Razor joined in the circus – Nitro Circus, that is – at last month’s fundraising event in honor of late daredevil icon Erik Roner.
Roner, a member of the Nitro Circus stunt posse featured on MTV’s Nitro Circus Live, died in a tragic parachuting accident in 2015. An avid action sports athlete, Roner is best remembered for his wild skiing and skydiving stunts.
Although dangerous, Roner’s stunts were carefully calculated for maximum safety, including a stunt inspired by Disney’s Up that had Roner strapped to a lawn chair and lifted more than a mile up by 90 helium balloons, which he then shot down, one by one, before deploying a parachute and soaring safely back to solid ground.
Roner left behind a family, including sons Oskar and Kasper and wife Annika, who started the Live Like Roner Foundation in his honor. The foundation raises money to provide support and resources, including rehabilitation, to athletes and their families after severe injuries.
The first annual Live Like Roner event took place this past August in Huntington Beach, CA, bringing together some of the top extreme athletes in the nation for some seriously Roner-like fun.
Attendees participated in a snow rail jam and best trick contest on real snow and a pit bike team challenge. The event also included a sky diving exhibition, carnival games, food and drinks, a DJ, comedy troop, and 80’s cover band. And, of course, Razor was on hand with some of our most rippin’ rides, including the Razor Dirt Quad, DXT Drift Trike, and MX350 – see them here.
Stuntsters including X Games champion and fellow Nitro Circus member Travis Pastrana, MMA legend Rampage Jackson, and big wave rider Makua Rothman revved up and rode the Razor course.
Razor also contributed a product donation to the event’s silent auction and to Erik’s son Oskar.
Visit www.LiveLikeRoner.com for more information about the foundation and next year’s event and follow #LiveLikeRoner, @LiveLikeRoner on Instagram and Twitter and LLRfoundation on Facebook.