World of X Games: Mammoth Flip with Cam Zink Presented by Monster Energy
Live Thursday, August 21 at 9:30 p.m. ET on ESPN and on Sunday, August 24 at 2 p.m. ET on ABC
Tune into two special episodes of the World of X Games:Mammoth Flip with Cam Zink Presented by Monster Energy, live on Thursday, August 21 at 9:30 p.m. ET on ESPN and Sunday, August 24 at 2 p.m. ET on ABC as part of the World of X Games series. The shows will capture the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® attempt for the longest dirt-to-dirt mountain bike backflip by professional mountain biker Cam Zink and his journey leading up to the 100-foot backflip challenge. The world-record attempt will take place at Mammoth Mountain’s Canyon Lodge in Mammoth Lakes, Calif., using a setup designed by Zink and built by Mammoth Mountain’s Bike Park team. Zink will be expected to reach a speed of nearly 50 miles per hour before launching off a 15-foot high kicker, backflipping 100 feet in the air (past the current record of 78 feet) and landing on a 25-foot high run-out landing.
The World of X Games telecast team will feature X Games host Brandon Graham with the play-by-play account of Zink’s record attempt, four-time X Games BMX gold medalist Kevin Robinson as analyst, X Games reporter Alyssa Roenigk and special talent John Brenkus of ESPN Sports Science,as he breaks down the science behind the mountain as an obstacle and the physics of Zink’s jump in this groundbreaking attempt.
Zink’s backflip will also be streamed live on XGames.com, WatchESPN and through the WATCHESPN app, which is available to 67.5 million households nationwide in the U.S. at no additional cost to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider. The World of X Games series features a variety of X Games and athlete-focused content. For the most updated schedule and information on World of X Games, go to www.xgames.com. Check local listings for additional details.
Contacts: Crystal Yang ESPN Communications, 213-405-4401, [email protected] Danny Chi ESPN Communications, 213-405-4400, [email protected]