Demons on the Coast
There are 206 bones in the human body and at just 22, Blake Williams, known to his fans as Bilko, has broken 23 of them.
Why? He is a Crusty Demon.
The “Crusties”, motorcycle stunt riders, were the brainchild of Sydney-based promoter Michael Porra, the managing director of Global Action Sports.
In 2003, after watching Crusty Demon films filled with freestyle motocross mayhem, Michael decided to bring their death-defying stunts to the masses in the form of a live arena show, which travels around the world.
The Crusties performed on the Sunshine Coast in 2006, to a capacity audience, and has been announced they will return on May 1 next year to present their Beyond the Apocalypse tour.
It is a massive production with two-and-a-half hours of mind-blowing entertainment.
“We are so stoked to be returning with such a great production,’’ Michael said.
“As the tour name suggests, this show contains a heap of Crusty carnage.
"Fans can expect snow mobile backflips, mini-bike madness, a BMX double flip on the FMX set-up, plus a pyro and sound show choreographed down to the second.
“There is no other extreme sport like this where you can sit in a stadium with a drink and some popcorn and watch it happen 50 feet in front of you.”
More than 50 different tricks will be performed at the show along with the most dangerous backflip combinations, where riders perform a standard freestyle trick while upside down in the middle of a backflip.
These include the nac flip, lazyboy flip, cordova flip, stripper flip and the incredible ruler flip, where the rider hangs completely straight down from the bike while upside down in the middle of a flip.
Most of the Crusties are American, but one of the big drawcards at the show will be Bilko, an Aussie who last week became freestyle motocross world champion when he won the X-Games in California.