Cam Zink - World's Largest Back Flip off Drop?

Oct 13, 2011 at 17:06
Oct 13, 2011
by Tyler Maine  
 
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Description on You Tube:
In "The Descent Part II," G-Shock and freeride mountain bikers, Cameron Zink and Kyle Strait, traveled to Virgin, Utah to test the G9300 MUDMAN Compass' Twin Sensor technology, mud resistance and tough solar power while racing down the dusty slopes. The Twin Sensor allows the wearer to simultaneously check the compass and thermometer.


What that description misses is that Cam Zink just blew the doors off of riding and pushing limits - Thank you Cam!
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242 Comments

  • + 227
 absolutely insane next level unadulterated-gangsta shit right here
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 i heard that pre crash grunt and i thought i was going to watch am zink die... but he rode away
  • + 14
 fuck's sake that's just madness
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 What..... the fuck! That was HUGE!!!!!
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 i would have been impressed i he just rode off and maybe threw a whip in or something, but no he throws a back flip in!
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 Holy ****!!

Also take a look at Zink at 1:02! - he landed the drop crooked and wasn't too far from falling off that cliff. Those are the moments when you feel your body exploding from adrenalin!

Backflip-Drop was just insane!
  • + 2
 OMFGWTFHOLYF*CKINGF*CKWTF!
  • - 45
 I felt my anal sphincter release and I may have ejaculated!! FUCK!!
  • + 3
 in that shot at 2:02 you can see the little remote control camera they shot it from
  • + 1
 And now anthony gets biggest drop frontflipped?
  • + 4
 Messere's nuts, but I can see Cam also claiming that in no time, haha.
  • - 19
 Well how much different is a step down to flat drop? (for frontflips)
  • + 4
 I think Justin Wyper's frontflip drop might have been bigger, but regardless Messere's was man sized
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 Even at joyride?
  • + 2
 wypers was forsure the biggest so far. messeres was first in competition.
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 Watch this www.pinkbike.com/video/167277, the frontflip drop is at the end
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 Its about the same down, but with a bigger gap (from what I see in the vid)
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 needs bacon....
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 HOLY SHIITE MUSLIMS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 Cam Zink is the Travis Rice of mountain biking. What they both see as possible and then strive to achieve is way beyond the norm.
  • + 2
 I Quit, this time for real!
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 Big Grin OÔÒÓŒØŌÕH! THAT WAS GNARLY Big Grin
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 What a ...? This is way too badass for normal human!
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 my instant reaction to the back flip was laughter and saying 'oh my god'
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 That was INSANE! Props to him Smile Cam Needs a Medal and more for that :O
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 He's he out of his mind?! Damn!!!! That was sick!!!!
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 I thought it was crazy to be hitting some of the jumps and drops at the start, straight, but no. BAM, and he casually backflips off the edge of the world. And lands it. Just. Whit!?
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 i just jumped up and down, screaming at that last drop!
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 oh my god, oh my god
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 Guys, this is the 70 foot step down from Rampage 2004. Wypers drop was big, but no where near 70 feet. Stop comparing the two. Zink, you are a madman!!! Huge props.
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 ^They're not lol, it's obvious those aren't the same size. They were comparing messere's frontflip at crankworx to wyper's
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 HIS BALLS ITS MADE FROM CONCRETE.-
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 Same drop, but with a punctured lung www.pinkbike.com/video/72226
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 I was just about to post that link! I've seen this jump in person and it's actually more of a massive step-down than a drop. Can't believe he flipped that.
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 Oh ya i`ve stood at the lip many of times thinking holy f#@k
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  • + 100
 His balls have their own balls.
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 And they're both huge
  • - 1
 Was that a bicycle stunt or a suicide attempt? Jeeesus!
  • + 1
 Some say that Chuck Norris trembles when he hears that war cry he let out when he landed the flip.
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 the bottom bracket GoPro angle at 17 seconds was sweet. oh and yeah HUGE back flip!
  • + 9
 yea, couldn't believe the air time on that!!!!!!
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 ya for real.. that seemed to last forever..
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 im pretty sure it was slow mo
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 I wonder where they put their drinking water...
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 theyll totally kill it in red bull rampage if theres another. alllllmost over rotated the backflip, i have nooo idea how he stuck that. it was awesome though!!!
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 next Rampage is next October
  • + 1
 that camera angle was pure epicwin, i was sat thinking 'aaaaaand LAND. land. land? land. landlandland. WTF??? oh he landed.' xD
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  • + 19
 Did everyone here fail to realize that that's the Bender Sender from the original Rampage? That was totally insane, but I'm really saddened that people no longer know where freeride started.
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 It's pretty sad but you've gotta realize how young current members are or how late they got into freeride... but anyways, Halloween, just rained the day before making it tacky awesome and Strait's suicide for the win. I can't believe this video... insane.
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 Recognized it right away. That's straight up gnarly as F**K!
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 Yeah for sure!...there's the lip that Romo one foot tables, and the lip that Kyle strait suicides for the win and Bender supermans to no footer lander!
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 Looked like the icon sender drop from 2010 rampage to me... just with all the wood taken down!
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 LOL i was getting pissed off for the same reason. I shit my pants when Kyle Strait threw his hands off this gap in 2004 (and when Romaniuk one foot tabled it!). People have no idea how immense this gap is... it's 70 feet out and 30 down...

