Koehler says he counted 400 attempts when he was editing the video, and that it took him nearly six hours of throwing himself ass-over-head to finally stick the landing. “I was so sore after this that walking up and down stairs was near impossible for days after and I still feel a little sore from it (nine days since),” he says.
In an act of transparency, Koehler admits that he didn’t really chug tequila for liquid courage. The bottle was filled with water, although he says he swilled a double shot right before he started trying to backflip. Koehler notes that his ex-girlfriend Rachel, mentioned in the video’s beginning, is just “a metaphor” for all the people who criticize his commitment issues.
Koehler is now a backyard gymnast, thanks to an iron determination to contradict all the Rachels in his life. But, hey, that doesn't mean that you should drink tequila and attempt to backflip for six hours.