From Passion to Legacy: Robbie and Kruz Maddison Headline Freestyle Kings Perth!

By Marnie Adams, Contributor @ Kids In Perth 13 May 2024

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In the thrilling world of freestyle motocross, few names echo louder than Robbie Maddison.

Known for his gravity-defying stunts and relentless determination, Maddison has spent years crafting a career that embodies passion, perseverance, and ambition. As he returns to Perth with his son Kruz for the 2024 Freestyle Kings Super Show tour, they bring an electrifying mix of talent and excitement to RAC Arena.

Reflecting on his journey, Robbie shares that riding motorcycles began as a passion.

“After finishing my electrical apprenticeship, I realized it wasn’t what I loved to do,” he recalls.

Inspired by the Crusty Demons movies and peers performing live, Robbie took a leap of faith, quitting his job to pursue a professional motocross career.

"To this day, I am driven to make my life the best I can," he says, valuing the support that allows him to continue performing and provide for his family.

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For Robbie, the most memorable achievement remains inventing the ability to ride a motorcycle on water.

“If you have a dream and you’re willing to commit, work hard, and never give up, it can come true,” he emphasizes.

Now as a father, Robbie is driven to set a powerful example for Kruz and his other children.

“Being a father is a huge responsibility… riding my bike has become about setting an example,” he notes, pushing himself daily to inspire his children.

Kruz, who has inherited his father’s love for two wheels, is already blazing his own path.

"Growing up in a family with a passion for motorcycles has made me fall in love with the sport," he says.

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Kruz loves being involved in live shows with some of the world’s best riders.

Being part of the Freestyle Kings Stadium 2024 tour along the east coast of Australia is one of his most cherished experiences yet, having successfully landed his backflip at every stop.

“I had a great time and felt fortunate for this opportunity.”

Kruz’s biggest lesson from his father is to believe in himself.

“If you don’t believe in yourself, you’ll never know what you’re capable of,” he states confidently.

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Although freestyle motocross will always hold a special place in his heart, he has his sights set on a career in MotoGP, aspiring to one day become a world champion.

Despite the demands of the sport, Kruz manages to balance motocross commitments with schoolwork, finding that homeschooling makes this easier while travelling.

As Robbie continues to lead by example, his advice to aspiring motocross riders is rooted in perseverance and self-belief.

“Get as much training and advice from professionals as you can, and be confident in yourself and your goals,” he advises.

For both Robbie and Kruz, the Freestyle Kings Super Show is an opportunity to inspire the next generation of daredevils while sharing their passion with Perth families.

Come and see Robbie and Kruz Maddison perform at the 2024 Freestyle Kings Super Show in July at RAC Arena!

 

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2024 Freestyle Kings Perth Supershow

Perth, RAC Arena on Saturday 6th July, 2023

2x Showtimes Available

Show #1 @ 1:00PM-3:00PM
Show #2 @ 7:00PM-9:00PM

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Entry conditions:

0-2 Years - Free Entry (Free on the knee of a paying adult)

3- 12 - Junior Ticket

13+ - Adult Ticket

 

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Freestyle Kings is a world-renowned Australian Freestyle Motocross Team with a highly acclaimed international and national presence.

Famous for their Freestyle Motocross shows and motorcycle events around the world, they produce and deliver breath-taking performances not to be forgotten!

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Robbie Maddison, often dubbed the "modern-day Evel Knievel," is an Australian motorbike stunt rider renowned for his daring feats and records in freestyle motocross.

Born in 1981, Maddison's passion for motocross began in his early years.

His boundary-pushing stunts, such as jumping London's Tower Bridge with a backflip and riding his dirt bike on the waves of Tahiti, have solidified his legendary status in the world of extreme sports.

As a multiple world record holder, Maddison continues to astound audiences with his fearless pursuit of the extraordinary. Don't miss the chance to see Robbie perform as part of 2023 Freestyle Kings Perth!

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Get to know Robbie

Robbie, can you share how your career has evolved from when you first started to becoming a globally recognized freestyle motocross icon?

What inspired you to first get on a bike? What inspires you to do it every day?

Motorcycle riding started out for me as a passion and something I looked forward to during the weeks, at school ect.. After finishing my electrical apprenticeship and spending a few years working as a tradesman I realized it wasn't what I loved to do.  After getting meningitis during my apprenticeship, my goals in life changed, and I no longer enjoyed being an electrician any more.

I was inspired by the crusty Demons movies, and also seeing my peers that I grew up racing against out in the stadiums performing in live shows. Deep inside I knew I was worthy of being alongside them, so I was extremely inspired and motivated at one of these events. I realised that the house I had bought during my apprenticeship was my key to changing my life, I took out a loan against the equity and quit my job, with the new goal of becoming a professional motorcycle rider. To this day, I am driven at every moment to make my life the best I can, I feel very fortunate that I have the network, friends, colleagues and industry support to be able to still perform and do what makes me happy and to be able to support my family whilst doing this, and have them involved now is my ultimate dream come true.

