CLEARWATER, Fla. — For the final two years, 15-year-old Noah Bild has gone by life seemingly floating alongside.
“Simply stepping into it’s a factor to get outdoors and discover,” Bild instructed ABC Motion Information sports activities anchor Kyle Burger. “It’s one thing I get pleasure from doing. it frees the thoughts.”
Bild has been on the forefront of a rising development of using a “OneWheel.” It’s an digital skateboard with one large wheel.
“If you wish to go ahead, lean ahead and it’ll begin to go ahead,” Bild stated. “If you wish to return, lean again and it’ll go backward. Additionally to interrupt, it relies upon which manner you’re going, however more often than not you lean backward to decelerate.”
Bild’s mom, Traci has additionally grow to be an avid rider of the “OneWheel.”
“If you requested him why he’s so quick it’s as a result of it’s an extension of his physique,” Traci stated. “He has actually put 15,000 miles on that board within the final two years.”
Bild cuts by bike trails touching speeds of 25 miles per hour. His talent on “OneWheel” has landed him a spot within the males’s professional division “Race for the Rail” world championship the place he’ll face 19 different high opponents.
“It’s the perfect of the perfect riders on this planet,” Traci stated. “It’s going to be tight. One transfer could make the distinction, however there’s a $10,000 jackpot for the winner.”
Bild trains right here at public parks round Tampa Bay the place the elevation is about 30 toes. The elevation for the world championship at Snow Basin, Utah is about 10,000 toes. The championship competitors is ready for July 31. To acclimate to the elevation, Bild and his household are leaving a couple of days early to coach.
“The terrain up in Salt Lake, we’re taking a ski carry up there,” Bild stated. “It’s undoubtedly manner completely different than down right here. It’s wanted to get used to that so I don’t go up the hill and begin feeling a bit bit drowsy.”
Bild’s “OneWheel” stardom is ascending, whereas he’s descending the bumpy trails for a world title.