Motorcycles were built to have two wheels pointing towards the Earth with the rider above the machine. Over the years, the insane and/or insanely talented athletes of the X Games have flipped that notion on its head. Literally. We've seen backflips, spins and even double backflips, but at the 2011 X Games, one rider has gone against the grain. Ladies and gentleman, Jackson Strong has just landed the first front flip in competition.

Now, credit goes to Jim DeChamp for landing the first forward aerial rotation back in 2009. Strong, however, is the first rider to successfully throw down the move in competition. His front flip wowed both the crowd and the judges, allowing him to ride off with the gold medal.

Click past the jump to see Strong's winning flip.


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      Meef
      • 4 Years Ago
      I come to autoblog to read about cars as well, but I'm glad they post things like this as it's very cool. It's a first in the industry. I find it amusing that anyone that likes cars has such resentment for other car/bike related sports, more odd than amusing. Everything you have to master as an auto driver you have have to master as a two wheel driver, plus more, and be in better shape. The physics involved with this are amazing. Mad props.
      Joey Lopez
      • 4 Years Ago
      Kudos to him. And its good to see the other riders clapping for him. Now the wait begins for the double :P
        stclair5211
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Joey Lopez
        Why wouldn't they? We've gotten to the point it's surprising to see good sportsmanship? Besides they MF him when he's not around like everyone does these days.
      Angkec
      • 4 Years Ago
      S.I.C.K
      htay9500
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sick!!!!!!!
      stclair5211
      • 4 Years Ago
      Rock! And... ROLL!!!
      arcum
      • 4 Years Ago
      Please stop posting useless motorcycle news. I come here to read about cars!
        Jeff Glucker
        • 4 Years Ago
        @arcum
        You know you don't have to read posts on topics that you don't care about, right?
        CaptKrunch
        • 4 Years Ago
        @arcum
        How big of a bitter old ******* are you? Don't like the story, don't click the article. It's not rocket science.
        Judy Rock
        • 4 Years Ago
        @arcum
        Why don't you go to the nearest B&N, and read a few "free" car magazines. Motorcycles are here to stay, or haven't you purchased any gas lately, it takes about $75. to fill a minivan. The young man did something that has never been done before, and he earned his gold. There is a lot worse things that could be posted here.
        Swift
        • 4 Years Ago
        @arcum
        And yet, you clicked on it.
        Elmo
        • 4 Years Ago
        @arcum
        Please look up the definition of automobile...
        fubisd
        • 4 Years Ago
        @arcum
        That's funny, I come to read the whiney old jerks that come in here to post crap about things they click on on the internets! Thanks for not letting me down, whiney old jerk.
      Shiftright
      • 4 Years Ago
      Balls the size of melons...and lots of talent and complete lack of fear. Amazing
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      stclair5211
      • 4 Years Ago
      WOOOOOOO!!! yeah!!! Extreme man!!! Do the do!!! WOOOOOOOOO!!! Owwwwwww!!!
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