Thursday Dec 05, 2013

NITRO CIRCUS LIVE UK SHOWS

NITRO CIRCUS LIVE THRILLS OVER 25,000 PEOPLE OVER TWO ACTION-PACKED LONDON SHOWS

Nitro Circus Live, the action-packed extreme sports spectacular has thrilled over 25,000 fans across two London shows after selling out Earls Court Arena as part of its 2013 European tour.

We were lucky enough to bag some of the hottest seats in town! We were planted right in line with the landing ramps with an awesome view of all take offs and landings. We grabbed a couple of beers, sat down an were totally amazed for the next couple of hours. 

The show, led by Action sports icon, 17-times X Games medallist and Nitro Circus creator, Travis Pastrana, features a massive crew of 40 athletes as they perform the biggest tricks in freestyle motocross, BMX and skate on Nitro Circus Live’s incredible, multi-million dollar set. The guys were literally throwing down some insane tricks from the word go and the show had a sick structure to it which kept you on your toes the whole time! The hype men on the mic are pretty damn good too - they know how to get you Gee’d up, thats for sure (the beers helped too).

Returning to the UK after a sell-out 2012 European tour, the London dates saw the biggest and loudest audiences yet and the return to riding from Travis Pastrana after a 18 month hiatus due to shoulder surgery.

One of the craziest stunts in new show includes the extraordinary – hole-in-one – where the madcap collective of adrenalin junkies, launch 50 feet into the air off Nitro’s famous Gigant-A-Ramp and attempt to land with pinpoint accuracy inside an inflatable Zorb ball. And they were successful!! 

This year’s London shows saw some unthinkable ‘World firsts’ that we witnessed including: 

  • Gavin Godfrey landing an incredible double back-flip on a tricycle
  • Brandon Loupos thrilling crowds to land the first cashroll tailwhip on a BMX bike
  • Also, for the first time in London, wheelchair bound, Aaron ‘Wheelz’ Fortheringham landed a frontflip, which saw audiences rise to their feet in appreciation of this incredible action-sports star. 

Travis Pastrana quoted “This was was easily the loudest crowd we’ve performed to so far.  They were still on their feet 10mins after the show finished, it was amazing!” 

We quoted “f*ck, that was awesome!” 

Congratulations to our ticket winner, Tom Bell who was lucky enough to bag the 2 tickets we were giving away. Tom said:

 “ Nitro circus was epic. Travis and the other guys put on such a great show. My highlight was seeing Josh Sheehan land a double backflip on his motocross bike. But with the constant mayhem of tricks being put down on the Gigant-A-Ramp and the FMX there were times I didn't know where to look. Thanks very much Extreme.com it was a night I won't forget.”

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