Massive props to Cam for taking this sport to an even crazier level!!!!!!!!
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 when i thought he had bailed, i actually shouted NOOOOOOOOOO at my computer. followed promptly by my boss asking what im doing... Facepalm
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 ........................................................................ Zink Thanks for risking your life so I could enjoy that!
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 I'm glad to see kyle got the whole handlebar camera mount thing figured out, last time he mounted a GoPro to his bars to film me, he ended up losing my GoPro in the middle of the woods haha, but sick as hellllll video!
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 holy f'n shit.. .. i think it's the same one in this video of a guy crashing on it: www.pinkbike.com/video/72226 !! Zink f'n boss.
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 Yeah! That's my friend crashing in this video!! haha
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 Woooow that a big crash, imagine if cam would have bailed on that. Good thing he a beast and threw out the kung fu grunt to pull it in on landing. The angle look alot bigger from the bottm on that crash vid.
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 Holy mother of God !! That was soooo friggin sick I can't even believe that !! What an epic launch with the price for a fail being S-E-R-I-O-U-S !!! Just the launches and airs in most of this clip being beyond rad, the backflip, with an almost over rotate on the landing....and then saved it......VOD...Video of the Decade !! Peaty and Cedric have been my heros for years.....Cam is now in my top 3 list !! Nice job bro !!
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 wow thats one of the most insane things i have ever seen ...it could have ended so badly but worked out great. man all the props and respect to cam for sending that gnarly as hellz drop ...oh and also congrats on a great year
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 WHOLLY CRAP! I thought he was gone there for a second! He did well just to grunt, if I found myself about to over rotate on something so freakin massive I'd proobably squeel like a 8yo girl with a skinned knee! Massive props x infinity +7.89
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 WTF...i give up
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 I want to add it to faves Frown !
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 So if I get this watch, I'll be able to ride as good as them?
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 You could always give it a shot to find out.
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 Just make sure the camera is rolling. We wanna see what happens.
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  • + 4
 where is Rob Warner shouting: WHAAAAAAT THEEEE HEEEELL???!!!!
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 I wish my watch could help me do all of those things
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 I have stood on that lip and was amazed that anyone can even do that drop. Back flipping it is absolutely insane.
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 Hahah, "You need a compass..." I'm from 30 minutes south of Virgin Utah and have never needed a compass to find features! Sorry G Shock, but I don't need you.
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 I was thinking the same thing
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 If you watch it over and over in hd while really concentrating at how he does it, you can almost get adrenalized just from watching. It's amazing.
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 it said it in the title but it still surprized me when he did it
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 Ok where is the smile with drop jaw and eyes popping out?

