Cam Zink Sets Guinness Book World Record for Longest Dirt-to-Dirt Mountain Bike Backflip at the World of X Games: Mammoth Flip with Cam Zink presented by Monster Energy
Professional mountain biker Cam Zink successfully set the GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS® distance record for the longest dirt-to-dirt backflip on a mountain bike during the World of X Games: Mammoth Flip with Cam Zink presented by Monster Energy telecast at Mammoth Mountain in Mammoth Lakes, Calif. Clearing a distance of 100 feet and three inches, Zink surpassed the previous unofficial record that he held at 78 feet. Additionally in the practice sessions prior the backflip record, Zink also claimed another world record for the longest straight air dirt-to-dirt jump, recording a distance of 119 feet and nine inches The world-record feat was captured LIVE on ESPN in front of his home mountain crowd and will air again on World of X Games this Sunday, August 24 at 2 p.m. ET on ABC.
Cam Zink sets a GUINNESS BOOK WORLD RECORD for longest dirt-to-dirt mountain bike backflip in World of X Games: Mammoth Flip with Cam Zink presented by Monster Energy. Photo credit: Joe Faraoni/ESPN Images “This is like a dream. It was the smoothest landing I’ve ever had,” said Zink. “Mammoth just feels like home now and I just can’t thank everyone enough for making my dreams come true.” Designed by Zink and built by Mammoth Mountain’s Bike Park team, Zink hit 46 MPH before launching off a 15-foot high kicker, backflipping in the air and landing on a 25-foot high run-out landing. Photos for Mammoth Flip with Cam Zink are available in the ESPN Images library. The World of X Games series features a variety of X Games and athlete-focused content. For additional information about the World of X Games, go to www.xgames.com.
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