Ronnie Faisst's Backyard
Ready to Ride
Metal Mulisha and X Games FMX rider Ronnie Faisst invited some friends to train in his own personal backyard/playground outside of Los Angeles last month. From left, Nate Adams, Taka Higashino, Faisst and Genki Watanabe ready for the morning training session.
There's nothing like walking out your back door into a dirtbike playground. Faisst's backyard features a supercross track, freestyle kickers and more.
Faisst prepares in his garage to hit some familiar jumps in his backyard during the training session.
Just because you're a guest, doesn't mean you get a free ticket. Everyone, including Adams, pitches in to prepare the track so everyone can have a good time.
No Holding Back
Higashino starts his training day by pushing as hard as he can. Here, Higashino performs a flip doublegrab Indian.
Anything But Lazy
Adams shows off his smooth, solid style by nailing a Lazyboy flip.
Japan's Genki Watanabe is a solid rider with a big bag of tricks. Here Watanabe cracks a huge whip in Faisst's backyard.
Faisst starts his training session with some laps on his supercross track. He then focuses on taking jumps. Here, in one of his first jumps of the day, Faisst takes a big tsunami.
Other than perhaps Thomas Pags, there may not be a better FMX rider on the planet than Higashino. Watanabe understandably listens to everything Higashino has to say.
Soon after taking this lap, Adams crashed in the whoops, breaking his ankle. Adams hopes to be healed in time for X Games Austin.
Adams takes his gear off after hurting his ankle. He would learn two days later that it was broken. It was a tough end to an otherwise outstanding training session in Faisst's backyard.