Kyle Baldock is a part of the Australian team at Total BMX, but his start in the sport was not auspicious – at the age of three, he rode his bike down a flight of stairs and vowed to himself that he would never ride again. He kept his promise until 16, when he decided that he wanted a piece of the action, after all.
He had a spectacular first full pro season in 2011, winning the opening stop of the Dew Tour in July, picking up a second place finish in Portland, and finishing in third place overall in both Park and Dirt. At the X Games, he came eighth in Park, and he also received the Best Trick Award at The Hunt BMX Video Premier.
At this stage in his career, he was still primarily known as a Park rider, but he showed he was much more than that in 2013 as he placed third in arguably the craziest dirt contest of all time, Dreamline, as well as winning X Games Dirt gold in Foz do Iguaçu and finishing the year with a Dew Tour Dirt Championship win.
In 2014, he again won Dirt gold at the X Games and he also retained his Dew Tour title. His first run featured a backflip barspin no-hander over the first jump into a 360 double tailwhip to barspin on the second jump and a double tailwhip barspin on the quarterpipe – after that, it was pretty clear who the champion was going to be.