Road To X Games: Jackson 'Jacko' Strong
Road to X Games: Jackson Strong
Welcome to a behind the scenes look at Jackson Strong's Road To X Games.
On the Road with Jacko
Ahead of X Games Minneapolis 2017, the X Games caught up with Moto X competitor Jackson "Jacko" Strong, who is scheduled to compete in Moto X Freestyle and Best Trick. Jacko lives and trains in Australia, but heads to the U.S. in time to compete at X Games.
Jacko keeps a bike stateside to compete on, and before the competition, he spends a good amount of time ensuring that the bike be adjusted to his standards.
Adjusting to stateside ramps is another part of the "transition" from Australia to the U.S.
Chatting it up
X Games host Jack Mitrani (left) chats with Jacko at the Deegan Compound in Temecula, California.
Practice makes perfect for Jacko.
Sessions at the Deegan compound are never relaxed.
Rubber side down
Last year, Jacko rebounded from an injury to take the gold medal. This year, he's hoping to keep the rubber side down but still ride away with the gold.
X Games host Jack Mitrani inspects the Jacko practice setup.
X Games host Jack Mitrani gets the key hand-off from Jacko.
Moto X Mitrani
This could go very badly.
Hey, the X Games host has skills! Here's Jack Mitrani jumping Jacko's bike.
Jacko, not Jack
This is Jacko, not Jack the X Games host, airing a backflip out. Look for both Jack and Jacko on the ground at X Games Minneapolis, and don't forget to look for Jacko mid-air once Moto X takes center stage.