Last week we packed our bags, moto gear, surfboards and hopped on the first flight to Kauai, Hawaii to meet up with our good friends and Metal Mulisha retailer at DeJa Vu Surf Hawaii. Deja Vu Surf Hawaii has some serious core roots that date back to 1907, when Mankichi Read more
Here’s another Throwback Thursday from Chris Ackerman with Metal Mulisha OG Larry Linkogle. I love this shot of Larry in the hills outside of Hemet. The run-up came out of a cul-de-sac into a super sketchy lip built onto an old refrigerator and tires! To me, this is free riding Read more
We check in with Metal Mulisha’s Wes Agee riding Larry Linkogle’s Compound. Wes is ready to take on another year of challenges with contest, events and movie projects supported by Metal Mulisha and Red Bull. Take a look at Wes ‘warming up’ with just a few of the tricks he Read more
Explaining Larry Linkogle is a difficult task. Explaining what Linkogle lives for is a challenge in itself. Some say that Larry is out of his mind, a ‘fucking mad man’ and needs to be institutionalized. Others find themselves dealing with someone who just wants to make the best out of Read more
Larry Linkogle was age 11 when he first started to ride motorcycles in the desert and within months began competing in amateur contests. By 16, Linkogle was the youngest professional rider in the circuit. After a successful career in motocross, Linkogle envisioned an elevated form of motocross with the addition of awe-inspiring jumps and tricks. It was no easy feat to switch from circuit racing to a purely freestyle riding but he was determined to not let corporate influence dictate the evolution of a new, exciting sport. His vision set the foundation for freestyle motocross which involved daredevil skills to perform airborne tricks on a motorcycle with the skill of an acrobat. In no time, Linkogle won freestyle motocross contests and earned the admiration of fans worldwide. During the early years of freestyle motocross, Linkogle with pals Nathan Fletcher, Brian Deegan and Trigg Gumm thought up Metal Mulisha as the calling card for the new genre of riders. At contests, Linkogle tagged his bike with Metal Mulisha and soon after created shirts for the motley crew of riders. The group became known as the Metal Mulisha troop and competed under the moniker. Aided by the first-ever freestyle motocross course built at Linkogle’s childhood home, the troop perfected their skills. The new course would become known as the Metal Mulisha compound and serve as the epicenter of the freestyle motocross movement. On December 6, 2001, while serving as the stunt double for Vin Diesel in the movie Triple X, Larry Linkogle was accidentally struck by a helicopter blade during a stunt for the movie. At the time of the accident, the injuries suffered were believed to have been minor and Larry Linkogle walked away from the accident. Shortly after the accident, it was discovered that his frontal lobe was torn away from his skull from the impact with the Huey Helicopter's blade and his ACL snapped and shoulder separated from the resulting fall. On May 5, 2005, at Queensland Raceway, Ipswich, Australia, Linkogle set the world's long distance record for the 250cc Motorbike class by jumping 255.4 feet. The world record jump occurred at an event promoted by the Crusty Demons production company. During the event, five other riders set world records.
Birth Date: February 12th
Hometown: Orange, California
Current Residence: Temecula, California
Family: Led ( dad ) Dorian ( mom ) Lynkin ( son )
Quote: "If you live by the sword than you die by the sword"
Hobbies: Hunting, Surfing, Skate, Moto
First Bike: KW80
Current Bike: CRF 450
Started Riding: 10yrs old
Turned Pro: 15yrs old
Music: Slayer, Machine Head, Cannibal Corps, Suicidal Tendencies, Rob Zombie,
Food: A Fresh Kill...
Pet: Rudyboners ( dog )
First Car: The Bone Crusher; Chevy S10
Current Car: The Bone Crusher
Favorite TV/Film: The X Life haha
Favorite Magazines/Publications: Transworld MX, Racer X
Sponsors: Metal Mulisha, Vans, Talking Frog
- Competed with Mike Metzger in the first-ever Freestyle Biker Build-Off by Discovery Channel
- World Record Jump 225.4 feet
- Performed Superman Stunt into Waitemata Harbour at Princess Wharf in New Zealand
- Performed fire jump stunt off Docklands Wharf in Australia
- Featured rider in 10th Anniversary Crusty Demons World Tour Australia
- Nominated for World Stunt Awards and Taurus Award for stunts performed in “XXX”.
- Was voted the most popular extreme natural terrain rider in the world by Fox Sports/Blue Torch TV during the 2002 Moto Survival Tour.
- Moto Survival Tour - 1st Place FMX
- Featured rider in Crusty Demons film, Crusty 6
- Zero Gravity Festival - 2nd Place FMX
- Promoted first-ever Freestyle Extreme Moto-X Show with the Metal Mulisha Troops at the Winchester Arena, Winchester, CA
- Free Air Festival - 3rd Place FMX
- The Jump Contest - ( Portland ) 2nd Place FMX
- Performed nationwide on the Van’s Wharped Tour
- Linkogle won the first freestyle motocross event in Castaic Lake, California, which was promoted by Shane Trittler
- Won AMA Amateur National Supercross Series