Jed Mildon's triple backflip - The full story!

May 30, 2011 at 17:57
by Unit Clothing  

On the 28th of May, 2011 Unit BMX rider Jed Mildon attempted and successfully landed the first-ever Triple Backflip on a bike in his hometown of Taupo, New Zealand. In just three days the videos of Jed's incredible achievement have reached almost 4 million views online, cementing his name into action-sports folklore.

Views: 56,542    Faves: 1,428    Comments: 104


This new video takes you behind the scenes of the whole project to give you an idea of the commitment it's taken Jed to accomplish the Triple Backflip. Jed might've made the final successful jump look easy, but what it has taken him to reach that point is far from it. NZ rider Jake Prebble joins Jed at the main event, and throws down some massive front flip tricks as well.

Project and video courtesy of Unit Clothing.

Directed and produced by Allan Hardy for Unit.

Additional filming by Joe Lawry, Ryan McCrae and www.theairbag.co.nz

Music by The American Dollar and A Skylit Drive


67 Comments

  • 18 0
 i like there brooms..
  • 5 0
 Major credit to him, he got the rotation sooo fast and he managed to land it back wheel first, amazing what people are doing nowadays on bikes. I cant wait to see what happens next!!
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  • 6 2
 how long did that take u?? AND HOLY CRAP HOW DO U DO THAT???????!????!!!!???!!!?!?!?!?!?!??!!??!
  • 5 0
 the upper triangle is not aligned. but this video shows how much those guy have to work to get things done. truly inspiring
  • 2 0
 to quote many a fourchan thread "newfags can't triforce"
  • 9 8
 I'm glad I paused my porn for this.
  • 1 0
 Perfect! hahahahahah all that work and the apostrophe screws it up
  • 1 0
 it is magical.......................... .................................... ...................... ......................................................................... ............. ..................................................... ............... magical
  • 4 0
 i cant believe he bailed with out the bag...multiple times and just kept on sending it!!! that guy is epic!
  • 3 0
 the part that shocks me the most is the first double flip was back in 2000 by Dave Mirra, Jed did a double backflip 11 years later. Wonder how long before the next person attempts triple. He may be holding on to this record for a little while.
  • 1 0
 Lacondeguy did doubles a couple years ago. On a MTB but still same thing.
  • 5 0
 Jed TOTALLY takes it to the next level... he must have checked out all those helpful Danny MacAskill videos.
  • 1 0
 that made me lol
  • 1 0
 Yeh, you could see that he was rolling along at a comfortable speed (of 88mph)
  • 5 0
 Making New Zealand bikers proud! Way to go Jed!
  • 3 0
 That's incredible, some of those bails were huge as well. I would hate to have been one of the guys to miss the air bag as well Eek
  • 1 0
 i cant beleive theres just over 4100 veiws and just under 400 faves and yet the first guy to land a triple back flip only gets 30 comments .. come on people the guy deserves a freakin medal.well done dude you really do deserve it ,keep it coming ....
  • 1 0
 everyone is still in shock give it time
  • 4 0
 this would be my vod if my vod existed
  • 3 0
 wow this is was so nice! Watching the crowd when he's flippin made me happy. Everyone connected to that moment.
  • 1 0
 in 10 years I would hate to build a ramp if someones going to backflip five or six times cause that was a three and that was a fucking huge ramp.Fair play to him though it was a sweet trick
  • 1 0
 "I kinda had a dream the other night that I would die there, so, stoked!" lol what a champ. That was straight-up epic! 5 years ago even a double back was crazy talk, and now this.
  • 2 0
 Meant so much to him, Congratulations Jed, You've possibly done one of the most influential things in BMX
  • 2 0
 Amazing. He's even pedalling down a 20m roll in!
  • 1 0
 Wow. That's really amazing. You got to admire the commitment and guts to go for that. Well done dude!
  • 3 0
 Funny last words lol
  • 2 0
 Haha, yeah I was thinking the same thing. "I had a dream last night that I would die today, so I'm pretty stoked right now."
  • 2 0
 These So Hems are getting pretty good at loopdelooos.
  • 2 0
 Scariest Helmet cam footage- EVER!
  • 1 0
 well shoot. by the time i get as old as them all the cool kids will be doing 5 or 6 rotations.
  • 1 0
 Amazing dedication. Just goes to show that just about anything is possible if you really want it.
  • 2 0
 Triple front flip next...?
  • 1 0
 The frontflip variations... the most chill dubs.. the kod flip to tailwhip??? I wanna hit that jump!
  • 1 0
 this worries me because a few years ago people thought it imposable to do a back flip, now they're doing 3, 4 will be next..
  • 2 0
 I'm gonna skip 4 and go straight to 5 in a row, a quintuple-back-flip. That'll get people going.
  • 1 0
 omg, my hamster just did a triple front in his wheel!!! HOLY FUCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
  • 1 0
 All that work and effort sure payed off.
  • 2 0
 so gutted i didnt make the trip down to watch this. jed is an absolute legend
  • 1 0
 WHAAAAAAAT?!?! Huge props right there
  • 2 0
 Bow chicka wow wow
  • 5 0
 Brown chicken brown cow
  • 1 0
 holy mary mother of god . . . Big Grin
  • 1 0
 This Definatley deserves VOD
  • 1 0
 Impossible but possible trick for JED...you are the man!!!
  • 1 0
 Even those front flips were epic. damn
  • 2 1
 up there with mike spinner
  • 1 0
 WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 1 0
 dude dude try these nachos.... so stoked
  • 1 0
 absolutely fantastic my friend next time try one more ahahahahahahah :L
  • 1 0
 surprised he could rotate 3 times with balls that big Smile
  • 1 0
 wicked jump! congrats on achieving the triple!
  • 1 0
 that was fn sik man wish i had the commitment to do that shit
  • 1 0
 He kept his stunt pegs on when trying to triple in the foam pit!
  • 1 0
 yaaa..... he got butt that night for sure.
  • 1 0
 love it
  • 1 0
 Awsome!
  • 1 0
 WWWOOOOWWWW =O
  • 1 0
 wowww shit
  • 1 0
 Speachless
  • 1 0
 Mad props to him
  • 1 1
 Yeah Jed, so sick bro!
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