Travis Pastrana Barges into Europe and 8 Things You Missed This Week

October 8, 2017

We had to take out the “other” from “8 Other Things You Missed” because chances are you did not actually miss Travis Pastrana’s historic barge-to-barge backflip on the River Thames in London this week. We were glad to see the world media take notice. Well deserved! Obviously, the all-new Nitro Circus Live shows that it precedes will be packed with tricks that are much more complex, if not quite as sketchy. Watch the video below again for fun. And the first newsy link below will give you some more background, but the fact that FMX legend Mike Metzger broke his back during a similar attempt is enough color for most people. We’re pumped Travis put that one down and can’t wait to see what comes next. Speaking of that: 2018 is going to be a great year for fans of Nitro Circus Live, as we’re bringing two completely new, completely different shows to our world tours. They’re so different, we’ve given them their own names: Next Level and You Got This. Some great info at those links, and stay tuned for a deep dive into what makes these shows bigger, better, and distinct. But first, what else happened this WildWeek?

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MUST-READ: Travis Pastrana performed a barge-to-barge backflip in London to get your attention, Europe

MVC OF THE WEEK: Backcountry badass skier Caroline Gleich takes on Utah’s craziest lines and online trolls

GRIND-OFF: R-Willy greets fans and grinds rails on his first day back to his local park. Probably won’t hear from him for a while

PODCAST ALERT: Beaver Fleming wants to share his POV on and off the ramp in his new podcast, Leave It to the Beavez

TALENTED TOMMY: Micah lists the five ways Streetbike Tommy is actually talented, forgets he’s also a BBQ pit-master

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Vicki Golden journey from supercross to FMX to Nitro Circus Tour Rookie of the Year was a quick one




A sneak peek at next week: Speaking of Vicki Golden, let’s get to know Nitro’s newest member.

Check out the previous WildWeek right here. And get all the fresh Nitro gear at our online store right here.