UNREAL: Biggest Front Flip Ever?

Jul 23, 2014
by Anthill Films  
Did Tom van Steenbergen stomp the biggest front flip in mountain bike history? Watch the video from Tom’s Sony Action Cam, shot during production of Teton Gravity Research & Anthill Films' new movie, UNREAL.

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Coming Summer 2015. #theUNREALmovie

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  • 195 13
 That was a #stoked moment. Sums up mountain biking pretty well. Does not matter how big the feature is, we all get that feeling.
Front flip was insane too.
  • 43 204
flag brynwinter (Jul 23, 2014 at 0:45) (Below Threshold)
 Sorry MacAskill, Tom van Steezebergen is officially the frontflip king!
  • 162 31
 ^^^^^ Wrong. MacAskill is still boss.
  • 73 1
 I don't care, they both do awesome things!
  • 24 43
flag brotherluke (Jul 23, 2014 at 0:50) (Below Threshold)
 mon the scots
  • 72 3
 @Brynwinter: you can't compare them, they are both totally different riders. Danny does frontflips where Tom probably can't, but also the other way round.

Can't compare a frontflip off a ledge to a front flip over a huge double. In my opinion both are equally sick.


(Yes I know Tom also rides skateparks and a little street, but his riding style and where he fulls his front flips is still totally different than the trials style Danny does. No sence in comparing oranges and apples.)
  • 26 3
 @mattin yes i do agree probably not the smartest comment
  • 5 0
 Happy? Just a bit!
  • 47 6
 Cam Zink will frontflip the Oakley Sender.
  • 6 1
 Haha the bro noises at the end, just imagine seeing that in person!
  • 12 0
 At the end!!!! Did anyone see?! The ghost of jimmy is back! www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5_C1zch4H8
  • 3 0
 Shivers down my hole body!!!!!!!!!!!! great adrenalin rush just to see it. His rush after landing is huge, he keeps runing and runing!!! What a jump
  • 2 0
 And no one shoots him on the ghost riding. Poor henke.
  • 1 0
 Celly hard!
  • 2 1
 #chyu - agree. The bike deserves a little better than a ghost ride after that.
  • 2 12
flag stefanfresh (Jul 24, 2014 at 7:42) (Below Threshold)
 sorry but throwing the bike just ruins it for me; again, same thing happenend with the suzuki nine knights hip flip! SUCKS
  • 1 0
 Si, tienes razon en eso. como a ellos se las regalan no les importa

saludos España
  • 7 0
 I like how he says "What the f*ck?" when he lands as if he fully didn't expect to land it either. Dear lord that was amazing.
  • 1 0
 2 completely different sports in biking. This is freeride not trials
  • 2 0
 any one else tipping their head forward trying to help?
  • 57 2
 Tom van steenbergen has some competition. www.pinkbike.com/video/370806
  • 5 0
 I watch that everytime i'm upset lol!
  • 11 0
 he already flipped that one too though
  • 1 6
flag DJBeast (Jul 23, 2014 at 7:46) (Below Threshold)
 No he flipped the one before it
  • 8 0
 ...you're telling me:

www.pinkbike.com/video/229247

I watch this everytime im upset too
  • 1 0
 No that's the one he fliped
  • 2 0
 Ha looks like my crash but in first person. Vid in my profile
  • 51 0
 I believe there's some sort of witchcraft involved, the bike doesn't even fall over when he throws it away !
  • 2 0
 Ghostrider
  • 9 0
 cheat codes: left steer twice, then tap your right brake x3 then rear brake x1, shift your rear to second lowest cog, pull your front wheel up. You just activated to full pro trick control assist.
  • 49 2
 Third person view PLEASE!!! Gotta see that sh*t from different angles Please please please
  • 29 1
 i think you've gotta watch the movie for that.
  • 11 0
 yea the movie....that comes out next summer...wtf
  • 1 0
 I'll buy it!
  • 2 2
 Why cant it be released now?!
  • 4 1
 Its a Teaser...
  • 3 1
 you know it's a big jump when the run in is a mountain
  • 3 2
 zink gonna front this rampage and make this teaser 2nd biggest.
  • 37 0
 Great advert for Carbon bars
  • 2 0
 spot on mate
  • 38 1
 He seems pleased
  • 36 2
 Was that front flip slow-mo? Because that was some major hang time.
  • 13 6
 Yeah it had to be slowed down a little bit it. Just the transition to landing, you don't go that slow to land then have the video speed up all of sudden lol. Granted the jump was huge so can't just go too fast/over rotate, but still, looks slowed down undoubtedly. Footage is smooth as always though with Sony's image stabilizer.
  • 3 3
 Yeah, footage suddenly speeds up again shortly after he lands it.
  • 13 20
flag kennethdlt (Jul 23, 2014 at 0:29) (Below Threshold)
 there wasnt any slow-mo at all the hang time for that beast is just ridiculously long... his head being tucked into his bike just made it seem like it was slowed down
  • 7 5
 I didn't see it speed up, pretty sure it's not slowmo. When you're upside down staring at nothing but clouds, of course it's going to appear slower! There's no immediate objects around to display any sort of movement
  • 5 4
 look I've never done a frontflip, but you can tell that the footage speeds up a second after he lands...its not him going faster, the footage speeds up. right at 32 seconds.
  • 3 2
 absolutely slow mo. as CapturesbyCarman says you can see it return to speed at 32 secs.
  • 2 0
 Thought i made another reply, but guess it never went through lol. Obviously this whole slow-mo thing isn't a big deal and no one is doubting he nailed the jump. Hopefully can see a different angle soon enough, as any POV camera's depth of field cannot do the actual jump distance any sort of close justice.

