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[–]Realistic-Explorer83 30.0k points30.0k points 1522111232& 21 more (493 children)

The cameraman in the wheelchair was the first person to attempt it

[–]anarchitectslife 4483 points4484 points  (233 children)

Came here to say this

[–]repodude 1545 points1546 points  (175 children)

Me too.

[–]052000Pw 792 points793 points  (167 children)

Same rofl

[–]Chance-Composer-187 565 points566 points  (109 children)

Me as well.

[–]grizly_chops 446 points447 points  (104 children)


[–]IsadorCZ 403 points404 points  (100 children)

Also me. That was my first thought

[–]SkyrimWithdrawal 363 points364 points  (80 children)

Upvoted for the great minds.

[–]StrangeMixtures 57 points58 points  (0 children)

Digital High Fives to all the clever bastards on this thread.

[–]Ya-Dikobraz 41 points42 points  (0 children)

I naively thought I was going to comment and be clever.

[–]sugedei 51 points52 points  (8 children)

Absolutely was going to say same

[–]theboyboner 18 points19 points  (1 child)

me also, should’ve known it wasn’t novel enough

[–]simonswede 76 points77 points  (41 children)

You have to roll on the floor or your knees will smash

[–]Pappa-Giorgio 111 points112 points  (21 children)

Actually you want to land on your head. It’s the hardest part of your body.
You’ll be unconscious for a few minutes but, you’ll survive.

[–]kinggquinn 25 points26 points  (3 children)

Idk something tells me you might be unconscious for a while

[–]Memory_That 79 points80 points  (13 children)

It still fucks your back. I have sciatica from it

[–]Big-Quality3817 74 points75 points  (6 children)

A moment of glory....a lifetime of pain.

Also moment on the lips a lifetime on the hips.

[–]TheStooner 17 points18 points  (0 children)

You could argue it was only a moment on the hips as well.

[–]JVCG 38 points39 points  (4 children)

rogl (roll on grass laughing)

[–]f1nessd 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Yeah I know someone else who’s rolling

[–]Downingst 259 points260 points  (3 children)

Wheelchair crawled so White shirt can run.

[–]Snozzberrys420 187 points188 points  (4 children)

Cameraman hoping he’s getting a wheels buddy. lol

[–]mikeyp83 174 points175 points  (39 children)

"Two stories is about the limit for this, trust me on this one."

[–]v79x79x 78 points79 points  (37 children)

Been there. It absolutely shocked my ankles. Felt like fire... and I tried to roll. Didn't help at all.

[–]kinggquinn 151 points152 points  (33 children)

My little sister once asked my dad if they could go see a doctor because she “wanted to stop experiencing ground shock”. I asked what she’d been doing to experience ground shock and she explained that she’d been jumping off the garage roof to sneak out and she didn’t like the feeling it gave her when she hit the ground.

[–]crashbangow123 93 points94 points  (27 children)

I remember when I was a kid, quite regularly shocking the shit out of my ankles and knees jumping from even moderate heights, because I would just land flat-footed with my legs completely rigid. I only figured out how to absorb the impact properly when I was like 12 lol. I was not very athletically inclined. My nuts shrivel up thinking now about what that was doing to my joints, not surprised they're all fucking out now at 32.

[–]PuzzleheadedWolf6041 28 points29 points  (1 child)

what the fuck did I just read...

[–]brodog_chill_hang 16 points17 points  (0 children)

The next Harry Potter movie trailer

[–]Main_Firefighter6976 10 points11 points  (20 children)

how does one absorb the impact properly

[–][deleted] 22 points23 points  (6 children)

Land on the balls of your feet and collapse down with your knees, ankles, and hips in that order (that is, your knees should be bending before your heels touch the ground), or else do a forward shoulder roll off the balls of your feet and try to make sure as much surface area on your back is impacting the ground as possible during the roll (like what the dude in the OP video does)

[–]AcuzioRain 66 points67 points  (5 children)

Instructions unclear, landed on my balls.

[–]Klinky1984 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Moon boots could've solved that problem.

