Ben Thomas – Freestyle Now interview

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Ben Thomas has been on the Freestyle Now squad since the beginning of this year. Although he had been attending many of our coaching workshops and competitions prior to then as a coach and judge. Recently Ben attended the Extreme Barcelona contest in Spain for the International Scooter World titles where he took home the 2nd place, in a very close competition. For the past five years Ben has placed in the top five at the international scooter world titles. After the contest in Spain Ben traveled to Helsinki and Prague and rode a few skateparks and street spots. We caught up with Ben while he prepares to head off to California for this year’s 2016 Pro Scooter Series.

Ben Thomas at Helsinki - Freestyle Now scooter

Congratulations on your 2nd place at the worlds in Barcelona, how do you feel about that?
Thank you! I feel stoked! is probably the word to describe it at best, I feel like a big boost of confidence has rose up within my riding and just super stoked on it all.

How close were the points between 1st and 2nd at the worlds?
In the final I got 86 points and Jordan Clarke got 88.6. It was only 2.6 point the difference. Yeah very close. Too close.

Did you feel disappointed from missing out by such a small amount?
I guess so in a way, but also not really, because I know I tried my best. I gave everything that I had.

Do you think you could have done anything different in you run to get more points or don’t you look at it in that way?
For sure, I think there is certain tricks that I did or could have done to better my run, but I look at it as I did my best on the day and in the moment so I’m happy! But there is always room for improvement!

Can we ask how much did you win for taking the 2nd place?
I actually forgot to send my details for the prize money, so I’m still waiting on the prize money. I think it adds up to a couple thousand dollars though.

How important is that placing within the scooting world?
I think it is very important, because I have held onto top 5th place in the worlds for the past 5 years, then bringing back 2nd again, last time was back in 2012. I feel it helps to remind people that I am still one of the best out there.

How was this recent trip like compared to other trips you been on?
This trip was one of the best for sure, so many sick times with all the boys. Got to experience many things as usual when you travel, just great bunch of memories to have! I think because scooting is growing so fast that this year was more special, scooting is huge now and to have a trip of that caliber and to place that high in the competition was just incredible.

Can you tell us a bit about your trip to Helsinki and Prague?
Okay, so my trip to Helsinki and Prague was cool. Never been to those countries before so was a fresh experience. Prague was a very cool place to explore, did a bit of sightseeing as well as riding. Love the old buildings and culture there, very cool. On the first day in Prague we rode an awesome street plaza, built from old limestone ledges and things. We also hosted a high jump competition and best trick on this down rail, was cool to see the locals get involved! Throughout the rest of the days we just rode different spots, filmed and had an awesome trip! I was there for 5 days. Was a great experience to see their culture and would be keen to go back for sure.
Okay now Finland. Finland was really cool! One of the most chilled and hectic trips that I have been on to date for sure. The person I stayed with Jani, was such a cool guy, awesome to hang with! Almost every day there was at least 5 of us just mobbing the streets, skateparks, riding, filming and having a great time! I tried some Awesome Finish foods like the lollies and meals, they were sick. One thing that was crazy about Finland was the daylight in summer, explains the hectic part of the trip haha! So it was summer time when I went over, so the sun over there stays up 22hrs of the day. Which is crazy to me, and I’m sure to anyone that isn’t used to it. You could squeeze a lot in the day, but you’re energy was depleted like crazy, you were up doing stuff for so long. Defiantly a trip to remember also. Was there for about 5 days as well. Would head back for sure!

How do you see Scooter progression changing in the next year?
I think it will change quite a bit, more nitro circus, more competitions, everything will just progress more in ways that I don’t even know yet haha. The future holds many possibilities, as long as we are growing with it the possibilities are endless.

How do you combat the pressure of learning new tricks to stay up with the world best?
It’s really hard, a lot of effort is needed to stay at that peak condition, like practice, making sure you’re tricks are consistent and having new things to throw out there to stand out. Takes much more work that people think to perfect.

You’re heading off to America soon, what are you going there for?
Yes I am heading of to L.A. California, for this year’s 2016 Pro Scooter Series, once again massive prize pool and awesome parks around the world.

How much pressure gets put on you from your sponsors to stay on top, or is it more your own pressure?
It’s probably more your own pressure, I mean, obviously you’re sponsors want you to go well but they never force me or say anything towards me that is of a standard that I have to do. It’s always on me how I perform and that can be quite a bit to deal with.

