Slopestyle star Szymon Godziek is dazzling audiences once again with his unique style after nailing another world first trick. On a custom built track he performed a backflip in the superman position while holding the seat with only one hand. Godziek also showcased a spectacular backflip over the Tour de Pologne peloton on a road bike earlier in August and his new video displays yet more legendary action.
There were so many takes of my backflip tsunami at Red Bull District Ride, I thought it was worth developing further, and that’s how the project idea was born. In the video I managed to score a personal best, meaning that all my superman’s were more extended than ever before. As usual, I was inspired by freestyle motocross and took my performance to the next level. It’s a very important project for me, because it shows all the effort I put into building the track and intense training.
The video named “Extension Man” confirms he is in great shape ahead of the upcoming Red Bull District Ride with a set of extended moves also accompanying the new never seen before trick. Along with the help of his crew, he transformed his backyard into a true paradise for flying mountain bike enthusiasts and the only venue of its kind in Poland.
My favourite line includes a drop, a huge straight jump, a ‘whale tail’ which is a step up and down located on a container, finished off with a dirt quarter pipe featuring a wooden kicker. Especially for the biggest tricks, we’ve build a super kicker allowing for nine-meter flights or a foam pit landing.
Red Bull District Ride returns for the first time since 2014 on September 2 with Godziek, who on that occasion three years ago was the first to ever land a tsunami backflip, once again set to push the boundaries of what is achievable on a bike.
Photos: Piotr Staroń staronphoto.com /Red Bull