Stunts 'Xplode' in Portland
Bikers create xplosion
THOUSANDS of spectators flocked to the Port Antonio Marina in Portland on Sunday to witness the island's top stunt bikers in action at the first ever Stunt Xplosion.
The event featured an ensemble of bikers in freestyle stunt exhibitions who left tyre marks on the tarmac as onlookers watched from a safe distance.
"I feel really good about the turnout. It was an excellent family affair, people definitely enjoyed the show," event promoter Curtis Whyte told Auto.
"We had planned a competition, but because of time constraints it ended up being more of an exhibition, so next time around we will try to incorporate more of that competitive element. Based on the support we had we're considering making this an annual event," he continued.
Bikers from the Rush Riders, Crazy Bikerz and 'Warriors Bikers' crews kept the crowd entertained.
Bikers Marlon 'Crazy Cutter' Fletcher, Damion 'Dunga' Hughes, Shayan 'Shagga' Ferguson, Damion 'Superman' Christian, and Javado 'School-Boy' Willis turned up the heat with daring burnouts, wheelies, endos, and high chairs that had the crowd cheering wildly.
Kingston-based Fletcher, head honcho of Crazy Bikerz, was among the crowd favourites, executing a number of attention-grabbing moves, his ape hanger — a stunt in which the bike is vertical while the rider hangs upside-down, hands touching the ground — was a hit.
Montegonians Hughes and Ferguson of Rush Riders crew were also among the outstanding performers with their acrobatic stunts.
A bounce-a-bout as well as a trampoline and a clown kept the children occupied.
With Amelia 'Milk' Sewell doing emcee duties while additional entertainment included a performance by The Hilarious Granny, who at one point tried 'her' hand at doing some stunts.