Video: Aussie teen on BMX bike does world's first front flip, forward bike flip

Better known for his daredevil tricks on a scooter, Ryan Williams can pull off the stunts on a bike too

by Simon_MacMichael   January 27, 2014  

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Australian teenager Ryan Williams has become the first person ever to land what’s being billed as a frontflip, front bikeflip on a BMX bike – no mean achievement for someone better known for his skills performing stunts on a scooter.

The 18-year-old pulled off the trick last month in Lille during the Nitro Circus European Tour, which also featured UK dates in London, Birmingham, Glasgow and Manchester.

Despite his youth, Williams is a crowd favourite at Nitro Circus events through the stunts he does on his scooter – the push-along type, rather than the motorised kind favoured by Mods or prospective London cabbies doing The Knowledge.

Nicknamed R-Willy, Nitro Circus says the youngster has a dozen world firsts to his name, including his trademark trick, the Silly Willy – a twisting, 360-degree double frontflip on a scooter.

World firsts at the London event at a sold-out Earls Court last year included Gavin Godfrey doing  an a double back-flip on a tricycle, and wheelchair athlete Aaron Fotheringham landing a frontflip.

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Excellent stuff, and relatively tame yeah-woo-whooping which usually accompanies such feats.... Well done.

posted by caaad10 [109 posts]
27th January 2014 - 19:03

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Sweet ass trick!! That deserves the word 'awesome' Wink


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27th January 2014 - 19:12

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posted by jarredscycling [445 posts]
27th January 2014 - 19:16

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Wait... what?! He... but then, what? Amazeballs.

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posted by bikeboy76 [1252 posts]
27th January 2014 - 19:22

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posted by Jonny_Trousers [82 posts]
27th January 2014 - 23:17

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27th January 2014 - 23:24

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posted by bendertherobot [273 posts]
27th January 2014 - 23:53

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I am speechless, awesome trick!

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posted by Rowerowy [4 posts]
28th January 2014 - 17:53

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show off, he should've seen me do a front flip over a car last year when it pulled out on me...i didn't land so well but i reckon it looked just as cool Laughing

posted by md6 [156 posts]
29th January 2014 - 11:29

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Very noisy. Young people today. ...

Silly me. You're probably right....

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posted by MercuryOne [1058 posts]
29th January 2014 - 15:10

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What's the betting some MTB nutter tries it on the next Redbull Rampage?

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29th January 2014 - 19:30

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