“I try to tackle my biggest fear of dying by just living.” – Cam Zink
One of the world’s top freerider mountain bikers. A 100 foot dirt-to-dirt backflip. A Guinness World Record.
This is how Cam Zink dares bigger.
The film profiles Cam Zink as he attempts the aforementioned 100-foot dirt-to-dirt backflip, through which he speaks candidly about family, fear, and failing. We then meet the famous Troy Lee from Troy Lee Designs who is responsible for Cam’s safety gear. He’s stepping it up a notch for the flip and brought Kevlar into the process to create lightweight and extraordinarily strong protective gear that doesn’t slow Cam down or restrict him.
The film ends it begins — Mammoth, California on a gorgeous summer day and all the locals have turned out in force for the jump. The tension is mounting; he’d be lucky if he walked away from a crash here. But that is the life of action sports. The jumps get bigger and the gaps get wider. It’s what keeps the athletes hungry and us as viewers coming back for more.
Author’s Note: Kevlar (the bullet-proof vest guys) partnered with XGames to create a series of “Dare Bigger Profiles” on extreme athletes who had used Kevlar in their gear, including big wave surfer Gary Linden.
Director – Grant Wheeler, Emily Anderson
Cinematography – Grant Wheeler, Jeff Cunningham
Executive producer – Jeff Pakosta (Throttle Entertainment)
Editor – Grant Wheeler
Creative Director – Emily Anderson