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June 2008 4x4 Truck Whoops!

Posted in Whoops on June 1, 2008 Comment (0)
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Photographers: Red BullCourtesy Of Rich Van Every

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4-Wheel & Off-Road
6420 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048-5515
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The Ultimate Experiment

In an attempt to defy physics and odds, and prove to the world that it can be done, Rhys Millen set out to be the first in history to complete a 360-degree backflip with a truck. Backed by Red Bull, King Suspension, and Bridgestone Tires, he had completed several successful practice flips using his custom kicker ramp that was designed to propel the rig over 35 feet into the air while cycling it through the backflip motion. On the final run of the day, the last attempt before incorporating a dirt landing, the truck overshot the practice landing field of boxes, leaving both Millen and his truck pretty broken up. Thankfully broken bones will mend and some dreams may never die. If you think this experiment is over, just stay tuned.

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