During 2011 Paul traveled to America; To compete in the Mountain Dew Tour. While he was riding at Luke Parslow's he under-rotated a front flip. He landed on the peak of the landing; taking full force on to his pelvis.
After returning home to New Zealand he was focused on getting back on his bike.
First up was fitness to regain strength then he got started rebuilding his backyard jumps, making them big enough to get his upside down float on.