There’s no way any list of ridiculous tricks would be complete without this one.
Back in 2011 Greg Powell decided to boldly go where no man had gone before with an eye-popping full backflip independent of his bike, before grabbing back onto the frame for dear life and living to ride another day.
“It’s an eye-popping full backflip independent of his bike.”
The trick had previously been tried at Dave Mirra’s warehouse, and though online video is hard to come by this grainy Spanish subtitled clip shows you the trick’s genesis back in 2010.
The Special Flip’s legacy was made clear in 2012 when Tom Pages followed suit in the X-Games Moto X Best Trick Comp.