Popular speedrunner Hetfield set a new world record for Mega Man X, besting the classic platformer in 35:54. The successful 100% run is due largely in part to a new glitch dubbed the "Magic Carpet." Demonstrated in the video above, this exploit makes traversing Storm Eagle's stage a breeze.
The trick is accomplished by using Boomerang Cutter to grab the Heart Tank and quickly leaping backwards to the spawn point for the moving platforms. If done correctly, the game will mistaken the platform as your returning Boomerang Cutter. You'll now have a platform following you around, and you can wall jump off of it to blaze through the stage. The thing even saves you a great deal of time collecting the Sub-Tank and Helmet Upgrade, too. Simply fall down, hop back on and fly away. It's insane.
You can check out Hetfield's record breaking run in action here. Challengers, good luck!