In 1989, Mat Hoffman pulled the first 900 air on a BMX bike, at a 2-Hip King of Vert contest in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. At the time, 17-year-old Hoffman was a rookie pro who had just quit riding for Haro. It was his second pro contest, and his second time trying the 900 air.
Text by Brian Tunney
Video from Head First: Mat Hoffman – 1991 Eddie Roman bmx video