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In between races, we took some time to browse our hard drives and look at photos taken throughout the year. We'll highlight each shot in a daily post, with the image sized to fit your computer screen or smartphone and described with a small backstory…

It’s hard to relate what it must feel like to be a top professional freestyle rider nowadays. Recently while shooting the X Games in Minneapolis, I found myself wondering how all of these talented humans consistently huck themselves upside down and all over the place with practically zero errors ever. Practice, I suppose. One particular rider that always throws down is Taka Higashino, and he’s just as nice as he is talented. This photo seems so impossible to me, yet is just another trick in his deep bag. Moto yoga? I think so.

PHOTO INFORMATION Photographer | Mike Emery Camera | Nikon D4s Lens | Nikon 300mm f2.8 Shutter Speed | 1/1000 Aperture | 5.6 ISO | 1600

Flash | Not Used