Extreme wheelchair athlete shows off high-flying tricks

6:16 PM, Nov 25, 2013   |    comments
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Extreme skate tricks posted on YouTube aren't exactly unique, but Aaron Fotheringham's awe-inspiring jumps are done from the seat of a wheelchair.

The 22-year ols was born with Spina Bifida and has been in a wheelchair fulltime since he was eight years old. He would watch his brother riding him BMX bike at the skate park. One day he suggest Aaron should try the ramps out on his wheelchair.

He's gained the nick-name wheels. At fourteen years old, He was the first person to perform a backflip. At 18, he was the first to perform a double-backflip. He's now part of the Nitro Circus Live Tour, an action sports road show that travels the world. His YouTube video, "Wheelchair Freestyle" , Directed by Devin Graham, has been trending this week and is now and has more than 700,000 views.  


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