New high-tech tools to capture data on FMX tricks

capture data on FMX tricks

For all those who have ever wanted to know how long Red Bull X-Fighters riders spend floating in mid-air off their bikes on their jumps or how long they spend in total in the sky on their bikes doing their gravity-defying tricks, answers are on the way — thanks to a new partnership with Intel.

MADRID (Spain) For the first time, the world’s best freestyle motocross riders will have their air time, trick time, speed and altitude measured at the Red Bull X-Fighters 15th anniversary event in Madrid on Friday. With low-power Intel Curie-enabled devices about the size and weight of a matchbox attached to the bikes and boots communicating with 22 stationary “anchor” measuring devices set up around the stadium, the riders and viewers will get unprecedented data on how high they jump, how fast they’re traveling off the ramps, how long they and their bikes are in the air, and how much time they spend in mid-air off their bikes. Powerful computers will crunch the data into vital statistics and easily digestible metrics for the riders and the viewers of the live TV broadcast on Friday evening.

It will be a meeting of high tech and high-flying FMX riders when Intel chips attached to the bikes and boots of the 12 Red Bull X-Fighters’ riders provide some riveting real-time data of their gravity-defying tricks to spectators at the Las Ventas bullring and TV viewers around the world.

“I’m really stoked that they’ve come up with this technology and I think it’s going to help the sport in a lot of ways,” said New Zealand’s Levi Sherwood, the 2012 World Tour winner and one of the top favorites to win Madrid. “I think it’s going to really help us riders, but also the spectators, the judges, organizers and mainstream media understand what we go through out there.”

“It’s going to be awesome for the riders,” said Sherwood. “It’s going to help the sport grow in so many ways. Until now it’s like we’ve been in the Dark Ages as far as stuff like this is concerned. No one really understands what we’re doing, no one really understands the tricks and the difficulty of it.“

Tyler Fetters, concept engineer for Intel, said he was also excited about the potential of the technology to drive the sport forward and make it even more interesting for viewers.

“I think this will enhance the sport by providing statistics and information that wasn’t being captured before,” he said. “When you start to measure things, you can really start to improve those things.

Red Bull X-Fighters Sporting Director Tes Sewell said all 12 riders were excited about the high-tech innovation, noting that they are often ordinarily skittish about adding new equipment to the bikes. “I think it’s really a cool idea to have something to does two things at the same time: Enhance the riders ability about what they do and also enables the sport to be translated to the general public.”

The 15th edition of Red Bull X-Fighters

The 15th edition of Red Bull X-Fighters in the Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas in Madrid is getting closer, but even our twelve riders need some time off between practice sessions, shows and contests. You can’t ride your bike all day long, right? So it is time to relax a bit! Even though the motocross scene likes to joke about football players and their hollywood-movie-like acting after a foul – while FMX guys usually tough it out after a crash and immediately try to get onto their feet again – many of them like to watch a nice football game. So Dany Torres and David Rinaldo decided to take it easy and celebrate a spanish Championsleague win as well as the start of the European Championships in France these days by kicking out their legs … hitting footballs midair in the legendary FMX venue in Madrid!

Enjoy the behind-the-scenes video, story and pictures of the fun shooting, warming up for the Red Bull X-Fighters in Madrid on June 24th.

Austin 2016 – Lifeproof Moto X Step Up

Final
Rank Name Max (FT)
1 Jarryd McNeil 33.00
1 Libor Podmol 33.00
3 Massimo Bianconcini 32.00
4 Bryce Hudson 30.00
4 Ronnie Renner 30.00
6 Nate Adams 28.00
7 Matt Buyten 28.00
8 Axell Hodges 25.00

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Red Bull X-Fighters riders

In a bit more than three weeks the Red Bull X-Fighters riders will roll for the first time into the „Home of FMX“, the Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas in Madrid. This year will mark the 15th anniversary of the most prestigious FMX event of the world. In all these years the history of the sport got re-written over and over in this spanish bullfighting ring. To celebrate our anniversary we have prepared six clips of the „Heroes of Madrid“, featuring early stars as „Mad Mike“ Jones, spanish showman Edgar „ET“ Torronteras, american superheroes Travis Pastrana and Nate Adams, the first tourwinner from Europe Mat Rebeaud and australian madman Robbie „Maddo“ Maddison.

Watch it live!
Be one of more than 20,000 excited fans in the Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas in Madrid… or watch it live. Red Bull X-Fighters Madrid will broadcast live on redbullxfighters.com and Red Bull TV at 10 pm CET on June 24th. Red Bull TV is available on connected TVs, gaming consoles, mobile devices and more. For a full list of supported devices, visit about.redbull.tv.

