24-year-old Ingvar Neumann of Tartu, Estonia is the first person to land BMX's first lateral bike flip. Dubbed the "Neu Flip" by the organizers of Simpel Session, Neumann refers to the trick as "HD, for Heavy Drug, High Definition and Happy Day." The trick, a flyout style jump in which the bike is laterally flipped 360 degrees in the air underneath the rider, was pulled on home turf by Neumann and uploaded to YouTube on Wednesday, March 23.
"I hope that I am the first one who has ever landed this trick on the planet," said Neumann on his personal blog. "Somebody has probably done it and I am the only who doesn't know that," he added, "but who cares."
The trick has been attempted by riders for years using trampoline bikes, and was featured in the 2001 video game "Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2" as the original version of the trick now known as the bike flip. Riders such as T.J. Lavin and Jody Donnelly have reportedly also attempted the "neu flip" in the past.
Neumann is the first to land the trick clean to the pedals, and provide documented evidence of the pull.
Neumann receives support from Rip Curl, Eastern Bikes, Surfhouse, Pull In and Nike 6.0. According to an interview on Fat BMX, his favorite movie is "My Name is Earl."