Moto X Best Whip Training with Destin Cantrell
Best Whip Newcomer: Destin Cantrell
X Games Minneapolis 2017 Moto X Best Whip newcomer Destin Cantrell has been trying to get into Best Whip for the better part of the last decade. He finally made it in through the open qualifier, and he is ecstatic to be competing. This is an inside look into a typical training day for X with Cantrell.
Getting the invite
"It's still unreal to me," says Cantrell on getting the invite. "So stoked to receive my invite to X Games Best Whip this year in Minneapolis. I knew my time would come."
A demo rider for the Monster Energy Freestyle MX Tour and Metal Mulisha Fitz Army, Destin Cantrell balances his freestyle motocross career with being a stay-at-home dad.
Featured several times in Transworld Motocross Magazine, Destin Cantrell has an awesome whip. Look for him to throw turndowns both ways once X Games Minneapolis 2017 hits.
Smooth and effortless
"I feel like my whip is known to be smooth," says Cantrell. "I feel like that's what separates my whips, they are smooth and effortless."
Although Cantrell has been competing in FMX competitions since 2005, this is his first X Games appearance.
One-handed and flat
Destin Cantrell lays it flat while taking a hand off. This is child's play for Cantrell, who does demos for a living.
A different angle
This is just a sample of the Destin Cantrell whip before he heads to X Games Minneapolis 2017.
Cantrell's whips often get into inverted territory.
Besides riding moto, Cantrell also helps his wife out with her kids clothing company called Haven & Co. It's all handmade children's clothing sold on Etsy.
Classic whip style
Classic whips never go out of style.
Cantrell is riding a 2017 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition.
Tune-in for Moto X Best Whip
Destin Cantrell is set to compete at X Games Minneapolis 2017 in Moto X Best Whip, which begins on Sat., July 15.