Freestyle Now squad member Tim Rose moves over to veterans


Freestyle Now squad member Tim Rose is one of the most powerful and insane riders ever to come out of Western Australia. Tim Rose has been a member of Freestyle Now squad since 2006. His first show was at the Wanneroo Agricultural show in November 2006. We needed another rider and Kie Ashworth said we should have Tim come and ride with us as he is a good rider. Kie was not wrong. Tim has so much power and flow in his riding it is a pleasure to watch. Tim came from a bmx racing background when he was younger, this made an impact on his bmx abilities. “At stunt show I always thought that Tim was not trying hard enough as he seemed to pedal slower than everyone else but it’s just that he didn’t need as much speed as everyone else to jump, each pedal was like two for everyone else. He make riding look effortless as it should be” Shaun Jarvis – Freestyle Now. Tim toured regularly with Freestyle Now performing lots of bmx stunt shows around Australia and sharing in the good times that we have.

port hedland april 2013 Tim Rose table top on the full pipe

Tim getting loose in Port Hedland

tim tabo at show

Tim can always boost high, this table at the Perth Royal Show is proof

Tim is an iconic member of Freestyle Now as he shares his birthday with one of our very first bmx stunt shows we did back in March 1987 at the Fremantle speed classic. Tim loves his jumps and has sent himself over some dam large jumps. His frequent trips to America led him to be riding at the famous Catty Woods trails, where he meet Ashley, fell in love and got married. BMX shapes your life when you are a bmx rider. Tim now had a big piece of land in the hills of Perth building a house and slowly building himself a set of dirt trails. Tim Rose is a deserving member to be added to the Freestyle Now veteran’s squad members list.

Tim Rose boosting dirt jumps

Tim sailing between the large space  of dirt, it don’t get any more bmx than this.

Tim Rose FDR June 2013

Tim at FDR in America back in June 2013. Check his web post from that trip here

You can also check out the archive of all things Tim Rose here

Tim Rose and a day at the trails. Get back to the origins of BMX and build some jumps. Enjoy.

Below is one of the videos from Tim’s adventures to America back in October 2011 with Kie Ashworth and Jake Corless
from the trails at Catty and Posh.

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Kalgoorlie skatepark competition – Round 16 Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series


Round 16 of the Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series  took place at the Kalgoorlie skatepark on the 24th October. There was a really good turnout of spectators and competitors on the day. Thank you to all the competitors who rolled and a big thank you to our supporters Local BMX, Sacrifice scooters and 4 skateboard Co. as well as  the City of Kalgoorlie Boulder.

Kalgoorlie skatepark competition – 24th October 2015 – Round 16 Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series – Official results

Scooter beginner – 1st Vinnie Smaling, 2nd Bailey Kelly, 3rd Clayton Powley, 4th Aiden Western, 5th Jordan Anderson, 6th Rory Barnett, 7th James Anderson

Scooter advanced – 1st Rylan Veal, 2nd Aiden Ridings, 3rd Jasely-Jean Dimer

Skate advanced – 1st Shakur Crump, 2nd Reilly Fowler, 3rd Akira Poata, 4th Kaleb Steinnokel, 5th Locky Williams.

Bmx beginners – 1st Aiden Ridings, 2nd Cooper May, 3rd Riley Campbell, 4th Jasely-Jean Dimer, 5th Troy Campbell, 6th Lane Bagley.

Bmx advanced – 1st Ty Drummond, 2nd Corey Smithies, 3rd Paul Bassan 4th Cale Deble

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Freestyle Now bmx stunt shows – Narrogin agricultural show


The Freestyle Now bmx stunt show was recently at the Narrogin agricultural show to entertain the people with some great entertaining bmx stunt shows. The Narrogin show was a great day out for the family with all the good things you can expect from a country show. Squad members Shaun Jarvis  and Laurence Bakewell were joined by reserves squad member Brady Thomas  and guest rider Warren Bowers to roll out the rad. So much good riding went down with some great tricks performed. Thank you to the Narrogin agricultural show organizing a great agricultural show. Make sure you check out our coming events page to see where the next Freestyle Now bmx stunt show will be going down. If you would like this type of great entertainment at your next event please get in contact with Freestyle Now with your requirements.

