Backflips in the Desert

When we visited our friends in Dubai, they took us to the desert (as seen in my previous post). Our friend is pretty awesome for many reasons, but one really cool thing he can do is a backflip from a standing position, as seen below:


I am not the acrobatic type, so this seems insane to me, but he managed it with no issues and even did it a few times for us. I thought it would be fun to share as a moving photo (although I wasn't using a tripod so you can see that I moved in the process of taking the photo).

Fun times! Can any of you do this?!