When I was a kid, there was an air contest, and the prize was a substantial amount of money. It was all local, non-sanctioned. Just a huge dirt jump in a canyon right by the beach.
There were guys so pumped up to win the money that they were grabbing and finding any bike they could use.
It started, of course, with the local bmx amateurs, but it got to the point where there was this hippy kid, barefoot, on a ten speed launching huge airs. It was awe inspiring AND comedic at the same time. He'd land these things with his arse in the seat and feet out to the sides, just slamming. He was doing all kinds of crazy stuff. He destroyed the bike.
I don't remember who won, but that was some serious air.
So, what about you?