What you are about to see was not choreographed in any way. Rockbouncers are capable of doing a backflip…with springy suspension, plenty of power, and drivers who simply do not have a shred of fear within their bodies, it’s not hard to see a bouncer getting to the point of dynamically flipping. But at an event, showing off isn’t encouraged…getting up the hill without rolling back down is the goal. It’s a kind of messed-up leapfrog: ground level to goal line, without hitting anything in between, without going off-course, and certainly without any gymnastic events in between.
Justin Williams and his bouncer “Smoke Out” didn’t intend to flip in the air while attacking a hill during the Anniversary Bash Pro Rock Racing Event at Rush Off Road Park in Kentucky…it just happened when Williams hit a sheer face with plenty of throttle and instead of just hopping up, went fully vertical and came down on rotating rear tires. After a “gentle” roll down the hill, and a quick inspection to make sure that buggy and driver were no worse for the wear, the engine was fired off and a second attempt was made.