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First ever death-defying quadruple BMX backflip captured on video

Published Jul 13th, 2015 5:17PM EDT
First BMX Quadruple Backflip Stunt Video
Image: Screenshot / YouTube

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Riding a BMX bike might be an easy task for anyone who knows how to handle one, but you’re about to see a video that shows you what professionals can really do with the tiny bike. It turns out that many professional BMX riders have tried and failed to become the first to land a quadruple backflip, which is a complicated stunt that requires plenty of skill and patience. However, that changed a few days ago when one BMX rider managed to pull off the incredible move.

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The video, uploaded to YouTube on Sunday, has already gone viral, having surpassed 1.7 million views.

Uploaded by Nitro Circus, the video shows various scary quadruple backflip attempts, and then the successful one. Jed Mildon is the BMX biker who finally managed to land the first ever quad backflip on a BMX bike, defying death in the processes.

If the video below isn’t hardcore enough for you, then you have to watch a different biker pulling off some fantastic, and equally dangerous move by following this link.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.