That was insane!!!
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 Just going to reinsert my eyes into my head now and pull my jaw up off the floor. That was the most incredible thing i have ever seen!!!
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 Anyone know the name of the song? I put some of the lyrics into Google, but couldn't come up with anything.
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 will crum- school is for donkeys
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 Thanks a bunch.
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 biggest 3 drop and now biggest flip off a drop. zink is killin it! so gnarly!
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 Bigupps, that a hell of a huck. Not sure if they referring to largest backflip on a mountain bike but def not worlds largest flip off a drop. Here are a couple examples.

youtu.be/eX564wM05SY
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 no, they were talking about back flipping Rosie O'Donell off a drop.
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 the doctor said that the stuff would make me hallucinate it bit, i think thats happening, i just thought i saw cam zink back flip a big ass step down and not die...
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 Holy titting f*cking crap, that's beyond belief.... Cam rocks, the guy has no limits! Awesome! Smile
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 To be totally honest I never thinked that one day somebody will backflip the BendersenderSmile Absolutly awesome!!!
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 this is f***ing crazy i can't believe he actually threw that flip I thought it was just a "test" run until BOOM
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 That was freakin huge!! The only thing bigger than that are Cam's balls.
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 CAMMM ZINK IS A FUCKING LEDDDGGGGONDDDD
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 Its actually scary at 17 seconds looks more like base jumping!!!! My heart is in my mouth from a 5 foot drop on a bike...this is just mental!
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 What. The. f*ck!! that was insane.. also, wasn't that the site of the Rampage?
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 HOLY SH*T!

i would say this guy has some huge balls but after that shunt i dont think he can feel anything there
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 Gnarliest thing I've seen in a while
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 They sure can throw big stuff, but... Mouha ha ha ha... they need a compass to go 300m away from the road?
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 man, i had massive adrenalin shots just looking at it, this guy is so crazy...
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  • + 3
 SHUT THE FRONT DOOR
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 Cam - 1; Epic Utah terrain - 0.....
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 NOOOOOO......!!!! PINCHE..... MAMES......!!!!!! AAAAAAHH..... CHINGON SALTO
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  • + 1
 homie almost died twice! videos like these makes me wanna go out n ride even @2 in the morning to buy a g shock
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 On his carbon Undead too. Looks like they sorted out the frame strength issues...
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  • + 1
 Is cam lost? I thought back flips were for slope style parks, not burly drops offs.
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 SOOOOOOOO SICK!
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 I feel so inadequate as a human now . . .
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 FREERIDE LIVES
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 well looks to me like freeride is NOT dead after all....AWSOME!!!
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 haha. craziness
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 Sooooo...now hes has the biggest flip-drop and the biggest 3-drop!
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  • + 1
 Watching Zink ride gets me sooo stoked i could punch and old lady in her denchers!!!! but who would do that right?
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  • + 1
 When he landed it sounded like someone died... That was just his war cry, whatta Boss.
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  • + 1
 Its a big "WOW"..... nailing that back flip is like a failed suicide attempt...
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 Not a comment person really, but F#*K that was big !!!!
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  • + 2
 Holy shit, Cam. That was nuts. That was an awesome way to end my day!
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  • + 1
 Is anyone going to buy a G-Shock watch because of this video?
I think I will, I wanna fund new stuff with the compass!
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 can i backflip off this cliff if i have 1?
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  • + 1
 uhm..... "O.O " was the best comment I could think of, so it'll have to do : P
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 What broke? Clearly he snapped the rear end or folded the wheel? Nonetheless, incredible.
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 YEA WHEEL.
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 those spokes look like spaggetti
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 cant...form...words
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  • + 1
 Holy shit... Impossible! 360 on RedBull Rampage was something incredible but this... It breaks all limits... : ))
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 WoW..! :O That's f-ng nutz..! I can't believe how far down the tranny he landed... Love that they included the audio so you can hear him when he stomps it...
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 OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHH MY GOD !!!!!!!!!!! that is the craziest thing i've ever seen done on a bike... period !
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 Freeride has risen from the dead!
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  • + 1
 REALLY! Come on Cam, why not a front flip while you're at it?. SICK!!!!!!!!!!
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 guess who wants to win Rampage, again. =)
Well done, Cam!
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 .........That was mind blowing
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 what a gladiator, that grunt was just EPIC
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 thats how its done right there!!...
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 Wow that's insane. Was the bike in one peice?
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 Where is Pinkbike version of it??? I definitely must FAVe it!
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 wish i had a set of balls that big...
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 WHAT IS IT??MY EYES SAY LIES??IT'S UNREAL!ZINK - BEST!!
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 jaw = dropped.