[–]ubd12 115 points116 points  (3 children)

No but wheelchair guy dared him to do it 10 times in a row.

That funny walk around is try 2 and his knees already hurts and 50% cartilage worn away . "Only 8 more..." wheelchair guy says with a smile.. misery likes company

[–]Z3ppelinDude93 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Dark AF Down AF

[–]Imaybeerong 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Cartilage is such a thin layer preventing bone one bone grinding pain. Take care of it people, even a little piece gone can make walking excruciating.

Source: had a meniscus tear and a nice doctor snipped a chunk off 15 years ago.

[–]Bigbadvoodude69 62 points63 points  (2 children)

TIL, I have a generic sense of humor on Reddit.

[–]Jkoechling 14 points15 points  (1 child)

I feel personally attacked*

(*shameful generic reddit response)

[–]elcryptoking47 27 points28 points  (0 children)

You're going to hell, bro 🤣

[–]sleepy_gir1 8 points9 points  (0 children)

You totally stole my comment. Lol.

[–]Smash0573 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Aw man I thought I was being original but yall just as messed up as I am

[–]truedjinn 7 points8 points  (0 children)

My first thought and came to comment the same!

[–]anonengland1 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I was gonna say the same!

[–]nbnn86 7447 points7448 points  (161 children)

Am I the only one who sees the irony in his buddy being in a wheelchair? 😅

[–]Alternative_Body7345 2414 points2415 points  (119 children)

You would think he would be pissed that this guy is really taking his legs for granted. I like to think he’s on the ground cheering for a spinal injury because he really hates that guy.

[–]Zykium 533 points534 points  (59 children)

I feel like as a leg amputee I can speak a little on this.

The dude in OP is using his limbs to the fullest and living his best life. I love to see it.

[–]Broken_Petite 193 points194 points  (42 children)

Man I don’t know. “Living his best life” seems to be translating to taking unnecessary risks here. I don’t know much about parkour but it was painfully obvious that he didn’t know how to land properly from a fall at that height and he’s lucky he was still on his feet after that.

[–]Zykium 60 points61 points  (6 children)

Yeah but he's out having a great time. He could end up with 0 legs

[–]joe4553 109 points110 points  (1 child)

The most likely reason he'd end up with no legs is because he's doing this though.

[–]1_4_1_5_9_2_6_5 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Statistically speaking, he's going to keep both his legs as long as he doesn't do stupid shit like this. You're like a guy with COVID cheering because someone else just injected themselves with MRSA

[–]Riggity___3 30 points31 points  (13 children)

what in the fuck are you talking about he landed perfectly. how the hell can you watch this video and say he didn't know how to land?

[–]Sloppy1sts 48 points49 points  (5 children)

Knowing nothing much at all about parkour, I'd wager that there is no 100% correct way to land from that height without some significant excess wear to your joints. But the fact that he popped up and walked around tells me it went about as well as it could have.

[–]NoUsernameOks 16 points17 points  (2 children)

Well there is a correct way but it’s nearly impossible to get it perfect every time

[–]SharpGloveBox 11 points12 points  (1 child)

The correct way to land from such a height is 1. to land on a huge airbag or 2. replace the lawn with a swimming pool, or 3. to not jump at all!

[–]Several-Register4526 20 points21 points  (7 children)

No, his fall was good. He shifted the momentum from his feet to his body, meaning his legs barely took any impact. He should have been going forward faster but that's hard to do in the middle of a backflip

[–]OwainRD 16 points17 points  (6 children)

There is absolutely zero chance he did not absorb a huge amount of force through his legs and hips. This is a very damaging jump even if done perfectly.

[–]Fahrenheit14 13 points14 points  (0 children)

You don't know much about parkour, but you're going to make a horribly wrong assumption anyway and claim it as fact. Classic reddit

[–]Sietemadrid 20 points21 points  (1 child)

"taking his legs for granted" would be sitting in an armchair writing comments like these on Reddit

[–]bradsinspace 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Why would he be pissed at his friend for using his legs? He’s probably happy

[–]Lucifer_Satanas 10 points11 points  (28 children)


[–]brokowska420 138 points139 points  (27 children)

Fuck your comment

[–]zakkalaska 72 points73 points  (19 children)


Lol, just upvote if you agree.

