The real airbenders
Nitro Circus is a feast of crazy stunts by legends of the extreme sports circuit – and it’s here this month, writes Jade Kennedy
What do Marge Simpson and Nitro Circus have in common? Big ’ air – get it? Okay, okay, lame jokes aside, Travis Pastrana is bringing his certifiably insane crew back to Townsville this month for the Nitro Circus Live tour.
Pastrana is a 17 times X Games medallist and is the number one FMX ( freestyle motocross) rider in the world.
Joining him will be the entire crew from Nitro Circus on MTV, including Canadian ‘ Nitro Girl’ Jolene Van Vugt and Americans Erik Roner, Jim De Champ, Special Greg and Dusty Wygle.
Chuck Norris will be there ( the Aussie FMX champ, not... the other guy) with fellow Aussies Steve Mini, Clint Moore, Josh Sheehan, Jarryd McNeil, Blake ‘ Bilko’ Williams and Cam Sinclair.
BMX riders will also be on show, with X Games medallist Andy Buckworth ( Aus) showing why he is one of only two riders in the world to perform the ‘ death defying’ double front flip.
The 50-foot Nitro Gigant-ARamp will comprise part of the multi-million dollar set, and riders will launch themselves off the ramp on kids trikes, snow skis, tandem bikes, scooters and anything else you could imagine.
Aaron ‘ Wheelz’ Fotheringham ( USA) will be in town to blow people’s minds with his special brand of craziness as he hits the ramp... in his wheelchair.
Organisers claim the show is ‘ the most action you can pack into two and a half hours’ and promise it will be mind-blowing for the audience no matter what their age.
Nitro Circus Live will roll into Dairy Farmers Stadium on Saturday 26 March.
>> Tickets are priced from $ 59 per adult or $ 39 per child under 14 for general admission. Due to huge demand in North Queensland, the promoters have just released an additional 2000 platinum tickets at $ 79 each which can be purchased from www. ticketek. com. au.
Dusty Wygle backflips his
trike during Nitro’s Sydney show last year