Dawid Godziek Lands World’s First Quadruple Tail Whip on a Mountain Bike - Audi Nines MTB 2018

Sep 13, 2018
by The Audi Nines  

Polish mountain biker Dawid Godziek landed a quadruple tail whip yesterday, September 12, at the Audi Nines MTB event in Birkenfeld, Germany. The trick, an aerial maneuver in which the rider spins his bike around the handlebars four times while airborne, is a first in the world of mountain biking.

“I landed the triple whip pretty easy, so I decided to try for one more,” said the 24-year-old professional mountain biker from the village of Suszec in southern Poland. “I hadn’t been thinking about this trick at all, but the jump here at Audi Nines turned out to be the perfect jump for it. It’s huge and there’s a lot of airtime to do it.”

Godziek landed the trick after four tries on the Progression Big Air jump, a special feature designed specifically to help mountain bikers push their aerial tricks to new heights. The massive jump features a nearly 5-meter-high takeoff ramp and launches bikers over 10 meters off the ground, helping the event live up to its motto of “Send it to the Moon!”

“The special thing about this event is that we don’t have any pressure to put our run together in three or five tries,” said Godziek. “We have a few days to do our best, which is really cool.”

“It’s a pretty hard and pretty big course, which is new for me,” he added. “But I finally landed something big, and I’m really stoked.”

The Audi Nines MTB is an invite-only media event and contest for professional mountain bikers, held this year for the first time in a stone quarry in the Hunsrück mountains of Germany’s Rhineland-Palatinate region. Supported by Bikepark Idarkopf, the event has attracted some of the world’s top mountain bikers to this spectacular venue to participate in an innovative video contest, which gives riders one week to land their best tricks and runs in front of running cameras. In addition to the Big Air jump, the venue also features freeride and slopestyle mountain bike lines with huge drops, jumps and other special features.




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  • + 221
 “I landed the triple whip pretty easy, so I decided to try for one more"

I can't even wheelie.
  • + 4
 I can stoppie easier than wheelie. I can even backflip better than wheelie. Am I tassie?
  • + 47
 @donpinpon29: The stoppie to faceplant combo is the one I've got dialed.
  • + 3
 @DrPete: but what gets the major score is the hangtime in between the two.
  • - 1
 Not easy enough apparently.. The quad didn't even count in my books, bikes have pedals for a reason.
  • + 2
 I gave up a long time ago. I used to be on a professional-ish level, thinking, "oh if I just try my best, and ride every day, I could get a 15 second segment on a video or something". Some people can just do it, like it comes naturally to them, even my friend who was arguably better than me, was absolutely terrible compared to a pro. Look at an Olympic gymnast floor routine, for me it's just like, "I cannot do that shit, some people can, I cannot in a million years of infinite practice".
  • + 44
 If you don’t need to be on your bike when you land to claim a world first then I’m basically Travis Pastrana considering the shit I’ve done without my feet on the pedals.
  • + 29
 I like how 10 years ago, you could ball ride an entire contest run and itd still count, but nowadays if you dont land on every single one of your pedal pins, people say it doesnt count. Progression
  • + 7
 He landed it and rode away. Just for few miliseconds his feet touched the ground. So I think he has that WFQTW ! CONGRATULATIONS Dawid !! Zajebioza!
  • + 7
 @rippersub: except, you aren’t...
  • + 16
 rippersub- Please post footage of you slipping a pedal on a dub cork 10, cork 7, dub backflip, etc. then I may take your useless opinion seriously.
  • + 0
 @scott-townes: Why do you need to do a dub cork 10 to have a opinion in the comments. It took me years to learn whips and i didnt count them until i was able to land on the bike. Why is a Redbull athlete allowed to cut corners and I'm not. Why can a article written by The Audi Nines about themselves go unquestioned. Somebody else is going to do this trick properly but they won't be able to claim their worlds first because some yuppie company wanted to dab their foot in the NBD book.
  • + 1
 @theredbike: Its in response to his post of stating he's like Travis Pastrana... reading comprehension, bud.
  • + 1
 @scott-townes: I couldn't, my feet don't get anywhere near the pedals in order to "slip" one, as I said in my OP.
  • + 1
 @rippersub: Where's the footage of you even attempting anything close? Come on, bud.
  • + 35
 His foot touched the ground, doesn’t count.
  • + 10
 Dab spotted
  • + 15
 Watch it in 0.25 speed. His foot got really close but it didn't actually touch. I still think he should have properly landed it on the pedals though.
  • + 2
 @fanders: foot kicked up dirt.

