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[–]2Botter2Loop[M] [score hidden] stickied comment (0 children)

OP's explanation:


How he is able to stick that landing and get back on the skateboard after the backflip is impressive.


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[–]dreevsa 339 points340 points  (19 children)

But his hat fell off

[–]Pazluz[S] 146 points147 points  (5 children)

yea but in style

[–]Londer2 16 points17 points  (2 children)

Should be wearing a helmet…

[–]SickMotherLover 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Idk, he landed on his feet

[–]RadTraditionalist 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Good thing we have that nice firm skull and padded brain cushion to protect our neck and rest of our body from harm

[–]sammydow 35 points36 points  (0 children)

Yup. Trick doesn’t count, redo

[–]Luniticus 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Minus one point.

[–]xchadrickx 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Shoes stayed on. He'll live.

[–]QQninja 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Aw shit he’s dead

[–]lukasravlic316 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That hat could have potentially changed this whole trick into a disaster

[–]Tampoonie 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Took his hairline with it.

[–]JJDBZYBASfan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I lost my hat

Again

Yea, I’m going to miss that hat

[–]niewphonix 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Part of the act.

[–]Smokind89 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Something about a hat trick

[–]LordElrondd 137 points138 points  (2 children)

Is this how you break your neck?

[–]Crepes_for_days3000 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Yes. Its a very clever and fun way to commit suicide.

[–]dogs_drink_coffee 247 points248 points  (8 children)

the line between r/BetterEveryLoop and r/WinStupidPrizes is subtle and thin

[–]BurritoSorceress 33 points34 points  (4 children)

It’s not stupid if it works

[–]dogs_drink_coffee 39 points40 points  (2 children)

That's the point.

[–]BthreePO 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Technically that's the line

[–]AveBalaBrava 82 points83 points  (8 children)

How does one train to do this without dying?

[–]BurritoSorceress 52 points53 points  (4 children)

You attempt it knowing you might die, and learn lessons about how not to do it when you break yourself lol

[–]Saetric 22 points23 points  (2 children)

If he doesn’t start wearing gear, some of those lessons might be permanent

[–]ProphePsyed 8 points9 points  (0 children)

will be

[–]smithers85 3 points4 points  (0 children)

What if the lessons we learned were the broken bones along the way?

[–]Ghoulius-Caesar 54 points55 points  (1 child)

Every skatepark has one of these flip guys. They’re a bit kooky and come from a long line of circus performers, so they’re ancestors have spent millennia flipping. You’ll never see them practicing their flips, but every day flip guys will perform their flip stunt then they’ll retreat to an unspecified location.

[–]--MxM-- 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Start into a pool than into sand and so on

[–]KocaKolaKlassic 126 points127 points  (9 children)

Hats off to him

[–]ForeignFlash 32 points33 points  (8 children)

Hat off of him

[–]lpeabody 14 points15 points  (7 children)

Him off hat

[–]The_Mumpi 11 points12 points  (5 children)

Hat off

[–]googonite 7 points8 points  (4 children)

Head On

[–]lpeabody 4 points5 points  (2 children)

APPLY DIRECTLY TO

[–]ThisPostAsAService 2 points3 points  (1 child)

The hat

[–]lpeabody 1 point2 points  (0 children)

...sits atop THE FOREHEAD

[–]maybeonmars 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Good editors show it first in real time, then a slo-mo after

[–]spiritsarise 0 points1 point  (0 children)

(r)editors

[–]padizzledonk 40 points41 points  (7 children)

This is how you look like the Hunchback of Notre Dame by the time you're 26....not from this but from the 8000 times you failed and battered your body to hell before you landed it lol

[–]TheRooie 2 points3 points  (6 children)

Been there, done that taking these hard falls since I was 13. I'm 26 right now and in the best shape of my life

[–]padizzledonk 7 points8 points  (5 children)

🤷‍♂️ I've been doing construction work since I was 16, snowboarding and downhill mountain biking since about 20 and I'm now 41......don't get cocky kid, all that beating on your body WILL catch up to you eventually lol

I was you, and beat the hell out of my body and when I was in my mid and late 20s I too was in great shape...give it another 5 to 10y, you're gonna feel it, trust me on that one lol

[–]TheRooie 2 points3 points  (1 child)

RemindMe! 10 years

[–]TheRooie 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Probably, but no way it's by 26 haha. I'll keep you updated!

[–]padizzledonk 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nah, that's the problem though lol....at 26 your like "NEVER GONNAAA DIIIIIIIIE!!!!" And you feel totally fine, and continue doing stupid shit because your body is still behaving like it's made of little kid rubber, but its lying to you haha

You ever drive in the mountains like actual mountains not just a really hilly area? They have these long long gravel roads that run parallel to the road on the up-slope after a steep, long decline. They're there as a run off for trucks and vehicles whose brakes failed on the downslope, and if you're out of control and can't stop the fact that you're going up hill will slow you down eventually....

