Guy Performs First Triple Backflip On Motorcycle

May 1, 2015


Note: Helmet cam footage from 0:58 - 1:06 may make you dizzy and puke.

This is a video of Australian dirtbike rider Josh Sheehan performing the first successful triple backflip on a motorcycle. For reference, that is three backflips more than I feel comfortable doing on a motorcycle, and two more than I feel comfortable with doing off a low dive into a swimming pool.

To flip his 200-pound bike three times, Sheehan had to get up to 60 miles per hour before shooting up a 37-foot-tall takeoff ramp. The takeoff ramp, set at an 81-degree angle, shot Sheehan almost 80 feet in the air.

Yeah, the launch off that ramp was no joke. 81-degrees? That's almost straight up. Still, for the sake of record breaking I do plan on being the first person to perform 100 backflips on a motorcycle. Okay, maybe not a hundred. It really just depends on how long it takes before I hit the bottom of the Grand Canyon.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to Justinz, who plans on being the first person to use a catapult to be launched over a castle wall on a motorcycle, with the possibility of being the first person to die after being catapulted INTO a castle wall on a motorcycle.

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