Red Bull X-Fighters 2016 in Madrid

The Red Bull X-Fighters 2016 in Madrid are getting closer. Time to introduce you a bit more to our twelve worldclass level riders who will battle it out in the „home of FMX“ on June 24th, 2016. Exclusively for our core media partners we offer you embeddable video profiles of our ten pro riders and the two „Novilleros“ as well as full bios with all kinds of statistics for you to use for free. You will find all the infos you need to present the riders at the 15th anniversary of Red Bull X-Fighters at the Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas.

Watch it live!
Be one of more than 20,000 excited fans in the Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas in Madrid… or watch it live. Red Bull X-Fighters Madrid will broadcast live on redbullxfighters.com and Red Bull TV at 10 pm CET on June 24th. Red Bull TV is available on connected TVs, gaming consoles, mobile devices and more. For a full list of supported devices, visit about.redbull.tv.

Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour big final

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Showdown!

The Final Showdown in Abu Dhabi: Tom Pagès vs Clinton Moore – Witness the closest #xfighters World Tour Final ever on October 30.

Posted by Red Bull X-Fighters on Monday, October 12, 2015

The final showdown
Only two riders are left in the fight for the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour championship: Tom Pagès and Clinton Moore will have to go all-in to win this title. Whoever places best will walk home with the crown!
Levi Sherwood had theoretical chances left for the championship as well, but unfortunately had to pull out before the event due to the same injury that has kept him away from the fourth round in Pretoria. He will be replaced by german teenie sensation Luc Ackermann, who proved his big bags of tricks at Red Bull X-Fighters in Munich last year. Sherwoods absence will open the doors for an epic battle for the 3rd place in the championships between David Rinaldo, reigning champion Josh Sheehan and Rob Adelberg.
But Dany Torres, Maikel Melero, Taka Higashino, Remi Bizouard, Javier Villegas and Libor Podmol, who is giving his first Red Bull X-Fighters appearance of this season, are all set to use their last chance to make it to the podium this year.

Live Broadcast

– October 30 – 19:30 GST / 16:30 CET120 minutes incl. exclusive Round 1 coverage, exclusively on redbullxfighters.com

– October 30 – 20:00 GST / 17:00 CET, 90 minutes from Quarter Finals on Red Bull TV

Red Bull X-Fighters Athens will broadcast LIVE on redbullxfighters.com, Red Bull TV and TV stations around the world. Please note that the broadcast is geo-blocked in the USA, but will be shown exclusively on Fox Sports 1.

Pretoria, South Africa

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17,000 fans in Pretoria, South Africa witnessed one of the tightest FMX competitions in history with an incredible high level of modern riding. The final saw Tom Pagès and Clinton Moore battling it out with a never before seen intensity of riding. With Pagès winning these two are now tied in points before the final showdown in Abu Dhabi on October 30th.

Rider Quotes

1. Tom Pagès now has set his focus on winning back the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour championship and showed no signs of weakness. „Because of a bad crash I suffered before this event I came here with no practice and was not sure what to expect. I knew Clinton and Josh would gonna be good, but did not expect them to be as good as they rode today. Without a very clean run it would not have been possible to go through today. I am happy with myself and my riding. To win here gives me a lot of motivation for the final in Abu Dhabi. I want to go to Abu Dhabi with another new trick, I want to be even better there!“

2. Clinton Moore redeemed himself from a bad qualification by working himself into the finals with more than impressive runs, being the first person in the world to showcase the Volt off a dirt takeoff several times. „I cleaned up my head today, gave it my best and finished in second place. I am happy about that. The level in the final was incredible, things keep going. Now it feels like the season is starting again, being tied in points for the lead before Abu Dhabi. I am hoping I can learn something new for there.“ 

3. Taka Higashino convinced with a big portion of style and difficult tricks and proved to be a contender for a top position. „I was sick for a week before coming here and was about to cancel my participation in this event. This is why I am super happy about my result. I am also happy that I landed the 540 here. The level is crazy, everybody is risking a lot now!“

4. Josh Sheehan finally is turning his season around barely missing the podium and finals even though he was landing the double backflip. „Everybody was throwing their biggest tricks, unfortunately I had to go up against Tom. But I am happy, I landed my best run I could possibly do and did no major mistakes. The level of riding is insane, it is next level!“

5. Rob Adelberg could not succeed as well as in the qualification, but had a very impressive quarterfinal run against Clinton Moore, which had podium calibre. „It was stiff competition going up against Clinton, I was a little unlucky to go up against him. The result was a little bit closer than what I expected, so I am happy I did my best and pulled all the tricks I wanted. Now I will go home and work on some more for the next one.“ 

