As far as non-BMX media goes VICE is the shit, so we should be pretty stoked they have decided to do this BMX related piece. I know I have seen this before and it came out in 2011, but since it popped up in my feed and we have never posted it I think we all need a little reminder of what a true badass Hoffman is.
“VICE correspondent Johnny Knoxville takes us to meet modern-day Evel Knievel, Mat Hoffman. More than any other figure in BMX riding, Hoffman’s responsible for the the popularity of big air tricks, hence the title of Spike Jonze’s documentary about Mat, The Birth of Big Air. Despite breaking over 20 bones and getting his arm shattered to bits by a semi-truck, Mat continues to bike harder and invent wilder tricks than anyone else in the business—all to the deep concern/chagrin of his doctors, who considered his career finished after the accident.
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