World First BMX Triple Backflip - Jed Mildon May 28, 2011

May 28, 2011
by Unit Clothing  
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New Zealand BMXer Jed Mildon has created action-sports history today by landing the world’s first Triple Backflip at the Unit T3 Mindtricks BMX Jam in Taupo, New Zealand.


Mildon, 24, stomped the three rotations perfectly during the free-to-the-public BMX show in his home-town.

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.”

“Even though I had the trick dialed perfectly into the foampit and onto an airbag set-up, I was still really nervous rolling in for my attempt, but once I was in the air it felt like time stood still and I could see each rotation perfectly.

“Landing with both wheels on the downramp was the most amazing feeling in the world!”

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 Mega-Megabox landing.

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 action-sports.

“He has shown the world what is possible if you take your dream and single-mindedly chase your goals without being distracted or listen to the critics and naysayers.”

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.

Christchurch’s Jake Prebble also set his sights on the Mega-Mega Box set-up and landed his first front-flip, then followed it up with a spectacular Front Flip Superman Indy.

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.


193 Comments

  • + 56
 "Mildon also attempted the world’s first Double Backflip Tailwhip after his successful Triple attempt, but cased the landing." WTF!?!?! Crazy Kiwi
  • + 52
 i can't even think of what a double flip whip can look like...
  • + 9
 im guessing pretty mentawl Razz
  • + 11
 Where are the limits of Bmx? Guess they thought this when Mirra did the very first backflips on them. Dude is crazy! I mean...double + tailwhip? And trust me they WILL go over these limits again and again.
  • - 3
 f*ck yeaah man!! Jed Mildon is beater?!
up in www.ridebikess.com
  • + 4
 720 double whipflip.... I'm still looking forward to seeing that. If there's a bmx game where you can do that, I'd like a video to see what it'd be like.
  • + 2
 savage
  • + 8
 thats the kind of shit u only see in video games!
  • + 3
 i dont even think that shits possible in video games it so sick!
  • + 11
 sitting at the table, eating my marmite on toast, in my stubbies watching this video... Us kiwi's got it sorted Big Grin
  • + 2
 @ribo88

The first guy to ever pull a backflip was not Dave Mirra but Jose Yanez, in 1985 (riding for Hutch : hutchbmx.com), and, I think Matt Hoffman did some before Mirra too.

Anyway, need to have some guts to do a triple one.
  • + 1
 Proper Respect.
  • + 5
 WTF!? Is that even possible? id be real proud of myself if could only land ONE backflip!
  • + 8
 @ryanMTB28

CORRECTION: this is the kind of stuff you see when you hack video games... Smile
  • + 1
 i woulda bailed as soon as i was looking down from the drop in haha
  • + 1
 it's just fucking unbeliveble xD
  • + 28
 Insane!!! That would take balls the size of grapefruit to roll in on that. This has to be VOD just for the headcam view nevermind the hugeness of it.
  • + 7
 That roll in is insane
  • + 1
 Finally they left the pov footage of the jump. I've seen millions of videos where they cut the pov out at where they hit the jump.
  • + 25
 That all happened so fast... Roll in... kicker-skyskyskylanding AAARRRGH!!! Hugs. Brilliant!
  • + 18
 Crack, that was the noise my jaw made hitting the floor in amazement!!!
  • + 67
 I had to pause the porn for this one
  • + 13
 Great graphics, looks real. Will this be available only on xbox?
  • + 8
 So sick Jed! Congratulations. First Brook winning last week and now this. Kiwis are starting to dominate!
  • + 12
 now who said kiwi's can't fly.? Salute
  • - 7
flag Waldon83 (May 29, 2011 at 5:05) (Below Threshold)
 Ummm, I don't remember anyone saying that
  • + 10
 Ummm, pretty sure anyone that knows anything about the bird would have said that... It's a well known fact.
"The kiwi is a curious bird, it cannot fly, has loose, hair-like feathers and long whiskers." It was a joke because New Zealanders are often referred to as "Kiwi's" because the Kiwi is an unofficial national emblem of New Zealand.


