Stolen from jolenvanvugt.com. Thanks Jolene! Enjoy some of my behind the scenes photos from Episode #3 of Nitro Circus, hanging out in Vegas. The super city of sin and the place we find many crazy things to do on a regular basi...
I will not take any credit for this. I stole it from erikroner.com. Thanks Roner! Right after Europe Roner flew to Utah and met up with the rest of the Nitro Circus crew. We were scheduled to each shoot an interview discussing ...
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About Nitro Circus
Nitro Circus is a television show centered around the world's greatest freestyle motocross rider Travis Pastrana and his crew of top action sport athlete buddies.
There is a special chemistry with this group. Whether they are trying to double back-flip a motorcycle, jump out of a plane without a parachute, or flip a Big Wheel over a 70-foot gap, these guys are going hard 24/7 and there is no downtime--it's just fast and faster.
The show follows Travis and the Nitro Circus Crew as they travel around the world doing outrageous stunts and pushing the human body to the limit, constantly looking to innovate the world of action sports. Travis' compound in Annapolis houses a full motocross course, foam pits and a home-made waterslide carved into a hill creating a self contained extreme sports circus.
Whether they are base jumping, sky diving, riding, driving or relaxing, this group of tight-knit, highly-skilled, adrenaline-fueled friends always take the action "to eleven" with the hammer down.
Jim was born in Bloomington, Illinois in 1980, but the family moved to the Chicago area within a few months of his birth. Within a few short years the family had moved to Cincinnati, where his sister Jackie was born, and back to Chicago, and then on to Northern Virginia and early Grade School. After a couple of years which included climbing a streetlight pole to win a skateboard on a bet with his Dad, they packed up and moved to Annapolis, MD where they bought a small custom photo lab.
This move was to have a huge impact on Jim's life. The house they bought was just a few short blocks from the home of a young Travis Pastrana.
(More to come...)
Raced BMX from 1990 to 1995
Started freestyle and dirt jumping in 1996
Won National Dual Slalom Mountain Bike Championship in 1999
Worked as heavy equipment operator from 2001 to 2005
In 2001, started helping out with filming and doing some stunts.
Thrillbillies was Jim's first full time film in 2007
During an Evil Knieval tribute in the Spring of 2008 met Johnny Knoxville. He, who had seen some Nitro Circus videos, thought it would be a good idea to pitch a show to MTV.