Not a lot to say about this one. This trick was huge, it was dangerous, it was flippy, it was the first triple backflip ever landed on a motorbike. It’s not really something us normal people can understand. 3 backflips on a motorbike flying about 100-feet straight up in the air?
The precision necessary to pull this off is astounding. He had to go straight up, the ramp had to be perfect – then he had to come straight down landing on a transition that had to be gnat’s ass on. He went where he needed to go and nailed the thing as if nothing happened.
A tip of the hat to Josh Sheehan, the badass who pulled this off.
We’re gonna have to watch this a few more times…
“FROSTBURG, Md. (AP) — Josh Sheehan has become the first person to land a triple backflip on a motocross bike.
Sheehan completed the feat Tuesday at Pastranaland, the action sports park owned by Travis Pastrana in Maryland.
The 29-year-old Australian reached a speed of 60 mph and hit a 37-foot takeoff ramp built at an 81-degree angle. He reached a height of 80 feet while whipping his 200-pound motorcycle around three full revolutions.
Sheehan practiced the jump by landing into an air bag before completing it at Pastrana’s complex.
Pastrana was the first rider to complete a double backflip at the 2006 X Games in Los Angeles.” – AP