Must Watch: Cam Zink Lands a World Record 110 Foot Backflip in 'Sandbox'

Feb 2, 2021 at 9:05
by James Smurthwaite  

bigquotesI am elated to finally be able to show this to all of you beautiful people. Although we have only been building my property for 4 years and working directly on this project for the majority of the last year, this is something I have been working on my entire life. Long after many people told me I should hang up the ol’ Five Tens, life in mountain biking has just gotten better and better. Thank you FiveTen and Monster Energy for supporting this dream project and to everyone else that made this happen!Cam Zink

bigquotesWelcome to the ultimate mountain bike playground. Cam Zink has been working his entire life on perfecting his personal Sandbox. Now we get to see the 169-acre property in full HD, including the world’s tallest MTB jump where Cam landed his Guinness World Record backflip: “I can’t believe what we’ve been able to create, and this is just the beginning…” But don’t take Cam’s word for it, better see for yourself.Monster Energy



162 Comments

  • 144 10
 Cam Zink is the Greg Minnaar of Freeride.

I keep thinking “surely he’s starting to slow down” and he just keeps showing us how it’s done.
  • 137 1
 cam zink is the cam zink of freeride
  • 45 4
 Can Zink doesn’t do back flips - the earth just revolves around cam zink.
  • 55 1
 Cam Zink is the Cam Zink of Cam Zink
  • 20 0
 Zam Cink
  • 40 1
 Zink Pound
  • 10 0
 Roadhouse.
  • 4 3
 @abueno: Zick Pound
  • 12 3
 Greg Minnaar is the Cam Zink of DH.
  • 4 1
 @scott-townes: Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich....
  • 3 0
 @wasea04: Being Cam Zink.
  • 10 2
 How much zink could Cam Zink zink if Cam Zink could zink zink?
  • 3 0
 put your dishes in the zink
  • 8 0
 I zink I've had enough.
  • 9 0
 Freeride is the Cam Zink of Greg Minnaar
  • 2 0
 Cam Zink doesn't do what Cam Zink does for Cam Zink. Cam Zink does what Cam Zink does because Cam Zink is... Cam Zink
  • 1 0
 What are you zinking?
  • 3 0
 I cam only zink that he will still be flipping at 90.
  • 11 0
 Thank you! My patriotism makes me want to believe Gwin is the best, but Minnaar is the real G.O.A.T, so I greatly appreciate that!
  • 3 0
 @EeehhZink: ^ legend
  • 3 1
 @EeehhZink: I pledge allegiance to the Gwin from the United States of America and to the Minnaar who is still winning, under another nation, indivisible with tacky dirt and Maxxis tires for all.


Or sum shit like that.
  • 2 0
 Starting to get tired of these. I 'm waiting for "Cam Zink whips it out and knocks Space x out of the sky".
  • 3 0
 @Chief2slo: Ze Germans zink zis ish awesome.
  • 1 0
 Cam Zinks more than people zink, Camonn...
  • 1 0
 Cam Zink to Freeride is what Dick Pound is to... well, bad names, i guess.
  • 75 0
 i almost did a one-footer once
  • 17 1
 i almost did a one-footer once, on the ground
  • 6 0
 @Kimura: I almost did a one-footer once, on the ground, with my sons foot.
  • 21 0
 I almost did a one-footer once, but the foot stayed on the pedal.
  • 3 0
 30 cm backflip? was that World Shortest backflip?
  • 26 0
 Yeah. I don’t always do one-footers, but when I do, it’s because my 5-10s slipped.
  • 12 1
 ive done at least 6 or 7 one-footers. I haven't landed one yet, though.
  • 7 0
 I did half a backflip once. Don't really remember how though....
  • 5 0
 I did a big no footer... By accident... I broke my manhood that day...
  • 3 0
 I accidentally did a one-footer once. Never managed to get the foot back on the pedal. The end.
  • 3 0
 @TheR: I don't always not do one-footers, but when I don't, it's cause my god-damn mother#$%&in clips didn't !%&#in release again!
  • 1 0
 @haroman666: I definitely prefer riding clipped in, but that's taking it to another level.
  • 38 0
 I drove a 35 foot motorhome with 4 bikes hung of a rack on the back. Every time I'd go over a bump I'd cringe, watching the bikes bouncing around back there. Watchin him air out that 4-wheeler with that bike on top reminded me of that.
  • 38 0
 That superman to manual wtf
  • 11 0
 Exactly! I feel like people are overlooking that one.
  • 4 0
 Yeah I had to pause that one and go back and watch it to figure out wtf I just saw.
  • 9 0
 Supermanny!
  • 4 0
 I watched it and was like "ah nice even Zink sometimes has mediocre looking supermans he's just human like the re..." and then he went into the manual and I went "...oh".
  • 35 1
 That ATV jump with the Monster can was epic. Best sponsor placement within an edit I've seen in a while.
  • 4 0
 did look a bit like water. but hey, he didn't get the thing all sticky..
  • 11 0
 @shrockie: Blatantly water! so many of these energy drink sponsored athletes wouldn't ever drink the stuff
  • 67 36
 Really good riding, that is ruined by over-editing. Really could have laid off the psychedelic motifs here.
  • 7 1
 Does the jump happen? Time?

