Who remembers the documentary Murderball from 2005? The MTV film that introduced us to the half rugby, half insane, full-contact sport known as “Murderball” was my favorite doc from that year, having revealed a whole movement of quad sports and athletes representing the U.S. in the Paralympic Games.
I was reminded of these guys by something a friend posted on Facebook this week. Behold Aaron Fotheringham, the first dude to ever land a backflip in a wheelchair. And not just any wheelchair, but a state of the art, $3500 dollar custom job that does for Aaron what the KHE Maceto does for BMX champion Daniel Dhers.
Check out this video to watch the kid they call “Wheelz” do his thing.