Video: Levi Sherwood nails a Shaolin Backflip

The reigning Red Bull X-Fighters World Champ throws down his favourite trick in super slow-mo.

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Levi Sherwood grabbing some big air and pulling off an incredible Shaolin Backflip.

The reigning Red Bull X-Fighters World Champ used a break from the tour to demonstrate a step-by-step guide to throwing down his trademark trick.

Levi has already begun the defence of his Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour crown with closely fought battles in Mexico City and Dubai.

It was Frenchman Tom Pages who claimed the win in Mexico City while Spain’s Dany Torres was victorious in Dubai. These results leave Levi Sherwood in third place ahead of the next tour stop in Glen Helen.

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