Aussie FMX rider Jackson Strong has just nailed a double back flip into dirt off a quarter pipe. It’s a trick that’s never been done before by anybody, earning the man called Jack O by his friends some sweet NBD glory.
But, this being FMX, landing a worlds first doesn’t come easy. To even get close to landing it, there were months of foam pit attempts. Now, if you’ve never flung yourself into one, it’s not quite as ‘Wacky Warehouse’ as it sounds, and even less so when you have a bike weighing around 100 kilograms landing on you if you get it wrong.
After than, there was slam after slam as Jack O progressed to trying to nail it directly onto dirt. But Strong, a member of the Metal Mulisha [sic], two time X Games gold medalist, and prodigy of FMX legend Robby Maddison, simply doesn’t have it in his DNA to be beaten by a trick.
A hand full of bone jarring (and arse bruising) slams later, he finally nailed it. And, of course, even though it’s inevitable that one day somebody will come along and surpass it, Jackson Strong will forever be immortalised as the first person ever to land a double backie onto dirt off a quarter pipe, and nobody can ever take that away.