In 2006, Travis Pastrana absolutely nailed this double backflip on his first attempt during X Games 12.
On March 2nd, Australian Mark Monea performed the world’s first 360-degree front flip on a motocross bike: he dubbed it “Carry On”.
The backflip is similar to the slam dunk in basketball. It’s been around for a long time, but it’s always being reinvented. The first person to ever do a backflip on a bike was Jose Yanez in 1985, but up until the ’90s nobody had ever thought of doing a backflip on a full-size motorcycle.
Three. Freestyle motocross rider Josh Sheehan fired his shot weeks in advance and announced he was heading to Pastranaland, Travis Pastrana’s private training ground in Maryland, to complete the world’s first triple backflip on a motorcycle to land; and that’s exactly what Sheehan did.
Rising star Kieran Reilly has just landed the world’s first triple flair. The 20-year-old British BMXer broke his way into the record books by adding a half-twist to an already amazing triple backflip. Eight months after his first attempt, he tells how he did it.
During the 2000 Gravity Games in Providence, Rhode Island, Hart attempted the first backflip on a 250cc motorcycle in the competition. Hart is credited with the first “attempt” at a backflip when he overtorn his somersault and suffered a hard landing that knocked him off his seat.
Memorizing Mirra – Double Backflip
In 2000, Dave Mirra made X Games history when he achieved the first double backflip in a BMX Park competition at the X Games landed and won gold medal at it.
Freestyler Travis Pastrana needs no presentation, but his latest amazing feat is sure to go down in the record books. Riding his dirt bike at a fairly low speed, Pastrana manages to perform eight consecutive backflips in the lowest possible height ever.
Ryan Williams is known for doing wild things on a scooter. When he gets a BMX bike for work, he makes history. During Nitro Circus’ European tour, Williams jumped on the bike and performed the world’s first front flip, Forward Bike Flip: Pretty Wild.
He invented the heel clicker (Frezno Smooth). Metzger has made several appearances on the Discovery Channel’s extreme sports show Stunt Junkies.
Twenty years, 20 premieres – Mike Metzger, very first dirt bike backflip.
This is absolutely amazing! We’ve gone from Carey Hart’s single backflip attempt on a dirt bike to Pastrana’s double to Josh Sheehan’s triple to this one – a QUAD backflip!!
The world’s first BMX quadruple backflip has just been landed by Jed Mildon after he and James Foster spent nine months trying to land the trick first.
The very first non-competitive front flip was performed as recently as 2009, showing how fast the sport of freestyle motocross is progressing. The flip was enough for Strong to win the contest.
At the 2016 Nitro World Games in Salt Lake City, Utah, American daredevil Gregg Duffy managed to complete the first double front flips on a motorcycle and earn both a Guinness World Records title and also to secure the best FMX title Trickpreis with a score of 96.60.