(Motor Sports) Mykel Larrin “blasted” onto the vert scene a few years ago with a wild card spot for vert on the Dew Tour. In the time since, Larrin has steadily progressed up the vert ladder to become one of a newly emerging breed in vert that is able to combine regular and opposite airs with tailwhips in both directions, calculated vert flow and a healthy attitude on the deck. Earlier this year, Larrin flew to X Games Asia and competed in BMX Vert, ultimately walking away with a fourth place finish. Coming into X Games Los Angeles, Larrin was selected as an alternate in BMX Vert. If anyone drops out of the competition, Larrin will get to ride. If not, he will most certainly be on the side of the ramp, cheering on his friends. Recently, we caught up with Mykel to learn about his background in vert and what it means to be on the deck next to the likes of Bestwick, McCann and Kagy.