May 29, 2011

Kiwi Lands First Triple BMX Backflip: Jed Mildon, a 24-year-old from Taupo, New Zealand, landed the world's first triple backflip on a BMX bike in competition Saturday. "I was still really nervous rolling in for my attempt, but once I was in the air it felt like time stood still and I could see each rotation perfectly," said Mildon, who performed the jump at an event in his hometown.

posted by rcade to extreme at 11:36 AM - 6 comments

Wow, you could NOT pay me enough (well, okay, you COULD) to go down that ramp. Jesus!

posted by hincandenza at 02:45 PM on May 29, 2011

Clearly the ramp isn't high enough, as he still has to pedal to get up some speed.

/Pretty good though, even for a Shaky Islander.

posted by owlhouse at 08:56 PM on May 29, 2011

What's up with the initial link going to tennis news?

posted by ursus_comiter at 09:06 PM on May 29, 2011

Dunno. That's odd.

posted by rcade at 10:58 PM on May 29, 2011

My line of work has ruined me. As I watch the video I keep looking at the handrails on the drop in ramp and see the posts sticking up higher than the top rail and the first thing I think is, "That's not OSHA compliant."

posted by MrFrisby at 09:46 AM on May 31, 2011

Man I wish my company firewall didn't block YouTube, I would really like to see a video of a fuzzy fruit flipping a bike down a super huge ramp that is not OSHA compliant.....Wait, it wasn't a fuzzy fruit, nevermind

posted by Demophon at 12:02 PM on May 31, 2011

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