Flippin Sweet

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011 - 8:21am

Man works to break world record for longest distance covered by a front flip.

Robert Souris unofficially set a new world record Monday for the longest flip.

He sailed through the air for 19 feet, six inches, which breaks the previous record by four inches.

Souris wore a superhero costume, "Zero G", which stands for zero gravity.

It's a comic book character he created.

"The idea is that I can embody my own character, he's called Zero G because he defies gravity, and that's what I aim to do," Souris said.

His aim was true.

The record was set after several attempts failed to break 19' 2".

An audience of kids and gymnastic enthusiasts watched and cheered every attempt at Triple Threat Gymnastics Center in Davie, Florida.

Souris said in a nation of couch potatoes, he's trying to make a point to kids that it's one thing to make a character flip in a video game, but it's far better to do it yourself.
 

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