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May 28, 2011 12:57 PM   Subscribe

World First BMX Triple Backflip [SLYT] World First BMX Triple Backflip - Jed Mildon May 28, 2011. Cojones? Just looking down that slope gives me vertigo.
posted by marienbad (53 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
Respect.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 12:59 PM on May 28, 2011


Gnarly!
posted by rhizome at 1:04 PM on May 28, 2011


Big brass ones.
posted by Trurl at 1:13 PM on May 28, 2011


One of the best things about living in the future is the invention of the tiny HD video camera. Holy crap.
posted by V4V at 1:16 PM on May 28, 2011 [11 favorites]


Hans Rey posted this on his Facebook page--I always love to see an art continue to advance.
posted by box at 1:21 PM on May 28, 2011


Holy crap. I'm speechless. Never in a million years...nope. Nor ten million dollars.
posted by futz at 1:22 PM on May 28, 2011


Cajones?

Cojones.
posted by gonna get a dog at 1:23 PM on May 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


I did this the other day when my chain came off. But not on purpose.
posted by jimmythefish at 1:28 PM on May 28, 2011 [11 favorites]


The thing about even the simplest trick of this sort...you can't practice, eh? I mean, it either is accomplished or there's hospital time. Respect.
posted by maxwelton at 1:30 PM on May 28, 2011 [4 favorites]


Videos like this are why I insist my son uses a helmet... on his tricycle...

I got to think big with a book about Evil Knievil in fourth grade. My son can watch someone do this via helmet cam... for his entire life. I dread/wonder what way he will figure out how to break an arm (or worse).
posted by Nanukthedog at 1:31 PM on May 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


This is rad.

And just for clarity: Cajones
posted by barrett caulk at 1:31 PM on May 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


you can't practice

while you can't practice the landing under the same conditions that you will be performing the trick in, you can practice the trick itself with a foam pit (probably better videos out there) or a similar setup.
posted by soy bean at 1:37 PM on May 28, 2011


Cojones! Thanks for that. Sorry for the spelling mistake, if the Mods would like to correct that for me please?
posted by marienbad at 1:39 PM on May 28, 2011


I guess the point is that girls could not do this.
posted by found missing at 1:42 PM on May 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


eXtreme
posted by dibblda at 1:42 PM on May 28, 2011


Got it.
posted by restless_nomad at 1:42 PM on May 28, 2011


I guess the point is that girls could not do this.

That is true. The lack of a Y chromosome creates what scientists call "Gyroscopic Dilleminoid Syndrome," making it physically impossible for a woman to do a triple backflip on a bike. Interestingly, though, the same condition actually enhances the female ability to do front-flips. Sometimes female BMXers will do one without even noticing.
posted by Uppity Pigeon #2 at 1:51 PM on May 28, 2011 [6 favorites]


I'm just happy to see an extreme sports video that isn't completely plastered with the Red Bull logo.
posted by JauntyFedora at 1:56 PM on May 28, 2011 [3 favorites]


It's amazing to see progression continue to happen in sports like bmx, skateboarding, snowboarding, etc. The envelope just keeps getting pushed farther and farther out to the line where you either stick it or you're scraped up and taken to the ICU.

There's a great story in the latest Outside about the recovery of snowboarder and olympic hopeful Kevin Pearce who was pushing the boundaries until a head injury nearly killed him.

There's also this video part of skateboarder Brandon Westgate that is painful to watch because of the number of slams he takes while pulling off some of the gnarliest stuff I've ever seen.
posted by photoslob at 1:57 PM on May 28, 2011 [3 favorites]


I guess the point is that girls could not do this.

I think the difference is most women are smart enough to not try.
posted by photoslob at 1:58 PM on May 28, 2011 [7 favorites]


I guess the point is that girls could not do this.

girls can have cojones. Jolene Van Vugt has tons more than me.
posted by PugAchev at 2:07 PM on May 28, 2011


Calzones?
posted by Ian A.T. at 2:18 PM on May 28, 2011


Calzones?

Leslie: Calzones are pointless. They're just pizza that's harder to eat. No one likes them. Good day, sir.
posted by FatherDagon at 2:46 PM on May 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Who funds this stuff?
posted by schmod at 2:56 PM on May 28, 2011


Who funds this stuff?

Good question. I think the people who eat them.
posted by found missing at 2:56 PM on May 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


I most certainly do not want to see the blooper reel for this one.
posted by jetsetsc at 2:59 PM on May 28, 2011


that skating video is brutal
posted by Shit Parade at 3:00 PM on May 28, 2011


I can do that I just donwanna.
posted by Capt. Renault at 3:29 PM on May 28, 2011


maybe if I show him this one of my remedial reading kids will think I am cool enough to listen to me?
posted by toodleydoodley at 3:39 PM on May 28, 2011


(from PinkBike story on the backflip - check out the neat step by step photo of the jump)

An estimated 2,000 spectators and some of New Zealand's best BMX riders converged on Spa Park for the Unit T3 Mindtricks BMX Jam and to witness Mildon's historic feat. Mildon also attempted the world's first double backflip tailwhip after his successful triple attempt but cased the landing. He walked away unscathed.