Freestyle Now bmx stunt show - Narrogin Agricultural show 2015

Clockwise from top left – Laurence Bakewell in the middle of a backflip 540 tail tap, it’s a crazy trick to witness – Shaun Jarvis is on the deck of the ramp performing a mod hopper while Warren Bowers throws his hands off – Laurence Bakewell in the middle of a triple whip. Laurence did land a bit wrong on this landing and damaged his ligament in his knee, get well soon Laurence – Brady Thomas gets rad over Shaun Jarvis.

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Golden Bay skatepark competition – Round 15 Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series


Round 15 of the Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series  happened at the Golden Bay skatepark. This round of the competition series was only for bmx and scooter. There was a really good turnout of spectators and competitors on the day. Thank you to all the competitors who rolled and a big thank you to our supporters Local BMX, Sacrifice scooters and 4 skateboard Co. as well as  the City of Rockingham.

Golden Bay skatepark competition – 11th October 2015 – Round 15 Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series

Clockwise from top left – Golden Bay local Liam Collins can boost out of the quarter like no one else, 2nd in scooter advanced – Taj Mamilton is a rad young kid, 1st place in bmx beginners, riding down the stairs – Calumn Brandt took out the first place in scooter advanced, young gun was firing all day – Dylan Schmidt massive super whip and a 1st place in bmx advanced.

More photos can be found on the facebook page here

Golden Bay skatepark competition – 11th October 2015 – Round 15 Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series – Official results

Scooter beginners – 1st Conner Atkinson, 2nd Kirwyn Brandt, 3rd Jamie Gaebler, 4th Daniel Gionta, 5th Taiyo Wright-Shogaki, 6th Cyrenn Covich, 7th Jay Lawler, 8th Owen Matthews, 9th Jake Owens, 10th Corey Sloss, 11th Ruben Blakey, 12th Brandon Goosens, 13th Ayden Brown, 14th Caleb Shannon, 15th Liam Atkinson, 16th Louie Joyce, 17th Louis Ennis, 18th Jordan Lawler, 19th Chase Robertson.

Scooter advanced – 1st Calumn Brandt, 2nd Liam Collins, 3rd Caleb Pratt, 4th Connor Carey, 5th Jakob Wells, 6th Ethan MacKenzie, 7th Dalton Hey, 8th Levi Mills, 9th Robert Stevens, 10th Tyson Carrol, 11th Brendan Latta, 12th Tayln Galic, 13th Aden Lillas.

Bmx Begginer – 1st Taj Hamilton, 2nd Mason Egan, 3rd Tylan Egan.

Bmx advanced – 1st Dylan Schmidt, 2nd Regan Lothian, 3rd Jack Carwardine, 4th Lochlan Johnstone.

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Freestyle Now bmx stunt show – Toodyay agricultural show


The Freestyle Now bmx stunt show returned to the Toodyay Agricultural show once again to entertain the people. The Toodyay show is a great day out for the family with it only a hour’s drive from Perth. On show day it was sweltering hot and the sun was burning many. The Freestyle Now bmx stunt show still went ahead and performed some great entertaining bmx stunt shows for the people. Squad members Shaun Jarvis  and Dylan Schmidt were joined by reserves squad members Matt Adkins and Brady Thomas to roll out the rad. So much good riding went down with some great tricks performed. Thank you to the Toodyay Agricultural show for once again organizing a great agricultural show. Make sure you check out our coming events page to see where the next Freestyle Now bmx stunt show will be going down. If you would like this type of great entertainment at your next event please get in contact with Freestyle Now with your requirements.

Freestyle Now bmx stunt show Toodyay show october 2015 - Brady Thomas

 Brady Thomas gets his bike sideways with this crazy nac nac, such a rad style.

