Larry Linkogle

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.

Nickname: Wombat

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,

Movie: Chopper

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