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Son-uva Digger backflip – Click above to watch video after the jump

Ryan Anderson is the son of monster truck legend and Grave Digger owner/driver Dennis Anderson, which makes him monster truck royalty. Despite his privileged place among the elites in the high court of methanol and fairgrounds, the young Anderson doesn't spend much time riding his father's coattails.

While Ryan may have used his father's success as a launch pad, the Grave Digger heir apparent is eager to prove himself worthy of the crown. Anderson showed this at Monster Jam 2011 in Las Vegas, executing an awesome monster truck backflip. This may not be the first time a monster truck has ever flipped end over end, but it's certainly the biggest one yet. Hit the jump to check it out.

[Source: YouTube]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      Aaahhhh, monster trucks. The professional wrestling of the racing world.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Travis Pastrana is going to be so pissed.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The Nitro Circus truck Traivs Pastrana sponsors did this last year.

        Serveral of these guys have been doing back flips for about 1-2 years.

        Nothing new here other than Grave DIgger finally did one. Still neat but nothing new.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Lol whats up with the guy in the yellow shirt on left hand side with black cap his reaction time is like 5 seconds to late then hes all looking around to see if people saw that happened hahahahaah
      • 4 Years Ago
      Pretty awesome...can't imagine what it would be like to be in that thing as if rolls backwards.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Word Keekee... All you see is shipping container-lights and ceiling- ground-aaaand back to normal..
      • 4 Years Ago
      damn, legit! nicely done
      • 4 Years Ago
      Very cool!
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is cool to see, I'd never been to much into monster trucks but one time I got to visit the andersons residence of sorts. Somewhere between Virginia beach and nags head where they have the grave digger themed restaurant. I was about 15 going on a surfing trip with my friend and his grandparents drove. His grandpa, Butch Kernodle, actually use to drag race funny cars during the 70s and 80s
      • 4 Years Ago
      AWESOME!
        • 4 Years Ago
        TOTALLY AWESOME!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Awesome!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I want to try that - it looks like fun!

      The Digger set always put on a great show,to the detriment of their vehicle, but they are the crowd pleasers.
      • 4 Years Ago
      That's so flippin' sweet.
        • 4 Years Ago
        It was great. I am also quite pleased that this video got straight to the point and didn't have five minutes of build-up, opening credits, low budget screen wipes and transitions and pumping heavy metal or techno music before the actual deed.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I think Im more impressed by how high he got. Hes gotta be 25 feet up halfway through the flip.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Haha that was puny
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