An original Nitro World Games event, FMX Best Trick has given us some of the most thrilling moments in Nitro World Games history. The event calls upon athletes to look fear in the face and hit some of the biggest ramps ever built. The size of the ramps and landers is tailor-made to push progression, and World Firsts are the norm, rather than the exception.
In 2016, the competition kicked off with Gregg Duffy landing the World First double frontflip. In 2017, the excitement continued with Harry Bink’s World First frontflip rock solid. In 2018, Pat Bowden took home first place with an enormous look back Christ air backflip. Pat repeated atop the podium again in 2019 and has now made the podium in this event every year since it started. He is the rider to beat in contests to come. That said, Josh Sheehan has made the podium three out of four times since 2016, including two second-place finishes. Though he has yet to take home the top prize in this event, he’s always a threat to do so.
Moto Quarterpipe came to Nitro World Games in 2018 and instantly added a whole new level of excitement to the proceedings. With a takeoff nearly double the size of anything else out there, this groundbreaking contest left the crowd speechless.
The one-of-a-kind mechanical ramp allows the degree of takeoff and landing to be adjusted. Standing 32 feet tall and 70 feet wide, this setup allows riders to shoot for the stars. The first champion was Colby Raha, clearing a jaw-dropping 45 feet, 2 inches. Axell Hodges came in second and Corey Creed finished third.
In 2019, Creed came back with a vengeance and finished in first with a final height of 45 feet, 7 inches. Raha took second and Tyler Bereman took third place.
FMX Quarterpipe 2018 – Full Broadcast
FMX Best Trick 2018 – Full Broadcast
FMX Quarterpipe 2018 Competitor – Axell Hodges
FMX Best Trick 2017 – Highlights
FMX Best Trick 2016 – Gregg Duffy Winning Run – World First Double Frontflip
Created by Nitro Circus and action sports icon Travis Pastrana, Nitro World Games pushes the limits of action sports competition. Featuring new big air formats, breakthrough ramp technology, and innovative judging criteria, Nitro World Games shifted the landscape for both athletes and the industry alike in its 2016 debut.