Video: World's Highest Hip Jump?

Sep 9, 2013
by The Audi Nines  
At the FIAT Nine Knights Mountain Bike event Andi Wittmann shot himself into unprecedented heights. The German pro rider set a potential new record on the gigantic hip, airing 5.60 meters/18,4 feet above the lip of the jump.

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Many of the world’s best freeride mountain bikers assembled last week in Livigno, Italy to showcase their considerable talent at the FIAT Nine Knights Mountainbike event. The ideal conditions of the Mottolino Bikepark ensured that the athletes pushed each other to constantly to perform at their best. Andi Wittmann from Bad Aibling in Germany was set on going as big as possible on the massive hip. During the week he progressively went larger and larger, eventually reaching a height of 5.60 m, measured from the take-off. After watching the video analysis, all the riders agreed that no one has ever jumped that high on a hip. Andi Wittmann set a new world record.


He was very happy with the overall outcome of the event: “During the one-week session the athletes stomped tricks which they have never landed before. Frenchman Antoine Bizet stunned the public and athletes alike by landing a perfect Double Backflip on his big-bike multiple times.


The goal of the FIAT Nine Knights is to progress the sport by providing big and safe features that allow the riders to mountainbike to their fullest potential and we definitely achieved this goal.“





67 Comments

  • + 113
 Life cycles... Pretty sure that dude on the green gambler does a bigger one.
  • + 43
 That dude is Mike Hopkins....and true, they had it on the cover of dirt and reckon he went 6m up
  • + 6
 jaw drops every time I watch it
  • + 4
 www.pinkbike.com/photo/4641969 not sure, but who knows...
  • + 20
 Sick as hell. But I can't help but feel like Messere went bigger...
  • + 3
 Charge262 defo higher in life cycles. Reason i got a gambler
  • + 2
 he may have gone higher but not on a "natural hip"
  • + 9
 Not sure what you mean there all man made
  • + 2
 The life cycles jump was less of a step up than this. It looks like they went higher from the lip here.
  • + 42
 That hip is as natural as Pamela Andersons tits and just as big and impressive.
  • + 7
 Yeah can someone define natural for me?
  • + 0
 I was also going to ask about Messere
  • + 5
 fr3er- natural as in no wooden lip... also I think Vanderham has the record. ep1.pinkbike.org/p4pb1776076/p4pb1776076.jpg

for wooden take-off as well... www.ridemonkey.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=111352&d=1340128902


That is still so insane... Andi is a madman
  • + 3
 Yeah, I totally agree. After watching life cycles I couldn't believe how high that dude went. I mean Jesus the dude nearly touched the clouds haha
  • + 3
 Drop the landing to the same height as the lip, it looks like the FIAT hip jump is bigger than any of the links above. Not to discredit an of them in any way, shape, or form (they are all huge!)
  • + 1
 Wasn't natural so no
  • + 2
 @Taran-Barkman it is natural that's what they say at the end of the video...... you always find hip like this in the woods
  • + 1
 No sorry @daddybear you misunderstood I was talking about the comment to messeres hip in 2011
  • + 2
 Thats not 6m. My eyemeter is fine tuned
  • + 1
 No disrespect, my jumps are disgusting!
  • + 1
 It is huge and I have mad respect for Andi for pulling this one off! But to be able to call it a world record, we'd first need to know what the old 'records' were, instead of just going insanely high and call it a world record. Because this one looks similar at height as the ones posted above me, and Hopkins might even be higher and on a much harder jump which is not a step-up hip like this one. I have mad respect for Andi for this, just not sure if it really is a new world record or not. But it is for sure pushing the limits Smile Respect!
  • + 1
 And the thomas vanderham's big air in strength in numbers?Surely highest than 6 mters!
  • + 2
 For the record Matt Hoffman achieved 26.6 feet above a 24-foot quarter pipe in MARCH OF 1996 - in fact, on one of his runs, he tore his spleen and almost died. RESPECT.
  • + 1
 yea man!! saw the state of the simpson helmet after impact!! gnarly towed in tho so not natural
  • + 3
 heres the vid of the lifecycles hip. this guy BOOSTS (www.youtube.com/watch?v=oluuUb6ibp0)
  • + 2
 18.4 feet? Above what? I think Vanderham's probably gone quite a bit bigger than this. Another MTB "record" that's sadly feeble in comparison to similar records in FMX & BMX. No records were broken here that I can see. It's a step-up hip for f*ck sakes!
  • + 2
 Honourable Mention: Thomas Vanderham - Seasons
  • + 21
 Whyyy do they strap a helmet cam to his head than not show the footage.....
  • + 19
 I bet messere can do beter
  • + 8
 Just wait until project breathe easy, I was watching him blast a hip yesterday and he goes big...
  • + 1
 I was thinking the same thing about him
  • - 2
 the kid is staring to smoke lots of weed
  • + 1
 And why do u think that ?
  • + 1
 And what's that supposed to mean?
  • + 2
 I think he ment to joke about Messere going really 'high'
  • + 1
 Oh my bad
  • + 19
 That hip looked real natural...
  • + 1
 The entire course looked amazing
  • + 18
 Wittman, Vanderham and Messere. New comp --> Hip Off Worlds.
  • + 3
 add hopkins to the mix and it's gonna be sick
  • + 13
 Natural hip???
  • + 5
 Ya, as apposed to a Cosmetic one
  • + 1
 I think theres been a hip replacement.
  • + 7
 I swear Vanderham boosted higher than that in Strength in Numbers, but still a fine effort.
  • + 4
 Read my mind, Vanderham has done some huge hips!
  • + 7
 thats one gay ass world record
  • + 2
 "After watching the video analysis, all the riders agreed that no one has ever jumped that high on a hip. Andi Wittmann set a new world record."

Science in action! I am glad I read this on the internets, otherwise I wouldn't believe it was true...
  • + 1
 Nothin' more classic in freeride than blasting a huge hip! Looks sick! But methinks the others are right, Hopkins boosted the f**k outa the hip in Life Cycles and it was no step-up... Busting ankles and compressing headsets it was so massive...
  • + 2
 Out of curiosity how high were those guys getting at the bottom of rampage in this clip? www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=C_h1Cgv4K2c#t=88
  • + 1
 They didnt go as high above the lip of the jump, that was the mesuring factor. These guys blasted so big because it was a step down hip. So technically if they went like 6m high off the lip down to a step down, they could win, but thats too insane
  • + 3
 felix baumgartner has competition!
  • + 3
 I bet Messere could boost twice as high!
  • + 3
 Messere
  • + 2
 I have whipped huuuuge hips and feel weird about it!
  • + 1
 they could have used a few more camera's
  • + 2
 Cool
  • + 1
 Only one thing to do now.... Go out and build a hip.
  • + 1
 What the hell is natural about that hip??
  • + 1
 further discrediting mountain bikers. nice.
  • - 2
 What fork is that? I'm thinking White Bros?

EDIT: I see from the video its a Dorado, but in the picture in doesn't look like one.
  • + 0
 he went higher than hopkins

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