The Story Behind the World's First Triple Backflip - Jed Mildon 13

On May 28, 2011 Unit BMX rider Jed Mildon attempted and successfully landed the first-ever Triple Backflip on a bike in his hometown of Taupo, New Zealand. In just three days the videos of Jed's incredible achievement have reached almost 4 million views online, cementing his name into action-sports folklore.

This new video takes you behind the scenes of the whole project to give you an idea of the commitment it's taken Jed to accomplish the Triple Backflip. Jed might've made the final successful jump look easy, but what it has taken him to reach that point is far from it. NZ rider Jake Prebble joins Jed at the main event, and throws down some massive front flip tricks as well.

Project and video courtesy of Unit Clothing

Directed and produced by Allan Hardy for Unit

Additional filming by Joe Lawry, Ryan McCrae and

Music by The American Dollar and A Skylit Drive

Credit: Unit
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  • Zombiebiker

    6/1/2011 5:51 PM

    fuck yeah jed. Repping new zealand what.
    i also reckon that the frontflip indian was just as dope. so was jeds double backie whip attempt

  • ecaSTU

    5/31/2011 3:41 PM

    Sick triple. I can't stand the song though

  • Kapu

    5/31/2011 2:49 PM

    If you didn't notice, then the song is Prelude to a Dream by A Skylit Drive.
    It was written right there in the video.

  • Brandon_Ashby

    5/31/2011 11:28 AM

    the song starts at 4.10... what song is it?

  • Brandon_Ashby

    5/31/2011 11:26 AM

    whats the song when he starts to do the tripple backflip?

  • randall.bria

    5/31/2011 10:04 AM


  • randall.bria

    5/31/2011 9:58 AM

    holy f*ckin godd
    crazy mother f*cker

  • TheSaki

    5/30/2011 11:33 PM


  • bobby.john

    5/30/2011 10:16 PM

    o my fukin god
    this dude has some serious balls and is freakinly dialed

  • Colton Satterfield

    5/30/2011 8:56 PM

    this makes what he did a lot more insane. a total man.

  • Lanky Nathan

    5/30/2011 7:22 PM

    That is just unreal. I recon that frontflip swingleg was just as impressive though! Damn NZ breeds some crazy riders

  • gaffylapse

    5/30/2011 6:53 PM

    i have never been proud of a new zealender untill today!

  • Dylan Sheinberg

    5/30/2011 6:45 PM

    Jed is crazy!!!!!!