Freestyle Now bmx stunt show - Toodyay agricultural show october 2015

Clockwise from top left – Dylan Schmidt large super whip – Brady Thomas toboggan over Shaun Jarvis – Matt Adkins gets his whip radness on – Shaun Jarvis balances on the deck of the ramp while Dylan Schmidt back flips over.

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Roleystone skatepark competition – Round 14 Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series Skatepark


Round 14 of the Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series  happened at the Roleystone skatepark. There was a really good turnout of spectators and competitors on the day. Thank you to all the competitors who rolled and a big thank you to our supporters Local BMX, Sacrifice scooters and 4 skateboard Co. as well as  the City of Armadale for their continual support for great skatepark activities.

Freestyle Now - Roleystone skatepark competition october 2015 - bmx skateboard scooter

Clockwise from top left – Miichell Halse decade over the hip on his way to first in bmx advanced – CJ Martinez is a young ripper who knows whats up, hand plant and a first in skate advanced – Jiordan Giacoppo is no stranger to a first place in advance scooters and Roleystone was no different – Will Osborne is a Roleystone local and it was great to see him take out the first place in bmx beginners.
More photos can be found on the Facebook page here

Roleystone skatepark competition – 4th October 2015 – Round 14 Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series – Official results

Girls – 1st Daneeka Buiks

Scooter beginner – 1st Tyler Jennings, 2nd Joel Castledine, 3rd Adam Puffler, 4th Kane Rovacsek, 5th Taiyo Wright-Shogaki, 6th Joshua Chapman, 7th Corey Sloss, 8th Louis Ennis,9th Liam Beatty, 10th Taj Graham, 11th Ben Darrietta, 12th Callan Agnew’ 13th Sebastian Steven, 14th Aaron Klier, 15th Cory Sheridan.

Scooter advanced – 1st Jiordan Giacoppo, 2nd Jayden Roadbey, 3rd Wade France, 4th Jack Heron, 5th Caleb Pratt, 6th Max Law, 7th Ethan Price, 8th Mitchell Castledine, 9th Tayln Galic

Skate beginners – 1st Max Dabrowski

Skate advanced – 1st CJ Martinez, 2nd Thomas Dawson, 3rd Cody Cooper

Bmx beginners – 1st Will Osborne, 2nd Mason Egan, 3rd Jack Nicholson, 4th Tylan Egan, 5th Mitchell Castledine, 6th Joel Irving, 7th Taj Back, 8th Kyle McGrady

Bmx advanced – 1st Mitchell Halse, 2nd Jeremy Adams, 3rd Liam Harrison, 4th Nick Mitchell.

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Willetton skatepark competition – Round 13 Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series Skatepark


Round 13 of the Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series recently took place at the Willetton Skatepark. It was a big competition, the biggest number of competitors that has ever been at a Freestyle Now competition with 74 competitors. The spectator count was up there as well with great parental support. This is always good to see. Thank you to all the competitors who rolled and a big thank you to our supporters Local BMX, Sacrifice scooters and 4 skateboard Co. as well as  the City of Canning.

willetton skatepark competition october 2015 - bmx scooter skateboard

Clockwise from top left – 1st Joshua Rasmussen took out the first place in bmx beginners, bar spin over the hip – Jae Yates smashed it in both runs for the win in advanced scooters, nothing front scooter was the bomb – Nick Mitchell won the bmx advanced – Ross McBride took home the win at Willetton in skateboard advanced.
To see more photos check out the facebook page here

Willetton skatepark competition – 2nd October 2015 – Round 13 Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series – Official results

Girls – Liz Walley

Scooter beginners – 1st Connor Murphy, 2nd Taiyo Wright-Shogaki, 3rd Ethan Price, 4th Kody Law, 5th Jacob Poulter, 6th Nic Heaton, 7th Dawi Hwang, 8th Jacob Flavelle, 8th Tom Stanbury, 10th Gabriel Stangel, 11th Jack Smetana, 12th Zac Tarka, 13th Fin Dennis, 14th Josh Chapman, 15th Fionn Meegan, 16th Tyson Carrol, 17th Cyrenn Covich, 18th Noah Nevev, 19th Toby Ingleson, 20th Chris Treasure, 21st Joel Castledine, 21st Rowan Glendinning, 21st Ayden Brown, 24th Fraser Jaffray, 24th Jacob Roberson, 26th Stanton Harrison-Smith, 27th Jordyn Gifford, 28th Caleb Shannon, 29th Jacobie Sutherland, 30th Kodi Weston, 31st Harry Hodgson.