When will he be doing a flair off the counter of his local maccas?
Never hahaha, don’t buy Maccas.

What are your thoughts on scooters in the nitro world games?
I think that it was a great idea to help promote and showcase the sport, how quickly the sport is growing and to show people what we can do, it’s not just a kids toy anymore.

Would you like to jump that size of jumps?
Yes I would like to give it a go! For sure.

Who is your favorite scooter rider/s?
I don’t have a favorite scooter rider hahah, if I was to have a favorite rider Capron Funk would probably have to be the one, you just never know what’s coming up in his comp runs, he will surprise you with such cool looking tricks and such different tricks also, good to see

Were you happy with your run at the Australian titles and your placing? (14th place)
I was fairly happy with my runs not my placing though.

What do you think of competitions?
Competitions will always be competitive, I am a very competitive person when it comes to sports, that’s what drives me and keeps me at the top. I feel that competitions need to have a level of standard with judging and with the facility that they choose the competition to be held at, it affects the riders massively if they are not organised right.!

Aggression at skateparks towards scooters still seems common, do you think that it’s a scooter problem or just an age of participants problem, what’s your take on that?
Scooters have always been given grief at skateparks, I feel that it’s more of an age dilemma, kids not knowing what they are doing at a skatepark can make everyone’s day miserable that are just trying to have a good time and ride the facility. I get annoyed sometimes when there is hardly anyone at the skatepark that doesn’t have skatepark etiquette. I think that the more people knew about what they were supposed to be doing on the park the better it would be.

Ben Thomas at Helsinki - street spot flair - Freestyle Now scooter

Ben’s flair game is strong on this rad street spot in Helsinki

You get to go to lots of the Freestyle Now coaching sessions, how do you think your presents at a session impacts on the young riders?
I think that my presence is a big impact and influence towards them as a rider or a role model, I try to keep it as real with them as I can and be a good role model towards them. I feel it gives them a good sense of direction for what you can achieve within the sport and that you can become known also. Awesome feeling.

I know you might not like this question because you must get asked a gazillion times but what’s your hardest trick?
I feel that the hardest trick I have landed was a few years back when I landed my 720 Backflip! That to me was fairly insane hahah.

How did you get into scooters?
One day me and a group of mates decided to buy some cheap scooters from I think it was Big W or something, one of the first Blade scooters. Anyways we decided to buy them to ride to school just for abit of fun transport to get to school, this was when I was about 12. We noticed there was a skatepark down the road, like literally less than 50m. So we decided to go there after school and try it out, then we stared to really catch a feel for it, so we decided to leave home extra early to get a morning session in before class started. Then it just took off from there.!

How were you able to climb to the top of the pro ladder?
I don’t really know how to answer this question, I guess just my determination and push that helped me to get through it all I think. I had an ankle injury at the start of it all, so just had to push through that and then just keep ahead of it all.

Can you tell us about your line of signature parts with grit scooters?
Yes defiantly. My current line of Signature products with Grit Scooters consist of my Ben Thomas Signature Deck & Ben Thomas signature Bars! My Signature deck is a very light and but a durable product, coming in at 4.5 inch wide and 19.75 inch long. 6061 heat treated alloy, with a 3 Degree concavity. With the bars also very light weight and durable, they come in at 24 inch wide by 26 inch high. They are made from a new hydro formed alloy, to give them extra strength within maintaining their extreme light weight. I will also be releasing a signature full scooter within the future, so keep an eye out.

Ben Thomas at Helsinki - DIY - Freestyle Now scooter

Leg wrap at a DIY park in Helsinki, possibly at 9pm at night?

Are you a glass half empty or half full kind of guy?
I’m a glass half full kind of guy for sure, more towards the side of an optimist, always try and see the good in a situation or an opportunity in every difficulty.

What advice would you give to someone who one day wants to become pro?
I would say to them, you can do it, as long as you stay strong and will minded, keep practicing and stay passionate towards something that you want to achieve, you can achieve it. For sure.

