There is now a calendar full of meet-ups and open gyms where newcomers are encouraged to get involved and experience tricking firsthand. Top trickers are turning up in increasingly high-profile places, recently showing off their skills in movies, music videos, and at the VMAs and Grammy Awards. For Bratter the progress that the sport is making is "incredible."
"I've been in the sport about 20 years, and every year it just gets better and better and more and more crazy," he says. "I mean, these guys are really pushing the limits. The level that we had last year compared to this year is completely night and day.
"I can't even imagine what next year is going to look like."