MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, Calif. (NBC/ESPN) — Mountain biker Cam Zink is known for going big, but he went for Guinness World Record big live on TV.
The 28-year-old attempted to land a Guinness World Record Thursday night for the longest dirt-to-dirt mountain bike backflip at Mammoth Mountain’s Canyon Lodge using a setup he designed. He tore down the Cloverleaf Ski trail and hit speeds of up to 45 mph before launching off a 15-foot-high kicker, soaring 100 feet in the air. That’s well past the current record of 78 feet, and he landed on a 25-foot-high landing/runout.
His Certified World Record distance was exactly 100 feet 3 inches, and his 10-month-old daughter Ayla and fiancé Amanda were there to greet him.