“We’re doing double front flips here at Nitro Circus and Josh Sheehan hit the triple backflip [on a motocross bike], and then the guys go to X-Games and Josh wins with a double backflip,” says Travis Pastrana, speaking exclusively to Mpora about the upcoming Nitro World Games.
“It’s still one of the toughest tricks, but we thought that there was a definite need for a contest with more big air. When the X-Games started there was no limit to the jump size but eventually it got standardised. In our event the riders have the ramps in their hands.”
The Nitro World Games is the most recent addition to the already wide-spanning portfolio at Nitro Circus. After success in year one, it’s gearing up for a second showcase at Salt Lake City’s Rice-Eccles Stadium on 24 June 2017.
The Nitro crew pride themselves on having the biggest ramps and the biggest tricks, and they’re looking to continue to establish themselves as a serious contender to the X-Games.