Video: ‘Unreal’ world record front flip meets canyon gap backflip

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Front Flip Jump and Landing

Last year, Kelly McGarry shocked us with his backflip above the treacherous canyon gap of the Red Bull Rampage. Now, Tom van Steenbergen stomps what may be the biggest front flip in mountain bike history. Watch the video from Tom’s Sony Action Cam, shot during production the upcoming bike movie, “UNREAL”.

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Tom releases the bike (below) and it rolls out on its own as he celebrates one of the biggest jumps in mountain biking.

Tom Releases the Bike After the Jump

And for comparison, here is Kelly McGarry’s now legendary 72 foot gap jump backflip performed at last year’s Red Bull Rampage. Their ‘time in the air’ seems fairly similar.

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Video: ‘Unreal’ world record front flip meets canyon gap backflip Gallery
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Biggest Front Flip Coming Back Around

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Run up to the Big Front Flip Jump

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Front Flip Jump and Landing

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Tom Releases the Bike After the Jump

Tom releases the bike and it rolls out on its own as he celebrates one of the biggest jumps in mountain biking.
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Tom van Steenbergen After the Big Front Flip

About the author: Francis Cebedo

The founder of mtbr and roadbikereview, Francis Cebedo believes that every cyclist has a lot to teach and a lot to learn. "Our websites are communal hubs for sharing cycling experiences, trading adventure stories, and passing along product information and opinions." Francis' favorite bike is the last bike he rode, whether it's a dirt jumper, singlespeed, trail bike, lugged commuter or ultralight carbon road steed. Indeed, Francis loves cycling in all its forms and is happiest when infecting others with that same passion. Francis also believes that IPA will save America.


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