Teen Completed Six Somersaults Off A Single Trampoline Bounce In His Garden
A daredevil teen rocketed into the air as he completed an astonishing six somersaults off a single bounce a trampoline - in his back garden.
Ernest Brenchley, 14, was seen soaring above the trees in dramatic footage caught on camera - performing his signature 'sextuple kaboom'.
The fearless teen spun around six times at wild speeds before landing on a safety mat flung down by pals who cheered in disbelief at the incredible feat. They're the kind of mates you want, reliable and helpful.
Ernest is thought to be the only person in the world to have performed a septuple kaboom - completing seven flips in a single jump on a professional trampoline.
In June he almost spun into the 100ft ceiling when he performed the stunt at BounceLab in Blep, Switzerland.
The thrill-seeking youngster, from Goudhurst, in Kent, has gained an impressive 36,000 followers on Instagram with Usain Bolt among fans liking his videos.
He said: "I just love going higher than most, getting really really high and doing the most amount of flips.
"It's really scary. Sometimes you land on your nose, face or neck but if you can get over the fear, it doesn't hurt at all. It's my life passion - if I quit, I'd be lost."
Ernest, who is studying business, IT and sports at Archbishop's School, said he is gaining increasing attention from classmates.
He added: "Everyone knows me as that kid that has blown up and got famous on Instagram."
The teen said his ability to perform the kabooms, where he bounces from landing on his back, is down to practice, his body shape and mental strength.
He keeps track of the number of flips he has performed by counting how many times he has seen the ground and sky flash by before landing. I'm just shocked he opens his eyes.
Ernest added: "Some people can physically do it, but mentally wouldn't even attempt it."
Standing 5ft6 tall and weighing around 7st 9, it is estimated Ernest will only be able to achieve so many spins for another nine to 12 months. But the youngster vowed to carry on as a freestyle athlete.
His next target is to complete a septuple kaboom, or seven-spin somersault, on the trampoline in his back garden. He explained: "I am going to have to jump higher and have a bit more control and then I will be able to do it."
Ernest, who has a first-degree black belt in kickboxing, started gymnastics aged eight and was selected for the British Olympics trampolining squad aged 11.
But he turned it down to pursue other areas of the sport and is now a member of Radial Flipz where he practices Gtramp freestyle trampolining.
During his four years performing Gtramp stunts, Ernest has suffered a broken jaw, a broken nose and a chipped tooth but has not been deterred.
The thrillseeker takes after his dad, Ian Brenchley, who was a dab hand at skateboarding as a youngster in the seventies.
The 55-year-old, who owns a taxi firm in Canterbury, said: "I am extremely proud of him coupled with every day worrying about possible injury. It is totally uninsurable as there is too much liability.
"But at the same time I was a skateboarder myself - a pretty good one at that - and I had my fair share of injuries. The whole family are incredibly proud of Ernest. He is the only person to perform a septuple kaboom in the world - he is one in 7.5 billion."
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