The first ever successful motorcycle front flip was performed almost exactly two years ago. Now, Australian Mark Monea has added a 360-degree sideways spin to the trick. After practicing into a foam pit for four weeks, he just stuck his first landing on dirt. Incredible.
Monea is a relative unknown in FMX, previously working as X Games gold medalist Cam Sinclair’s mechanic. This trick is entirely new, he’s the first rider to attempt to add a spin to a front flip, let alone land one.
Here’s Monea’s new trick.
And Jim DeChamp’s first ever successfully landed front flip from 2009