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Freestyle Motocross Star and 2008 X Games Gold Medalist, Died
« on: February 11, 2009, 08:07:24 PM »


Jeremy Lusk, a Freestyle motocross star and 2008 X Games gold medalist, died Tuesday from head injuries sustained riding in an event in Costa Rica. He was 24.

Lusk was injured Saturday when he failed to complete a full rotation while attempting a Hart Attack backflip on his bike and slammed headfirst into the dirt. He underwent surgery to relieve swelling on his brain, but his condition worsened Monday.

Lusk crashed in almost identical fashion in the freestyle semifinals at the 2007 X Games but was unhurt. Last March, while preparing for the Moto X World Championships, Lusk said he didn't attempt the Hart Attack backflip for months after his X Games crash.

"I was a little scared of it," he said.

Lusk enjoyed a successful 2008 season, during which he won Freestyle gold at the X Games, silver in Best Trick when he landed the first double grab Hart Attack backflip, and a bronze helmet in Freestyle at the Moto X World Championships. He also won both Freestyle and Best Trick last September at X Games Mexico and finished third overall in Freestyle on the '08 Dew Tour. A San Diego native, Lusk is survived by his wife, Lauren.

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Re: Freestyle Motocross Star and 2008 X Games Gold Medalist, Died
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2009, 09:13:01 PM »
Thats expected, kadaghan na na sha ma balii ug bukog...
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Re: Freestyle Motocross Star and 2008 X Games Gold Medalist, Died
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2009, 09:35:52 PM »
kaisog ni ate Bella. hehe ambot pud nganu di man jud ni sila mutagam.
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Re: Freestyle Motocross Star and 2008 X Games Gold Medalist, Died
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2009, 12:30:47 AM »
they're different breed, kiams.

The trick involves extending the body away from the motorcycle and grabbing the seat as the motorcycle is upside down, then pulling back aboard as the motorcycle is righted before landing.
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Re: Freestyle Motocross Star and 2008 X Games Gold Medalist, Died
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2009, 05:56:50 AM »
Thrill seekers, adrenalin rush cravers. His legacy will live on.

RIP to Lusk.


 

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