham, one of the best WCMXers in the world, is there and part of the action, showing off his best moves (and making everyone look just a little less talented in the process). Several of the other best WCMXers are there as well however and give him a run for as many.
Watch: WCMX No Excuses Throwdown
Video # 3: The Great Balancing Skateboard Act
Want to see what happens when a WCMXer gets a Go Pro camera for Christmas? A lot of amazing footage strung together in another can’t-look-away montage, and this is courtesy of Katherine Beattie, one of the few females in the WCMX scene. Not only does she make it look easy, she makes it look good.
She starts out on a skateboard while on her knees, dropping in and out of empty pools just like the boys from Dogtown, and then moves on to true WCMX moves while in her wheelchair, skating with the able-bodied boys and keeping up.
Watch: New Year, New Edit
Without guts, there is no glory in the WCMX world. Gathering the courage however remains one of the hardest things about this sport. For advice in this, we recommend contacting WCMX athletes themselves. It’s always best to go straight to the source.
Courage is never easy to find, but once you find it, you’ve got it forever.
What WCMX tricks do you think are the coolest?
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