Must See! Cam Zink Lands World Record 100 ft Backflip

Aug 21, 2014
by Karl Burkat  


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182 Comments

  • + 291
 I ollied a curb today...
  • + 105
 Sorry to reign on your parade, but bunny hopped over a stick...
  • + 74
 what kind of dictator reigns over someone parade? I'd rather have rain :\
  • + 61
 Kim Jong Un probably
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 If I were to guess I'd say Admiral General Aladin
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 i wheelied up my driveway today...
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flag MickB (Aug 21, 2014 at 22:53) (Below Threshold)
 amazing loool
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 I removed the stabilizers on my bike...
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 I added the reflectors on mine
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 Wow. I pressed my front break SO hard, my back wheel actually came off the ground!!
  • + 40
 I combed out my tassels and straighten my basket.
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 @totalbikesforever someone clearly hasn't got avid brakes
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flag jaame (Aug 22, 2014 at 3:08) (Below Threshold)
 46mph. YOU SICK CUNT!
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 I usually don't respond with a post to all the haters, but I have been riding with Cam Zink since he could ride a bike. I am his Father. People forget that he has been an innovator in this sport and was the 1st FMB World Champ. He has won Crankworx twice, Redbull Rampage and many others. I want to know how many of you have had 15 surgeries, 4 ACL cadaver replacements, full length titanium rods in their tibias, ruptured their spleen twice, countless concussions, and still go out and perform stunts like this. This was Cam's 1 hour special on National TV, all about him. Yes it was a promotional stunt, bringing attention to the sport, calculated, measured, and practiced. It was not Rampage where he did the biggest flip last year, I might add before all of your favorite riders did. He is 28 years old and still competing, although his Mother and I wish he would go to the business part of the industry. So keep on hating and when you are out flipping and please don't get hurt. Go Cameron!!
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 ^^^I don't think Roy got the jokes
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 @royhud- I don't think anyone here was hating, they were all acknowledging how insignificant their accomplishments are compared to those of Cam Zink, in a satirical way.
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 @royhud - we all love Cam Zink here. Not a single word of hate up. Do you ride a bike? Because what everyone is saying is how much they suck in comparison to your son and how trivial the stuff they do is - even if it was a decent gap trick step down rotate barrel ollie inversion flip no hander spanky wad doo smacker. Cam is King.
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 I think that's just an overprotective dad's way of saying "that's my boy!"
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 I know, I shouldn't have posted anything and for sure I should have tempered the word "hater". But you gotta admit that some of the posts are downright stupid regarding what this was all about. His Mom and I always worry because we had to endue his pain and suffering he had all the early years, so now, when he finally gets his day in the spotlight I couldn't understand the posts regarding what this was or wasn't. It was a stunt and a big show, all for MTB world and the FMB. I have been around this sport for over 20 years now, and understand how Cameron is viewed by his peers. As the bubbrubb said above this post, "that's my boy". signed Cam's DAD
  • + 31
 That's the reason why my dad never learned how to use a computer... he wouldn't be able to handle the strangeness that is the internets.
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 @royhud = a straight up beauty.
Unlike @kop5.


Tis a joke I say(about kop5 not cams dad)
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 I'm glad you did post royhud. I never knew about all the injuries Cam has been threw. But the stupid Cam hate comments always seem to get posted sooner or later. Makes no sense to me, how can people ignore the accomplishments of the most progressive rider of the last 10 years?
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 Roy,don't worry I don't get the humor of this millennial kid's either, they always feel tough with the keyboards. Cameron it's a Legend in our SPORT and he'll always be up there with all the top guys. When anybody talk's about the progression of Freeride Mountain Biking and what it is Today, Zink is one of the first name's that comes up. Your kid its just RAd!!!
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 Roy, I too grew up with Cam and Howie in Carson and have been able to ride with Cam in Northstar when I come back to visit. Anyway, nothing but love and respect for all of his outstanding accomplishments. What he's done to gain exposure for our sport is unmatched by any rider and the fact that he's still going bigger and bigger every year deserves the utmost respect and the support that you've given him over the years is truly admirable. Very cool seeing all the family right there by his side, Amanda, Ayla, Howie, Sarah, everyone.. I'm beyond happy for him, and the rest of the family!
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 I thought Cams dad was in Jail
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 Nothing but respect. No hate.
