Tom Meents and Maximum Destruction do a front flip at Monster Jam 2015!!
Tom Meents is a professional monster truck driver. He currently drives Maximum Destruction on the Monster Jam circuit. He has won eleven Monster Jam World Finals championships during his career (six in racing, five in freestyle). On May 15, 2015 it was announced that Meents would be attempting a never-before-done front-flip of a Monster Jam truck, which would establish a Guinness World Records title. On June 13, 2015 during Monster Jam Path of Destruction at MetLife Stadium, Meents made history and successfully landed the first front-flip on a monster truck, but just missed establishing a new Guinness World Records title. Meents completed a full forward rotation, landing on Max-D’s rear tires, however bounced into an over-rotation so that his front tires did not hit the ground, as required by the Guinness World Records guidelines.
Max-D weighs more than 10.000 pounds, and in order to succeed in the attempt to make a full rotation forward it will have to soar up from a specially built ramp. The ramp will boost the monster truck up and forward, and Meents was preparing more than 3 months for this spectacle. In this video, you can see how it was done!