Do you have any shouts outs or thanks to give?
Shout out to Grit Scooters for keeping me out there doing stuff in the world and to all my sponsors, Freestyle Now of course! Gain Protection & Tortoise pads for keeping it real

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FREESTYLE NOW AT FLATARK 2015 – KOBE JAPAN

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Back in October 2015 Freestyle Now squad members Shaun JarvisPaul Chamberlain and Lee Kirkman traveled to Japan to attend Flatark, the final stop in the flatland world series of contests. Shaun and Lee competed in the competition and placed quite well considering the level of competition. Shaun placed 31st out of 46 riders in the expert class and Lee placed 52nd out of 68 riders in the open class. The three riders started their 10 day journey in Tokyo for a few days then took the bullet train to Kobe, the host city for Flatark and then finished the trip off in Osaka. Shaun made a video from every day showing all the rad things they did, saw and rode and had made it into one long video. Its worth watching to get a scope of the fun that a trip like this can be and to see some great riding from Shaun, Paul and Lee and a bunch of other riders.

Paul Chamberlain Shaun Jarvis lee Kirkman at Flatark 2015 - freestyle now bmx flatland
These three guys above Paul, Shaun and Lee 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 confirmed to be venturing off to Kobe to once again experience all things Flatark.

 Shaun Jarvis put together a video from each of the 10 days he was away in Japan and then put them all into one long journey video. Check it out to see Freestyle Now rolling out the rad in Japan.

Flatark contest footage from Lee Kirkman and Shaun Jarvis

Shaun Jarvis
This was my second time attending Flatark and venturing out of Australia. Again it was so great and can’t wait to go back. To see all of the international friend again in person (not via facebook) will be great. The trip was so awesome, making a video of each day’s radness was kinda hard but I think I managed to get it all in there. I know it long but there was just so much we did it had to be included. It will be great memories to look back on in the next 20 years for sure. I was really stoked on my contest run, it was a bit sketchy at the start but I sorted that at the end. Im really looking forward to heading back to Kobe and riding Meriken Park, it’s such an inspiring location. For 2016 it looks like I will be travelling with more Australian crew which should make the trip another great experience. Watch the video I made to see how much fun we all had.

Shaun Jarvis at Flatark 2015 mid contest run - freestyle now bmx flatland

 Shaun Jarvis in the middle of his contest run at Flatark, check the contest video for his full run.

Paul Chamberlain
I go to Japan every year for FlatArk. It’s the biggest competition in the world right now. I love Japan, and not a single day goes by that I don’t think about riding at Meriken Park in Kobe. It’s the best spot, the best crew and the best vibe. The contest goes off too. That all sounds cliche, but whenever I’m tired at home I think about going back there and it motivates me to ride more. I don’t even enter the contest, but it makes me want to focus on riding and see what’s possible. Amongst all of the busy busy here right now it’s easy to lose sight of that and FlatArk on the calendar helps me sustain that purpose. Thanks Ucchie!

Paul Chamberlain  at Merikin park 2015 - freestyle now bmx flatland - photo Omar Lammers

 Paul Chamberlain captured at Meriken Park mid combo by Omar Lammers

Lee Kirkman
Wow what can i say about Japan it was a experience never to be forgotten what an eye opener the people there the hospitality is next to none i have never met so many nice people willing to go out of their way to make you feel welcome by far my favorite trip i have ever been on.

Lee Kirkman at Flatark 2015 mid contest run - freestyle now bmx flatland

Lee Kirkman mid run with a no hander stick B- photo by Marcio Abe

Shaun Jarvis at Flatark 2015 X up endo at Meriken Park - freestyle now bmx flatland

Shaun Jarvis getting rubbery armed at Meriken Park with a X up endo – photo by Omar Lammers.

Lee Kirkman at Flatark 2015 rolling at Merikin Park - freestyle now bmx flatland

Lee Kirkman rolling at Meriken Park in Kobe.

Paul Chamberlain Shaun Jarvis Lee Kirkman at Nara in Japan 2015 - freestyle now bmx flatland

Lee, Paul and Shaun at Nara deer park in from of a 1000′s year old temple on the last day in Japan.

