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Old 08-04-06, 09:30 PM   #1
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Wow!!!!

I just watched Pastrana throw a double back flip on a motor cycle! The most amazing thing I've ever seen on 2 wheels.
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Old 08-04-06, 09:34 PM   #2
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Mike Metzger did it a long time ago in the X games. Back flip is insane, can't believe how many riders are doing it. How do u practice for a backflip? BMX bike maybe?
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yep, that is pretty impressive.

http://dcshoes.com/home/special_feat...astranaDBF.swf
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Old 08-04-06, 10:17 PM   #4
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Mike Metzger did it a long time ago in the X games. Back flip is insane, can't believe how many riders are doing it. How do u practice for a backflip? BMX bike maybe?
I thought he rode Mountain bikes?
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Old 08-05-06, 02:28 AM   #5
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Mike Metzger did it a long time ago in the X games. Back flip is insane, can't believe how many riders are doing it. How do u practice for a backflip? BMX bike maybe?
I think they use a foam pit. Probably for the double they'll start out with a BMX'r to work out the timings and momentums then move on to a MX bike to iron out the details.

Heh, You'd never catch me doing that stuff. Crossing up my old mans R27 beemer was as 'knarly' as I get... maybe if I have had a REAL dirt bike things would have been different.
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Old 08-05-06, 04:37 AM   #6
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I thought he rode Mountain bikes?
No, he did the back to back on a 250
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Old 08-05-06, 04:43 AM   #7
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Metzger did 1 flip then hit another ramp for the 2nd, Travis did it on one launch...didn't imagine that could be done!!!! Fantastic!
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i watched a tv show where a guy guy on a raptor 660(qaud) did a backflip over a moving train
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Mike Metzger did it a long time ago in the X games. Back flip is insane, can't believe how many riders are doing it. How do u practice for a backflip? BMX bike maybe?
Foam pit...
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Old 08-05-06, 09:31 AM   #10
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Yes...he does and another one rides mx...there are two elite 2 wheelers names mike metzger
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Old 08-05-06, 12:07 PM   #11
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DBF??? On a Moto???? Wo0t!


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I understand that they will show Travis throwing down a DBF at the X Games today
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I just happened to be watching when Travis P did the back flip the other night. That was the gnarlyest, most amazing thing I have ever seen. Holy crap!! Just absolutely insane! The boy has my respect. It was so perfect it almost looked fake.
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Old 08-10-06, 12:48 AM   #14
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Google video "freeride", there's a guy doing a double backflip on a mtb
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Here's the X-Games flip.... http://youtube.com/watch?v=sf4698CiMfQ

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Old 08-10-06, 09:17 AM   #16
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Here's an "if at first you don't succeed...." clip:

http://www.break.com/movies/attempti..._backflip.html
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Old 08-10-06, 02:10 PM   #17
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That is one awesome jump and better than his backflip with only two limbs holding onto the bike.

Back when I raced MX crossups, wheelies and landing on the front wheel was considered cool. But we raced for speed and not for show.
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