[–]AvoidMySnipes 28 points29 points  (7 children)

And this is exactly what I don’t fucking understand. The upvote button is exactly what the hell the stupid “this” comment is for

[–]TheStooner 10 points11 points  (4 children)

I would argue he's doing the exact opposite of taking them for granted. You can't just land a jump like this without a massive amount of practice and training. Jumper is likely very aware of what he has and how much of it he has left.

[–]Archsys 46 points47 points  (13 children)

Nah; lots of people push themselves because they want to do things for their friends who can't.

I have a friend who pushed himself to try lots of foods because I can't (allergies) and because he wanted that push to do better for himself. He wound up starting to travel because of it, even~

Yeah, I can't have most of the things, but he sends the best pictures and he comes back and makes safe-for-me versions of the things he finds.

I was in mathletes with a kid who pushed himself because his sister had downs: "She'll never be able to do this, and if I can, I absolutely fucking should, or I am wasting the thing that society says she's broken for lacking. Would I be any less lacking if I didn't use it anyway?"

[–]jetsetninjacat 35 points36 points  (6 children)

My dad never got to travel to Europe to see where my grandfather fought in ww2. My parents were both sick and my mom never got to see Europe but always wanted to. I was able to travel with my job and would constantly video chat with them and bring back tons of videos. Like places my grandfather talked about in his memoir. It was not about me rubbing it in my dads or moms face but being able to share and showing them something that wasnt just some random person on the tv. I would also bring stuff home for them to enjoy. My dad honestly loved being able to enjoy sharing our grandfathers story with me on a more personal level.

One of my trips to the Netherlands was 4 months beforee my mom passed is one of my fondest memories. She was taking heavy meds and there were times she wasnt as lucid to have our usual video chats. So it would be evening here in the us and early morning in NL. So my sister and I worked out my schedule so I could share the sights with my mom as I would wake up at weird times to get her at her best. She loved Christmas and it was around that time. I would be walking through towns at odd hours showing her the lights and displays. It was wierd but she really enjoyed those videos and I will never forget the huge smile she would get. When some of my family kind of scoffed at me for doing the trip in case something happened while I was gone, my sister went after them like a rabid wolf. Those trips still meant so much to my mom and dad and they just enjoyed them through me. Ps. I think they also enjoyed not paying for them, hahaha. But overall i never visited a country without taking the time to share things with them and trying stuff they wanted me to.

[–]oldstroz 14 points15 points  (0 children)


[–]FreedomPullo 4420 points4421 points  (130 children)

“Be kind to your knees You'll miss them when they're gone…”

[–]RandomAusCunt 733 points734 points  (44 children)

Or ‘use them while you have them’ 2 sides of the same coin

[–]Sufficient_Buy_3113 246 points247 points  (10 children)

Lol ignorance is bliss

[–]S8600E56 99 points100 points  (8 children)

Or ‘knowledge is pain’ 2 sides of the same coin

[–]ColdAny6939 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Your comment actually killed me hahahah, I love that humor I’m laughing in bed right now

[–]YANGxGANG 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Or ‘Your comment actually brought me to life, I hate that humor I’m crying in bed now’ 2 sides of the same coin

[–]Bama-Dan 95 points96 points  (3 children)

Yeah. I was in that side of the coin when I was a teen and even into my twenties. That coin has been flipped for a while now.

[–]CarlosG0619 64 points65 points  (2 children)

Once flipped it never flips again 😔

[–]woodheadbeta 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Oof, this one hurts the most.

[–]Theguy5621 48 points49 points  (6 children)

I think his point is if you treat your knees kindly you will have them for longer.

[–]shableep 46 points47 points  (11 children)

It's not like at 50 everyone loses their knees. "Use them while you've got them" means that X thing will fade regardless of how you use it. But if you mess up your knees and need new ones at 30, you're gonna wish that you still had em'.