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 cam is amazing! nerves of steel. my favorite big mountain rider to watch because of the risks he takes and the tricks he throws on the big jumps to make us love our sport even more!... WAY TO GO CAM! and family, because y'all must have nerves of steel just watching him do it... clap clap. hats off... (stay safe)
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 I don't understand - where's all the "hate comments" that are supposedly here? Were they deleted?
Sithbike - since when have Zink's accomplishments been ignored???
By whom? Die-hard roadies?
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 @royhud thank you for letting your kid follow his dream. I could see a lot of parents telling their kids that riding a bike isn't a career path. He's an absolute blast to watch, and on behalf of all pinkbikers, no matter your wheel size, thank you
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 Sick cunt is a compliment where I come from all you poopoos who gave me the negatives!
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 PB in loaded with losers like that man
I said amazing i got neg propped hahaha.. trolls Smile
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 Cam and dad, flawless and mind blowing! Total respect.
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 i can do that :v
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 And on the 8th day god gave Cam Zink the balls. All of them.
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 I'm gonna have mine zink plated
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 ^ Bizarre
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 Only Zink can make a 100 foot world record backflip look easy... #Legend
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flag chyu (Aug 22, 2014 at 1:03) (Below Threshold)
 it is easy. that's why we don't put in videos always.
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 His poor poor girlfriend/wife.
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flag scotttherider (Aug 21, 2014 at 20:38) (Below Threshold)
 Um they said she's a fiancĂ©e...
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 Which is a girlfriend/wife
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 "It's Levi-O-sa, not levio-SA"
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 His wife must be living a high stress life...
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 @angrynipples dude, can't stop laughing at your second comment
  • + 4
 @cherouvim, its going to only get worst in 1 months time.....
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 When it's a righteous union, ya back each other
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 @angrynipples you made me spit coffee out of my nose. Not cool man Wink
  • + 66
 Now I know why the Yanks still use the Imperial system.. 100ft sounds much more impressive that 30.48m...
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 or 6.06 rods
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 Cuz 'Merika
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 304,800 millimeters!
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 trustme backflipin 30 meters, it faaaar!! i mean i am lazy to go buy some shit in my 30 meters store from where i live, but damn if i could backfliped to the store Big Grin Big Grin
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 Guinness Book O' World Records uses feet, get with the program
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 @andrewtaylor, perhaps you exagerated a little
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 centimeters,you moron
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 I just used google, I didnt actually calculate it myself
  • + 46
 evil knieval would poop a little if he watched this.
  • + 28
 I was there and it brought a tear to my eye. Amazing experience. Watching him in person do the "nothing" was cool too, but there was something else that was special about this. A number times Kyle Strait was shadowing him, filming. Even while setting a world record, he was riding with a bro. That's what it's about.
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 Thanks ESPN for leaving us Canadians high and dry...thanks to those who were there and posted on Instagram. No big deal ESPN...not pissed at all.
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 so sick, cam is a monster
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 Cam is Monster!!!!
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 WOW !!!!!!!!!
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 Flipping heck...
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 Solid Cam
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 Andreus Flip over the last 25m Flip in Belgium was much more impressiv! Speed wasn't calculated and he hit two huuge jumps just before this flip over that gap.
Just my opinion! Smile
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flag Stephanovic (Aug 21, 2014 at 20:27) (Below Threshold)
 *25m hip
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 Whatever
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 Zink's step down flip was more impressive than both this jump, and Andreu's jump. But flipping 100ft, on live television, on ESPN, and you are the sole star of the show, and having it on your mind for MONTHS leading up to it? That's on another level.
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flag nojzilla (Aug 22, 2014 at 1:14) (Below Threshold)
 Did Zink take a bitch run on a moto X???
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 Zink doesn't do bitch runs, he runs up in your bitch.
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 I think he just really didn't want to die? give him a break
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 Andreu had kinda calculated the speed before. They had asked a moto dude to hit the jumps first and then he followed the guy to have an idea of the speed he needed
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 Not exactly true: Andreu never followed the moto. The moto-guy crashed on the first day trying the jumps with his mountainbike (he's the guy crashing on the course preview video), and only got back on his moto on the last day (where he followed nico). Andreu just did the superman, felt like it, did some extra pedalling and pulled the flip. Not trying to take something away from Zink's, but he had nothing planned, no airbag, he just went for it (but they're obviously both awesome)
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 @csermonet actually yeah he does. He did a pile of bitch runs into an airbag. Let's face it, Zink ain't no Andreu Lacondeguy.