More photos form the adventure can be found in Shaun’s facebook photo album here

 

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Freestyle Now bmx stunt shows – Carnarvon Tropicool Festival – raw video

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Freestyle Now recently performed some bmx stunt shows at the Carnarvon Tropicool Festival. It was a two day drive there with the portable jump box in tow. Founding Freestyle Now squad member  Shaun Jarvis was joined by reserves squad member Brady Thomas and good friends Warren Bowers and Nathan Philps. This is a raw video from show 4 on the day. You can also see the Carnarvon Tropicool festival video which will give you a look at the whole 3 days festival as well as some radical drone footage from our first warm up show from 10am. Make sure you check out our coming events page to see where the next Freestyle Now bmx stunt shows 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 show 4 at the Carnarvon Tropicool festival – raw video

The carnarvon Tropicool festival is a good time

Below is drone video from Freestyle Now first show on the day

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Freestyle Now – Duncraig High school stunt show

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Recently Freestyle Now was invited to the Duncraig High School to do a lunch time stunt show as part of their alive festival. Founding Freestyle Now squad member Shaun Jarvis was joined by reserves squad member Matt Adkins and good friends Brendon Cross on skateboard and Caleb Pratt on scooter. Freestyle Now set up the jump box and then just proceeded to roll out the rad for the lunch time festivities. At this school presentation there was no main objective or discussion on issues that surround young people as would normally be the case with a school presentation. On this occasion Freestyle Now was there just to showcase some skateboard, scooter and bmx riding.
A Freestyle Now school presentation is a mix of awesome BMX, scooter and skateboard skills with positive messages and motivational speeches throughout the presentation to keep the students captivated and by doing this it opens up their minds to the presentation which helps for them to absorb the messages we promote. If you would like this type school presentation at your school please get in contact with Freestyle Now with your requirements.

Freestyle Now stunt show duncraig high school June 2016 - Matt Atkins cannonball

Matt Adkins hitting the Cannonball over the portable Freestyle Now box jump.

Freestyle Now stunt show duncraig high school June 2016 - BMX skateboard scooter

Clockwise from top left – Matt Adkins loops a full 360 – Brendon Cross likes benny hanna (that’s the tricks name) – Matt Adkins bar spins over Shaun Jarvis – Caleb Pratt throws down some scooter action

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Freestyle Now bmx stunt shows – Carnarvon Tropicool Festival

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Freestyle Now recently made the long trek to Carnarvon, 900kms north of Perth, to perform some bmx stunt shows at the Carnarvon Tropicool Festival. It was a two day drive there with the portable jump box in tow. Founding Freestyle Now squad member  Shaun Jarvis was joined by reserves squad member Brady Thomas and good friends Warren Bowers and Nathan Philps. Freestyle Now performed some great entertaining bmx stunt shows with many rad tricks taking place. The people attending the Carnarvon Tropicool Festival. were entertained from the great performance that Freestyle Now put on. Freestyle Now performed 6 shows on the day. The two days after the Carnarvon Tropicool Festival Freestyle Now stayed in Carnarvon and hosted two skatepark coaching workshop sessions with a large amount of participants really getting involved with some great skatepark skill building.
Make sure you check out our coming events page to see where the next Freestyle Now bmx stunt shows 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 - Carnarvon Tropicool Festival June 2016 - Nathan Philps no hander backflip

Guest rider form Queensland Nathan Philps get his vertical directional rotational on without his hands on the grips.

Freestyle Now bmx stunt show - Carnarvon Tropicool Festival June 2016

Clockwise from top left – Brady Thomas like to show the style side of bmx, groundchuck over the box jump (seat grab) – An all out squad assault on the ramp, Shaun Jarvis on the deck performing a mod hopper, Warren Bowers dose a flair and Nathan Philps get the crowed amped – Nathan Philps is superman – Warren Bowers whips it good.
More photos can be found on our Facebook page here

 

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Margaret River skatepark competition – Round 11 Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series

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Round 11 of the Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series took place at the Margaret River skatepark. There was a good turnout of competitors and spectator for afternoon competition, it was good to see many people sitting around the outside of the skatepark on chairs enjoying the competition. Margaret River has always had a good skateboard turnout and this time it was no different. With great number in the beginners, intermediate and open skateboard class it was good to see some awesome skating going down. A few competitors traveled down to Margaret River from Perth to compete, it’s good to see they are following the series around. There were also a few competitors from other south west town who also came to compete. Seeing familiar faces is always good as well as new faces who were there to roll out the rad. At all of the Freestyle Now skatepark competitions there are three classes for competitors to enter, beginners (younger and still learning), intermediates (competitors with some good skills) and the open class (consistent and dials tricks) in the three disciplines scooter, skateboard and bmx. There is also a girls class to help encourage more girls to enter. A big thank you to all the competitors who rolled out the rad at the Margaret River skatepark competition. We would like to thank the Shire of Augusta Margaret River and the Margaret River YAC as well as our supporters, Local BMXColony bmxSacrifice scootersEthereal Clothing and 4 skateboard Co
Work has begun on having the Margaret River skatepark extended. The plans were on show at the competition and it looks like a great new plan. Maybe the next competition will be at the new extended skatepark.