Scooter advanced – 1st Jae Yates, 2nd Joirdan Giacoppo, 3rd Kieran Ramsey, 4th Caleb Pratt, 5th Jarred Colwell, 6th Jack Heron, 7th Kyle Page, 8th James Daly, 9th Kya Nurse, 10th Jake Erwin, 11th Tayln Galic, 12th Dylan Erwin, 13th Jason Meintjes, 14th Mitchell Castledine, 15th Sebastian Steven, 16th Brock Hughes, 17th Tyler Jennings, 18th Hudson Goodchild.

Skateboard beginners – 1st Taj Gosling, 2nd Hudson Graf.

Skateboard advanced – 1st Ross McBride, 2nd Mason Brown, 3rd CJ Martinez, 4th Jayden Thomas, 5th Sam Brown, 6th Euan Brown, 7th Chad Lorimer, 8th Jayjay Turno, 9th Isaac Kelsall

BMX beginners - 1st Joshua Rasmussen, 2nd Jesse Nelson, 3rd Jesse Whitehead, 4th Jacob Chalmers, 5th Mark Kelly, 6th Luke Adams, 7th Cooper Morrow, 8th Mason Egan, 9th Taj Hamilton, 10th Axel West. 11th Tylan Egan.

BMX advanced – 1st Nick Mitchell, 2nd Jack Carwardine.

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Freestyle Now at Flatark 2014 – Kobe Japan


Back in October 2014 Freestyle Now squad members Shaun Jarvis, Jason Parker and Paul Chamberlain traveled to Japan to compete in Flatark, one of the stops in the flatland world series of contests. The three riders travelled there with a few other Australian riders for the contest and most importantly good times. Spending a week in Japan the group visited Osaka, Kobe (the contest city) and Kyoto. Riding every day, sightseeing, experiencing new culture and making new friends. The three squad members sent in a few words about their travel experience read on and be inspired to venture outside of your city. This year Shaun Jarvis and Paul Chamberlain are again venturing off to Kobe to once again experience all things Flatark

Freestyle Now squad members at flatark 2014

Left to right Paul Chamberlain, Shaun Jarvis and Jason Parker at the Flatark contest site in Kobe Japan

