It has been non-stop months of flips and tricks for freestyle motocross rider Steve Mini.
The Mudgee local will be one of the 25 athletes performing at Nitro Circus Live when they land in Dubbo next year.
Dubbo will be the first stop on the 14-city 10th anniversary tour.
“I’m excited about this one. I want it to be the best one possible,” Mr Mini said.
“Doing it in Dubbo is probably the closest I’ll ever get to my hometown of Mudgee.”
Mr Mini has been on board with Nitro Circus since the beginning, racking up almost 200 shows to his name.
He got into FMX simply by riding motorbikes around the farm with his brother. The little jumps got bigger, as did the tricks and eventually he joined the Crusty Demons. After that he became part of the Nitro team.
“I’s a bit older now so I’m a bit more nervous than when I started but I love the job,” Mr Mini said.
“I definitely get nervous. It’s when you don’t get nervous that mistakes happen.”
The rider’s signature trick is the backflip heel-clicker superman no-hander landing. And it’s as complicated as the name sounds.
However, it’s the Nitro Bomb, where each rider does a backflip at the same time, that Mr Mini said was one of his favourite- and possible one of the most dangerous- parts of the show.
Nitro has promised some of the biggest tricks in action sports, including many never-before attempted world firsts, however Mr Mini was tight lipped on what they would be.
“You’ll have to come and see. They’re tricks I didn’t think were possible a few years ago, even 12 months ago. You’ll just have to get down there and see it,” Mr Mini said.
It was one of the biggest tours Nitro Circus Live had ever done, Mr Mini said, with some of the best riders in the world.
“I’ve seen the show progress. It’s a show I’m proud to be a part of,” Mr Mini said.
The FMX rider is taking a short break before he gets back into practicing in Mudgee. Nitro Circus Live will visit New Zeland and Japan before the Dubbo show in March.
Tickets go on sale October 16 from nitrocircus.live