EPK Collection brings you the Kurtis Downs Poster in collaboration with Nitro Circus.
We are currently SOLD OUT of the Kurtis Downs at the FDR Skatepark in Pennsylvania poster, but prints are still available as either a 20×28 inch ultraboard or acrylic print.
No one has as unique of a Nitro Circus recruiting story as Kurtis Downs, who’s currently one of Nitro’s BMX superstars. He was initially brought on board simply because he’s not a very big guy. Nitro was looking for someone small to jump a few of the contraptions, just as Kurtis was becoming well-known in the Utah BMX world. If you go to a Nitro show today, you’ll notice that he still jumps contraptions. However, for most of the show, he’s riding BMX, and doing some of the craziest, most technical tricks on the Giganta side.
Kurtis is a super technical rider who’s been quietly making a name for himself in BMX over the years. “Quietly making a name for himself” might sound like it doesn’t make sense, but it’s fairly accurate in his case. Kurtis’ teammates consistently list him when they talk about riders who are absolutely killing it every day. He’s an action sports athlete who other action sports athletes look up to. Yet, there isn’t a lot about him out there online; in the public eye, he keeps a somewhat low profile.
“I just go have fun, ride whatever I can gain as much experience as I can while I’m young,” Kurtis says. This will be his third year on tour, and he shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, at 24, it looks like his biggest and best work is still ahead of him. Going from a small contraptions role to establishing himself as an integral part of the Nitro Circus live show is just the start. One thing is for sure: Kurtis Downs may not be big, and he may not be loud, but he lets his riding do the talking.
In a world where authenticity is rare, Nitro Circus is the only action sports entertainment company that delivers the biggest and best, mind-blowing cross-platform entertainment for daredevils and risk-taking wannabes in the spirit of fun, friendship, and camaraderie.
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