Shaun Jarvis – I had never been out of Australia before, so I was a bit nervous on what to expect. I knew it would be a bit of a culture shock. So much happened over the ten days it’s so hard to tell everything. It was an experience I’m so glad to have been on. Meeting new people and seeing new things is what inspires me to travel. Here are some of the experiences that were the highlights of the trip.
I travelled with Jason from Perth and Paul said he would meet us at Osaka airport, well no Paul there to meet us, so only armed with the accommodation address and not able to really communicate with anyone due to language barrier it was a late night train mission to get to our accommodation. Two trains later, we finally get close and exit the train station to the street, build our bikes and ride towards were we think we need to go. Counting the streets on the map as we pass them, a left turn, another can you help us, we finally get to our accommodation about 11:30pm to see Paul standing out the front. A little surreal. After travelling for 18 hours I just wanted to shower and sleep. Not as easy as you would think. Paul had taken care of the accommodation and we were staying in a traditional Japanese capsule hotel. So the format to get to your bed was as follows, Take shoes off, take to counter, get your shoe locker key, put shoes in locker, go back to counter give shoe locker key back, get clothing locker key which is also bed number, take gear to locker, change out of cloths into sleeping cloths. To shower you headed down stairs to the bath house, take off cloths and put everything into bath locker take key with you on wrist, yeah it was a confusing system. Anyway so first night was a team bonding experience with Paul, Jason and myself experiencing the traditional Japanese bath house, being naked together with a bunch of other guest all bathing and showering, something I never thought I would be doing when I stepped on the plane in Perth.
The uniforms the people wear are awesome, it’s like a privilege, or to show the importance of their job, train drivers, nurses, police, security, rubbish men, there seemed to be a uniform for any job. It was great to see and I thought it seemed a very respectable thing. We were riding late at night in Kyoto and went down a street then down a side ally where there were these workers in well dressed in uniforms and helmets, I did not know what they were doing, pushing wheel borrows of bags, and turns out they were the rubbish men collecting the trash, in their uniforms.
The contest was awesome, so many flatlanders of all ages. In the expert class (the class I was in) there were 3 groups, a total of 45 riders, many from Japan and some from around the world. I was lucky enough to be in the first group so I got my run over with early.  The call was up for practice/warm up, something like 15 riders all trying to roll on the special built stage for the contest, it was daunting, and I found that I had to not be so polite and force my way out on the floor as I was struggling to get a roll in. In the end I started to feel comfortable riding on the stage, my name was called for my turn, I was so nervous, my first international competition. Hundreds of people watching. Most of the time at the DownUnderGround flatland contests it’s mainly just riders that I know. I had a run planned out, we had a minute and a half to throw down, and I stumbled a bit at the start but then got my groove on and had a flawless last half of the run. I was pumped, as I knew that I rode my best. The best part was a lot of the other Japanese riders came up and were giving me props. I was more stoked on the mutual respect from the riders than the contest run I had just done. In the end I placed 35th out of 45 riders.
On our last night in Japan we were in Osaka. We were heading out to go ride with the locals at the university. It was a fair long ride from where we were staying. Being vegan and gluten free in Japan is a challenge and on this night we were riding to get food on the way to the riding spot. During my stay I found it hard to eat with the others as most of the eateries did not have vegan and gluten free food so it was constant visits to the convenience store to get rice, cabbage and bananas. This is what I mainly ate, and lost 2kg while in Japan. On this the last night my energy levels were low as I had not had much to eat so I was pumped to get to the eatery for a meal. To say I was greatly disappointed when we arrived to again find that they did not cater for my diet. So to not get lost I just road straight up the same street, taking a left or right turn could spell disaster by getting lost, all the streets look the same. So after a 5 minute ride I found a supermarket, yes a score. I walked out of there with a great selection of fruits and raw vegetables. Sitting on the streets of Osaka I had a feast. By the time a meet back up with the other riders and headed to the university to ride I was full of energy, this was a great example of food equals energy. When we got to the riding spot everyone had a bit of a ride and then slowly they just started talking and sitting around saying how cold they were, rugged up in big hoodies. I on the other had just wanted to ride and ride I did. One of the best sessions I had in Japan, so good I ended up going shirtless and still sweating hard. The others could not believe it, here I was riding shirtless while they are all just standing around shivering in the cold.

Shaun Jarvis in Osaka for flatark 2014

Shaun Jarvis on the last night of riding on the trip in Osaka, tomahawk.

Paul Chamberlain – What can I say about it. Even though my life is here I’m always a little bit sad to leave and a little bit too excited to set off. Whatever you do there, it’s a rewarding experience because it’s always so different from here. There are lots of great flatlanders there too. You can get a year’s motivation in just a few minutes sometimes. Japan. I’m really proud of all the boys for making the effort to attend. We’re all over 30 and have plenty going on back in Oz so it was a really precious time to just roll together. We did three cities, Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe. The pics will tell some of our stories, and the rest, well you can come with us next year!

Paul Chamberlain in Osaka for flatark 2014

Paul Chamberlain at the Osaka University on one of the late night riding sessions that went down.

