Late last week, Minnesota's Paris Rosen successfully hushed his haters and pulled the monkey off his back when he rode away from an 88-foot ramp-to-dirt front flip -- the biggest in the game. Until now, the biggest on record was that of Frenchman Charles Pagès, which was a 66-footer, executed in May 2009.
Earlier this year, Rosen went to X Games 15 on a quest to land the coveted long-distance front flip, but because of a slight under-rotation, his attempt was unsuccessful. Being the fighter that he is, Rosen proved that he has what it takes to nail the front flip, throwing it at an impressive 88 feet in the Arizona desert on Oct. 30. Rumors of the flip have been surfacing on message boards and FMX Web sites across the world, but after a lot of hunting and digging, we were able to get our hands on the video of the flip and the madness that ensued thereafter. Check it out, rewind, check it out and repeat until you grasp the gnar-ness of the trick.
Congrats, Paris!Stay tuned to ESPN.com/action, as we'll be linking up with Rosen this weekend to get the details on his historic achievement. And with all the front-flip frenzy going on, you may want to check out some related stories and videos:
- One flip forward: X Games, meet the front flip
- Interview: Paris Rosen, Pre-XG15
- Watch: Paris Rosen's X Games Video Entry
But of course, this is what you really came to see