Do you understand the joke now.......? Facepalm
  • + 9
 Yeah Jed. NZ represent!!! I simply was in awe watching that.
  • + 5
 OH MY LORD
  • + 1
 Holy nut crackers! I'd be soo dizzy after doing 3 rotations!Plus That gap was hugggeeeee
  • + 2
 If you can think of it and visualize it in your mind, you can do it, whatever it is. SO SICK!
  • + 21
 Welcome to the matrix.
  • + 1
 INNSAAAAAANNNEE!!
  • + 9
 UNIT always has the best vids!
  • + 5
 holy sh!t the helmetcam footage makes me dizzy
  • + 1
 he did a double before he even started to come down....
  • + 12
 and a realy smooth landing.

just a matter of time untill lacondeguy does it on a 26".
  • + 1
 and wont be long befor its done on a mx bike
  • + 3
 I pooped a little.
  • + 1
 Huge props man. The future of bmx is looking good. Big Grin
  • + 2
 in a piss pot!!! scrazu fucking kiwis.
  • + 1
 whoosh whoosh whoosh.. landing,,. mad props... Big Grin
  • + 7
 Can't wait to see the first triple front flip
  • + 8
 DO FOUR!!!!!!!!!
  • + 2
 jusus!! and to land it on such a big ramp! nicely done! i swear by sumin like 2050 they will be able to land like 12 backflips the way things are going :L (imagination used, 12 will be hard to get off one jump :L )
  • + 1
 insano! but the gonads on this dude must be huge if he's only wearing a helmet. no Leatt and no other visible pads. And he landed so clean. I think a lot of the fast progression we've been seeing the past couple years on all action sports has been due to the foam pits and the airbags. They've been around for awhile, but it seems they're becoming more accessible for some reason.
  • - 4
flag beast-from-the-east (May 28, 2011 at 11:26) (Below Threshold)
 If he really had gonads he would've done it without the helmet, and without a shirt, and in flip-flops.
  • + 1
 It'd be impossible to do that fast of a rotation with a leatt...it's hard enough to do a normal flip with a leatt, it limits your movements so much.
  • + 5
 lui ya des grosses couilles
  • - 25
flag the-mountainbart-experience (May 28, 2011 at 9:04) (Below Threshold)
 I'm asuming you're saying someting about him having balls, but still, use ENGLISH?
  • + 25
 Theres other languages in this world than english. Let him express himself in whichever one he chooses.
  • - 23
flag the-mountainbart-experience (May 28, 2011 at 9:42) (Below Threshold)
 but if he's commenting for every one to read, why not for everyone to understand?
  • + 14
 Because it doesn't really matter...
  • + 7
 not all people on here understand english :L
  • + 1
 "not all people on here understand English"... e.g. faceplantedpenguin
  • + 1
 Erm google translator? On auto language picker
  • + 4
 if it can be done on a bmx, it can be done on a mtb maybe mx, who knows it seems nothing is impossible
  • + 2
 if you have guys like jed who are willing to risk life and limb for the sport then nothing is impossible. 10 years ago im sure guys thought that 1080s and quad whips would be impossible. it just gets more crazy from here Salute
  • + 1
 I'm surprised that they got the run in ramp built high enough, all of New Zealand's scaffolders live in Aus and the NZ space program has really suffered because of it. But Jed's sending it to the moon on his own. Maddog!
  • + 5
 i just shit bricks
  • + 1
 i just shit bricks... crosswise
  • + 1
 I usually could care less about huck tricks like this, but watching the helmet cam view of that roll in was awesome!!! but all I could think of during the side shot was " do an x-up or something on the last rotation".
  • + 4
 video game trick after video game trick... freaking insane Razz
  • + 1
 i would piss myself just from standing at the top of the ramp. amazing stuff. now they'll be pushing quad flips and probly have to start on mount everest and build a ramp all the way down.
  • + 0
 Now that would be a sick trick Wink