insane.
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 next level freeride riding!!!!!
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 Badass Mother F*****, absolute mental, keep it up Smile
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 HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGEEEEEEEEEE!!
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 Droped my Jaw....that was HUGE!!!
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 Yoooooooooooooooooooooooozzzzzzzzzzzzzeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeers
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 OMG! This is unbelivable!!
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 WTF!!! This sport is getting pushed!!! That was awesome! Props!
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 ahhh no mames!!! ese wey esta loco!
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 HOLY SHIT, what did I just see ?
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 Zink, you are fucking crazy!!
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 haha I'd like to see messere do that!
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 Insane! Go big or go home, Cam Zink always goes big!
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 cam zink + bike + desert = :O holy f*ck
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 OMG WTF THAT IS AWESOME!!!
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 that was insanity! and almost deadly.
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 If only I could fave this 3
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 WTF !!!!!!!
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  • + 1
 holy F**K that was close! that overrotation nearly killed him!
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  • + 1
 at first I thought it was Jackson Goldstone
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 wwwhhoooaaaa mmaaaannn.......
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 ... be sure, he stole chuck norris balls to do that ...
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 Cam Zink is the new Chuck Norris.. Goddamn!
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 HOLY CRAPPERS !!! Anyone know the song?
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 CRAZY MAN! but awsome man!
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 oh god. oh no. i think i just shit my pants a little bit.
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 Wicked Retarded................ sickkk!!!!
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 That grunt was well ern't!
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 HOLY SHIT!!! CRAZY!
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 HOLY SHITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT
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 Two words that explain it all... HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!!
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 Not enough decimal places on the coordinates Frown
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 Holy mackroll thats insane dude nice!!!!!!!
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 ummm fuck yes size matters!
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 i think his wheel blew up!! haha gnarly and loosee!!
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 shut the front door!
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 Damn!! That gave me chills....... Sooo sick
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  • + 1
 Cam Zink stepped up his game one more time
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 that was and is absolutely insane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 Shouldnt this automatically get VOD?or VOM?
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 hooooooooooooooooooooooooooooly shit
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 All i can say is WOW! Great god Zink and keep on riding that bike!
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 He must be a bit fuct in the head, that was just daft, lol
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 Successfully cheated death once again!
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 I just had a crisis
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 Cam Zink master of drops!!!
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 WTF!!!!!!! Dude thats insane, thats some messed up shit right there
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 That is out of this world.... Speechless really.
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 I gotta sit my white ass down for this one.
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 straight killin it son!!!
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 gross. just gross.
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 ouuuuu yeah ABSOLUTLY AMAZING
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 holy shit! that was HUGE!!!!!!
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 that was even BIGGER than huge!!!! it cant get much better than this
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 About how big is that?????
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 Huge flip! Cam keeps pushing limits on the big bikes.
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 Totally bonkers
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 uuhh...what?!
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 UNREAL ! Yeeeah ! Big Grin
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 ABSOLUTE LEGEND
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 HOLLY FUCK!!!!
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 jiminy christmas
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 WOW! Yea Cam!
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 That is soo sick!
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 what song was that?
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 what song is playing?
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 zink has balls of steel
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 well i'll be.....
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 I just shit myself. Blank Stare
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 Jaw-dropping!
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 testing a watch...or a disguised way to prepare a new awesome trick for the Red Bull Rampage 2K12?
anyway, huuuuuuuuge performance Mr. Zink!!!
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 All i can say is VOD
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 i bet the frame broke
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 I'm going with blown rear tire..
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 it was the wheel but if he broke the frame, im sure they wouldnt show it...just like at the WC race
thesensus.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Cam-Rear-Wheel.jpg
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 OOOMMMFFFGGG!!!!!!
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 wow wtf.....soo sav
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 That gave me chills...
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 insane...!!!!
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 I be thinking that Cam Zinc is my new hero. Holy sheepcrap thats huge.
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