Even after Travis Pastrana had landed his FMX double flip, doing the same trick on a snowmobile seemed unrealistic. Too heavy, too much bulk.
Even when Levi Lavallee attempted a snowmobile double backflip at the X Games in 2009, Daniel Bodin says it still felt dangerous and reckless to him.
But in 2012, Justin Hoyer made another attempt, one that felt safer and more sensible – and in Daniel Bodin a plan started to grow…
More than two years in planning and preparation, this video accompanies Bodin from first trials through emotional setbacks, from concept to nerve-racking attempts to the final moment of elation, having mastered a world-first trick.