The Next Level Tour of Australia is off and running, and we’re stoked to have this brand-new show on the road. Last week we brought you highlights from the very first stop. This week, we’ve got the best moments from Newcastle, where the Crew stepped it up again and put down another amazing performance. Let’s get right into the video highlights, and then we’ll throw out some more details and close it out with a photo gallery. Make sure you hit this link to see where the tour is headed next!
here to begin. For starters, the competition segments have been an awesome addition to the live show. They add even more incentive for the guys to go bonkers out there, and you can see by that video that it works. On the FMX side, Harry Bink had a show for the ages, with a huge rock solid backflip, a double grab backflip, two double backflips, a ruler flip, and partridge in a pear tree. Harry took home the FMX best trick prize as well as MVC for the whole show for this one. It was a close competition, though, as Adam Jones was close on his heels. In addition to his usual show list of some of the biggest tricks in FMX, he stuck a no-hander backflip on the Next Level ramp, a setup that he’s admitted is super scary to him. He’s been practicing, though, and his veteran status and amazing technical skill is allowing him to rise up.
On the Giganta side, James Foster and Ryan Williams tied for best trick. R-Willy stuck a scooter 720 frontflip, and BMX legend Foster landed a quad tailwhip convincingly. Honorable mention for Kurtis Downs, who narrowly missed a quad down whip 360 on his BMX, which would have almost certainly won him the top prize. We can’t wait to see him nail that one soon.
The highlights were coming fast and furious all show long. Wheelz rode away from a beauty of a wheelchair frontflip. Steve Mini and Gregg Duffy both landed enormous FMX frontflips from the Next Level ramp. Trevor Piranha landed his three-wheeler flip again. And BMX legend Jed Mildon, fresh off a gnarly wreck last week, came back with a strong performance, which is pretty amazing, all things considered. It was an awesome show, and we’re stoked to do it all again this weekend. Check out the gallery, and keep an eye out for next week’s highlights!