Vittorio Brumotti Guinness World Record Trials Hopping

Jun 4, 2010
by Karl Burkat  
By Matteo Cappe

The idea for this shot came 2 years ago when Vittorio Brumotti and I visited this location for a Smith shoot. Vittorio is a crazy man, and warned me only the day before departure. When we were inspecting the location, I saw that huge rock and said: "Can't go up there now! That will take some organizing later". So, we ended up with a different shot and planned to come back with a larger crew.

More info inside,On May 18 2010, Victor, in collaboration with a staff of about 25 people (cameramen, mountain climbers, photographers, assistants, etc.) made our way back to set the Guinness World Record for the most consecutive bicycle back-wheel pogo hops with 71 rear wheel hops with security in place and 21 jumps without at 143 meters high! This event was possible thanks to the courage of Victor, his balls, and his sponsor Sector.

In Italy, Vittorio Brumotti is a real star. Years with his bicycle have managed to make him very popular! I've photographed with Vittorio some years and I've followed him on different expeditions. Takes major balls to do what he did!

Vittorio Brumotti from Italy
Vittorio Brumotti from Italy record holder

Vittorio hopping on rocks
Vittorio Brumotti hopping rocks in the ocean shore

Vittorio getting bike ready for record
Vittorio getting bike ready for record

Video camera filming Vittorio Brumotti
Video camera filming Vittorio Brumotti

Vittorio Brumotti Guinness World Record Trials
Vittorio Brumotti Guinness World Record Trials

Guinness crew on hand to confirm record
Guinness crew on hand to confirm record


Vittorio Brumotti, Guinness representative
Vittorio Brumotti, Guinness representative


Video in Italian

- http://matteocappe.pinkbike.com/


38 Comments

  • 18 0
 I'm suprised that guys massive balls didn't throw him off balance!
  • 12 1
 Damn that Guinness Records Chick is pretty hot.
  • 4 0
 Strong shout on the record and congrats to the man. The Guinness world record chick was nice but did you see the two at the end in leotards!? Man I'm liking the brunette on the right......... wooooooooo.
  • 1 0
 +1
  • 1 1
 Whenever I see mainstream TV from other countries I'm always amazed at how they embrace beauty (like scantily clad women) rather than being ashamed of it like most in the US.
  • 1 0
 I guess you've never seen CSI Miami or any reality TV shows! ha
  • 2 1
 he probably can take only 80 days hopping around the world. by the way, he could have proposed to Lucia right at the moment when he received his certificate. Lucia is HOT HOT HOT!
  • 1 0
 i could have got the world reacord!!! =( people could do loads morwe than that!!! danny macaskill for example or kenny belay or someone like that!!! it was a bit pointless goin up on a big rock to do it!!! fool!! =P
  • 1 1
 record for highest trials hops maybe??
  • 1 0
 y didnt he just go up mountain then???/?? =P
  • 2 0
 yeah but the rock made it way more badass...just like they could have done the interview without the models..but they made it way more badass
  • 4 1
 Holyyy. Massive props to this guy!
  • 8 1
 Damn, 69 consecutive rear wheel hops and he only had to beat 18 from Jim Dechamp, and this Italian dude did it 143 meters above ground? Jim just got owned.
  • 14 2
 he nailed the record representative after. that was so sick.
  • 2 0
 18 hops isnt very much. i bet a ton of people could beat that but im not sure about 69
  • 10 0
 He could have done more than 69 but I think he was trying to send Lucia a hint Wink
  • 5 0
 DeChamp (not a trials rider) has moved past hopping on his rear wheel to more exciting endeavors.http://www.nitrocircus.com/ He would have probably done his 18 hops then base jumped off that rock.
  • 1 0
 i don't get it. how was the previous record 18? any decent trials rider could beat that... why was that even listed as a record - simply because nobody told guinness otherwise?

also, what's the requirement on the hop? as long as the back wheel leaves the ground, it's considered 1 rep? or 1 inch? 2 inches?
  • 1 0
 i'm going to try this tonight but yeah...70 hops doesnt sound hard at all.
  • 1 1
 my homie did 25 the other day, but the reason the record was 18 was because it was the most witnessed by the guinness team officially. i've been waiting for a real trials rider to step up and set a real record
  • 1 0
 MAMA MIA!!!
  • 2 1
 Good to see that international copyright laws are still in effect in Italy, lol. There is no way the cleared all those samples. Oh, and I guess that was cool stunt.
  • 2 0
 his bike is left side drive????
  • 2 0
 ... u strange, strange italians
  • 1 0
 looks like a very educational show. Ill have to tune in more often!
  • 1 0
 those tv presenters are mental
  • 1 0
 is it just me, or is he travis pastranas twin?
  • 2 0
 ha, yep doppleganger
  • 1 0
 world record you see the babes at the end holy shit
  • 1 0
 Is that like the Italian equivalent of Ant and Dec?
  • 1 0
 does anyone know what front wheel is that?

thanks!
  • 1 0
 Dios mio!! era verdad!? y gano un guinnes...noooooo genial!!!
  • 2 1
 That's so sick.
  • 4 0
 You mean the hair right? All of those Italian men have the sickest hair styles. Do I have to go all the way to Italy to find mousse with Extra Volume AND Extra Hold? Super Sick!!!
  • 1 0
 lol
  • 1 0
 Damn, that's crazy.
  • 2 1
 so fucking epic.
  • 1 0
 huge props

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