Riders Jed Mildon and James Foster have spent most of the last year competing to become the first to land a quad flip—just four years after Mildon hit the first triple flip. This weekend, Mildon won the race to four, helped in no small part by Foster’s separated shoulder and 10 broken ribs suffered in failed attempts.
Mildon and Foster discussed the jump in this interview with Ride BMX, and here’s my favorite out-of-context answer:
Physically what was the hardest part for you about the quad flip?
Jed: Definitely the fourth flip.
Here’s your commemorative Vine. Impressive, though I’m pretty sure I hit one of these bad boys 25 years ago in California Games.