Video: World's First Backflip Superman Seatgrab Indy To Barspin

Sep 13, 2019
by James Smurthwaite  

Daniel Ruso has cemented his place in MTB history by landing the world's first Backflip Superman Seatgrab Indy To Barspin at Audi Nines in Germany. As you can see in the video above, the 22-year-old Austrian has already taken a few spills this week attempting a backflip triple bar spin but that didn't stop him picking himself up, dusting off and laying down this huge world's first.

bigquotesDaniel Ruso is an absolute animal. First Audi Nines for Austria's finest, first-ever Backflip Superman Seatgrab Indy to Barspin to ever be done on a hardtail!Audi Nines


bigquotes2019 is on! Hyped to get some stuff done this week. Have you seen this trick before? - flip SG indy to bars-Daniel Ruso

There's still plenty more to come from Audi Nines including the public contest day that will be on Sunday.


34 Comments

  • 56 1
 Crazy trick, certainly something I could never do however while it’s a World first am I the only one that feels that all these combo “firsts” don’t really seem that special anymore?
  • 7 0
 i agree 100% a full on new trick is far more exciting, but these are still impressive nonetheless
  • 21 2
 Maybe not as impressive in the sense of departure from previous firsts but more impressive in difficulty or derivative nature. Modern mathematicians can't all be Pythagoras, new proofs need to be developed that build on the accomplishments of previous generations and set new standards for those to come who will no doubt increment out their own firsts as well. Every new step forward is an individual's unique footprint in the sand along a beach with thousands of steps behind it.
  • 1 0
 I mean the most impressive combo I've seen that made my jaw drop is Jeremy Berthier doing a Unturndown Cork 7. If you haven't seen it you absolutely must, it looks so nice.
  • 5 0
 @SupraKZ: Agreed!! Steeziest cork 7 combo for sure. Might I add that Thomas lemoine did an unturndow cork 7 mid joyride run 3 or 4 years back
  • 3 1
 yes - plus does a bmx count as a ht? I find it hard to believe this hasn't been done on a bmx...
  • 2 0
 Are we sure that Greg Watts didn't do this years ago with nobody around filming? Seems he did pretty much every crazy back flip combo there is at the sand jump in Aptos back in the day.
  • 2 0
 Under the impression this was already done at backwoods.
  • 1 0
 @Larkey1: Farshad didn't ride it out, unfortunately.
  • 1 0
 My first thought reading the headline was "that's weirdly specific." No knock on the rider though, super sick and insanely hard.
  • 2 1
 @plyawn: Yeah, BMX has had this out there for a decade plus or something. Hell, those kids are literally doing backflip triple tailwhips with a barspin thrown on the end still.
  • 53 0
 No one saw - but I did the world's first, kangaroo hop to bogie crunch with handlebar reverse, pedal scrape and saddle whip off a drop. You might see it on Friday.
  • 16 0
 It took me longer to read the headline than to watch the video
  • 10 2
 "Daniel Ruso has cemented his place in mtb history by landing the world's first Backflip Superman Seatgrab Indy To Barspin at Audi Nines"
Lol. No he hasn't. Worlds first combo tricks get forgotten after a few weeks.
  • 7 0
 "He cemented himself in these week's pinkbike news feed" is not nearly as click baity
  • 6 0
 some of these indians are looking a little doggy paddle these days mid-combo eh. not that I could do them, of course. rather see a stretched indian than a flaccid kickout mid 720 backflip.
  • 3 0
 I know I am getting old when I had to rewind that trick like 5 times to under WTF he did.
  • 3 0
 Throw a shrimp on the barbie for the karate kid Razz
  • 2 0
 This is great, but I can't wait for the World's First Backflip Superman Barspin to Seatgrab!
  • 1 0
 Not really my idea of a Superman, full extension off of the back, I appreciate he's not on an mx bike doing 10 seconds air time
  • 2 0
 I was more impressed with how he didn't flinch when his tire exploded! Good show!
  • 3 0
 Absolutely no one:

Audi Nines: WORLD FIRST
  • 2 0
 Why the vertical video ! Why !?
  • 1 0
 Because they got it off of an instagram story
  • 2 0
 Ok. I Indian air from moto, but indy I think of skate/snowboarding.
  • 1 0
 I´ve seen mccaul doing backlip superman seatgrab to barspin... still the indian is a great touch
  • 2 0
 WHAT DOES MEAN??? ITS SO BEAUTIFUL!!
  • 1 0
 I think Indian Air may have been changed to "Indy" for reasons of prejudice / bigotry (who knew ?)
  • 1 0
 Tricks names are becoming so long, years from now they will fill pages
  • 1 0
 Indy? Are there different grabs depending where you grap the seat. lol
  • 2 0
 Refers to "indian air" which is the leg twist off the side
  • 1 0
 It takes longer to name the trick than actually doing it.
  • 1 0
 Thats probably more difficult to spell than to ride Big Grin
  • 1 0
 That’s a lot of words

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