The inaugural episode of Nitro Circus explodes at Travis Pastrana's Maryland compound, where the cast takes one-upmanship to spectacular new heights. From Travis's chute-less jump from an airplane to nemesis Andy Bell's record-setting big wheel back flip, this crew rejects all boundaries while reinventing action sports, one episode at a time.
In water, on land, and in the air -- even while on vacation, the Nitro Circus never rests as sports legends Parks Bonifay and Mat Hoffman join the cast at Travis Pastrana's Texas lakefront getaway. Whether it's hydroplaning a motorcycle, drifting prestige cars or dangling from helicopter skids, this adrenaline-fueled crew never stops pushing the limit -- or each other.
For the Nitro Circus crew there is zero down time in Sin City. When they're not launching motorcycles 100-feet plus in the desert or heaving themselves off a 52-story casino on the Strip, they're thinking of other ways to wreak some good old fashion havoc.
Back home in the Maryland compound, Travis Pastrana and the Nitro Circus crew break out some toys of all shapes and horsepower to create new stunts and sports. From racing big wheels downhill to launching pit bikes off trampolines to attempting the first ever back flip in a monster truck, they drive, jump, and crash everything they can get their hands on.
The crew heads back to the Utah birthplace of Nitro Circus, using the familiar rugged terrain to ride, race and wreck everything they can get their hands on. They redefine the ancient Roman chariot race with a new kind of horse-power. Then, they handcraft their own motor homes to race on a figure-eight track and Streetbike Tommy crashes a Rock Crawler.
Longtime friend and pro FMX rider, Ronnie Renner, invites the Nitro crew to his California ranch, where newfound friend and show producer, Johnny Knoxville, is waiting to play a little bull croquet. In between all the madness, the cast finds time to drop in on their friend, Rob Dyrdek, at his fantasy factory.
The Nitro crew teams up with the Guinness Book of World Records to either crush existing records or make their own. From Jolene Van Vugt's motorcycle back flip to Streetbike Tommy's distance attempt on a lawnmower to Jim De Champ's sport-changing front flip on a motorcycle, the Circus goes big to set a mind-blowing number of Guinness World Records.
The Nitro crew finds itself in the heart of Hollywood with Arnold Schwarzenegger's stunt double. Their first feat: riding inside a massive steel ball of death and attempting to back flip over it. They then meet up with friend Johnny Knoxville, and convince him to get back on a bike for the first time since Travis broke his penis. In true Nitro style, they proceed to terrorize another Jackass star, Steve-O, who discovers he is deathly afraid of motorcycles.
The Nitro crew cranks up the heat in Panama as they turn this tropical paradise into their own extreme play land. Travis, Roner, and Scott Palmer hurl themselves off a construction crane perched atop the tallest building in Central America. Back at the hotel, Travis and Jim hydro-skim a motorcycle across a crowded pool. Then it's deep into the jungles of Panama where the Nitro crew brings motocross to a group of young native villagers. Panamania breaks out when the crew puts an inflatable blob in the Panama Canal and uses it to rocket Jolene to ear-popping heights. ...
Travis heads back to his Puerto Rican roots to meet up with motocross legend and mentor, Gary Bailey. While there, the Nitro Crew embraces the island's diverse landscape when they go for a Caribbean surf session and hit a dirt track set in the dense tropical jungle with their friend and motocross rider, Tara Geiger.
The crew heads to Jamaica, where they join forces with members of the Jamaican Olympic bobsled team for some cool runnings, Nitro-style. Streetbike Tommy gets an opportunity to show the Jamaican Rough Riders just how he got the name "Streetbike." And to top off the island adventure, the cast comes face to face with a Jamaican ramp beast that sits atop a forty-foot cliff above the Caribbean.
The Circus barges the City of Angels for some urban mayhem: from getting tased by S.W.A.T. tactical instructors to back-flipping a 75-foot gap across two buildings 130 feet high...it's So Cal to the extreme!
The Circus is joined by BMX legend Mat Hoffman and Angels pitcher Ervin Santana. The cast gets launched 100 feet into the air as human cannonballs, Travis wing-walks with no parachute, no harness, and no second second chances.
The Circus travels to the East Coast to take on the Mecca of fast cars and big horsepower. Pro skydiver Scott Palmer and cast leap from an 80-foot construction crane at the mouth of the world's biggest outdoor wind tunnel.
The Circus travels east to the heart of the Amish Country and the home of pro skateboarder Bam Margera. Chad Kagy joins the cast for a series of catastrophic attempts to tame the mother of all mega ramps.