Ain’t nobody got time for that.
  • 7 2
 Yeah, generally too many different editing styles mashed up I would say...also they only got one single shot of the most exciting part, and that's been recorded on a phone...not entirely convinced of this video. His riding is undoubtedly dope though!
  • 2 0
 @PocoBoho: near the end, the banger always is.
  • 7 0
 Glad I'm not the only one feeling that way. I was severely tempted to turn it off within the first minute. Why do half the mountain bike videos out there feel the need to turn into overproduced and overly dramatic slow-mo fests? I would have mentioned that it needed an "In a world" voiceover, but they already took care of that part too.
  • 38 8
 Cam is the king but that music is God Awful, totally ruined an excellent edit!
  • 3 0
 Stick some tunes on your Walkman. The visuals are worth it.
  • 2 12
flag suspended-flesh (Feb 2, 2021 at 15:21) (Below Threshold)
 Nobody cares about your earholes.
  • 22 0
 Amazing riding! This reminds me why I got into this whole riding bikes down hills kind of thing.
Now that soundtrack made it pretty hard to finish Frown
  • 21 1
 Sweet riding, no hate, looks like a sick compound. I am thoroughly confused on what happened with the video editing and filming. Some of those colors and exposure levels were just atrocious.
  • 19 0
 His bike has a Zink link. Saying zink link pleases me a lot more than it should!
  • 44 0
 You have a Zink Link Kink... tup
  • 3 0
 @Dropthedebt: wink while you watch the zink link link!
  • 1 1
 @Dropthedebt: Zink Link Sink?
  • 4 0
 @mr-smashy: c'mon dude. You know that's not how puns work... Beer
  • 16 1
 Great video but a bit 'click-baity' given the airtime allotted to the headline...
  • 7 0
 Happens at 6:38 for those wondering.
  • 7 0
 They should have shown the 110 foot backflip a few times in the video.
  • 12 1
 I honestly wouldn't be surprised if the fest guys haven't beaten this and didn't even think about it, its huge, but the highlight of this video is basically everything but the flip.
  • 10 0
 I don't know if I'm more impressed with the distance of that back flip or him doing a crank flip while manualing!
  • 10 0
 So cool to see Zink smashing that! Ye, editing and music could be better, but I really enjoyed! Zink is Legend!
  • 9 1
 What's the deal with rappers in mtb edits rapping about finance
  • 6 0
 Maybe they don't know they're in an MTB edit
  • 8 0
 When bike edits are directed by Michael Bay....
  • 54 49
 I'd rather watch the riding buddy's 1minute cell phone video than this stretched out 8minute edit. Wayyyy too overhyped on the editing.
  • 17 0
 6:33 to 6:42
  • 5 0
 @thinkbike: I should have came here first...
  • 5 1
 From the guy who loves youtube POV videos
  • 1 0
 Yupppp
  • 2 0
 Congratulations Zink! You never cease to amaze me, just watched Accomplice on Netflix last night and it was so cool to see what you have done for Paul.
  • 5 0
 This edit is weird. Maybe because of the article title, but in an 8min video, i expected more than a single 4 second clip of the headline move
  • 6 0
 This men is just Amazink !!
  • 5 3
 Not sure why so many folks hate on the editing and music choice every video. Was it my favorite? No, but it's similar to choosing the radio station in the car: driver picks and everyone else deals. Go make your own edit the way you'd prefer it but chances are your riding would be better set to the musical stylings of someone like Daughtry.

On the off chance Daughtry is in this comment section, I apologize for the ricochet shot but you probably get it.
  • 5 0
 DAMN CAM!!!! STILL GOT IT.
  • 5 0
 i read "clay porter", i press play Big Grin
  • 3 0
 I was enjoying the edit so much I forgot that I was waiting for the back flip. Why hasn't someone picked him up with a bike sponsorship?
  • 2 0
 Hyper
  • 1 1
 @N-60: looked like he was on a commencal at the end of the video in the credits.
  • 3 0
 @scotttherider: that was Kyle Strait
  • 1 0
 @N-60: I was watching on my phone...shit.
  • 3 0
 So rad that he was able to build a private riding spot, it looks huge. MTB version of Fantasy Factory.
  • 4 0
 He did a superman to manual!?

