FREESTYLE NOW BMX STUNT SHOWS – St NORBERT COLLEGE

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Freestyle Now recently performed some bmx stunt shows at St Norbert College. Freestyle Now squad members David PinelliDylan Schmidt and Matt Adkins were joined by our new reserves squad member Jack Carwardine. Freestyle Now performed some great entertaining bmx stunt shows for the students. The St Norbert college students got to see some awesome bmx stunts like back flips, tail whips, flairs and 360’s. It is with these incredible stunts that we hope to inspire other people to take up bmx riding or at least go out and be active. 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 or school please get in contact with Freestyle Now with your requirements.

Clockwise from top left – Jack Carwardine got to roll out the rad at his own school on this day – Dylan Schmidt has the most awesome supermans – David Pinelli with a 360 toboggan – Dylan Schmidt with a 360 vertical rotational pull (a.k.a. back flip)

Short video highlights from the Freestyle Now stunt shows at St Norberts college.

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Paul Chamberlain wins DownUnderGround

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Freestyle Now squad member Paul Chamberlain has won the open class at DownUnderGround round 2 that took place in Bridport Tasmania on the weekend. It was a close competition with Paul winning by only 1 point ahead of Simon O’Brien. Lee Kirkman took out the 3rd place in the open class. In the expert class Shaun Jarvis took home a 2nd place with Jason Parker placing third. It is great to see all the Freestyle Now squad members taking home podium placings. The finals are scheduled to take place in Melbourne on the 25th November. To seek more information on anything bmx flatland related in Australia be sure to check out www.bmxflatlandaustralia.com for more.

Clockwise from top left – Paul takes the win in open class – Lee Kirkman with 3rd in open class – Shaun was stoked on his 2nd place – Jason Parker give the thumbs up for third place

Paul Chamberlain carving on the inside peg no handed on his way to winning the open class.

Lee Kirkman had killer first run, with only a few foot dabs. This rope-a-roni was only one of the many flowy tricks that he did.

Shaun Jarvis scuffing a backyard during warm ups. 2nd place in the expert class.

Jason Parker hitting up a USDBW (upside down backward wheelie) on his way to 3rd place in the expert class.

Check out the video that bmx flatland compiled for more random stuff that took place on the journey

Paul Chamberlain took out the win at DownUnderground with his 1st run being his best run and only 4 points ahead of Lee Kirkman in 3rd

Lee Kirkman 1st run that took him to 3rd place.

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Freestyle Now web play – June 2017

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Freestyle Now has been rolling out the rad since 1986, that’s over 30 years of radness. Freestyle Now has had many squad members come and go over the years and our current squad roster is the raddest yet. This is our first full squad web video since 2013. The concept of the video is to show the riders and their everyday riding style. The Freestyle Now squad had a diverse range of squad members that cover many disciplines including BMX (park, street and flatland) scooter and skateboard. Inclusiveness and diversity are two of the main principals behind Freestyle Now. This Freestyle Now webplay features Freestyle now reserves squad members, Jack Carwardine, Jarrod Murfit, Kieran Ramsay and Mitch Harris with Freestyle Now squad members Jason Parker, David Pinelli, Lee Kirkman, Paul Chamberlain, Ben Thomas, Matt Adkins, Tanh Ga, Shaun Jarvis, Dez Maarsen and Dylan Schmidt. Give the video a watch to see all of our squad members in action doing what they love to do, rolling out the rad….

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Jack Carwardine moves up to the reserves squad

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Jack Carwardine moves up to the Freestyle Now reserves squad. Jack Carwardine joined the Freestyle Now recruits back in December 2015. Back then we saw that he was a progressive rider that had what it takes to maybe one day join the Freestyle Now full squadron. After 18 months as a recruit squad member, Jack Carwardine has he had now been moved up to the reserves. His progression in his riding has been constant and with more time it can only keep getting better. Please check out his profile on the reserves squad page for more information on who Jack Carwardine is. Congratulations Jack, keep rolling out the rad.

Jack Carwardine at the Bassendean skatepark competition back in February 2017 with a awesome indian air seat grab, stoked to have him move up to the reserves.

Jack has some great turndowns and this one is a fine example during the Corymbia festival bmx stunt show recently.

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Freestyle Now school assembly – Ringwood Secondary College

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Recently Freestyle Now hosted a school assembly presentation at the Ringwood secondary college in Melbourne to give a motivational presentation to the students. Squad member Lee Kirkman was joined by good friends Jai Bradley, Josh Dunstone and Cal Egginton to roll out the rad and show the students that through dedication and sacrifice you can reach your goals. The school assembly was part of the bounce into mental health carnival that the school was holding on the day. Mental health is an important part of living. To mentally strong means you have the capacity to achieve many goals. It is important to be mentally aware and know the signs that things are not well, not just for yourself but for friends and family. Being involved in an activity can help you stay mentally strong.

Being active and involved helps you to stay mentally strong.

Lee Kirkman has been a professional BMX rider for the past 20 years. His achievements would not be possible without being positive and staying focused. Big 360 at the Ringwood Secondary Collage presentation.

