X-treme Sports Industry

Pro Sports Industry

The preferred landing system currently used for the Motocross Industry is a foam pit. This has serious shortcomings. 

But before we get into the logistical problems of using a foam pit for a bike to land in — there is a fundamental problem that needs addressing...

Being a former World Champion on the Flying Trapeze myself I know that — when you practice a dangerous trick in a safety harness — you need to do that in as close an approximation of the trick you will finally be doing when you take the safety harness off. For the motocross industry this is especially important because the new radical stuff can kill you or maim you for life. The problem is that when you do a trick into a foam pit the point where you are supposed to land is way up there in thin air. By the time you reach the foam pit you are way beyond the landing point and you have no idea whether you landed the trick or not.

The answer to this problem is shown in the diagram below — a landing system that TOTALLY mimics the real world conditions of landing a trick.

Foam Pit

Krush Kushion

Krush Kushion 2

No - we have not built one of these yet. But we guarantee that it works or your money back! What we have built is shown on the right here: a bag for a six-ramp apparatus where skateboards and BMX bikes can choose the height of the ramp they want to take off from.

So now to those problems with a foam pit:

THE FOAM CATCHES FIRE. Hot bikes land in foam rubber and sooner or later there’s gonna be a fire.

No such problem with the Krush Kushion system. The bike stays on top of the top sheet and the worst it will do if the exhaust lies on the fabric for a while is to melt the PVC. A bit of glue and a patch will fix it in five minutes. If it starts looking a bit patchy after a while - a new top sheet costs peanuts and is replaced in about one hour.

YOU NEED A CRANE TO GET OUT. Getting out of a foam pit with a bike is extremely difficult. Even getting out without a bike is extremely difficult!

No such problem with the Krush Kushion system. everything stays on the top sheet and you simply slide off.

THE FOAM RUBBER HAS TO BE REPLACED REGULARLY. The foam rubber deteriorates very rapidly in UV exposure and has to be replaced often at huge expense. And the job of replacing it requires a bio-hazard suit! It’s a mess!

No such problem with the Krush Kushion system. The PVC is made to resist UV and the structure will last a minimum of six years in the hot sun - more in temperate climates.

A FOAM PIT IS NOT TRANSPORTABLE. It stays where you build it which means that you do not have the ability to practice prior to important shows.

The Krush Kushion system is fully transportable which means that you would be able to erect it for practice prior to important events and then roll it up and stow in the back of a truck.