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 LOL, Lacondeguy is amazing but come on, he will never be Cam Zink. The two BIGGEST moments in Rampage history, two Guiness World Records, HIS OWN 1 hour feature on live TV on ESPN. Ask any random schmo off the street and they just might be able to tell you who Cam Zink is, but they will have no idea who Andreu is.

Next?
  • + 10
 Cam Zink is a gnarly dude but man his girlfriend just looks terrified every time he hucks like that, that's gotta be stressful.
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 Yeah, back in the 360 from the sender, then for the Sender Flip, then for the 100ft Flip... Gosh she should have a 25 tension measure all along the year !
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 Damn it, my mind just exploded and I needed it for school.
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 I wonder how big the Fest jumps are. Because this is huge but Andreu has flipped some huge jumps in the Fest
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 I was actually just getting on here to say the same thing. Weren't the LooseFest doubles like 21, 23, 25 meters? If so, then Andreu definitely takes the cake since he backflipped the biggest of the three...
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 Zink did 30meters
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 Ah gotcha. Why wouldn't they put 150 feet then? That sounds way cooler than a measly hundred!
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 So basically I was thinking about this at work today and I am and idiot through and through. 30 x 3 is definitely not 150.....
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 Cam Zink, such an entertainer, such a sportsman, such a daredevil. He really knows how to put on a show. Thank you for having the balls, to lay your life on the line-all the time, to do one thing=keep putting MTB out there and make the sport look cool. You sir are an American legend.
  • + 6
 I would give that a 10/10, but Zink turned it up to 11.
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 Been following Zink as a rider since he was a kid. This guy is a true Freerider! Consistently goes big and pushes the freeride bar higher and higher year in and out! Watched him stomp the 78ft. back-flip at Rampage last year and was blown away by that amazing feat! He will now forever be in the history books for his 100ft - 3inch back-flip on a mountain bike! He made it look effortless. So happy for the guy! ZINK IS A BEAST! The gauntlet has been thrown down boys!
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 Why has this been neg propped?
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 You know you all are right all the preparation and weeks of practice maybe doesn't seem as impressive as in a competition but the fact that he did it on live TV coming off at 46 miles an hour and landing it so perfect on his first try its just pretty amazing you have to admit...
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 Thoughest job in the world is being Cam Zinks wife.....and son
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 *daughter* at least for now
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 He's so rad, he's done so much for the sport and getting it attention. By doing this will prob make the sport grow
  • + 1
 you got that right buddy! first tippie falling off a side of a ski lift...now, cam getting crazy on a back flip! this lifestyle rocks! it's great to be a mountain biker...as long as you can afford a bike!
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 Sorry, I'm just non impressed after watching this...
So much preparation, so many tries to the bag that it's almost natural that he landed it to dirt. That was waaay easier than his backflip of the Oakley sender and in terms of long distance flip I think that Andreu during the Loose Fest prooved what breaking the limits means: he flipped 80ft gap that was 3rd jump in a line right after sticking the crazy extended superman on the 2nd jump.
This was highly calculated but the preparation process just killed the "WOW" factor of this move in my opinion...
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 Yea its so much better to have less preparation for a jump like this.
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 Yeah but it's a official world record, with all the shit to come with... I think it's kinda "normal" !
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 Really?? he was going close to 50 mph at the lip.. 50! that is fast on a bike no matter how you look at it, so while it may have looked easy, that is a blazing speed and any type of bobble could be trouble..
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 olaffons I agree with you. It was made "just" to break the record which is awesome but in my opinion even Cam would agree that flippin the oakley sender was way more scarier and harder too.
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 The Icon sender, now a 100 foot flip, what is he going to flip next! Congrats Cam!
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 So, you're saying me that Andreu didn't set a WR backflip on loosefest because of 5 meters ? Mega balls they have someone said. Rampage will be sick mtb is in another f* level
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 So honored to know Cam. Such a rad guy and always takes time to shoot the breeze with my family and I. HELL YEAH CAM!!!
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 One of our local trails you hit about 45mph at the flat out section near the bottom. the thought of hitting a monster lip and pulling back for a flip at that speed is beyond belief tbh insane
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 I've been riding for 6 months the biggest gap I've hit is 15 foot so by my logic in 3 years I should be able to do that
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 Sure ahahaha
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 Sadly there comes a point where you get scared & start going smaller not bigger! Frown
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 the flip off the oakley feature at rampage was cooler
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 Didn't Semenuk & Rheeder both flip whip a 75 footer at X, & then follow up with insane slope runs in high winds? Zinks meh flips are meh. :/ It's about time someone bothered to push an MTB limit a bit, but it's been a long time coming. 10 years ago I'd shit my pants. Now I can't even muster a silent fart with nary a smell.
