Ever thought of jumping your chair off of a sidewalk curb? No? How about a full size MEGA RAMP!
“On Aug. 25, during a break in the competitive skateboarding action at the MegaRamp Rio contest in Brazil, Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham, who has never had the use of his legs, claimed a piece of history by rolling down the steep, 55-foot-tall approach track and jumping the structure’s 50-foot gap.”
“Born with spina bifida, a birth defect of the spinal cord that has left him paraplegic, Fotheringham first started rolling around the skatepark in his wheelchair when he was 8 years old. “I was hooked,” he remembers.
According to his website, Fotheringham perfected 180-degree aerials in 2005 and a year later landed the first backflip in a wheelchair. He upped the ante two years ago with the first wheelchair double backflip, and in February of last year, he landed his first front flip.”
Congrats Aaron for this major accomplishment! and for showing me how much of a sissy I am!
Check out the ESPN Article HERE - Watch the Mega Ramp video below