WCMX is often described as “skateboarding for wheelchair users,” but given some of the tricks its riders pull off, it’s more like a cross between skating and dirtbiking. In fact, the sport’s name, WCMX, coined by back-and-front flipping Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham, is a mash-up of wheelchair and BMX.
The sport is still being organized, but now it has its own competitions, its own bad-ass, super-suspension, heavy-duty shock-absorbing chair capable of grinding on rails and backflips, and its own stars. Over 100 grinders and shredders are competing and perfecting their tricks worldwide. Here, we present four of the best: Christiaan “Otter” Baily, Jerry Diaz, Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham and Jonathan Stark.