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 I can't see it. Vid won't play just shows some Chinese ??? Letters!
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 Ya, player doesn't jive with my android galaxy Frown
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 Go on the games site. They have interviews and what not too
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 XGames*
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 You are there again aren't you? Didn't I tell you to lay off the fuzzy monkey palms for a few days and lay low on the Internet.
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 Way to go cam! I stayed at canyon lodge a couple of weeks ago! That was so knarly and u made it look so easy! Congrats!!!
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 King of big air.. You Deserve it man!
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 WTF'z. I'm glad I watched this on TV because EPSN's video player sucks ballz. Doesn't work in any browser!!
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 Ok, nevermind, I got this to work by commenting out my host file that blocks ads. Looked really good by the 3rd time I played it. Nice job Cam!!!
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 It would be a World Record if ESPN got their video player up to at least 2005 standards....
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 The Adobe Flash Player is required to view this content... Arh maaaaaaaaaaaan!
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 This man is an inspiration,a legend and a pioneer of MTB ! Thank you Zink and congrats !
  • + 1
 Cool to see zink in the world record book. Tom vansteenbergen should also get an award for world record frontflip
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 Did it like a walk in park! Hats off to you good sir
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 Content not available on this device. WTF!
  • + 1
 This is awesome, congrats Cam, but am i the only one who would rather just watch him throw whips over it???
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 Youtube link anyone?
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 Oakley Icon Sender flipped last year.
100ft gap flipped this.
Next year, Grand Canyon Flip maybe? Hahaha
This man is a Monster!
  • + 1
 redbull should sponsor Zink backflipping from space. like Baumgartner, but with no parachute
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 What saddle does he use to fit balls that big?
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 Your mom's. I figured an unoriginal repetitive joke deserved a similar response.
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 Thats the first time i see the son of the super strong lady
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 Cam Zink is just f*cking awesome.
  • + 1
 Honestly was it even in question that he was going to land this?
  • + 1
 I'm surprised he got that much air knowing that he has massive testicles
  • + 1
 I like how he shows no fear
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 Nice one Cam. I don't mind admitting you had me worried.
  • + 0
 RANT: How about some metric system indication (just for the 'rest' of the world):
100ft = 30.5meters
grrr!
  • + 4
 I'm glad you were able to get it. Google's pretty tough.
  • + 0
 Yeah, I love to have to google it every time, it's so fun...Especially when it's aimed at an international audience but let's see what James Randi has to say about it:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=1noooYpnt5g
  • + 1
 badass! watermelons for balls
  • + 0
 Just met his friends In san diego that sponsor him through their brewing co. They said they were scarred for him.
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 Which brewery?
  • + 0
 I'd be scarred for him too.
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 Distillery I believe, Coldcock Whiskey.
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 74km/h, 30m
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 worst commentators ever.
  • + 1
 I screamed wayyy to loud when watching this...
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 Cam flink
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 Wuttttttt
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 alrighty then...
  • + 1
 stoked! so clean.
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 So sick Cam, so stoked for you, YEEEAAAHHH
  • + 1
 Balls made of Zink
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 Oh damnnn.
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 ZINK=KING!
  • + 1
 Its not mountain bikin.....its Zinking! haha
  • + 0
 THAt was FUCked!!
  • - 1
 cam zink not only gratuated from flight school but he is the new principal
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 Kelly could do better
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 I'm a proud kiwi and get excited everytime McGazza rides......but Cam Zink is definately the king of the big stuff.
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flag jez2k1 (Aug 22, 2014 at 1:34) (Below Threshold)
 He only tried it to one up Kelly. Not very sportsman like and if that line on the landing is 100ft he was short anyway....
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 Really? I haven't read anywhere that this jump was to be one up on Kelly.
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 Not very sportsman like?? Even if what you say is true (which I don't believe for a second), competition is the heart and soul of progressing this gnarly sport of ours. I can promise you Kelly didn't watch this video with a pout, but rather with a shit eatin grin, and I'm sure it pumped him up to push himself even more. There's a lot of camaraderie in this sport, and friendly competition is a good thing.to complement that.
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