6. David Rinaldo did not make it into the semi finals for the first time this year after two unfamiliar dead sailors in his quarterfinal run and was very disappointed. „This weekend was not good for me. I had a big crash in practice and totally messed up my run today. Definitely not a good event for me, but it is what it is.“ 

7. Maikel Melero put on a lot of pressure onto Taka Higashino in the quarterfinal, showed new tricks and that he is back to his top level that he had before his injury earlier this year. „I am happy with my riding, even though my front suspension broke before qualification. My mechanic fixed it as good as he could with the conditions given, but it was not 100% perfect. I am very happy that I could do Flairs, Egg Rolls and Body Varials with this, but I could not do my best flip combos. I am looking forward to Abu Dhabi, because I know I can do even better.“

8. Remi Bizouard worked his way through the first round into the quarter finals by showing his big extensions and the Volt as joker trick, the trick that knocked him out of competition in Madrid. „I am really happy about what I did here. It was a tough week, I had a crash on friday in practice, but I turned it around and really enjoyed my last few runs here and the amazing crowd.“

9. Adam Jones missed to advance into the quarter finals by only 0.1 points, even though he threw a massive Doublegrab Backflip to start his run with. „I had a little mistake in my run today after I got a little kick at the takeoff that I was not expecting and that threw me off right at the bat. But sometimes you need to get beat to get hungry again.“

10. Javier Villegas rode without mistakes and with good extensions, but did not make it through the first round. „I am happy with my riding, but the level is pretty damn high right now. I hope to get some time access to the foampit to work on new tricks.“

11. Alastair Sayer showed very technical tricks in his qualification, but suffered from crashes. In the first round he impressed by flipping the massive dirt jump. „This week I had all sorts of ups and downs of competitive Freestyle. Unfortunately I made a few mistakes today, but the whole week was awesome and I am thankful that I got a chance to come out here and accomplish my personal goals, which I am stoked about.“

12. Dany Torres decided to not start in the main competition sustaining a patellar contusion from his crash in the qualification.

The seasons final will take place on October 30th in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Dunefest 2015


Watch the Monster Energy Freestyle MX Team at 2015 Dunefest in Winchester Bay Oregon. FMX riders Destin Cantrell, Bryce Hudson and Jeff Griffin and UTV Champ Marc Burnett hit the ramps and push the limits of freestyle.

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Freestylemx.com Inc. Toyota Grand Prix 2015

Thunder Thursday April 16, 2015 at the Toyota Grand Prix

Race is heating up

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The Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour is going into round number four and will head back to Pretoria, South Africa. The wide track built with the amazing looking red clay will welcome back the technical double-double section and challenge the riders.

Videos

– Event Teaser: https://www.facebook.com/RedBullXfighters/videos/vb.21470270055/10153513754345056/?type=2&theater

– 3D Track Animation: http://www.redbullxfighters.com/en_INT/video/exclusive-preview-red-track-pretoria

Posted by Red Bull X-Fighters on Monday, August 24, 2015

Four riders are in the title hunt right now and none of them can win the championship in South Africa, but if things go wrong, can lose all the chances to become the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour Champion 2015.
After his Madrid hat-trick Tom Pagès has closed the gap to the leader Clinton Moore, who dominated the first two events of the season. Also in reach for the title are Levi Sherwood and David Rinaldo.
Never count out former Red Bull X-Fighters event winners Josh Sheehan, Dany Torres, Rob Adelberg, Adam Jones and Taka Higashino, who are all looking for their first wins in 2015. Javier Villegas, Maikel Melero, Remi Bizouard are rounding up the 12 man riders field, including 8 former Red Bull X-Fighters event winners, and are hungry to podium before the final event in Abu Dhabi on October 30th.

Live Broadcast

September 12 – 01:30 pm CET, 120 minutes incl. exclusive Round 1 coverage, exclusively on  redbullxfighters.com

September 12 – 02:00 pm CET, 90 minutes from Quarter Finals on Red Bull TV

Red Bull X-Fighters Athens will broadcast LIVE on redbullxfighters.com, Red Bull TV and TV stations around the world. Please note that the broadcast is geo-blocked in the USA, but will be shown exclusively on Fox Sports 1.

THU 10/9 Teaser Jump Pictures, Track Building Clip

FRI 11/9 Track Explanation Clip, Qualifying Results Release

SAT 12/9 Winning Run, Action Clip and International News Release & Pictures

SUN 13/9 Event Clip (ENG, GER, ESP, FRA), POV Clip