Countdown to Mammoth Flip - August 21, 2014
Mammoth team rider Cam Zink is in the final stages of preparation to attempt a world record jump, this Thursday, August 21 at Mammoth's Canyon Lodge.
Zink will look to make history live on ESPN’s “World of X Games: Mammoth Flip with Cam Zink presented by Monster Energy
” as he attempts to land a Guinness World Record for the longest dirt-to-dirt backflip on a mountain bike.
Zink is expected to hit speeds of up to 45 MPH before launching off a 15-foot high kicker, soaring 100 feet in the air (well past the current record of 78-feet) and landing on a 25-foot high landing/runout.
“This event gives us an opportunity to really shine a bright light on our sport,” said Zink. “Every day guys are doing things on mountain bikes that just defy what we thought was possible. It’s one of the fastest growing sports in the U.S. and hopefully the world-record attempt will give the sport some exposure and inspire the next generation of riders to dream big.”
Spectators can watch this event for free at Canyon Lodge. Festivities kick off at 6:00 p.m. PT with live music from Southern California rockers, Bad Suns. Food and beverage items available for sale.
See you on the hill!