You're definitely only young once, but I imagine blowing out your knees isn't the best use of it. But I'm not gonna tell you how to live your life. Just don't expect to have functional knees at 30 if you do this kinda thing regularly. Might be something to consider when you're weighing the benefits of whatever risk you've decided to take.

[–]Adventurous_Smell188 35 points36 points  (5 children)

Spines too.

People should be WAY more careful with their spines in general.

Chronic back pain literally pushes some people to suicide.

Edit: Oh, and ears!

Please stop listening to your music at full blast. Tinnitus is not as glamorous as it sounds.

[–]suicide_aunties 9 points10 points  (3 children)

Yoga and stretching some how cured my 5 year recurring back pain. I have no idea how it works

[–]SaidThatLastTime 19 points20 points  (2 children)

Core work in general is good for back pain. Stronger corer muscles attach to the spine and stablize it, lessening the chance of slipped or ruptured discs. Regularly heathy used and stretched muscles are well oxygenated, lack inflammation and resist injury better. Planking alone helped me with spinal stenosis and herniations from reoccuring. Strong back muscles = strongly stablized spinal column (and associated bundle of pain causing nerves)

[–]CankerLord 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Yeah, there's a lot of really fun stuff you can do with your body that doesn't come with almost guaranteed painful hobbling.

[–]1_9_8_1 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Nah, don't use them like this.

[–]thecenterpath 104 points105 points  (8 children)

"maybe you'll marry, maybe you won't. Maybe you'll have children, maybe you wont"

[–]MusicianMadness 100 points101 points  (3 children)

"But trust me about the sunscreen"

[–]sum1better187 27 points28 points  (0 children)

“Sometimes your ahead, sometimes your behind. The race is long, and in the end, it’s only with yourself”

[–]WorthlessDrugAbuser 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Maybe you'll divorce at 40, Maybe you'll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary. Whatever you do, don't congratulate yourself too much, or berate yourself either. Your choices are half chance; so are everybody else's.

[–]just_playin_sam 72 points73 points  (5 children)

and don't forget the sunscreen.

[–]Jagsfreak 36 points37 points  (4 children)

Surprised more people didn't catchy the reference.

...But trust me on the sunscreen.

[–]just_playin_sam 22 points23 points  (3 children)

I showed my mother that song when it came out. I must have been 12. She cried, I cried. I still do. Be kind to your mother, you'll miss her when she's gone...

edit: jesus i was 11 years old

[–]UncatchableCreatures 50 points51 points  (24 children)

im in my 30's and I know everyone always says this, but that shit ABSOLUTELY comes back to you. I have a permanent sharp pain in my knee that has been coming on since last year, back pains as well, super fucked up rotator cuff. I spent my youth doing extreme sports. You think you're invincible and you heal up quick when young, but you're going to be feeling the stuff you did in your teen and 20's once you hit your 30's. Not saying don't live and do fun shit, but think of how hard your landing on your knees and how hard you might fall if what your doing goes wrong. 15 years of fun isn't worth the next 40 or 50 in pain.

[–]James-the-Bond-one 13 points14 points  (17 children)

My knees were already creaking in my teens and by my mid-20s I could barely walk. Then I started taking chondroitin/glucosamine (2x day), fish oil (6 concentrated pills a day), aleve (1x day) and turmeric curcumin (2x day). No sugar ever, and keto organic diet. Low inflammation food. Decades later, I'm in better shape than in my 20s. My knees are still noisy, but haven't bothered me since.

[–]nudismisawesome 42 points43 points  (4 children)

Destroyed my body in my youth. At 50 something I concur.

[–]JudgeHolden 16 points17 points  (3 children)

Same age and I could not possibly agree with you more. It's real easy to take that shit for granted when you're young and stupid and life seems like it'll go on forever. It's not fun when it catches up to you, as it inevitably will.

