Nitro Circus Live finished off its whirlwind tour of New Zealand with two final sold out shows in the South Island – one with 21,500 fans at AMI Stadium in Christchurch on Wednesday February 16 and the fifth and final at Carsibrook Stadium in Dunedin on Saturday night. Tough weather conditions threatened at both of the final shows, but all performers pushed on through windy conditions and light drizzle to ensure fans got to witness their insane shows.
Andy Buckworth pulled off yet another world first in the final leg of the tour with a double front superman flip on his BMX. No one knew he was going to attempt it as he made a split second decision on the night, which caused the whole Nitro crew and 15,000 fans to look up at the GIganta in disbelief when it was announced. He pulled the rotations perfectly and landed causing the whole stadium to erupt.
The insane trick was added a number of world firsts performed throughout the tour including the first ever wheelchair front flip by Wheelz, a BMX no hander double front flip (also by Buckworth) and a BMX backflip triple tail whip by Jaie Toohey as well as a number of other insane stunts such as a back flip in the side hack bike performed by Cam McCaul and Jim De Champ, a no hander scooter backflip busted out by Andrew Broussard and extreme land body boarding by Dusty Wygle.
Cam Sinclair continued to amaze fans with his courage and skill by busting out FMX double backflips at every stop on the tour as well Clint Moore successfully landing the body varial at every show over the 70 foot gap.
Streetbike Tommy was professionally taught the NZ ‘Haka’ at the start of the tour and lead Special Greg, Erik Roner, Jeremy Rawle, Scoots and Dusty Wygle in the traditional Maori dance at each show, before the NZ vs Australia FMX battle captained by NZ’s Levi Sherwood and Australia’s Blake ‘Bilko’ Williams respectively. Every performance of it brought the sold out crowd to their feet!
Travis Pastrana and the entire Nitro Crew were blown away by the reception they received all over New Zealand and had an amazing time travelling around the country seeing all the sights, meeting their passionate fans and of course performing mind blowing shows to all of them.
The athletes now have a two week break before embarking on their Regional tour of Australia which kicks off in Albury on Wednesday March 9.