freestyle now - Margaret river skatepark bmx skateboard scooter competition May 2016

Clockwise from top left – Jiordan Giacoppo cam down from Perth and smashed the skatepark to bits with his level of scooter riding skills for the 1st place in scooter open class – Sunny Cooke is one of them skaters that just shreds the gnar and flows around effortless, 1st place in skateboard open – John Graham wins bmx again in Margaret River, big down whip for the 1st in BMX open – At all Freestyle Now competition there is a girl class to help encourage more girls to participate, in Margaret River Armani More was the only girl but that is enough to run a girls only class. It was awesome to see her skating and being proactive with some radness.
More photos can be found on the facebook page here.

Margaret River skatepark competition – 29th May 2016 – Round 11 Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series – Official results

Girls – 1st Armani Moore

Scooter beginner – 1st Cassidy Barr

Scooter intermediate – 1st Kasam Phanat, 2nd Brady Forrest, 3rd Louie Marsh, 4th Bailey Ashman, 5th Jake Pallier

Scooter open – 1st Jiordan Giacoppo, 2nd Caleb Pratt, 3rd Jacob Wells

Skateboard beginner – 1st Jeremiah Barr, 2nd Angus Sommerset, 3rd Jahli Buttler, 4thDylan Hodges, 5th Jezrah Tate, 6th Alexei Quadrio, 7th Ante Anzulovic

Skateboard intermediate – 1st Rollins Moore, 2nd Seb Messenger, 3rd Lenny Moore, 4th Will Legge, 5th Flynn Jackman

Skateboard open – 1st Sunny Cooke, 2nd CJ Martinez, 3rd Leroy Gibson, 4th Zeyke Cooke

Bmx intermediate – 1st Kyle Cusask, 2nd Ethan Sawyer, 3rd Jason Holmes

Bmx open – 1st John Graham, 2nd Ben Gately

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Freestyle Now bmx and skateboard stunt shows – Mandurah Crabfest – Raw video

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Freestyle Now performed some bmx and skateboard stunt shows at the Mandurah Crabfest. We have compiled some of the video taken at the Mandurah Crabfest of the stunt shows and put it into one video for your viewing. Freestyle Now had a rad set up at the Mandurah Crabfest with the big halfpipe set up and the jump box right next to it. This allowed for some awesome transfers between the ramps. Freestyle Now squad members David PinelliDylan SchmidtLee Kirkman and  Shaun Jarvis were joined by reserves squad members Matt Adkins and recruit member Jack Carwardine. Freestyle Now also invited skateboarders shredders Brendan Cross, Paul Bruno and Connor Harrington. It was two full days of rolling out the rad to the crowds at the Mandurah Crabfest. Freestyle Now performed some great entertaining bmx and skateboard stunt shows. Many rad tricks took place and the people were entertained. 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 rolled out the rad with some bmx and skateboard stunt shows at the Mandurah Crabfest.

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High Wycombe skatepark competition – Round 10 Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series

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Round 10 of the Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series took place at the High Wycombe skatepark. The turn out was great considering the amount of rain that took place the day before and the morning showers. Brooms and blowers were out in full force to get the park to dry up, and dry up it did. There were many competitors rolling out the rad and the spectators were really getting into it with lots of encouragement applause. At all of the Freestyle Now skatepark competitions there are three classes for competitors to enter, beginners (younger and still learning), intermediates (competitors with some good skills) and the open class (consistent and dials tricks) in the three disciplines scooter, skateboard and bmx. There is also a girls class to help encourage more girls to enter. We would like to thank the Shire of Kalamunda and our supporters, Local BMXColony bmxSacrifice scootersEthereal Clothing and 4 skateboard Co
The next skatepark competition will be Round 11 Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series held at the Margaret River skatepark on the 28th May, hope to see you there.