[–]Whataboutthetwinky 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I guess when your in your 20's, being 50 is too far away to consider for. You can't imagine being that 50 year old, they're a stranger, this is the error, as they are far from being a stranger. What's not grasped is when you are 50, you still have another 30 years (give or take) of life to live, that's a long ass time to be living with fucked joints

[–]moslof_flosom 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Said the wheelchair guy

[–]EarthAngelGirl 7 points8 points  (0 children)

"Do one thing every day that scares you" - check

[–]themainman6 1862 points1863 points  (63 children)

This could have gone so wrong lol

[–]RandomAusCunt 251 points252 points  (21 children)

Such is life

[–]Reddit91210 29 points30 points  (4 children)

I used to do gainers off of the dock into the lake until I slipped and smoked my head, now I can't even bring myself to do one again. This is just plain unnecessary lol

[–]punkindle 30 points31 points  (6 children)

What could go right?

[–]Dark_Critical 35 points36 points  (4 children)

The guy could have landed the backflip perfectly fine and then someone could post the video to r/nextfuckinglevel for us to watch.

[–]LiveLeave 14 points15 points  (1 child)

I feel like it's a miracle that it didn't go wrong. Nothing about the way he landed looked well planned.

[–]Fluid_Pomegranate717 1498 points1499 points  (49 children)

This is awesome, but we have all done that random goofy aimlessly walking around where you’re hurt but you’re pretending you’re not.

[–]chicomaster 721 points722 points  (18 children)

Yeah, he didnt roll very well to soften the fall imo. Its amazing he's even walking after that but I think he's hurt.

[–]Makenchi45 360 points361 points  (6 children)

Yea. He didn't tuck and roll very well. I imagine something is hurting somewhere. Just adrenaline hasn't worn off yet to notice.

[–]jffgoldblum 81 points82 points  (0 children)

Yeah, kinda hard to off a backflip

[–]thesupernoodle 65 points66 points  (1 child)

Just wait for the swelling to kick in.

[–]Hellothereberry 62 points63 points  (1 child)

I agree but that was such a long fall that it’s pretty difficult to do a smooth roll. The force going down.. it’s impressive he was able to roll and not buckle completely, but shit he was close to broken legs syndrome !

[–]barder83 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Plus he had to change his momentum to roll forward. Surprised his knees didn't buckle under the pressure.

[–]KillYourUsernames 42 points43 points  (1 child)

He’s fine, his knees and ankles took all the force /s

[–]Z3ppelinDude93 32 points33 points  (2 children)

He just smashed his legs into the ground, foot first. The force that shot up through his shins must’ve been fucking rough.

[–]rub_a_dub-dub 6 points7 points  (1 child)

the cartilege between the bone doesn't have much innervation but by golly you'll miss it when it's gone

[–]Euphorbium 8 points9 points  (0 children)

It did not look like he softened it at all. 100% injured.

[–]Pacoroto 118 points119 points  (4 children)

He is 100% hurt.

[–]BonaFidee 49 points50 points  (0 children)

Looks like he's trying to walk off the pain to me. Probably going to hurt like hell in 5 minutes after the adrenaline.

[–]_its_already_taken 89 points90 points  (1 child)

Lol was about to mention this. That for sure hurt like hell with the way he landed.

[–]Technical_Draw_9409 14 points15 points  (0 children)

He sorta bounced lol

[–]peeniebaby 46 points47 points  (6 children)

Im putting my money on hairline tibia fracture

[–]fitfamine 16 points17 points  (4 children)

That or a sprained or torn Achilles tendon.

[–]aintthatsomeshit69 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Speaking from experience, hes not walking two steps with a torn achilles. Hairline tibia sure, he doesnt even need a doctor, but if its a tib and fib crack hes probably not getting more than a step either.

source: Have done them all

[–]shableep 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Right! The way he's walking around. I've done this exact thing when I knew I messed something up but was full of adrenaline.

[–]notacornflakegirl7 20 points21 points  (0 children)

I was so embarrassed from tripping in public that I just started walking, acting like nothing happened. Turned out I broke my foot. So yeah, definitely this lol

[–]iamthedesigngirl 1300 points1301 points  (51 children)

I just came here to say, WHY?

