Backflips are extremely difficult in surfing, and no one has never landed one in a competition. That is, until Gabriel Medina did exactly that at the Oi Rio Pro, coasting out with a bewildered shrug to perfect 10s from the judges.
What’s more nerve-racking for a drummer: the prospect of falling onto a bunch of metal spears, or ruining a very expensive drum set?
Airline and aerobatic pilot Glen Dell and FMX rider Nick de Wit needed two years of planning before attempting this amazing stunt: Nick backflipped his dirtbike over Glen's plane flying under it. Everything worked out perfectly and the resulting images are truly spectacular.
I've seen many jet ski jumps and backflips, but never from this cool perspective. I don't know the mechanism they use to attach them—I imagine some articulated arm/gimbal thingamajig—but I just love these head-mounted action cameras.
"A valid attempt at a backflip over the Mount Baker highway," says the author of this jump over a highway in Whatcom County, Washington. Well, at least it wasn't a total failure and you didn't smash your face against the asphalt.
We no longer live on Earth, my friends. We're in some weird world where people can do the impossible. Do you want to fly? You should try. Do you want to spin in the air in both directions? I think you can. Because this insane Superman double backflip bicycle trick destroys everything that should be humanly possible.…
Youtuber hinamitetu has engineered a squadron of robot gymnasts capable of executing flips, handsprings, and high-bar acrobatics. Bots capable of entry into other artistic events are sure to follow. In this, his latest video, one of hinamitetu's creations performs a flawless quadruple backflip and sticks the landing…
When Josh Dueck broke his back in 2004 during a skiing accident, few people thought he'd ski again. He defied expectations, though, and began using a Sit Ski — a mono-ski contraption used by paraplegics — to cruise down the slopes. That wasn't enough though, so he decided he had to attempt something a little more…
There are plenty of thoughtful ways in which people can document their year. But when Sam Morrison's father bet him $100 that he couldn't do a backflip every day of 2011, another approach was born. Yes: Sam Morrison recorded himself doing a backflip every single day of 2011.
What is better than a double back flip performed by one motorcycle stuntman? The same aerial maneuver performed by two stuntmen at the same time, side-by-side.
It's a near-weekly occurrence: HTC, or Motorola, or someone releases a brand-new Android phone. There are a ton of them! But really, there are only a few worth buying. Here are the best Android phones on each carrier.
Apparently AT&T is struggling a bit with the whole idea of Android, a somewhat open mobile OS. Instead of embracing it and giving users a full experience, they've decided to cripple it and not allow the installation of non-market apps.
AT&T's first Android phone, the Backflip, is a smartphone for people who probably wouldn't otherwise buy a smartphone. And for them—and only them—it might just work.
AT&T is late to the Android games, but they're making up for lost time with five Android handsets in the first half of the year. First up: the Motorola Backflip, coming March 7th for $100 with contract. Wait... $100?
Motorola claims they're coming out with a couple dozen Android phones in 2010, and with a crop so big a few of them are bound to be pretty weird. This render suggests that the MOTOSPLIT might be one of those.