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Cam Zink to attempt longest dirt-to-dirt mountain bike backflip

This Thursday, August 21, 2014, professional freeride mountain biker, Cam Zink, will attempt to set a record for the longest dirt-to-dirt mountain bike backflip at Mammoth Mountain in Mammoth Lakes, California for the Guinness World Records. This will be a special episode of the World of X Games: Mammoth Flip with Cam Zink presented by Monster Energy. If you saw Cam Zink and his death-defying backflip he pulled off at the 2013 Red Bull Rampage, you know he’s more than capable of pulling off this insane stunt.

Cam Zink to attempt longest dirt-to-dirt mountain bike backflip
Photo Courtesy of ESPN/Mammoth Mountain

The setup used is one that was designed by Zink and built by the Mammoth Mountain’s Bike Park team. Zink is expected to hit speeds of up to 45 miles per hour before launching off a 15-foot high kicker, soaring 100 feet in the air and landing on a 25-foot run-out landing. The current record of 78-feet is held by Cam which he won 3rd place for in the 2013 Red Bull Rampage. He also won the Utah Sports Commission Best Trick award for that same backflip stunt.

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 the groundbreaking attempt.

Don’t miss this intense and extreme attempt by Cam Zink. It’ll have you on the edge of your seat and holding your breath for Zink to land this record-breaking backflip. If you miss him on this backflip, catch Cam Zink at the 2014 Red Bull Rampage to see what he has to surprise the crowd with on September 26-28, 2014.

The World of X Games: Mammoth Flip with Cam Zink presented by Monster Energy will broadcast Cam’s attempt live at 9:30 p.m. ET on August 21, 2014 on ESPN. It will broadcast again on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. ET on ABC. The event will also be streamed live on 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.

For more information on the Mammoth Flip, please visit the Mammoth Mountain Web site or www.xgames.com.