Regardless - this is badass
  • + 55
 Looks like that quad whip is still yours for the taking, @manglermixer! I look forward to your video.
  • - 9
flag mollow (Sep 13, 2018 at 10:43) (Below Threshold)
 @zsandstrom: that's not the point tho jerry
  • + 2
 In my book it's a make because the dab was minimal and wasn't done to keep him on the bike.
  • + 1
 @taquitos: There is no minimal or dabs. Want to call it done, then both legs on the pedals (or at least cranks) and that's it.
  • + 17
 @b-wicked: Then you haven't been watching slope for that long. Pedal slip vs. full on foot plant are two very different things. Could it be cleaner? Yes. But was it landed? Also yes.
  • + 8
 I feel like this is a topic that is only fairly evaluated by his peers. Unless I have missed something and you are all professional, or on your way to being professional slope/freestyle competitors.
  • + 2
 @fanders: There is a reason that the sand kicked up near his foot...
  • + 7
 @tkrug: I'm definitely not pro, but I've been following slope since the beginnings of Crankworx and I've seen things much less clean considered landed.
  • + 1
 @SnowshoeRider4Life: The front wheel kicks up the dirt not the foot. Watch again @ 15sec mark.

I feel like I'm taking crazy pills or something with all the comments saying he touched the ground.
  • + 2
 Not sure what the officials would say, but in my book he made it. It clearly isn't clean and wouldn't earn full points, but I reckon he can still claim the first quad-tailwhip.
  • + 0
 Let's see you do it better!
  • - 1
 @raddog: LeT's SeE yOu Do IT MaNnN O.o
  • + 22
 Enduro riders winning in DH n now BMXers landing worlds first in a mountain bike.. what’s next Nino Schurter winning the x games?
  • + 0
 LOL, what's next is Yolanda Neff leaving woman's XC racing to race woman's DH. Smile And she just may win a few races too.
  • + 5
 @kmorgan: please yolanda give it a try
  • + 22
 He should have claimed it as the first double double tailwhip!
  • + 20
 Sponsored by In-N-Out.
  • + 16
 Godziek brothers are FKNG RAD
  • + 10
 Four? I did six the other week, unfortunately the batteries were dead on the video camera and the magnificent feat wasn’t recorded.

Seriously, I’m like the guy below me and can’t even wheelie more than a couple of meters. I suspect the only thing I have in common with this guy is owning some NS handlebars and rims.

I bet he couldn’t have produced a 100 odd page Excel report in the record time I had to produce it this week though! Oh dear, my life went very wrong somewhere...
  • + 0
 Doubt he owns the bars and rims - they are provided for him to use.
  • + 2
 @onemind123: Don't doubt him.
He owned everything and everyone in that video.
  • + 3
 Sorry to break it to you, but Dawid rides for Dartmoor. It's his brother who rides for NS. Wink
  • + 2
 it's all about nesting that VLOOKUP in an IFERROR. maybe i'll go for a quad nested formula next week.
  • + 1
 @underhawk: VLOOKUP is pretty inefficient. Combination of INDEX and MATCH tends to work faster and it's much more flexible, especially when combined with tables.
You get extra nesting using those, which is popular with ladies ????
  • + 11
 All these sour comments coming from people that couldn't even hit that jump. Let's see all your videos of YOU progressing the sport.
  • + 8
 Technically it's cheating.
Spinning the bike that fast,that many times creates extra lift.If he can increase the rotational speed 10%-15% then he will actually be able to hover on flat ground.
Nicolai is working on a hop 1800 as I type.
It's pretty basic physics really.
  • + 3
 everyone hating about the pedal slip.. are you seriuos?
most of you can't even ride a bike properly so STFU please to do us all a favour.

thought at least the mtb comuntity wouldn't be as stupid as the rest of the world is.. sad times
  • + 4
 the BBC are catching up with reporting MTB recently. Some articles when Rachel or Tahnee have won a WC or WChamps & we can watch reruns of the Worlds on demand via BBC iPlayer.
  • + 4
 @Dropthedebt: Yeah this is great to see, as one of the best women’s mountain bikers of all time it’s a travesty that more people in the UK don’t know about Rachel, if this was an Olympic sport she would be a household name, I hope one day she and Tahnee get the wider recognition they deserve, if they are interested or bothered! Get Mike Bushell from Breakfast TV on a downhill bike!
  • + 11
 My mom loves the BBC.
  • + 1
 @johntaylorphotos:

he has been on a bike a few times. fair play to Bushell, he does get stuck in.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fdA1Nt0VCc