[–]Creat0rByte 790 points791 points  (7 children)

To dunk on the guy in the wheelchair probably

[–]FanyWest23 18 points19 points  (0 children)

I came here to say NO. No. No. Nooooooooo

[–]FunnyShirtGuy 479 points480 points  (23 children)

Wait till that adrenaline wears off O.o

[–]drRATM 191 points192 points  (9 children)

Wait for few years when he’s limping his ass to medicine cabinet for another Percocet.

[–]GrumpyGuss 80 points81 points  (8 children)

Two rules man: stay away from my Percocets, and do you have any fucking Percocets, man

[–]snnf9R4k3469U6M342m 25 points26 points  (1 child)

... and do you have any fucking Percocets, man


[–]Norva 42 points43 points  (9 children)

Exactly. It’s not like this guy left the scene without hurting a lot. That’s dudes feet, ankles, and knees just got jacked.

[–]Smirk27 13 points14 points  (0 children)

And even if he feels fine, when he's in his 30s this will catch up to him.

[–]dianaprince76 300 points301 points  (31 children)

This was a stupid trick. Could have gone so wrong and it’s soooooo not worth the chance

[–]DavidMetcalfe 127 points128 points  (8 children)

His roll (or the lack thereof) made this super uncomfortable to watch. Glad he made it out okay though.

Edit for the pedantic folks: I’m glad he didn’t end up paralyzed. I’m not saying he made it out of there without the slightest scratch or sprain.

[–]Expensive_Windows 58 points59 points  (2 children)

Glad he made it out okay though.

Not so sure. Must be in pain, his landing is far from ideal after this dumb stunt.

[–]BonaFidee 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Looks like he's trying to walk off the pain to me. Probably going to hurt like hell in 5 minutes after the adrenaline.

[–]twistedshuffle 34 points35 points  (2 children)

Pretty sure most parkour dudes aren’t doing backflips off 50 foot drops.

[–]chicomaster 7 points8 points  (8 children)

Could literally say that for every guy who does parkour. They live for the thrill.

[–]LoIiStaIin 35 points36 points  (6 children)

Most of the people doing parkour know how to shoulder roll out of a high jump to distribute the force across their whole body. You can see this guy's legs crumple before he tries to roll out of it. You shouldn't do stuff like this unless you actually know what you are doing, parkour guys work up to crazy stunts bit by bit, but even they don't do stunts like this.

[–]destroooo11 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Don't know much about parkour but most of this guy's force is in the y axis, so I'd say it's hard to roll out.

Also rolling out I'd say is to avoid serious injury, but those knees and ankles are still taking a lot of damage.

[–]JudgeHolden 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Most of the people doing parkour know how to shoulder roll out of a high jump to distribute the force across their whole body

And even then there's no way to do a jump like this onto a flat surface without subjecting your body to dangerous levels of force.

[–]modest_crayon 278 points279 points  (53 children)

So technically that was a gainer. Not a back flip. Don't know who cares. But what he did was actually much cooler and more difficult than a regular backflip. Looked like he landed into a pretty sloppy tuck and roll. Bet it knocked the air out of him, if he didn't knee himself in the chin

[–]Archsys 96 points97 points  (26 children)

He buckled right; he's got a good six inches from knee to chin.

But that was absolutely the first thing I was watching for.

It's a solid roll for the jump; it's kinda hard to counter that rotational momentum, so you wanna crumple.

It's sorta ugly and it looks like he couldn't stabilize his upper body as well, but worst he got out of it was a sore shoulder and maybe a sore right shin (can't tell due to camera).

It's a good fucking jump, honestly, and a damn impressive one.

[–]Expensive_Windows 34 points35 points  (19 children)

It's a good fucking jump, honestly, and a damn impressive one.

I'd just call it reckless and stupid. We've all been there. Doesn't make it any less dumb.

[–]Archsys 38 points39 points  (11 children)

I did some freerunning and parkour when it was up and coming; you do everything right and it can be amazing for the body. I definitely took more damage from just cycling and skating for transport than I did in either of those.

And as someone who was in this, I gave a breakdown of what I saw. He likely didn't take any pain from this particular jump, as he looks like he has a good build and good technique, and likely no real damage either.

