New Zealand Biker Jed Mildon Lands World First BMX Quadruple Backflip
New Zealand professional BMX biker Jed Mildon, 28, has landed the world’s first quadruple backflip after four years of planning for the incredible feat.
Riding a 20-foot box jump, Mildon scored his second world first when he landed the breathtaking trick in Maryland, United States. Mildon previously landed the world’s first triple backflip in Taupo in 2011.
Mildon, who is originally from Taupo, is a rider with Nitro Circus, a United States-based action sports entertainment company and MTV television spin-off show.
For the stunt, he rolled 30m at a speed of over 64kph launched from a 6m high takeoff ramp, landing safely after four full rotations.
He told Stuff the successful stunt was “unreal”.
“To finally stomp the quad and reach my goal is unbelievable,” Mildon said.
The backflip added to a big career move for the former welder who was picked up by Nitro Circus after they noticed the online video of his triple backflip, which has had more than 9 million views on YouTube.
Original article by Rachel Eddie, Daily Mail, July 15, 2015.