GoPro Captures Unreal Backflip Over A 72-Foot Canyon At Red Bull’s Mountain Bike Rampage

GoPro Captures Unreal Backflip Over A 72-Foot Canyon At Red Bull’s Mountain Bike Rampage

GEOFFREY INGERSOLL OCT. 23, 2013, 12:14 AM 3,555 3

Mountain Biker Kelly McGarry wowed onlookers and announcers alike when he busted off a truly gnarly back flip over the 72-foot canyon gap at this year’s Red Bull Rampage, held in Utah from Oct. 11 – 13. One commenter on video wrote: “I’m a nervous wreck just watching it from a recliner.” For his efforts, McGarry pulled in the silver medal. He also pulled in the Red Bull Bike People’s Choice Award from fans watching online. “Last night I was freaking out,” McGarry told reporters, “wondering if I should do it. But I had the speed, it felt right, so I just sent it!” Riders are judged by 4 criteria:

1) Fluidity and Style
2) Air and Amplitude
3) Tricks
4) Line Choice

The gold went to Kyle Strait, the first two-time gold winner in the series. (Aside from the People’s Choice and the silver), the kudos go McGarry, who strapped a Go Pro to his dome.

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