Parkour pros attempt highest wall-assisted backflip ever - Guinness World Records Italian Show

By Rachel Swatman
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Welcome to the Guinness World Records Italian Show – a weekly video series which features the most astonishing, shocking and awe-inspiring record attempts from the seventh series of Italy’s Lo Show Dei Record.
 
In this week’s episode, professional stuntman Amadei Weiland from Germany and freerunner David Fanelli from Italy attempt to set a new record for the Highest wall-assisted backflip.
 
They both experience falls, but the parkour fans are determined to persevere and take home the title.
 
 
The official Guinness World Records rules for this challenge state that the backflip must be made over a bar, without touching the back or knocking it off its hinges.
 
Both challengers increased the height from the previous record (Amadei’s own record of 2.70 metres) and were given three attempts at each level.
 
Amadei and David both managed to complete an incredible 3.40 metres (11 ft 1.86 in) high backflip by running up the wall, kicking off and landing feet first.
 
They both agreed to stop at 3.40 m.
 
Highest wall-assisted backflip GWR
 
However, their record was recently broken by Li Xingnan from China on the set of CCTV - Guinness World Records Special in Beijing with a staggering 3.70 metres wall-assisted backflip.
 
The Highest standing backflip is 1.38 m (4 ft 6.5 in) and was achieved by Tyson Edwards (Australia) in Green Point, New South Wales, Australia, on 5 January 2014.
 
Previously on the Guinness World Records Italian Show, members of pro parkour team Jestion (Italy) competed for the title Farthest distance lache cat leap – swinging from a bar and attempting to catch/grab a wall that is 4.00 metres (13 ft 1.48 in) metres away.
 
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