Anyways, not a big deal, but just to make clear that some sections were gradually slowed down and then sped up again, the biggest proof that the footage was slowed momentarily is at landing area. Starting @ 0:28 can see Tom landing, but at a decent downward landing slope. Plus, He had to carry tons of speed even before. To have anyone land any kind of flip with that little of speed at landing doesn't make sense. Not like the landing was a big step-up or such. Then biggest part @ 0:31~ you can see Tom is at a relatively flatter part of the slope, but even before he hits that tiny downward slope again it speeds up to normal a good 1-2 seconds before. Pretty easy to catch, just watch it a few times and anyone can see the transition/speed-up.
  • 18 0
 What bothers me is how all the bike movies coming out don't have many surprises left. All the bangers and most of the shoots have so much footage leaked in mini edits and sneak previews that it sullys the final movie. I liked the older movies cause you had very little idea what crazy stuff you were about to see. Impressive move all the same.
  • 3 0
 I kind of agree, especially when the movie isnt going to debut til next summer! One whole year away and your already leaking footy...
  • 4 0
 I'd agree with this. I remember when I used to buy the disorder movies just to see what the final segment was going to be, and see who was pulling what ie: Paul Bass throwing down a 720, or Andreu's double backflip.
  • 4 0
 It's a shame, I think those days are gone. We're getting a little too connected for those kinds of surprises.
  • 3 0
 So true. Was pumped to see rad company but was so disappointed. Great ridding, great film but had seen it all in LBB. You want a surprise of anything anymore don't get in the internet. But they have to do it to get international coverage and potentially greater sales.
  • 1 1
 bizet gonna be like lacondeguy in future when he's done a double back and double front back2back.
  • 10 1
 Thats bullshit! I've done many quadrouple frontflips with multiple trick variations in them on bike mayhem and i dont get any kind of recognition? Stoked for him, but what about me?
  • 12 1
 That bike has some crazy voodoo stand up on its own skills at the end.
  • 7 0
 Leaking the probable movie ending banger of a video which will come out in a year is a terrible idea. However every video I watch is so overhyped that when I do finally purchase it, sit down and watch it I am horribly underwhelmed and dissapointed anyway, so maybe leaking footage in this way is a good idea.
  • 11 2
 Everything on Go Pro looks half the size of what it actually feels to ride, imagine how big that felt!!!!!
  • 16 4
 That's why they used an sony action cam Wink
  • 9 0
 WTF Summer 2015 I can't wait that long !!!
  • 3 1
 Trolled...
  • 7 1
 Incredible riding, but the end reminded me a bit of this dude - www.youtube.com/watch?v=ED5SEiMTN-M
  • 1 1
 That was epic Big Grin Imagine watching back the security tapes for work and seeing that dude go crazy Big Grin
  • 1 0
 He should have rode his bike in there!
  • 4 0
 rampage is going to be interesting to say the least well done tom that was sick
  • 5 1
 I can't decide whether he is cheering because of what he just did or because he isn't in a wheelchair afterwards.....
  • 1 0
 Pretty sure that's in dubois, wyoming. I rode with Tom and Cam McCaul a few weeks ago in my hometown an hour from there-awesome guys, I love that in our sport, the pros are the nicest dudes you'll meet. Not to mention their insane trick bags...
  • 4 0
 I love how he seems so surprised hes landed it Big Grin
  • 3 0
 If you just listen to the audio it sounds like he broke everybone in his body
  • 4 0
 You are not on fire Ricky Bobby!
  • 3 0
 Where will you be when the acid kicks?
  • 3 0
 Cieszy się kurwa jakby klocki lego dostał pod choinkę.
  • 1 0
 Znów cebulandia w internetach...
  • 1 0
 I got scared watching,I can't imagine what he was feeling! Huge props to Tom, such an amazing rider and sounds pretty funny when he celebrates lol
  • 2 1
 The good news is you stomped it! The bad news is...um...we forgot to roll the other cameras. You're gonna have to do it again for the movie...
  • 2 0
 Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat!
  • 3 0
 That was unreal
  • 3 1
 I love how he yelled "What the f*ck" as soon as he stomped it
  • 1 0
 Really got to wait another year to see the movie???
Going to be a long winter.
  • 1 0
 I thought his front flip on crabapple hits was biggest..... cant really decide what was bigger after that!! INSANE
  • 1 0
 Are you talking about the guy who cased it?
  • 1 0
 Just check out the end of this video and you will know what I mean Wink
www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7a3jrhhVUM&list=TLp6K2psi9Au7_B5lGML_pf0cbhNKrMhJe
  • 1 0
 So awesome!
  • 1 0
 whats your call? Which was bigger?
  • 1 0
 Didn't think it looked that big in the GoPro clip until I saw the shot of the jump at the end. Thats fucked.
  • 2 0
 Thats a long ass gap front flip!!!!!! you have some big balls eese!!!!!
  • 2 1
 The Stokometer is red lining right there, and im pretty sure he front flipped crab apple... front flip master.
  • 2 0
 Mr. Miniflip... Yeah right. That was HUGE!
  • 1 0
 best feeling in the world all his buds are loving it...hes loving...mtb life style is wassssup!!
  • 1 0
 That was so incredibly smooth! He had like zero head bobble when he landed!
  • 1 1
 For some reason this doesn't surprise me too much after seeing him land the frontflip at Whistler in this vid: www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7a3jrhhVUM
  • 1 1
 o my gaddddddddd, he was a floatin an flyin upside down geez!!!! Too sick. Wait , isn't zink suppose to do a front flip at mammoth????????? Guiness world record?
  • 2 0
 Back flip
  • 2 1
 Right on man, shows what I know, hahahha
  • 2 0
 The bike was so stoked it ran away!
  • 2 1
 Great man! But how stupid is it to peep away the word F***k in a mtb-clip????????
  • 1 1
 A static shot of an empty jump and a helmet cam shot of .............................. Ill take your word for it that he did a big front flip but the vid is a big let down.
  • 2 0
 Flippin' awesome!!!
  • 17 1
 Cam Zink... Your move...
  • 3 0
 McGazza front flipping the canyon...... can't wait till Rampage
  • 2 0
 Nah Cam is the backflip dude, not the frontflip dude. And he will do his turn very soon by breaking another world record biggest backflip on a bicycle Big Grin
  • 1 0
 I still don't understand tho how I haven't seen Tom in the FMB Tour yet? Or have I missed something?
  • 2 0
 mind=blown
  • 3 1
 Jesus christ
  • 1 0
 Amazing. Seriously, that hang time..
  • 2 0
 holy fuck
  • 1 0
 i can do it better.....in my dream hehe
  • 1 0
 That was insane. Loved how stocked everyone was after he did it
  • 1 0
 No fair! His bike can ride itself.
  • 1 0
 That was flippin' unreal.
  • 1 0
 Is it just me or is this video WAY more crisp/colorful than most GoPro's?
  • 1 0
 it is a sony action cam
  • 1 0
 That was absolutely insane!!! Get this guy to rampage!!!
  • 1 0
 Yewwwwww fucking . Right on dude. Killer
  • 1 0
 That was rad bro.. Good work..
  • 1 0
 uh oh. TGR and Anthill making a film together??!?!? Gonna be unreal.
  • 1 0
 Is that in Utah? i've never seen Virgin so green
  • 1 0
 Wyoming
  • 1 0
 Rumor has it he had a testicle reduction because his balls are so huge.
  • 1 0
 his bike was so stoked it didn't even tip over after he jumped off
  • 1 0
 He has the record for smallest and biggest front flip ever
  • 2 0
 Brass ones...
  • 1 0
 Hope to see him on rampage !
  • 1 0
 almost 4sek of airtime... thats really unreal!
  • 1 0
 For real
  • 1 2
 Very steezy VanSTEEZberg.

