News: World's Greatest Hardcore Sitter Lands First Wheelchair Double Backflip

World's Greatest Hardcore Sitter Lands First Wheelchair Double Backflip

Extreme wheelchair athlete Aaron Fotheringham recently landed the world's first wheelchair double backflip at a skate park in Pennsylvania on August 26, 2010.

Fotheringham is a pioneer in what he has coined "hardcore sitting" (a sport with tricks adapted from skateboarding and BMX). Fotheringham is known to be the first person to perform a wheelchair backflip (at age 14), and now, 4 years later, a double backflip. Amazing stuff.

Here is a great short about this group of pioneering "hardcore sitters" produced by Explore.

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I hung out with Aaron at the Let it roll event in venice and the kid is such an amazing spirit he was a true inspiration.

This video is inspiring !

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