Triple Backflip Stomped

On the 28 May 2011, BMX history was made when Jed Mildon landed a triple backflip at the Unit T3 Mindtricks BMX Jam in Taupo, New Zealand.

“Even though I had the trick dialed perfectly into the foampit and onto an airbag set-up, 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. Landing with both wheels on the downramp was the most amazing feeling in the world!”

Following three months of intensive foam pit and resi ramp training the 24 year old Unit clothing rider from New Zealand committed to the huge 11 ft kicker that would spin him across the 66 ft gap to a smooth landing. His achievement was witnessed by around 2000 spectators, New Zealand's pro BMX's and a representative of the Guinness Book Of World Records.

An attempt was also made at a double backflip tailwhip on the same jump, but he cased the landing and rolled out unhurt.

In May 1997, Jay Miron landed the first double backflip, before in 2000 Dave Mirra landed the first in competition. Will it be another ten years until a quadrupole flip is landed? Who knows, I guess we'll wait and see...

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