Baptiste Boirie completed the feat July 16 in Jockgrim, Germany.
Scott Simpson recorded the event and shared it on his Twitter account. "Tonight I watched a man vault higher than any human has ever done before - 6.17m - from a Skateboard!!!"
Tonight I watched a man Vault higher than any human has ever done before - 6.17m - from a Skateboard!!! Mind 💥!!! What a night - and what a show! Congrats Baptiste! Good night Jockgrim! 👍🎉😊 pic.twitter.com/VJhdg9DUlM— Scott Simpson (@Scott_Simpson_) July 16, 2018
That is just over 20 feet high! Boirie broke the previous record by 1 centimeter.
After the victory, he posted on Instagram that France's victory in the World Cup gave him "wings" for the launch.