In the world of freestyle motocross, the backflip is a trick so difficult it has only been mastered by a handful of riders across the globe ... one of whom will be showing off his moves at the Rand Show this year.
Acknowledged as one of the best FMX riders in the world, Nick de Wit will be tackling this legendary trick in his freestyle motocross show “Gravity Clash”, in the Rand Show’s new Action Zone.
Nick is a Red Bull motocross rider who placed fourth in the Dubai X Games in 2006. He’ll be joined by Jungle Rush and Bounce FMX athletes Dallan Goldman, the first SA rider to flip a 450cc bike over a 23m gap, and Scotty Billett, an up-and-coming Joburg rider with a background in offroad and MX racing and the youngest rider in SA to jump freestyle MX.
Nick and his daredevil crew will power their 100 kg motorcycles 10 metres into the air in a series of death-defying tricks such as tsunamis, cliff hangers, heart attacks, Superman ... and of course, that legendary backflip. They’ll also perform motorcycle trains, where they’ll see how close they can get to each other while airborne.
The Gravity Clash team joins a great lineup of top-class entertainment at this year’s Rand Show. South Africa’s biggest consumer expo is the only show to offer attractions covering everything from sport, motoring, military and science and technology, to design, animals, gardening, health and beauty, and variety shows ... there’s an entire day out for the whole family packed into each Rand Show ticket.