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Daredevil FMX riders take on gravity in new stunt show at the Rand Show 2017

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.

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When, where, how much?

The Rand Show runs from Friday, 14 April to Sunday, 23 April 2017, from 9am to 7pm (last entry at 6pm), at the Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec (GPS – S26°14.484’ E27°58.510). There is ample secure paid parking at the venue, with visible policing.

Rand Show tickets at the gate cost R150 for adults, R50 for pensioners, R50 for 13-16 years, R20 for 6-12 years, and under six enter free. Midweek specials for Tuesday 18, Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 April only are R75 for adults, and R20 for 13-16 year olds. Open-air parking is R20 per car. Tickets are available at the gate or through Computicket.

Tickets give access to a wide variety of entertainment attractions, but exclude rides on the helicopter and monorail, drifting, bagjumping, the fun fair, and refreshments and food.

7 Apr 2017 12:35