A group of extreme sports enthusiasts in Essex are hoping they’ve achieved a world first by doing a backflip on an electric skateboard.

The group of electric mountainboarders met up at the Radical Bike Park in Chelmsford to see if they could pull off the stunt which hasn’t been done before.

All the skaters have many years’ experience doing backflips on non-powered boards and have carried out extensive training to carry out the trick safely.

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A mountainboarder at the Radical Bike Park in Chelmsford. Credit: ITV News Anglia
An electric-powered skateboard known as a mountainboard. Credit: ITV News Anglia