What's the most challenging stunt you've performed in your career, and what's made it so memorable for you?

Inventing the idea and ability to ride a motorcycle on water is by far the most exciting and challenging thing I've ever done. It gives me so much motivation to know that if you have a dream and you're willing to commit, work hard, make the sacrifices and never give up, it can come true. I try to inspire people with this knowledge along my journey of life, empowering and inspiring others to be great is what I'm truly passionate about.

How has being a father influenced your approach to freestyle motocross and performing stunts?

Being a father obviously is a huge responsibility, I feel your kids turn out how you raise them, so it's your responsibility and effort as a parent that ultimately dictates what they amount to. My kids have grown up watching me ride my motorcycle professionally their entire lives. It is now what they want to do because we are all products of our environment, so because of this, riding my bike has transformed into me setting an example, even though I'm getting older, I'm still able to ride my bike at a high level, but it takes a lot more effort and commitment from me now than when I was younger.

So for me to be still performing allows me to set a great example for my kids, and it also inspires me to keep pushing for the goals that I have yet to achieve.

With the inherent risks of freestyle motocross, what safety measures do you prioritize during your training and performances?

With the invention of airbag technologies and utilisation of foam pits, practising freestyle motocross has become a little safer, also the protective wear has developed, so I use every tool at my disposal to ensure I'm teaching my kids to practice safely, take care of themselves with their diets, exercise and rest, and I'm always teaching them the correct techniques and trade secrets I have learnt during my time from learning them the hard way.

What advice would you give to young aspiring motocross riders who look up to you?

Get as much training and advice from professionals as you can, be aware of emerging technologies to help you position yourself correctly, and to get the recognition you deserve.

Be confident in yourself and your goals and stay mindful of them every day with every decision you make.

Always questioning yourself with any decision you make based around the opportunities that present themselves, is this going to help me or make my goals harder?

There always comes a time when you have to train harder, work harder and be more passionate than your competition if you want to be the best, so be willing to do the heavy lifting and stay motivated!

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Get to know Kruz

Kruz, growing up in a family passionate about motocross, how has this shaped your own interests and aspirations?

I feel like growing up in a family with a passion for motorcycles has made me fall in love with the sport, I love riding all of my bikes and I love being involved in and doing the live Freestyle Kings shows with some of the best riders in the world!

What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned from your dad, Robbie Maddison, both on and off the track?

The most important lesson I've learnt from my dad is to always believe in yourself, if you dont believe in yourself, you'll never know what you're truly capable of and how good you can be.

At this early stage in your life, do you see yourself pursuing a career in freestyle motocross like your father? Don't get me wrong I love freestyle motorcross and I always will but I have aspirations of becoming a MotoGP rider and to be a world champion!

Can you share your favorite motocross experience or event that you’ve been a part of so far?

My favourite Motorcross experience I've ever been a part of has definitely been the Freestyle Kings Stadium 2024 tour that we just did touring the East-coast of Australia. I had a great time. I landed my backflip at every stop and I was really happy to be surrounded by great people. I feel very fortunate for this opportunity.

Balancing School and Sport: How do you balance your school responsibilities with your motocross training and events? It's hard to balance the school work with my motorcross training and Event schedule, as we travel all over the world. I do get behind on my schoolwork a bit, but I make sure on the off weeks that I get back on top of it. I do homeschool, so it makes it a lot easier for me to do it this way.

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The Freestyle Kings LIVE  SUPERSHOW  is coming exclusively to Perth, WA at the RAC Arena on the 6th July 2024 for 2 shows only. This is an action packed show featuring world class freestyle motocross athletes, get ready to strap yourself in for a 2 hour spectacular.

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Highlights

- Quarter Pipe High Air ft "Colby Raha", "Corey Creed" & "Patrick Evans"

- Special Guest From The USA "Ronnie Mac"

- Guiness World Record Holder "Robbie Maddison"

- Multiple X Games Gold Medalist "Rob Adelberg"

- X Fighters Champion "Clinton Moore"

- World Champion "Pat Bowden"

- Huge Choreographed Show

- Pyrotechnics and Firebreathers

- Worldclass Freestyle Motocross Athletes

- Non Stop Action

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2024 Freestyle Kings Supershow

Perth, RAC Arena on Saturday 6th July, 2023

2 x Showtimes Available

Show #1 @ 1:00PM-3:00PM
Show #2 @ 7:00PM-9:00PM

See you there!

Entry conditions:

0-2 Years - Free Entry (Free on the knee of a paying adult)

3- 12 - Junior Ticket

13+ - Adult Ticket

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