Video: Jaxson Riddle Does the First Ever Frontflip Crankflip

May 12, 2020
by Michael Gray  
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If you keep up with the world of Freeride/freestyle MTB there is a solid chance you have heard the name Jaxson Riddle. At the young age of 18, Jaxson has been making a strong impact coming up in the game. Growing up in the Utah desert, riding Freeride in Rampage style zones comes naturally. If you follow him on Instagram, you will see his productivity level on his bike is through the roof. This kid truly lives and loves to ride. It's been a treat to see Jaxson coming up in the scene. The older he gets, the more impact he seems to make. An unstoppable force in the game. Not only does he have incredible bike skills, but he brings his own original tricks and style into his riding. On top of that, Jaxson is one of the most down to earth kids out there.

All smiles Shot for Jaxson s recent Space Brace promo Photo Peter Jamison

Jaxson recently teamed up with Peter Jamison to create a Space Brace promo. We had no real expectations for the promo, mostly just an outline of doing a 1-minute video with no specifications on the riding. Hiring these two, we knew we could trust that they would deliver incredible content, but we did not expect Jaxson to go as far as doing a trick that has never been done on a bike...

Shot for Jaxson s recent Space Brace promo Photo Peter Jamison

The Crankflip is a very old trick that somewhat disappeared for a decade (2005 - 2015ish), and has flooded back into the BMX and MTB game in recent years. Riders like Jaxson have taken this old trick, revamped it, and incorporated it into fresh new trick combos. It's a trick that can be used in places other tricks can't, and riders are finding ways to manifest on that, like Jaxson with this: the first ever Frontflip Crankflip. Check it out:

Is this a never-been-done trick? We have never seen it before. Regardless of the claim, we just want to give a big shout out to Jaxson for this one, and to Peter for killing it on the video.

Follow these dudes on Instagram if you want to see more awesome content daily:
@jaxsonriddle@peterjamisonmedia

Photo Peter Jamison



45 Comments

  • 64 2
 I did a strait air with a little bar twisty, so kind of right there with front flip crank flip I think.
  • 15 1
 Practically the same thing bro!!!!
  • 27 0
 i can just about rub my head and pat my belly at the same time?
  • 17 0
 Is that mid-air or on the couch?
  • 25 0
 @SleepingAwake: Standing in front of a mirror. Couch is just crazy.
  • 26 0
 This morning I put on a flip flop the wrong way round. World's first back front flip flop, beat that!
  • 14 0
 what the actual!!!. they are clearly not teaching kids about gravity these days!!!
  • 2 0
 look at Danny Macaskill and others, they just refuse physics, let alone gravity
  • 15 2
 Flipceptional!
  • 21 1
 Cranktastic
  • 12 15
 Spectesticular...?
  • 7 2
 Pedalicious
  • 6 3
 Flippido McCranky
  • 2 1
 pedfliparoni
  • 1 0
 Those Fookers are popping up everywhere!
  • 1 0
 @foxinsocks: This deserves more praise.
  • 9 1
 I'm such a tit. I thought it said front flip back flip. I was waiting eagerly in anticipation of this seemingly impossible trick and all I saw was a fronty. Back to the title and it said front flip crank flip and I was like. Oh. I missed that.
  • 9 0
 Get him to Rampage!!!!
  • 6 0
 Frontflip Crankflip. Say that ten times fast
  • 5 0
 Oh, they meant "intentional frontflip crankflip" I do those all the time when I crash over the bars.
  • 3 1
 I like the song. Anyone know the name?
  • 1 0
 Do you think the crankflip was on purpose, or just added bonus on a reg. frontie?
  • 18 17
 Film makers are so contrived. Why am I seeing him tie his shoes?
  • 7 4
 Do you not feel it brings a sense of readiness, the preparation step that leads onto the namesake scene..? Coz that's make take, my impression
  • 50 0
 because it is a promo vid for Space Brace
  • 7 0
 Same reason every Fabio vid has a bunch of sponsor shots.
  • 6 0
 While I would agree these shots are silly in general, that specific one made me go "Hey, I have those shoes" and was the highlight of the video
  • 8 0
 Because it's a commercial for Space Brace? You know, product placement and such.

I'm just glad that the bike industry commercials are generally fun to watch and feature actual riding.
  • 20 1
 It's a metaphor for taking a simple construct, a shoe lace, and turning it into a unique, albeit abstract, functional form that holds not only your shoe, but halso humans together during this time. You can see the passion when tying, strong yet supple, diligent yet passive which juxtaposes with shredding in the video....balance. It all crescendos with the crank flip and full circle back to what makes it possible, the simple shoe, with its laces, drives not only the crank flip bit life... Quite simple really...
  • 2 1
 @Cyberhatter it’s literally an ad for Space Brace...protection that is RIGHT BY YOUR SHOES...smh
  • 1 0
 I honestly left the video wondering what kind of shoes those were.
  • 1 0
 They had a whole minute to fill - please allow them some creative filler!
  • 1 0
 @RadBartTaylor:
Ahh yes, I see it now.
  • 1 0
 Because many "extreme" athletes can't tie their own laces, further proving this kid's exceptional skills?
  • 1 0
 Can he do it inside his dream?
  • 1 2
 Tip of the day: if you want grown ups to watch your movie without having to mute the sound, don’t choose a dumb hip hop song.
  • 2 0
 Tip of the day: They really don't care, just cos you don't like it doesn't mean they should cater their song choices to you.
  • 1 0
 Sick ! but why would you even do that combo Big Grin
  • 1 0
 Front crank flip! ????
  • 1 0
 BOSS!
  • 1 0
 Awesome edit Jaxson!
  • 11 13
 Great riding, stoopid song.
  • 6 9
 Great, I guess. I'd feel better if there was any evidence of landing that trick.

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