Must Watch: Triple Backflip From Pastrana's Crew

Aug 9, 2014
by Pinkbike Staff  
This is the first episode of Travis Pastrana's new series. If this is what we can expect, we're instant fans. In this episode, The Godfrey Clan work toward the elusive triple backflip and nail it.



Gavin Godfrey and Ethen Godfrey Roberts grew up in Salt Lake City. That had a pretty normal childhood other than there uncle was Gregg Godfrey him self! The God Father of Nitro Circus! They were flipping dirt bikes and jumping cars before they hit puberty! Now after ridding with Nitro Circus for the past 2 years they have really found there niche in the free ride mountain bike world. They set out on a goal to land the Triple Back Flip, never before done on a mountain bike. With encouragement and help by the whole Godfrey/Roberts family, they built the biggest jump either of them have ever seen! On the same day both made history and landed the triple back flip to dirt!

Gavin says "This is only the beginning"

Get ready for what Gavin and Ethen are whipping up for the future! There are no limits to what these boy can do!

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78 Comments

  • 187 1
 I still wanna know how you over rotate a triple flip
  • 52 0
 quad flips in our (their) future
  • 26 2
 Wow... If they can over rotate a triple it won't be long before they do a quad!
  • 4 0
 I guess that ty roberts would have been able to close a quad if he hadn't left the bike...
  • 5 0
 i feel good about my spank spike bar now not that ill be triple flipping any time soon
  • 4 1
 No but seriously some of those over rotations looked sooooo close to being quad flips (4 flips)
  • 20 1
 f*ck it, why stop at four? Make the jump sixteen times bigger and go for 100
  • 3 1
 Science
  • 10 0
 I feel like those might not be exact physically correct dimensions, but I like the way you're thinking @jaame
  • 2 7
flag sewer-rat (Aug 10, 2014 at 0:09) (Below Threshold)
 Take these boys to rampage
  • 4 0
 Sewer- They're mainly big jump fellas (not sure how their bike handling skills are on tech/steep/loose) but given how talented they are at so many things, after a couple season of riding big mountain, it wouldn't surprise me if they could compete and do well.
  • 27 2
 i would be pumped to hang with the pastrana crew for a day, but shitting my pants at the same time.
  • 27 2
 WE ARE NOW 2 STEPS AWAY FROM DOWNHILL DOMINATION BEING REAL!!!! 1 IF PINNACLE ACTUALLY HAPPENS!!!
  • 21 1
 KIDS! You see when one of the riders climbs an orange ladder onto the semi-trailer in the beginning? Did you notice that he stood on the top rung? THAT IS NOT A STEP! These are trained professional stunt men, so don't assume you can pull such a manoeuvre too. You could get hurt. Play safe.
  • 1 2
 No - you wear your helmet
  • 23 2
 Who wears white pants when going for there first triple back flip?! Seriously though, their insane!
  • 3 3
 Because they wore white pants? @tuboy95
  • 2 0
 Meh, it's between Easter and Labor day. What's crazy is the lack of sun protection! Melanoma is dangerous stuff!
  • 36 24
 These guys are the bois. Pastrana has more talent in any of his broken bones than half of pinkbike collectively. So many achievements by such a cool group of people. I would be humbled if i ever met him. #livinglegend
  • 154 6
 you were doing so well... then you had to go and ruin it with a fucking hashtag
  • 7 37
flag nohyphens (Aug 9, 2014 at 10:26) (Below Threshold)
 #MmmBlockinOutDaHaters

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ID7c-usZsB4
  • 10 56
flag turtlesauce2000 (Aug 9, 2014 at 10:28) (Below Threshold)
 Dry your eyes gabriel, its only a #hashtag.
  • 14 3
 Men who hashtag are as bad as men who lol.
  • 5 7
 #YesAllMen
  • 3 1
 carlos- You've got a good point there. #LOL
  • 11 0
 Well, after having seen the one where he overrotated, I think it won't take long until we see a quadruple backflip. Just a bigger ramp, higher landing, and after just so many times one of the guys will land rubber side down again... Still incredible, though.
  • 12 0
 ...I wheelied a curb today.
  • 11 4
 Those guys that landed on their asses are SO lucky they're not paralysed. People become para or quads from far less. Pretty rad though!!
  • 8 0
 Nailed it!!! Woooo!! Happy for those dudes
  • 8 1
 The one guy looks exactly like T-mac
  • 7 2
 Why is anyone from nitro not in the fab world tour?
  • 6 1
 *fmb
  • 41 2
 Fabulous mountain bike world tour
  • 22 0
 Most likely because they focus more on stuff like this. There is a big difference between what these guys are doing (focusing a lot of effort on a few really huge tricks) and the skill it takes to nail 8 or 9 hits in a row, with a variety if tricks on a slope course.

If they practiced and focused on slopestyle they probably could become good, but that would likely mean less training and resources for this type of thing. It's difficult to do both.
  • 7 2
 No money in FMB. Massive money in Travis P project/ Nitro Circus etc.... which would you chose?
  • 1 0
 I'd bet you this pays more too
  • 6 2
 How do they sit down with balls that ....
  • 4 1
 Congrat,s. but nothing to me beats this for a flip. link: www.pinkbike.com/news/video-loosefest-pov-2014.html
  • 5 1
 whaaaaaaaaaaaat
  • 4 0
 Too gnarly.
  • 4 1
 holy shit, dat guys have big balls
  • 3 1
 This would have been a fun crew to hang out with! F-in epic achievement right here!!!
  • 1 0
 I'm cool with 3, anything more than 2 or 3 of any trick starts to look silly. Just look at Mike Spinners quad whip, might as well be called the "helicopter"....
  • 1 0
 The fact that TP & crew are shreddin' MTBs is a mind blower for me. I always used to wish TP would ride MTBs & wonder how awesome it would be. Here we are.
  • 2 0
 I regret selling my STP frame now....
  • 2 0
 THAT IS SO AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 3 1
 Who else saw those Spank bars break?? haha
  • 5 0
 Well I mean they showed the bar in detail..
  • 2 0
 You're laughing at that why? Because Spank bars, unlike the others, aren't designed to be dropped from space? dude!?
  • 1 0
 "You guys are twisted." No, twisted is what they are going to be later on in the evening.
  • 4 3
 Can't imagine anything more hardcore than this.
  • 2 1
 Bonedeth
  • 3 2
 This is acrobatics not mountain biking.
  • 1 0
 Here is my question how do you keep track of how many flips you´ve done.
  • 1 0
 wow! Gaddam
  • 3 3
 Crazy f*cks wow.!!! Keep killing it. #1
  • 1 0
 Kippers tits!
  • 3 6
 Haha!!! Amazing to see how they just laugh in front of all the great fmb tour riders! Just by filming a crazy tv program. Pastrana's crew could easily take down the best freestyle riders on the tour!
  • 1 0
 elastomania
  • 1 1
 seriously ,stupidly insane
  • 1 0
 DAMN BIG FLIPS.
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