www.youtube.com/watch?v=tU3zlWd1Dtw
  • + 4
 @Session603: I feel this comment has gone under appreciated (I laughed so hard I herniated)......I'm not sure whether this is a positive or negative reflection on PB commentators.
  • + 0
 @Session603: And your dad loves watching?
  • + 1
 @Dropthedebt: missed opportunity there, Wendover Woods?! Should have hit Aston Hill!
  • + 5
 Dave mirra bmx for PC all over again
  • + 5
 beat that Nicolai Rogatkin
  • + 6
 Nicolai: "challenge accepted" LOL
  • + 0
 Nicolai will do it while spining on hymself...just to add some challenge! Big Grin
  • + 4
 That's Nicholi, thanks.
  • + 0
 Nicholi is beginning to feel the pressure! he'd better pray David doesn't turn up at the diamond events next season...
  • + 5
 When it's hard to count the whips in slowmo that was done FAST.
  • + 1
 Could you imagine being one of the special snowflakes that comment and say it doesn't count because of the possible foot dab. Fucking disgraceful. I hate being negative but this is getting on my nerves.
  • + 2
 "The trick, an aerial maneuver in which the rider spins his bike around the handlebars four times while airborne". Thanks for that, I didn't know what a tailwhip was...
  • + 5
 Actually, the rider spins the bike around the steerer / head tube, parallel to the handlebars on the y axis - and not around the handlebars. Spinning around the handlebar would indicate a z or x axis rotation. Just being a smart @ss Smile
  • + 2
 Sick af... I love progression.
  • + 2
 Still working on my curb drop to flat.
  • + 2
 "HOLD MY BEER" Beer

Nicholi Rogatkin
  • + 3
 No bar spin?
  • + 1
 No bar out?
  • + 2
 Nicolai is getting nervous now haha
  • + 2
 That was weak. Call me when someone actually lands it
  • + 2
 Crankworx needs Godziek dropping this and the body varial to 360.
  • + 2
 Usually it’s the other brother doing crankworx
  • + 3
 @dj100procentenduro: Dawid's bound to qualify soon.
  • + 3
 style > tricks
  • + 2
 Dawid has style in spades but it's hard to expect that in doing sth for the first time
  • + 3
 I've got so much style, but no tricks.
  • + 1
 @cyclo-maniac: I've got no style or tricks
  • + 1
 Bonus points for landing with wheel up the rectum....
  • + 1
 I bet the first one on a BMX was to pedals.
  • + 1
 Nice one Dawid Smile
POLSKA GÓRĄ
  • + 1
 “I’ll try spinning! That’s a good trick!”
  • + 1
 All in favor of calling this the "Quip", say aye!
  • + 1
 That actually sounds more like a 5x whip, a quintuple whip. Soon, I'm sure, we'll have a need for this term.
  • + 3
 @Lanebobane: Whip, Dip, Trip, Quap and Quip God help us all
  • + 1
 You need to land the trick to claim worlds first
  • + 1
 So what? People don't have to catch pedals anymore?
  • + 1
 Pretty sick looking trick. Congrats.
  • + 1
 that doesn't count
  • + 1
 Ok one question

Does it still count when putting your foot on the floor

I think he's done it properly, that's why they publish it or am i wrong ?

LOL
  • + 1
 @R4dz1k: Well this is a article from The Audi Nines about a Audi Nines event. Im guessing they will publish anything that brings them attention. I don't count putting your foot down. I would catch my whips with one foot for years before i figured them out and if i said otherwise my peers would defiantly call me out. If you ask me people need to keep the integrity of the sport in check by preventing these sponsors from stamping their name all over the history books.
  • + 0
 Mike Spinner rides MTBs now?
  • + 1
 Levels.. Mega
  • + 1
 Close enough for me
  • + 0
 They forgot to show the video of him landing it
  • + 1
 Pedal slip - no make
  • - 2
 Dear Slopestyle dudes, This trick may be hard, and require extreme precision. But it looks utterly stupid. I'd rather see a stylish whip. Sincerely, Asshole.
  • - 1
 He wouldn't slip a pedal if he was clipped in. Wink
  • - 1
 I count 5 rotations, so why is it only a quadruple?
  • + 4
 Because you suck at maths
  • - 2
 not a mountain bike...
  • + 1
 It's funny how distorted mountain bikes are. I tried to ride up a mountain on my hard tail.
  • - 3
 No one gonna call out that PB miss spelled David, Dawid?
  • + 3
 Likely polish spelling, pretty common
  • + 2
 Technically there is no "v" in polish alphabet
  • + 1
 @pooceq: yeah sorry. I meant that the IG post spelling conflicts w the articles spelling.
  • + 1
 @kevin267: ofc we have V in the alphabet. David-in english Dawid in Polish simple Smile
  • - 3
 i'm not sure what you consider landing... but a pedal slip does not count as a make in my book.
  • + 2
 at least it deserves 10 points deduction
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