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

Townsville Bulletin - - Savvy -

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

Travis Pas­trana

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