Aaron Fotheringham, Hardcore Sitter

As a former skatepark denizen myself, I’ve got a special place in my heart for kids doing stunts on wheels. Needless to stay I was pumped to stumble across the above video of Aaron Fotheringham. Aaron, a chair-user with spina bifida, is a pioneer in what he calls hardcore sitting. Using the ramps and rails at skateparks, Aaron can twist, grind, and even pull backflips. Though BlazeSports is unlikely to move into the realm of extreme sports anytime soon, it’s nice to see athletes with disabilities holding it down for the X-Games crowd.

The footage is pretty amazing, but I beseech you not to try these stunts at home. It took Aaron years of training to master these tricks.

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