FORGET the clowns and acrobats - this circus is all about stunts.
Bike stunts, skateboard stunts, rollerblade stunts and everything in between.
More than 30 Nitro Circus stunts performers will rev up crowds at the Devonport Oval tomorrow, and the world's number one inline skater Chris Haffey will be among them.
Haffey, from California, said he started skating to play ice hockey.
``So I'd trained on skates on ice,'' he said.
``But then I saw that you could do tricks on them so naturally I wanted to that and found it was really fun and it went from there.
``It was hard - there are a lot of hours put in but I don't feel like I'm working, it's just fun.''
Skateboarding star Beaver Fleming, from Tennessee, had a similar story.
``I started playing Tony Hawk Pro Skater and I thought skating might be fun,'' he said.
``Then to get on Nitro, Travis Pastrana came out to Woodward, which is the best facility in the world for skateboarding, and invited me on the spot, so that was pretty crazy.''
But being a pro skater isn't all fun and games.
``In practice once my board gave out from under me and I smacked my head and fell 20 feet to the ground,'' Fleming said.
``I went to hospital but thankfully nothing was broken - I just had severe bruised heels for a few weeks and couldn't walk properly.''
Yet despite a few mishaps - which are certain to happen tomorrow - the boys were sure it would be an amazing show, where people would see things they hadn't seen before and ``things off the ramp that probably shouldn't be done''.
``I'll be goofing off and keeping it fun on my blades,'' Haffey said.
The Devonport show is the first stop on Nitro Circus's Australian regional tour.
WHAT: Nitro Circus Live.
WHEN: Tomorrow, starts at 5pm.
WHERE: Devonport Oval.
TICKETS: General admission: Adults $59, children $39 at www.nitrocircuslive.com or at the gate.