"World of X Games" presents Moto X Dirt
Welcome to Moto X Dirt
"World of X Games" Moto X Dirt features 5-time X Games medalist, Jackson Strong, showcasing the world's top FMX riders pushing the sports progression in New South Wales, Australia. Known as a freestyle motocross innovator, 'Jacko' is a crowd favorite for his fearless go-for-it style. This is his latest creation.
Compeition, plus fun
It's not all serious competition when Jacko is involved.
Danger limits increased
"The danger here is nothing like a standard competition," says Jackson Strong.
"I remember seeing these jumps out the window of a school bus and thinking that I wanted to jump them," says Strong.
Style plus tricks
"This is the real deal of freestyle motocross. It takes so much more skill," says Harry Bink, who competed in Moto X Dirt.
"World of X Games" Moto X Dirt is an event run by the riders and judged by the riders. The course consists of six 115-foot dirt doubles, all in a straight rhythm. "It's the gnarliest in the world," says Jackson 'Jacko' Strong.
Behind the madness
The man behind the madness: Jackson 'Jacko' Strong.
Skills to conquer
The straight rhythm jumps take serious skill to conquer, even for the seasoned FMX professional. Fortunately, Jacko assembled some of the best FMX riders from around the world.
Coming to "World of X Games"
Instead of bringing Moto X Dirt to an X Games event, Jacko and crew filmed the entire scenario for ABC's "World of X Games."
"As a freestyle rider, I watched it and thought it was gnarly but I just didn't understand what went into it," says competitor Harry Bink. "But what Jacko has done here blows me away, it's absolutely insane."
Jacko gets dirty
It wasn't all luxury going into the competition. Jacko and crew served as the production and maintenance crew for the entire competition. And yes, that includes watering the jumps.
The next level
"We're gonna see some of the biggest and baddest tricks go down on these things, and take free riding to another level," says Strong.
Slow motion jumps
"Everything was in slow motion as soon as I hit the jumps," said Japanese FMX pro Taka Higashino, seen here from underneath.
Taking it easy
Taka Higashino takes it easy in between free ride runs.
Welcome to my house
Strong welcomes the competitors to Moto X Dirt.
Skying over Moto X Dirt
Rob Adelberg gets it going. It doesn't get much more insane than this.
Jacko lets it all hang out.
The fun part
"These are some of the funnest jumps that I've ever jumped," says Strong. Of course, it takes equal parts experience and skill to conquer them, but then that's where the fun part comes in.
Tune-in on ABC
Tune into "World of X Games" Moto X Dirt on ABC on Saturday, April 7 at 3 p.m. ET.