So one world record, and almost a second. I wonder if he's eligible for a Halberg Award? Especially if NZ doesn't win the Rugby World Cup this year (which we will of course...god help us if we don't).
posted by inflatablekiwi at 3:51 PM on May 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


I heard Bill Murray did this once, but nobody believed him.
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 4:16 PM on May 28, 2011


whee!
posted by iamkimiam at 4:31 PM on May 28, 2011


There's also this video part of skateboarder Brandon Westgate that is painful to watch because of the number of slams he takes while pulling off some of the gnarliest stuff I've ever seen.

You know what would really suck? To be the cameraman, and you film like 7 hard falls in a row, and then the guy finally nails it, but you miss the shot because you were distracted looking at a bird or something.

I bet that guy would feel really bad.
posted by LordSludge at 4:38 PM on May 28, 2011 [3 favorites]


When I see that landing ramp I have visions of all the things that could go horribly wrong, and then my naughty bits start to tighten up.
posted by bwg at 5:04 PM on May 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


I guess the point is that girls could not do this.

In fairness, all boys save for one can't do it either.
posted by Navelgazer at 5:12 PM on May 28, 2011 [9 favorites]


Totally shooped.















ducks
posted by clvrmnky at 5:17 PM on May 28, 2011


Man.
posted by Sailormom at 5:17 PM on May 28, 2011


DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUDE!
posted by liza at 5:23 PM on May 28, 2011


Most impressive.
posted by Vindaloo at 5:24 PM on May 28, 2011


You know what would really suck? To be the cameraman, and you film like 7 hard falls in a row, and then the guy finally nails it, but you miss the shot because you were distracted looking at a bird or something.

I bet that guy would feel really bad.


I dunno, I think it would depend on how awesome the bird was.
posted by Greg Nog at 5:31 PM on May 28, 2011 [6 favorites]


Swag.

Damn, I'm hip.
posted by TheShadowKnows at 5:38 PM on May 28, 2011 [3 favorites]


This really did seem to be a binary succeed/fail kind of trick. There was absolutely no "approach" phase on the jump, where he sights the landing, untucks, and absorbs the impact. He just kept the tuck all the way to the ground, and happened to hit it at the right millisecond.
posted by CaseyB at 5:38 PM on May 28, 2011


Totally shooped.

Girls, what's my weakness?
posted by Sys Rq at 5:42 PM on May 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


Men!
posted by Divine_Wino at 6:15 PM on May 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


Things I couldn't help but say to myself, out loud, while watching that:

Oh wow.

Holy shit.

What a madman.

That is so fucking cool.




That a put a big smile on my face. Thanks.
posted by defenestration at 6:33 PM on May 28, 2011


Take that angel summoner!
posted by BrotherCaine at 8:26 PM on May 28, 2011 [4 favorites]


It's amazing to see progression continue to happen in sports like bmx, skateboarding, snowboarding, etc. The envelope just keeps getting pushed farther and farther out to the line where you either stick it or you're scraped up and taken to the ICU.

Man, I remember when a double backflip was a big deal and people were saying that there was nowhere to go from there. Nobody was willing to go that far. I predict that in another 10 years we'll see someone do a quad backflip with the landing actually inside the ICU.
posted by howlingmonkey at 9:44 PM on May 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Why don't they have some kind of padding on the very start of the landing ramp? Does that corner, that you smash your head into if you screw up, need to be pointy and made of plywood?
posted by UrbanEye at 10:50 PM on May 28, 2011


I don't think he was at the top thinking, you know, this is a little dangerous, I need some padding on the front of the ramp.

Actually

I don't think he was at the top thinking.
posted by fullerine at 1:26 AM on May 29, 2011


I'm just happy to see an extreme sports video that isn't completely plastered with the Red Bull logo

somewhere in Austria, a red light just started winking...
posted by Hartham's Hugging Robots at 2:26 AM on May 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


I dread/wonder what way he will figure out how to break an arm (or worse).

He'll break a wrist on a fall from a skateboard.

Wrist guards are sold to inline skaters, so even skateboarders with elbow & knee pads look down on them, but they work.

A kid will tell you he'll tuck and roll in a fall & might even demonstrate this ability, but in a real, surprising, fall, he'll put his hands out. My nephew, my across-the-street neighbor, my son's friend, all skateboard-broken-wrist.
posted by morganw at 10:22 AM on May 29, 2011


The best part about this video was the lack of a 15 minute introduction set to Korn, Linkin Park or any of their ilk, with helicopter flyovers, shots of the crowd and some kind of Joe Rogan narration, followed by 5 seconds of action which is extended by a montage of 1/10 of a second jump cuts into a 3 minute sequence followed by more nu-metal and an energy drink advertisement and some kind of credit reel listing every single person in the crowd, the producers, directors, the cameraman's wife's name, followed by a slow fade out. Also, I don't think I heard a single use of the word "Bro" in the whole video.

In other words, if anyone who edits these types of videos together for the Internet is reading this thread, this is how you do it.
posted by mikesch at 4:49 PM on May 29, 2011 [5 favorites]


somehow so oddly apropos that this SLYT thread follows freestyle canoe. ya know.
posted by RockyChrysler at 11:08 PM on May 29, 2011


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