Josh Sheehan is one if the biggest names in Freestyle Motocross know for his arsenal of big tricks including the Double Backflip and Double Backflip combos, and not to mention he is the only rider to ever land the insane Triple Backflip.
Making his way to South Africa for the upcoming Nitro Circus Live tour taking place on the 21, 25 and 28 October in Cape Town, Durban and JHB, we caught up with Sheehan to get an idea of what we can expect.
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What are you looking forward to most during the Nitro Circus Live South African Tour?
The crowd again! The people over there love it and the crowd was so loud, they got us amped!
Out of the 3 tour stops, which city do you think will be your favorite?
Cape Town. It seems like a pretty cool place with some nice scenery and great area on the beach.
During the last South African tour Nitro Circus saw some of its biggest crowds. How do your South African fans compare to the rest of the world?
Yeah they were insane! Wild people that love it but don’t get enough of it down that way so they were so fun to experience.
What does being a part of Nitro Circus mean to you?
For me it’s an honour being part of the biggest action sports show in the world and working with the people I looked up to as a kid, and hopefully being a good role model for the younger kids who follow us.
What is one of the craziest things you’ve ever experienced during a Nitro Circus Live show?
Seeing a snow sled go and stomp a front flip off a custom ramp onto the portable landing.
What have been some of your highlights of 2017 thus far?
Travis’ hometown show in Annapolis was a big hit. Then finishing the competitions mid-year in between the shows is always a relief.
What can fans expect from the Nitro Circus Live South Africa shows?
Everything, and a bit more! All of the biggest and best tricks from the best action sports athletes in the world.
What has been one of the biggest or hardest trick for you to learn?
The double flip was the scariest and the double grab flip probably took me the longest to get it done quick enough.
What are your top 5 biggest tricks?
Double Backflip, Double Grab Flip, 360 Seat Grab and Ruler Flip,
Will we be seeing any of them in the shows?
You should see the Ruler Flip, Double Grab Flip and Double Backflip.
Which Nitro Circus athlete blows your mind every time you see them perform?
Blake “Bilko” Williams. It amazes me that his knees can still handle what he does [laughs]. And Dusty Wygle blows me away with what he can do on pretty much anything.
Why should South Africa fans not miss Nitro Circus Live?
There’s is going to be craziness that you will only see at a Nitro show so you may never see it again if you miss it!
Lastly, any words for your South African fans?
Make sure you head along and say g’day. I don’t get to South Africa often enough, so I’d love to see you there!