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Venezuelan star Dhers flies off ramps at Uyuni Salt Flats.
Here is all you need to know:
– The famous Uyuni Salt Flats, situated in a high altitude desert, provided the perfect setting for this BMX project.
– Known as Dalí’s desert because of their aesthetic views, the Salar de Uyuni stand 3,600m above sea level where the atmospheric pressure decreases and results in a blood oxygen shortage due to the great height.
– The salt flats are the world’s largest with a surface of 10,582km2 and are visible from space, making them an ideal location for NASA’s satellite calibration.
– Locals from the Bolivian town of Colchani helped Dhers build the ramps designed by John Saxton with salt bricks and a secret mix created to smooth them out.
– Flat horizon, hostile weather and high altitude challenged veteran Dhers, who pushed his limits to perform his tricks in a short production time.
– The X Games gold medallist said: “I would make a line in the Salt Park and would stop for five minutes to catch my breath again. It was really hot during the day and, when the sun was covered by a cloud, I was freezing.”