Jason Parker – Where to start ? Arrived at Perth International airport at 3.00am meet Mr Jarvis. Checked in on Singapore airlines went to the lounge and had a killer breakfast. When we arrived at Singapore we checked out the Changi airport we caught a train within the complex to our next terminal and had lunch at another lounge. After hours of sleep and movies we made it to Japan. We got through custom’s hit Macas and looked for Paul Cee. Now it was like 11.30pm no Paul. So we decided to catch the train headed for Namba.  We got our tickets and hauled ourselves on to the train. After 1.5hrs we got to Namba station Osaka. Then the stations were closing up for the night. Shaun and i thought sick “were going street riding”!!. We got out on the streets and built our steads up. Now we headed for our accom. Our first roll on the streets of Japan. Flatark here we come ! Sure we had no idea were to go but as bicycle freestylers this is our way of life. Any rider knows this is part of the adventure. So after 15 min we were lost. Lol but hey who cares. We found some dudes that told us we were close but didn’t know where we actually were staying. Then we headed down some more streets and Shaun says “what’s that joint” ?. Well the flatland gods were leading us straight to our main man “Beefy”. Yes we found Paul Cee. Standing in the door of “what’s that place”. Sweet 2.30am just about 24 hrs after leaving Perth we can now Party. Lol Things are starting out different to Oz.
Our bikes have to be locked up outside under a subway like 5 min from where we are staying. Our beds are “capsules” and to top it off no showers but good ol bath fun ;-). Welcome to Japan. So after a great sleep i run into a ol mate Ron who i didn’t actually recognize until the aussie accent came out. Wow what a shock well after checking star bucks talking samurai swords and seeing Osaka castle we had our first session. I was pumped i finally pulled my link for the first time since creating it in my head in August. Just need to do it on the Sunday. So we had all the crew Shaun, Paul, Shane, Chris, Matt, Ronnie and Luke. We went and had Saki with some amazing Japanese food and beer. Day 3 was heading to Kobe so we grabbed another train and 1.5hrs later we arrived. Paul led the way we got our next capsules sorted and went down to check the Flatark comp. Well wow wow wow never seen so many flatland bikes ever! And the Japanese kids were just incredible. I felt someone tap my shoulder I turned and Ag was standing behind me. He is a local Japanese legend who travels the world living and riding flatland. I was so Stoked to see him after getting to ride with him in Sydney a few years earlier. We had a brief session with the crew Bobby, Terry, Ryan, Vicki, Dez and a few others. Then it was open class Qualifiers so we headed to watch Beefy go and represent. The level of riding blew my mind the consistency was just like watching a YouTube edit. These guys meant business lol.
After the Qualifiers we got ready to head to the demo and first party of Flatark. A few more beers and some cool stories from the riders at the event then the moment everyone was waiting for to see the Flatark ark judges do this demo. They got crazy for the crowed and rode with style and grace like only all that experience of a lifelong flat rider has. Old and new school all in one. Then we headed home so we could get some r and r before the 8.00am sign up of the expert class. So the day had come feeling nervous and excited we all head back to sign up. They had 3 groups in expert Shaun group 1 Chris and myself group 2 and Matt group 3. Well me and Chris lucked out probably with the easier group. Everyone rode so well and gave it their all. The experience of the comp was the most nervous I have ever felt ever on my bike. But anyone who wants to see the best flatland in real life needs to go to Flatark as its insane level of Flatland for competition. The open class have to battle for the top 12. This is the most grueling and craziest way for a Flatland comp as it’s awesome for the crowed watching but for the riders it’s more than riding one or two sick runs. It’s a battle of the fittest and that really makes this comp challenging mentally and physically for the rider. So after realizing I had smoke coming out of my head and pinching myself I saw the podium results and then typical rider fashion P A R T Y. We got to go on this boat and hang with everyone from the comp.
It was EPIC ! Once the boat ride ended we rode the streets of Kobe and made our way to a night club hanging with everyone again. Then we got back to the capsules about 4.00am. Our accom run out at 10am so we then headed to the train station at Kobe and I departed the crew for the trip home. Was good fun travelling with no camera or phone or any electronics not even a map. Yes I did make it back home somehow. Lol. Flatark is a must for anyone who loves Flatland.