I know it's bmx, but didn't Napolitano double front flip the mega ramp back in 2009? Might be bigger.
  • 1 0
 Dammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm N
  • 1 0
 It's so fun when he start swearing
  • 1 0
 there is hope for mankind to reach the stars
  • 1 0
 Congratulations...that's a fearful moment for sure
  • 1 0
 anyone else dying for a side shot of this?!
  • 1 0
 WTF where's the other view!!!?!
  • 1 0
 Awesome!
  • 2 2
 No slow mo needed for this, IT WAS JUST THAT BIG
  • 2 1
 HOLY SH*******TTTTTT!!
  • 1 0
 AWESOME
  • 1 0
 that was decently large.
  • 1 0
 nice
  • 1 0
 UNbelieveable !!!!
  • 2 1
 前空翻!!!!!对大神们来说不难的!
  • 1 0
 WUUUUUUUUUUUT??? O.o
  • 1 0
 tom is the best!
  • 1 0
 On DH bike!
  • 1 0
 No words.
  • 1 0
 Tom van Stompbergen
  • 1 0
 Or Stomp van Steenbergen. That thing is HUGE!
  • 2 0
 Orrrr Stomp van Steezebergen! So nutty!
  • 1 0
 Great Flip!
  • 1 0
 My feet stink
  • 1 0
 Just pooped a little.
  • 1 0
 Epic!!!!
  • 1 0
 What a f*ckin show!!
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