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Checking in with Mark Monea

Mark Monea will be bringing his 360 front flip stateside for X Games 17

Updated: May 21, 2011, 4:00 PM ET
By Tes Sewell | ESPN Action Sports

Six months ago, very few people within the FMX movement knew the name of Mark Monea. "Monz" -- as he is known to his friends -- was infamous mostly for being frequent mechanic to X Games gold medalist, Cameron Sinclair. Then Monea did something that no one expected from the guy with the wrench: He rocked the FMX world with a brand new trick, a 360 front flip that he later named the "Carry On." Not long after he was performing for sell-out crowds on the Nitro Circus Live tour, and he just got ...

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