That’s so insane!
  • 1 0
 One of the most down to earth riders I've ever met for a guy with his airtime! I'll take the edit served plain with a side of props from his dudes. But does he realize that Asher is outbuilding him?
  • 2 0
 Came here expecting a drawn out 8 min world record hype. Instead, 100% stoked after edit of full throttle shredding!! Thank you ZINK!!!
  • 4 0
 FEST guys be like: "hmm should we invite him?"
  • 3 0
 Nuttier than squirrel poop. My collarbones hurt just from watching this.
  • 4 0
 6:30 for the backflip
  • 2 1
 The fact that that such amazing trails exist in Reno is crazy to me! The terrain is so hard to work with there. 100x BRAVO!!!
  • 2 0
 Definitely some truth to that. Digging in Reno sucks. Helps when you create your own 501 company to fund your trail fantasies and help fund renting out huge digging machines.
  • 3 0
 Nice song from Lords of The Rings, said no one ever.
  • 4 0
 Shaun Palmer \m/
  • 1 0
 Noticed that
  • 1 0
 Yep. Palmer owns the property adjacent.
  • 3 0
 That front flip step-up though...
  • 1 0
 Yeah man!! Not sure but I think he came out of a berm with almost no set up time to throw that front? I was impressed quite a few times.
  • 1 0
 @NVJAY775: yup...most of the time you see straight run in's and long-set-ups. That was pretty insane for sure.
  • 2 0
 Alright. Now go break your record on your new bike. Stoked for Cam. Dudes been wanting to put that down for awhile.
  • 2 0
 Wow, just when you thought the guy had peaked he steps it up big time. he looks young, trim and loose af. nice job.
  • 1 0
 Couldn't get through the first minute without a seizure. Think I just got influenced into buying a monster after watching that sweet utv jump though.
  • 3 0
 Great video, terrible music
  • 1 0
 Damn Zink that video was a complete smorgasbord without the 110ft flip! May want to check if that was world's biggest pedal flip too.
  • 3 1
 So happy to see a new Zink must watch on the homepage today!
  • 3 0
 so badass
  • 1 0
 What a great rider. I feel like I've seen him ride a bike forever and already be a legend.
  • 1 0
 Hope to see a Sand Fest happen there if it gets built out big enough.... Make Freeride Great Again!
  • 3 0
 Been done. This is where The Biggest Little fest was in 2019. In fact, part of the reason the compound is built out as much as it is is because the fest boys came out weeks in advance and helped Cam build big stuff. Not discounting the work cam has done himself. The weather that year kinda put a damper on things. I wouldn't be surprised to see another attempt at having another Reno Fest.
  • 5 3
 Is this a big f*ck you YT??
  • 4 0
 Yeah - "I'm going to backflip this TUES for a new record - take that!!!"
  • 2 0
 WOW! Next level big boy booters!!! Great job!
  • 2 0
 Zinks Sandbox is the Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory of mountain biking.
  • 1 0
 Cam ZInk: Rampage is getting too dangerous
Also Cam Zink: 110 foot back flip
  • 2 0
 Music sucks, riding does not...
  • 2 0
 Cam Zink!!! Ripping it bud!!!
  • 1 0
 That was awesome! Such a rad set up - no wonder biking has only gotten better and better!
  • 1 0
 Insane riding front to back!! You’re timeless Cam. Keep living that dream!
  • 2 0
 Legend.
  • 3 1
 Zink to Hyper bikes.
  • 1 0
 That NBHD Nick music stuff ruined it for me...
  • 2 0
 That was awesome!!
  • 1 0
 Well I am stoked AF
Zink never lets us down just 100% gnar 24/7
  • 1 0
 Pretty sure have a video of me clearing a 110 foot.. I mean 11 ft gap
  • 1 0
 Sick....what type of 5 10's is he riding?
  • 2 1
 Hear that stupid intro voice... Push the stop button and move on.-
  • 1 0
 this is real pinkbike video !!! full on fire not this f***g enduro hehehe
  • 1 0
 I could ride that... On a 1/564 scale
  • 1 0
 Insane
  • 1 0
 5:27 new saint lever?
  • 2 0
 Hard to say but it looks like it does have the updated lever brace against the handlebar.
  • 2 0
 xtr lever
  • 4 5
 OK, who's going to explain that you have to actually film the flip for it to count?
  • 5 2
 Its at 6:38 in the video
  • 3 3
 @lefthandohvhater: half of it, and not the landing, which, if you hadn't noticed, is the bit that matters for a record where you claim to have landed longer than anyone else.

I see pinkbike is deleting every comment that's not overwhelmingly positive as usual, was 5 or six comments about the quality when the video dropped, all gone now lol
  • 1 0
 Zink! such a sick edit!
  • 1 0
 mint
  • 1 0
 Awesome!!!!!!!!
  • 2 2
 I bet he's signing with Canfield Bikes. The 2021 Cam Can 29er
  • 1 0
 Massive
  • 2 1
 110 foot = 33.53 meter
  • 2 0
 Yeah, metric might be the best system for measuring, well everything, but it sure does make things like this sound less cool. Lol
  • 1 2
 „ Now we get to see the 169-acre property in full HD“ is something that would tickle my fancy in 2011, not 2021
  • 1 0
 Legend
  • 1 1
 future of slopestyle courses?
Cam Rules.
  • 1 0
 10/10
  • 1 1
 Sicko. Can Semenuk compete with that?
  • 1 0
 Sick, stack them clips!
  • 1 1
 Insane edit cam.????
  • 1 1
 Loose Fest bigger ?
  • 2 4
 Pimping...except for those white pantsSmile
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