Inventions

It works slightly better than his fireworks-powered creation.
Back in the 1990s, BMX rider Ryan Nyquist did barspins so often that BMX fans thought he had some kind of machine in his bike. For the latest episode of Getting Awesome, Nyquist sets about creating just such a machine. He starts with simple bungee cords and then moves on to coiled springs and, yes, fireworks to get his handlebars to spin. In the end, Nyquist goes all out and sets up a direct drive pulley system that is powered by a motorcycle battery. Nyquist takes his invention to a dirt jump where he completes not just one but two machine-powered barspins.