Motorcycle riders trying to do stunts or tricks on their bikes has been around since the inception of the bike. I remember trying to do burn-outs & wheelies on my CB500/4 back in the 70's. The escalation of complexity of the stunts that riders are doing is making the game far more dangerous. Many new riders have yet to feel their bones protruding through their skin, the hospital nurse scrubbing the gravel out of your flesh with a nail brush, seeing their pride & joy motorcycle somersault down the road destroying itself, and you still have 4 years left to pay the thing off! The riders that have experienced the pain & heartache from riding errors and still do the stunts, have 'A' realized how quickly things can go bad and get out of control and 'B' how painful, physically & financially, the aftermath. Some riders stunt to show off in front of other riders, some do it to show off to themselves and some do it improve their bike control. There is no denying, we all like to watch it There are many riders that don't stunt, for varies reasons, I'm sure some of them would laugh & snigger, and say "he had that coming" when a stunter comes undone. Riders that know the risks and still 'play' accept the consequences. When I'm busted up in hospital, in big pain, I don't expect anyone to feel sorry for me or be glad that it happened. When I see someone wipe themselves out, I think, "good stunt dude, I understand that it is a risk you take when you want to play with fire though". I guess what I am getting at is, 'don't do the crime if you can't do the time', Please be aware of the pain that can ensue when things go bad. I hate seeing a young guy in big pain and say to me "I didn't realize this could happen". Most stunting is practised in quiet areas away from other people and their property, I fully understand the buzz from stunting, I hope that eveyone practises somewhere sensible and is prepared should things go bad.