Last Sunday, June 26 the Gravity Games took place at Camp Woodward in Pennsylvania. The fan attendance and press was nothing like previous Gravity Games due to the remote location, but still some of the best riders in the world showed up to try their chances at Gravity Games gold. Twitch killed it and took a silver medal in both the Freestyle and Best Trick competitions.
Another event held last Sunday, which definitely had more fans in attendance than Gravity, was the Costa Mesa Speedway Freestyle demo. A few times each Speedway season ‘Rad’ Brad Oxley, the former Speedway champ and current owner of Costa Mesa Speedway, invites some of the boys to come out and put on a show for the fans. This weekend it was Garland, Potter, Ox, Fluffer, Eric Woods, Taylor Sterner and Gram Gustin going big. Practice went off with out a hitch and everyone was riding sick. Ox, who’s bike was having problems prior to the night show, was going for a backflip on his second jump of the night when the bike sputtered before the ramp sending him off his bike to land in the flats from 30 feet in the air. Ox suffered a compound fracture to his femur and a bruised/partly collapsed lung. He is still in the hospital recovering from surgery but will be out soon and will fully recover in a few months.