Although he started out riding dirt and park, Chad Kagy has become a top star in vert in recent years. Coming off an injury Chad is prepared and ready to make 2012 his year.
1. You are a rider in the Nitro Circus Tour. How has being involved in the tour changed how you approach riding?
Chad: The Nitro Circus Live Tour is amazing and so much fun. It’s a tough tour to make it to the end healthy, considering the level of riding that we start with and then every show gets pushed further. There is a different level of entertainment that goes into our riding at these Nitro Circus shows than at competitions. The Nitro shows allow me to work on new tricks with a resi landing that cuts the edge off the level of injury with crashes, and everyone in the show pushes each other to progress constantly. It’s a positive scene and atmosphere to be part of when everyone wants you to pull the new tricks you’re working on since there is not a winner or a loser.