Nitro circus Aaron
Nitro circus Aaron "Wheelz" Fotheringham in his wheelchair at Toormina skate park. Photo: Trevor Veale / The Coffs Coast Advocate Trevor Veale

Nitro Circus stunts will amaze you

IF THE sight of 18 extreme athletes flying through the air perfectly synchronised and upside-down isn't enough to get you to a show, then surely the 15m-high Gigant-A-Ramp will.

Nitro Circus Live's Coffs Harbour stopover is little more than a week away and this week two of the stars of the show stopped by the Toormina skate park to put on a miniature demonstration of what's in store.

Extreme wheelchair stuntman Aaron "Wheelz" Fotheringham and skating superman Beaver Fleming took to the Coffs Coast bowl for a warm-up ride ahead of the massive extravaganza they'll be part of at BCU International Stadium on May 11.

Wheelz has lived with spina bifida his whole life but he doesn't let that stop him performing ticks that most people wouldn't even consider.

Performing "lip-tricks" at the Toormina skate park pales into insignificance compared with his backflips and even front flips coming off the trademark Nitro Circus 15m ramp.

Wheelz's high-flying antics are just the start, with freestyle motocross stars including Australia's Michael "Chucky" Norris stunning audiences already on their 14-stop regional tour.

Add world number one inline skater Chris Haffey and freestyle scooter maestro Ryan Williams, and you have all the elements of the full international touring show. Tickets from Coffs Harbour Visitor Information Centre, All Rider Motorcycles and Coffs Harbour Racing Club.



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