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Eureka! Aussie Champ Does World’s Highest Motorbike Backflip

Melbourne’s Eureka Tower has been the setting for a very high-flying world record.

World Freestyle Trials motorcycle champion Jake Field broke the record for the highest-ever backflip on a motorbike today on the top of the 297-metre tower.

Caption: Jack Field in the middle of his record-breaking jump (Images: AAP Image/Stefan Postles)
Caption: Jack Field in the middle of his record-breaking jump (Images: AAP Image/Stefan Postles)

Because when you’re 297 metres high, what’s a couple more? While spinning at great speed?

Fortunately for Jack, weather was perfect for the event with clear blue skies and little of the crosswinds you might expect at that altitude.

Though the stunt was not without its hair-raising moments.

On his first backflip attempt, Jack completed the jump successfully, but did run into the safety barrier shortly after landing, in what appeared from some angles to be a bit close to the edge.

There’s a reason those barriers are there…
There’s a reason those barriers are there…

But undeterred, Jack took a second run at the jump, and completed it without a hiccup.

In fact he made it look easy.

“Definitely scary,” was how Jack described the experience. “But a lot of practice and training’s gone into it.”

Where to next for Jack? Fair to say the sky’s the limit.

Jack enjoys his moment of triumph (Images: AAP Image/Stefan Postles)
Jack enjoys his moment of triumph (Images: AAP Image/Stefan Postles)