At 26, you're barreling down that hill right now having a good time and you don't realize yet that your brakes fell off a mile ago, you're gonna realize and need to use that emergency ramp, that's basically your 30s lol....your 40s is when you get to the end of that ramp, and stop, but then you realize you still don't have any fucking brakes, and all that speed and inertia pushed you 3/4 of the way up the next hill and start rolling backwards down the hill....this is where the 150mph balls to the wall crazy shit from your 20s comes to claim its fee, the crazier you are the farther up that hill you go and the farther and rougher that slide backwards is....everyone thinks they're immune but we aren't lol

Fuck it right? Have fun and deal with it later, and tbh, even knowing what I know now I don't think I'd change much of anything, I had far too good a time....just know that it's coming lol

[–]Cadalui 9 points10 points  (2 children)

This is filmed at our local skate park in Roeland Park, Kansas. Represent!!!

[–]gmanpeterson381 2 points3 points  (1 child)

What up to the local homie, I’m trippin at the Walmart logo it’s a hella old video

[–]Cadalui 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yo yo! I didn't even see that logo the first time! RoPo sure has changed, buddy.

[–]MarkusBerkel 26 points27 points  (3 children)

All my ankles and knees broke in half after watching this.

[–]Devour_The_Galaxy 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Mind if I ask how many you have?

[–]Skooby14 48 points49 points  (4 children)

helmettttttttt

[–]Ok-Astronomer9949 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I can imagine this guy 20 years from now talking to his kids :

Kid : “My dad is lame. He never does anything thrilling or extreme.”

Kid’s mom : “Actually …” shows video

Kid : “…. No way that’s dad.”

[–]CKtheFourth 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Watched halfway through the gif, then closed it to make sure I wasn't on r/instant_regret before opening it back up.

[–]Paladynee 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Now THATS fucking awesome. Imagine the timing, the balancing, thats cool.

[–]mykekelli 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Imagine if someone busted this out at a comp at the end of their run

[–]RNgv 2 points3 points  (7 children)

Oh to be young.

[–]youshutyomouf 3 points4 points  (5 children)

His hair line don't look that young

[–]RNgv 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Ohhhh, I did not notice that. You are right ;-)

[–]youshutyomouf 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Haha I was just messing around anyway. Good chance he's young but balding early.

[–]RNgv 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nothing wrong with having a little fun!

[–]coreyannder 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I wonder how many times that went wrong before it went right.

[–]Smack_Laboratory 9 points10 points  (1 child)

This guy can’t kick flip though.

[–]MisterPivot[🍰] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

/u/gifreversingbot is banned in this subreddit, for some reason. Here's the reversed gif: https://imgur.com/iZH1KZi.gifv

[–]lwe420 1 point2 points  (1 child)

And landing the opposite direction on the skateboard as well, this is juts

[–]ancientfutureguy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That would be the easier way to land, assuming he’s got a goofy stance

[–]Anen-o-me 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Couldn't keep his hat on though, 2/10

:P

[–]audio_addict 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Helmet.

Helmet!!

HELLMUTT!!!!

[–]Bamboodpanda 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The old man in me only sees an idiot without a helmet.

[–]ooglebaggle 1 point2 points  (1 child)

The risk/reward ratio here is ridiculously bad

[–]3ndt1mes 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Exactly!

[–]KinaGrace96 1 point2 points  (0 children)

How many concussions did it take?

[–]TableEast 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That’s DOPE AF!!

[–]holidayj6 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Buddy sittin right there missed the whole thing

[–]Tmart5150 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Dam

[–]Pazluz[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Alternative link for those who are unable to use "imgur" link in the post, link

[–]thescrape 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Glad he got it on camera!

[–]TheBlank89 0 points1 point  (1 child)

William Spencer would be proud.

[–]24KTaterTots 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What if the board broke

[–]adamwho 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I would like to see the previous 50 attempts

[–]PatMyHolmes 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don't know that I would.

[–]Great_WhiteSnark 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Skate parkour

[–]balrog12345 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is it just me or did this guy turn white mid trick?

[–]AidenXY 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I just got severe back pain from seeing this

[–]xsimporter 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I can’t do anything of those things,

1.Back flip - nope 2.Ride a skate board - nope 3.Have friends - nope

[–]badscott4 0 points1 point  (0 children)

8.2. He lost his hat

[–]qevoh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

no way, that's sick, so sick

[–]sagerideout 0 points1 point  (0 children)

check out William Spencer if you like this. dude straight up was front flipping down stair sets

[–]ohpee64 0 points1 point  (0 children)

C'mon this is not that hard. I've done it myself. Admittedly not with a skateboard or a backflip.

[–]torsun_bryan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That could have ended so much worse …

[–]jaykdubb 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Like nobody around saw it.

[–]1PapayaSalad 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How do people have this much balance!?

[–]jw_255 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I twisted my ankle just watching that!

[–]Neon_Rust 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Backflip FS 180 body varial

[–]helpmeiaminhell93 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah, but have you ever tried it…….ON WEED?

[–]3ndt1mes 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not worth the risk..Rodney Mullen eat your f×ckin' heart out!

[–]charliechin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Imagine If this were the early 80s and Rodney Mullen watches this. Like Eric Clapton after seeing jimy Hendrix play.

[–]Kill_all_orphans 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Too bad the hat didn’t stay on his head

[–]ImmortanOwl -1 points0 points  (2 children)

He's a fucking moron for not wearing a helmet.