Evergreen story: Four iconic Pagès FMX tricks uniquely captured by racing drone

Courtesy of Red Bull Media Service Team

Two freestyle worlds collide in thrilling Follow Me series video.

French freestyle motocross rider Tomas Pagès joined forces with acclaimed freestyle drone pilot Tom ‘Tomz’ Panaiva for the visually stunning Follow Me series.

Pagès is a multiple Red Bull X-Fighters champion as well as an X Games gold medallist and he brought his full repertoire to a secret location for his latest project.



Just 20cm apart from man and flying machine, Pagès unleashed his usual array of flicks, tricks and turns on a man-made course, with compatriot Panaiva’s custom-built drone completely in tandem.

The end result is a battering of the senses, remarkably the duo avoiding any collision despite the speed, dangers and proximity involved.

“On one of the jumps, I’m 20cm off his helmet,” said Panaiva, while Pagès added: “It’s like taking people with me on the bike.”



Tricks performed:
360:
full rotation of the rider and his bike around a vertical axis.
Volt: full rotation of the rider around a vertical axis, alongside his bike.
Double Backflip: full double rotation of the rider and his bike around a horizontal axis.
Bike Flip: full rotation of the bike around a horizontal axis, underneath the rider.

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