Jason Parker in Osaka for flatark 2014

Jason Parker only went to Japan for a few days but enjoyed it so much, cross footed McCircles  at Sakuranomiya. Osaka.

More photos from their epic trip can be found on Shaun’s Facebook page here

The below video is the footage from the contest runs that Paul, Shaun and Jason did at the 2014 FlatArk contest in Kobe Japan.

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Kie Ashworth moves onto the Veterans


Kie Ashworth has been a member of the Freestyle Now squad since 2005. His first ever stunt shows was out in Corrigin in August 2005. A whole lot of rad has taken place since then. Freestyle Now has grown and so has Kie, from a young 17 year old to a fully grown man who is still a kid at heart. Kie’s ability on his bike is unbelievable. A natural raw talent with such power and ability that it is a pleasure to watch him ride. Kie was one of the first Australian riders to be sponsored directly by American bmx companies FBM and Animal without being into the American competition scene. Kie does not ride as much as he did due to other life commitments which happens but there was no way we wanted him to leave the Freestyle Now squad as he has helped us grow and given so much rad to the people. Kie Ashworth is a deserving member of the veterans squad.
Check out the archive of all things Kie Ashworth here

Kie Ashworth Icepick chink the bouy at Fremantle Skatepark August 2014

Kie Ashworth ice chinking the top of the buoy at Fremantle skatepark. This is massive.

Kie Ashworth bmx stunt shows 2005 - 2007

Clockwise from top left – Kie at his first Freestyle Now bmx stunt show in Corrigin 2005 with a 360 over the box – Kie at Corrigin again with a phone snap of this massive turndown, Kie always goes high – Kie in Coolgardie in 2006 – Backflip turndown at the Albany Show in 2007.

gidgegannup show 2010 kie boost

Kie can boost high, this one from the Gidgegannup show in 2010 shows just how high Kie can go.

Kie Ashworth lookback the hip at Fremantle Skatepark August 2014

One of the last photo shoots from last year we had with Kie at Fremantle skatepark.

Kie Ashworth was featured in the ground breaking video out of Western Australia How Hard Is It. Kie has the opening section to the video and even though it was released in 2006 it is still an amazing section to watch and gives credit to Kie’s bmx skills

Kie Ashworth was sponsored by the FBM bike co for many years. This is a video edit dome for FBM in mid 2010

Kie Ashworth was sponsored by Stowaway Distribution for many years and this is one of the video edits that Kie did for Animal.

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Downunderground round two – The video round


The DownUnderGround contest series has been rolling in Australia since 2008 and Freestyle Now has supported the series since day 1. BMX flatland in Australia is very small compared to other disciplines of bmx but with the DownUnderGround national bmx flatland contest the art of flatland can grow. This year DownUnderGround is into its 7th series. Round 1 took place in Sydney in February and round 3 will be taking place in Melbourne on the 28th of November. These are physical contests where riders all converge in one location and compete. As Australia is a large country it can be difficult and expensive for riders to travel to lots of contests during the year so the “video round” was created. It gave the opportunity to still hold 3 contests in the year to work towards a year end title yet riders only had to travel to the two locations, Sydney and Melbourne.

downunderground video round 2 2015

The video contest concept is simple, each rider in pro or advanced or beginner classes gets to submit one contest video run, between one and two minutes long, as if they were riding at a flatland contest. (It must be unedited and continuous, no video cuts) It can be filmed on any device, quality of video is not important. You don’t need to make the video fancy or have music backing or spend stacks of time editing it. You are judged on the quality of your riding not the quality of the video. The video run gets judged using the same criteria as a normal contest, difficulty, consistency and variety. Points are awarded and these points go towards the year end title.

To get the full details and all the information on DownUnderGround the video round and how to submit your video head over BMXflatlandAustralia and start riding and submit your videos, Australian flatland needs you.

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