Dane Searls and the Giants of Dirt

For Australian dirt pro Dane Searls, the term "big jump" is relative

Updated: November 25, 2011, 11:28 AM ET
By Brian Tunney | ESPN Action Sports

When Australian BMX dirt jumper Dane Searls was 18, he ventured to the U.S. for his first time to check out the dirt scene. Regarded as one of the top dirt jumpers in the world, Searls won contests such as Cam White's Hillside Dirt Jam and the Big in Bavaria dirt comp, but was searching for more than the top spot on the BMX dirt circuit. "I was always chasing the next big jump, jumping bigger and bigger until it wasn't fun jumping small jumps anymore," says Searls. "I went to the USA ...

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