A real-life superhero popped into the studio today. A gladiator. Superheroes perform on another level, a level where anything is possible… Mat Hoffman is on that level. The sport of BMX freestyle is where it is today because of Mat.Technically, if you consider that many years ago he played a mythical superhero on film (Aggroman), that’s two superheros in one. Mat came to town for a screening of The Birth of Big Air, a film directed by former Go Magazine art director Jeff Tremaine, and produced by Freestylin’ Magazine alumni Mark Lewman and Spike Jonze. If you haven’t seen it, it’s available for download on iTunes, and pops up occassionally on ESPN. Mat swung by on his way from the airport to the screening, and I took the opportunity to grab a quick portrait. Check out the trailer for the film here.