According to a press release by Teva earlier today, Paul Basagoita became the first mountain biker to land a double back flip on natural terrain. Its an incredible achievement all things considered, but when I heard the term “natural terrain,” I was expecting something a little different.
The idea of a free rider booting a massive trick over a natural obstacle recalls images of Darren Berrecloth racing down mountainsides in distant corners of the world – not a giant manicured booter. Semantics aside, Paul’s clip is awesome. Even after a few major spills, he gets up, and tries again until he finally nails it.
Want More? Check past the break to watch Andrea Lacondeguy nailing a dirt to dirt double back flip (on a hardtail) in a clip from NWD 8.