Mongoose BMX Team
MONGOOSE BMX TEAM. When BMX riders take their skills to the half pipe, a huge, half-cylinder-shaped ramp used for aerial stunts in sports like BMX, skateboarding and snowboarding, the crowds sit back in awe. Gaining heights of 15 feet or more over the lip of these vertical ramps, BMX half pipe riders, called vert or vertical riders, can use their air time to maneuver, spin, contort and reorient themselves before reentering half pipe. Since the 1990s, this kind of BMX riding has become more popular with bigger audiences and is a staple event in the X-Games. Because of the skill required to execute these maneuvers, vert BMX riders must be in top physical condition and be willing to risk injury to improve their skills.