Who said I am hating? I am not a Maori people to hate some white guy doing tripleflips or the sport he is in, am I?
Ahh, just chill guys, and think of this as a political debate - no one wins Big Grin
  • + 3
 idiot Razz Jed is Maori
  • + 0
 Did someone said - trolling
  • + 4
 all that, WITH AN OPEN FACE HELMET.
  • + 2
 Landed it like he was doing a single, anybody else worry that this shits gettin outta hand??
  • + 1
 i wouldn't even hit the jump, this guy not only hits it but decides to throw in 3 backflips as well!!!! BMX just keeps making history, amazing vid and pic!!!
  • + 1
 Totally epic to have the balls to attempt it and successfully complete .. LEGEND
  • + 1
 that was sick!! i hope people will be able to do stuff like that at contests soon!!!
  • + 2
 that was perfect, im also speechless
  • + 1
 Would have preferred to see him coming down the ramp on the right but otherwise sick!!!
  • + 1
 Amazing video and picture... For a nz rider to do that in nz is just bloody awsome. Congratulations bro!!! Smile
  • + 1
 OMG, how is it possible ? You can't know where you are after 3 loops ! BMX tricks are madness !
  • + 1
 shut up 'wrongway' you prick! its a quality trick and i would love to see you do it.
  • + 1
 This makes sense why jedi jam was canceled this season, jeds "little project" turned out rather well.
  • + 3
 @ wrongway die.
  • + 1
 Makes you think..........whens the quadruple backflip gonna be the next big thing Razz
  • + 1
 theres a pattern. Single backflip was landed first then a single front flip was landed. Then a double backflip was landed then after that double frontflip was landed. So now that a triple backflip has been landed. . .
  • + 1
 yes, Andy Buckworth is gonna land triple frontflip, he tried one already on Nitro Circus Megaramp.
  • + 1
 shit hot that like how!!!!
  • + 1
 gotta say it: DIC!! (Dude Is Crazy)
  • + 1
 WOW! onomoomnoommomomonomommn and other nom like expressions
  • + 1
 this men is incredible!!! NO FEAR!!
  • + 1
 BURLY...I see Matt Hoffman in this kid..big and scary stunts!!!!!
  • + 1
 incredibil fratilor. niceeeeee
  • + 1
 czegos takiego jeszcze nie widzialem! super! polecam!
  • + 1
 I would be scared to go down the starting ramp xD NICE!
  • + 0
 Did I cut someones balls off, that people get so pissed?
Go get a ride, I did, felt much better Smile
  • + 1
 That is sick.Good to see fellow kiwis ripping!
  • + 1
 i wonder when a quad flip will be done
  • + 1
 Next proof , showing here wont be any limits - never
  • + 1
 that isn't nice anymore. Just like in a computergame
  • + 1
 Dope...best helmet cam ever.
  • + 1
 The progression of our sport is unmatched anywhere. ( Full stop )
  • + 1
 Adam Malysz zmienił branźę
  • + 1
 I cant even do that in dave mirra
  • + 1
 whats next?... triple front flip??
  • + 1
 Thats a nice one but when are they going to start throwing double corks?
  • + 1
 dude who the f*ck does ths on their bike?
this guy is nuts
  • + 1
 I think that's Jedi Mildon.
  • + 1
 ok now on a mtb then moto-x then quad..... PROPS!! bro keep it up
  • + 1
 Literally spilt me cup of tea all over my phone watching this. WTF!
  • + 2
 co za asy
  • + 1
 RWJ
  • + 2
 BMX HISTORY RIGHT HERE
  • + 1
 What just happened?!?!?!?!
  • + 1
 holy cow the third rotation was over the ramp!! insane.
  • + 1
 phenomenal! bmx is progressing so quickly!
  • + 1
 yeaaasaaaaaaa that was sooooo dope and at 24 ??? CRAZY
  • + 1
 Amazing, VOD all the way!!!
  • + 1
 that was fuckin nuts mad props
  • + 1
 pod and vod. hope it progresses to mtb.
  • + 1
 he pedal on the way down!
  • + 1
 jak by wydupił to by mu kask nawet niepomógł.
  • + 1
 never thought i'd see the day, pure beauty.
  • + 1
 ultimate progression sick !!!
  • + 1
 WOW! that was awesome, do it again.
  • + 1
 It amazes me how he brought himself to do that, sooo sick
  • + 1
 omg
  • + 1
 WOW and scary!
  • + 1
 Taupo Represent, yus!!!
  • + 1
 HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!
  • + 1
 Woah!
  • + 1
 O.o speechless...
  • + 1
 woot wtf?!?!?!
  • + 1
 Quite unesesarry !
  • + 1
 freak
  • + 1
 speechless.
  • + 1
 not the first
  • + 1
 that ramp is huge!
  • + 1
 fucking legend !!!!
  • + 1
 next stop: MTB
  • + 1
 WHAT!? crazy! Big Grin
  • + 1
 amazing!!
  • + 1
 chuj kurwa!!!!
  • + 1
 holy shit
  • + 1
 INSANE!!
  • + 1
 Dude is crazy
  • + 1
 I lold
  • + 1
 this is crazy
  • + 1
 WTF!! So sick
  • + 0
 he shoul'd call it the backtriple!
  • + 1
 mean
  • + 1
 Wauu its crazy.
  • + 1
 wow
  • + 0
 omg, mtb is evolving :o
  • + 3
 You mean bmx?
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