In early 2003 Allen Cooke set the longest back flip record at 54’. Last year at the X Games Mike Escamilla set a new back flip record at 62’. Dave Mirra and Kevin Robinson have both come very close to the 20’ mark on the quarterpipe, and John Parker has blasted some huge airs on a big quarter before also. Early in 2006 Chad Kagy opened the door to what a BMX rider can do on the Mega ramp. Flip whips and 21’ on the quarter. This is going to be absolutely nuts, don’t miss out on BMX history LIVE!!!
Big Air Pay Per View info from ESPN: X GAMES XTENDED Two unique and exclusive offerings immediately following the conclusion of X Games 12 on ABC will feature the new X Games medal event, BMX Big Air Competition, live from the Home Depot Center. Dave Mirra, Kevin Robinson and Chad Kagy are just a few of the athletes who will ride down a 60-80-foot high roll-in, choosing to launch over a gap 50 or 70 feet long and continuing into a 27-foot quarterpipe. In addition to the Big Air competition, there will be a never-before-seen X Games Moto Madness featuring current X Games stars Brian Deegan, Nate Adams and Travis Pastrana. The X Games XTended pay-per-view special will premiere at 6 p.m. EST on August 6. Suggested retail price: $19.95 Viewers can order ESPN pay-per-view Online at www.espn.com (search X Games or X Games Xtended), or by contacting their pay-per-view provider. For re-airs throughout the month of August, check www.espn.com listings or contact your pay-per-view provider.