freestyle now - High Wycombe skatepark bmx skateboard scooter competition May 2016 - Ben Thomas hand plant

Ben Thomas grew up riding at High Wycombe and it shows, this massive handplant took him to a 1st place in scooter open.

freestyle now - High Wycombe skatepark bmx skateboard scooter competition May 2016

Clockwise from top left – Thomas Dawson is a skater that is progressing well, seeing his progression over the past few years is great – At all Freestyle Now skatepark competition there is always a girls only class and at High Wycombe Mylee Leitch took the win with some great skateboarding – Brandon Dargie throws down a kickless over the box on his way to a deserving 1st place in intermediate scooters – Lewis Theunissen took 1st in intermediate bmx and this cross legged landing jump was just a highlight of his 2nd run.

More photos cam be found on the Facebook page here

High Wycombe skatepark competition – 7th may 2016 – Round 10 Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series – Official results

Girls – 1st Mylee Leitch (skate) 2nd Imogen Hamilton (bmx)

Scooter beginner – 1st Trae Halabi, 2nd James Byrne, 3rd Zenn Augustynek, 4th Ryan Clark, 5th Jack Masters, 6th Kobi Worsley, 7th Nicolas Hardingham

Scooter intermediate – 1st Brandon Dargie, 2nd Lewis MaCaulay, 3rd Tyler Jennings, 4th Jacob Flavelle, 5th Kody Law, 6th Talyn Galic, 7th Joshua Chapman, 8th Kalen Taylor, 9th Kyle Rewell.

Scooter open – 1st Ben Thomas, 2nd Jakob Wells, 3rd Jason Meintjes, 4th Brody Groth, 5th Sheldon William.

Skate beginner – 1st Thomas Agius, 2nd Hudson Graf, 3rd Bailey Portman, 4th Levi Gilenko, 5th Nic Gilenko, 6th Max Peglar

Skateboard intermediate – 1st Jordan Ryan, 2nd Zachary Willier.

Skateboard open – 1st Thomas Dawson

Bmx beginner – 1st Jaxon Alexander, 2nd Jacob Self, 3rd Taj Hamilton, 4th Bailey Fellowes.

Bmx intermediate – 1st Lewis Theunissen, 2nd Jonathon Cooper.

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Freestyle Now bmx stunt show – Toodyay agricultural show – Raw video

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The Freestyle Now bmx stunt show attended the Toodyay Agricultural show back in October 2015. 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. This is a raw footage from our last bmx stunt show on the day.

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.

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Toodyay skatepark competition – Round 9 Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series

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Round 9 of the Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series took place at the Toodyay skatepark as part of the Moondyne festival. The competition was a small turn out with a few regulars making the trip from Perth to come and compete and visit the Moondyne festival. At all of the Freestyle Now skatepark competitions there are three classes for competitors to enter, beginners (younger and still learning), intermediates (competitors with some good skills) and the open class (consistent and dials tricks) in the three disciplines scooter, skateboard and bmx. There is also a girls class to help encourage more girls to enter. A big thank you to all the competitors who rolled out the rad at the Willetton skatepark competition. We would like to thank the Toodyay Moondyne festival and our supporters, Local BMXColony bmxSacrifice scootersEthereal Clothing and 4 skateboard Co. The next skatepark competition will be Round 11 Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series held at the Margaret River skatepark on the 28th May, hope to see you there.

Toodyay skatepark competition – 1st May 2016 – Round 9 Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series – Official results

Girls – 1st Kelsey Morrow, 2nd Imogen Hamilton, 3rd Sienna Hamilton

Scooter beginner – 1st Dylan Garrod-Raymon, 2nd Kyle Rewell, 3rd Benjamin Clark, 4th Asher Sorensen, 5th Tyler Ryan, 6th Finn O’Keeffe, 7th Jack Donovan

Scooter intermediate – 1st Talyn Galic, 2nd Sebastian Steven, 3rd Kody Law

Scooter open – 1st Jacob Wells, 2nd David Lowery, 3rd Brody Groth

Skate beginner – 1st Kiedis Solbery

Bmx beginner – 1st Taj Hamilton, 2nd Cooper Morrow, 3rd Tyler Peterson, 4th Riley Brabin

Bmx open – 1st Ryan Aqulina

Short video of some of the scooter action by Jacob Wells

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