Tom Parsons visits Brody Wilson's playground
After X Games Minneapolis, Tom Parsons headed east in his van for Brody Wilson's moto playground in Templeton, Massachusetts to ride with Wilson, Seth Beaton and Nick Batten.
East Coast views
An inverted whip like this is why Parsons has been so dominant over the years in Moto X Best Whip.
Brody Wilson is known for his explosive style and trick extension. While he last competed in Moto X Freestyle in 2010 at the LA Coliseum, he is due for a another appearance.
At times, Brody doesn't know his own strength. He was surprised after seeing this photo, saying that it felt like he hardly got any extension on this KOD flip because he didn't think he pulled very hard.
Still working it
Meet Nick Batten, former racer turned Local 7 Iron Worker. He can still send it with the best of them.
When tying rebar is done for the day, Nick Batten can be found flying through the air on his KTM450 SX-F.
Seth Beaton [left] chats with Parsons before riding. Beaton grew up racing motocross in New England, but after taking a break, returned to ride FMX.
North of the wall
Beaton getting horizontal on the wall ride.
Yes, this Parsons whip is huge, but what makes it even crazier is the fact that it's turned to his opposite direction.
Brody takes flight
Wilson at full flight seen through the ramp works.
The FMX scene in New England is small but it's home to one of the most technical ride spots on the planet. That is how Beaton and Wilson are able to stay on top of their game from the comforts of their home.
East Coast greenery
Flying high above the trees, Seth Beaton arches out a cliffhanger.
Look, ma, no hands, or feet! Brody makes Clifford Adoptane's 'Side Winder' look easy...it isn't.
Everything in Wilson's yard is huge and not for the faint of heart. This applies to the wall ride too.
Sometimes things go wrong
When I first saw this in my viewfinder, I was blown away by what looked to be the biggest whipped-out no-footed nac Indy ever. Unfortunately, it was actually Parsons slipping off the peg on a nac whip, sending him to the ground. Needless to say, he was shocked and in disbelief, having done this successfully so many times before.
Elevated take-offs equals massive air time, perfect for Brody to hang out a Cordova flip for what must feel like an eternity.
Lay of the land
Technical lines and landings, big gaps, a wall ride, foam pit, quarter pipe, and a front flip ramp coming soon: Brody Wilson's FMX Playground has it all.