Unit BMXer Jed Mildon Lands World's First Triple Backflip!By Unit Clothing, PRNE
Monday, May 30, 2011
GOLD COAST, Australia, May 31, 2011 -
New Zealand BMXer Jed Mildon has created action-sports history by landing
the world's first Triple Backflip at the Unit T3 Mindtricks BMX Jam in Taupo,
Mildon, 24, stomped the three rotations perfectly during the
free-to-the-public BMX show in his home-town on Saturday.
A representative of the Guinness Book Of World Records was on hand to
witness and approve the ground-breaking trick that is sure to send shockwaves
through the two-wheeled action-sports industry.
"This is the perfect result to three intensive months of practising and
training for this moment," said a thrilled Mildon.
"The impact and implications hasn't sunken in yet, but I'm so pumped to
have aimed for something once deemed impossible and made my dream a reality.
"Landing with both wheels on the downramp was the most amazing feeling in
The Unit T3 Mindtricks BMX Jam in Taupo was held at a public recreational
park, with Mildon carving an 20m (66ft) high super-ramp into a hillside that
flowed through a 3.6m (11ft) high super-kicker to Jed's purpose-built
Unit founder Paul Everest congratulated Mildon on his amazing feat.
"Jed has proven himself to be one of the world's best BMX riders and we
salute him for having both the drive and ability to change the face of
An estimated 2000 spectators and some of New Zealand's best BMX riders
converged on Spa Park for the Unit T2 Mindtricks BMX Jam and to witness
Mildon's historical feat. Mildon also attempted the world's first Double
Backflip Tailwhip after his successful Triple attempt, but cased the landing.
He walked away unscathed.
The Unit T3 Mindtricks BMX Jam was made possible with the help of Unit,
Bikefest and Taupo District Council, MB Century, McDonald's Taupo,
theairbag.co.nz, foampit.co.nz and Pilgrim Bike Co.
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