Haffey touched down in the capital earlier this week to promote the Nitro Circus event going down later in November. Kola caught up with the man at Bay66 to find out what he’s been up to lately.
How long have you been doing the Nitro Tour?
I have been with the Nitro Live tour since it started back in 2010 with the first Australia capital city tour.
What is the best part about touring with Nitro Circus?
I know it sounds cliche but there are kind of too many good things to pick just one. I get to ride a ramp I have more fun skating than anything else at the moment while I am traveling the world with an awesome group of people who happen to be the best at what they do and we get to have all sorts of crazy experiences on off days that you can’t really get anywhere else!
Favourite trick you have learnt since riding the mega ramps?
I just recently learned misty 7’s on it and its such a sick floaty smooth rotation. Definitely one of the best feeling moves on such a big gap!
Any new tricks planned for the new tours?
Yea I have a few new ones. I have the previously mentioned misty 7, a couple new double flip variations, along with a couple new contraptions on the entertainment side of things! Definitely looking forward to bringing all the new stuff out to the UK!
Is there anywhere in particular you like touring to? Has their been a favourite tour stop since starting Nitro?
Everywhere we have gone has been pretty epic but I would have to say Australia is my favorite place to tour. We haven’t been there just yet but I am also really looking forward to touring the US for the first time early next year!
Do you get to skate much street?
If I’m being honest I don’t get to much at all. The tour schedule lately has been so hectic it hasn’t left much time for it and even when it does I have to be super careful because I need to make sure I stay healthy to be able to do my job on tour.
When was the last time you filmed a non Nitro clip?
I think the last legitimate one I filmed was the 360 disaster soul I had in the friends part of V. Can’t even really remember when that was to be honest haha. June or July this past summer. Definitely been a little while. Well actually now that I think about it that was the last street clip I filmed but I also just finished filming a non nitro but also non street project that will be out next year at some point!