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Jan
09

Flipping Out at the X Games

The Winter X Games are on right now, although I had no idea. I’m actually glad though because it means I haven’t been barraged with endless cross-promotion from ABC/ESPN/Disney, so there’s that. Anyhoo, at the games, during the snowmobile speed and style event, Levi Lavallee made “history” when he did the first ever double backflip on a snowmobile in competition. While he nails the stunt in the air, he lands really hard and isn’t able to hang on, but still, it’s pretty damned impressive, if redneck-y.

After the jump is a video ESPN made hyping up the trick beforehand which is moderately interesting. The part that grabbed me was that he has a fire truck crane available to lift his snowmobile out of a foam pit after each practice jump and that the foam pit has a RETRACTABLE ROOF. That’s NUTS!

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