Video: Cam Zink successfully lands world-record backflip

Cam Zink makes history with a 100-foot backflip

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Watch a replay of Cam Zink’s world-record backflip below:

Cam Zink successfully landed a 100-foot, 3-inch dirt-to-dirt backflip on a mountain bike last night, setting a world-record live in front of a national TV audience.

Zink hit a top speed of 46 mph on a 910-foot runway, before flipping 100 feet and absolutely stomping the landing at Mammoth Mountain, California. By setting the new Guinness world-record, Zink surpassed his own unofficial record of 78 feet, which was set in Utah last year.

Cam Zink completes the record-breaking backflip at Mammoth Mountain. (Photo by Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images)

Cam Zink completes the record-breaking backflip at Mammoth Mountain. Photo by Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images.

Guinness World Record Holder Cam Zink kisses his wife, after the Mammoth Flip with Cam Zink presented by Monster Energy. .(Photo by Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images)

Guinness World Record Holder Cam Zink kisses his wife, after the Mammoth Flip with Cam Zink presented by Monster Energy. Photo by Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images.

As impressive of a feat as it was, it sounded like this could be just the beginning for Zink, who said 150 and even 200 feet could be in his future.

The event will air again Sunday, August 24 at 2 p.m. EST, as part of ABC’s “World of X-Games” show.

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  • David

    A stupid risk for anyone to take, especially if he is a father.

    • Rob

      True, but that is how he makes his living for his family.

    • Jared Henry

      And that is what keeps his heart alive, to be a better father.

    • rtf

      David
      STFU!!!
      He’s a pro who knows what he is doing. Who are you besides a couch potato who only wishes he could hit a 20 foot gap jump!

      • http://www.sugarcayne.com/ crazyalcayne

        LOL! Word!

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