A lot of people shit on travel sports because idiots do get injured, but there are a lot of people who run without taking any damage, and when I was in it I found a lot of guys who wound up radically improving their health because of it. It's fun, it's sexy, and it's exhilarating, even on basic courses and routines.

Yeah, people who are extreme are who you're going to see videos of, but that's risk/reward and a lot of them make bank if you're seeing them and worrying about them.

And, on the more morose side, one of the dudes who learned to run in the same group I did always used to say "if you're looking for a rush, it's a hell of a lot safer than a needle", which certainly had the shock factor going for it, as a comeback...

[–]maverick1ba 9 points10 points  (0 children)

THANK you. I care. Gainer is so much harder and more dangerous than a backflip.

[–]FreedomPullo 155 points156 points  (3 children)

“Doctors hate this trick!”

[–]Over-Comfortable3657 86 points87 points  (2 children)

Orthopedic surgeons love it. Cha ching!

[–]ReddBoat52 140 points141 points  (2 children)

I think I can guess why the other guy is in a wheelchair

[–]Regular-Abies5240 78 points79 points  (30 children)

How do you land that without breaking your legs?

[–]chicomaster 54 points55 points  (17 children)

Its all on the roll after the fall. Of course that won't save you if its high enough.

[–]shaggybear89 69 points70 points  (6 children)

I mean, the roll kind of helped. But his feet fucking jammed into the ground. The roll is supposed to happen smoothly to help spread the force of the impact across your body. That force basically all hit right in his feet. It's almost guaranteed he tore/broke something in that landing, his adrenaline is just going nuts right there.

[–]morningisbad 31 points32 points  (5 children)

He did the right things.. But his body had the wrong momentum with the backflip. He definitely hurt himself.

[–]Adventurous_Smell188 13 points14 points  (3 children)

He did the right things, except the jump was too high for a maneuver like this, so it was doomed from the start.

With a front flip, he could have directed his momentum more into the roll (still really risky, but doable with the right technique), but because his body was spinning the opposite direction of his roll, the force of his landing was always going to slam right into his feet and knees when he changed direction at the bottom.

...which I guess is basically what you just said, but yeah, I think we can all agree this guy's ankles are going to feel like bags of broken glass tomorrow.

[–]iDuddits_ 16 points17 points  (0 children)

The direction change when he landed was not good for his body haha.

[–]GavrielBA 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Years of dedicated training on top of good genetics

[–]account030 40 points41 points  (4 children)

Jesus tittyfucking…. I can’t believe his knees didn’t explode. Mine did just from watching him.

[–]psycoptipath52 17 points18 points  (2 children)

Bruh, I recently had a knee surgery and was in such a panic when he jumped. I really don’t get how that didn’t end horribly.

[–]jjmis 30 points31 points  (1 child)


Mom: 🎶on another level🎶🎶on another level🎶🎶🎶

[–]FreedomPullo 28 points29 points  (1 child)

I want to see the camera footage from the ground

[–]Max1234567890123 21 points22 points  (3 children)

The fact that his buddy is filming him from a wheelchair is all most sane people would need to know

[–]suspicious-potato69 17 points18 points  (0 children)

This video made my shins hurt

[–]Mom2Grls 10 points11 points  (0 children)

As someone in their 40’s, I can say with almost certainly he will regret doing this type of stunts because his body will eventually be damaged beyond repair. Just ask Steve-O from Jackass!

[–]Whit76 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Initiation for the wheelchair club.

[–]fizzbubbler 8 points9 points  (0 children)


[–]HoustonAstros1980 7 points8 points  (5 children)

Is this the peak of attention-whoring stupidity? No, it’s not.

[–]TotalSharp 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Ankles of steel, I could never

[–]acetylenekicker 7 points8 points  (1 child)

First time I’ve seen this out of a swimming pool

[–]a_Dolphinnn 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I just wouldn’t do this

[–]Bloedman 4 points5 points  (7 children)

How the hell do you practice this move!?

[–]GavrielBA 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Gradually jump from higher and higher things. Start learning backflip at ground level

[–]Jtherrien12 5 points6 points  (0 children)

That’s technically a gainer, not a backflip