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Backmarker: Nuclear Cowboyz Gallery Photo Gallery

From the creative mind of two-time AMA Motocross Champion Micky Dymond, Nuclear Cowboyz is the first Freestyle Mototcross show to feature theatrical elements. Read more about its beginnings in Backmarker: Nuclear Cowboyz Inception.

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10-time National Trials champion Geoff Aaron plays one of the urban-dwelling 'Shadow Warriors.'
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About 10 charts like this one help riders to remember where they are in the show.
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"I've been doing freestyle for six or seven years," the Mulisha's Derek 'G-Land' Garland told me. "This is definitely where it's going."
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With fans becoming increasingly numb to difficult tricks, the Nuclear Cowboyz show aimed at providing more of a backdrop to set the scene.
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The expression is, 'Walk softly, and carry a big stick,' but Dymond (with sledgehammer) is the kind of low-stress guy you want managing the barely-controlled chaos of installing and tearing down the Nuclear Cowbozy show. Several of the performers told me that he'd been a hero when they were kids, which made me feel pretty old.
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Takayuki Higashino
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Mike Mason welcomes the development of scripted freestyle shows. On the subject of contests, he said, "The tricks are getting to a point where unless you're willing to risk your life, it's hit a standstill."
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With 20 people moving around in the dark at any given time on dirt bikes and quads a lot of mistakes can happen, so riders have to thoroughly choreograph all their movements.
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Trials and Endurocross ace Keith Wineland wheelied across a bridge that I hardly wanted to walk across; it was that narrow.
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The Nuclear Cowboyz FMX show is staged during a post-apocalyptic setting.
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Derek Guetter performs a back flip on his ATV at Pittsburgh.
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The riders' personal sponsors are happy to see their logos on display in front of well over 100,000 fans on the tour. Note the R.I.P. Lusk decal; all these guys are well aware that a scripted performance is safer than pushing the envelope in a contest.
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The Nuclear Cowboyz show brings together freestyle motocross, dance, and music and delivers it in a highly choreographed theatrical-style performance.
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Nuclear Cowboyz incorporates lots of eye candying in its show.