Senad Grosic isn’t afraid to take on the biggest jump or hardest trick. In fact, he’s made a career of it. In 2008, Senad turned from competitor to test-track dummy when he took on a 2.9m high ramp being prepared for freestyle motocross.
The Austrian used a coal mine near Riedersbach and his landing hill was a dusty pile of coal. Since it was impossible to get a running start in the deep coal sand, he used a conveyor belt that was 60m long and 80cm wide to pick up the speed he needed to perform tricks – a backflip tayle and backflip no-hander.
It was typical of a man who first made his mark on the BMX world in 2003, and who went on to take the prestigious titles of Austrian King of Dirt and Red Bull Dirt Ride Champion in 2004. Senad has continued to compete in contests throughout Europe, and in 2010 completed a tour of Saudi Arabia as an ambassador for his sport.
Although raised in Austria, Senad was actually born in Sisak in the former Yugoslavia, where he spent his formative years. In 2012, he returned to his 'motherland' as part of Red Bull's Senad Grosic Project, to find out more about his roots. "It was just amazing – travelling to this country, meeting different people and experiencing the culture and of course bike riding!".
With no signs of slowing down anytime soon, you can bet Grosic will be tearing up the BMX street scene for many years to come!Read more