What do you think of when you hear the words Nitro Circus? A chemical explosion? A radioactive fun park? What about a bunch of crazy motorbike riders flipping at extreme heights, speeding up steep ramps and doing it all on wickedly fast machines?
Straight off the back of a sold out tour in South Africa, the Nitro Circus crew are revving up their engines in preparation for the Australian Tour in May. The world’s most adrenalin-charged live action sports show is said to be jam-packed with craziness, most of which is yet to be revealed. But if it’s anything like the South African tour crowds can expect more than just blokes on bikes. Kids’ trikes, snow skis, shopping trolleys, and a Barbie car were among the items launched off the Gigant-A-Ramp in recent shows.
After four years of touring, the crew at Nitro Circus are happy to be coming to Australia. CEO Mike Porra confirms the Australian tour will be unlike anything audiences have seen. “We can’t wait to unveil it to Australian fans first,” Mike said.
The return of American motorsports superstar Travis Pastrana adds even more hype to the event. And if that wasn’t enough, a newly designed, multi-million dollar set will be unveiled in Perth, showcasing a retro themed performance that will be choreographed as a 1920s, Barnum & Bailey style circus.
Former X Games gold medallist and Australian rider Cam Sinclair explains how despite the excitement, the sport is extremely dangerous. “I injured my leg really badly in America in January and I’m recovering from surgery right now,” Cam said. “I love the sport and I’ve been on bikes since I was 5, but it still scares me everyday,” he said.
Cam has come a long way in his career, debuting in the Nitro Circus after being a member of the Crusty Demons since 2006. Cam is a double back flip extraordinaire, which is said to be the most extreme stunt in freestyle motocross. But in 2009 Cam crashed and was faced with life threatening injuries and was in a coma for a week.
Despite the dangers, getting to do the ultimate boys job everyday still has its appeal. “Being able to do tours and travel the world is great,” Cam said. “We all push ourselves and we have a great team,” he said.
As for the Australian Tour, there’s a lot of madness set to debut. Cam couldn’t reveal too much, but he is hoping they can do better than the three person back flip we’ve all seen before, by putting four people on a bike and flipping it upside down. That’s right, four bodies, one bike and a really big ramp!
The rest is top secret. “Travis will be staying at my place and we’ll be working on a bunch of new tricks in the backyard,” Cam said. “It’s going to be good fun,” he said.
The Australian tour kicks off on May 10 in Perth. For tickets, tour updates, and behind the scenes content visit www.nitrocircuslive.com
Posted 7th April, 2014 @ 8.54am