Being involved in BMX, skateboard and scooter activities can help you and others to stay focused and mentally healthy. Lots of riders will say that when they are out riding it helps to clear their head as it changes the focus of the thoughts that you have and all of your thought process is devoted to performing tricks and stunts. This was just one of the messages that was delivered in the school presentation at Ringwood Secondary College. Staying focused and being involved in something creative and constructive, such as BMX, skateboarding or scooters is a great way to stay mentally strong.

Clockwise from top left – Jai Bradley backflips for the students showing that being focused gives you results – Josh Dunstone can move his skateboard in ways that leave people asking what did I just see – Cal Egginton uses his foot on the tyre to help stall right on the coping of the ramp – Lee Kirkman putting his multi talented bmx skills to the test with some bmx flatland trickery.

Jai Bradley spins a 360 while the back of the bike spins a 360 as well, also known as a tailwhip 360. You can see all the students are captivated by his skills, a moment in time they will remember for a long time.

Presenting these positive, meaningful messages and demonstrating the most radical heart-stopping BMX, skateboard and scooter riding that the students have ever seen is what Freestyle Now is all about. When you combine these motivational messages with back flips, front flips, 360 spins and so many other crazy epic stunts those messages stay with students for a long time and Freestyle Now is grateful to bring that radness to life to our young generations.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Freestyle Now today for pricings and any relevant information you may require for Freestyle Now to deliver to your school a great school assembly presentation. More photos from the Ringwood Secondary College assembly presentation can be found on our facebook page here.

 

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ROCKINGHAM SKATEPARK COMPETITION – ROUND 9 FREESTYLE NOW WESTERN AUSTRALIAN SKATEPARK COMPETITION SERIES

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Round 9 of the Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series took place at the Rockingham skatepark. One of Perth first original skateparks built almost 20 years ago. There was a great turn out of competitors at the competition and it was rad to see a good crew of bmx riders attending, either as a competitor or spectator. When Freestyle Now hosts a skatepark competition 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 girl’s class to help encourage more girls to enter. We would like to thank the City of Rockingham and our supporters, Colony bmxSacrifice scooters4 skateboard Co . Be sure to check our coming events page for all the latest information.

Clockwise from top left – Jakob Wells took ut the win in the scooter open class at Rockingham, it was a very close competition with only a few points between 1st and 5th – Luke Tooze getting in a lookback transfer at the nearly 20 year old Rockingham skatepark on his way to 1st place in BMX open – Java Ru skated well and put his skills out there for others to see and skated well – Taj Hamilton is a rad kid who is always pumped to rip it up, big flying W at Rockingham for the win in the beginners.  More photos can be found on the facebook page here.

Rockingham skatepark competition – 13th May 2017 – Round 9 Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series – Official results

Scooter beginner – 1st Connor Gale, 2nd Jasper Anton, 3rd Myles Palombella, 4th Dylan Munson, 5th Connor Duffy, 6th Rhys Norris-Cooper, 7th Bailey Marsh, 8th Steve Donaldson, 9th Ethan MacPherson, 10th Nelson Boekeman, 11th Flynn Read, 12th Lachlan Larsen, 13th Alex Thompson, 14th Tye Crawley, 15th Toby Sullivan, 16th Jye Thompson, 17th Connor Glascott

Scooter intermediate – 1st Kaiya Rid, 2nd Ethan Rowland, 3rd Zac Tarka, 4th Tyson Carroll, 5th Timothy Schneider, 6th Noah Meveu, 7th Talyn Galic, 8th Tyler Pimlott, 9th Kai Martin, 10th Connor Murphy, 11th Jordam Field, 12th Kaillem Ingate, 13th Deon Drage, 14th Wilder Rowe, 15th Kieran Hall, 16th Jacob Hodson, 17th Ruben Blakey

Scooter open – 1st Jakob Wells, 2nd Kody Law, 3rd Tyler Jennings, 4th Caleb Pratt, 5th Keiran Ramsay, 6th Brendan Latta, 7th Aden Lillas

Skateboard beginner – 1st Koa Thompson

Skateboard intermediate – 1st Java Ru

Skateboard open – 1st Jameson Johnston

BMX beginner – 1st Taj Hamilton, 2nd Jared Glascott

BMX intermediate – 1st Regan Lothian, 2nd Benny Asa, 3rd Sean Thill, 4th Alex Jeapes, 5th Jordan Morris

BMX open – 1st Luke Tooze, 2nd Peter Gibson, 3rd Kyle Birt, 4th Jack Carwardine

 

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Freestyle Now squad members – DownUnderGround video contest

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BMX flatland in Australia is rather small compared to all the other disciplines of bmx riding. BMX flatland Australia hosts a competition series called DownUnderGround which is now into series 9. In the series there are 3 contests, 2 physical rounds and one video round. This year the video round was the first round of the series with round 2 taking place on the 10th of June at the Bridport Aerodrome in Tasmania. Round 3 is scheduled for Melbourne on the 25th of November.

BMX flatland is where a rider only uses their bike and body to perform stunts or tricks without any other obstacle to assist with their stunts or tricks, like ramp riding

Freestyle Now squad members Shaun Jarvis, Paul Chamberlain and Lee Kirkman all submitted a video entry into round 1 of DownUnderGround. Its with great pleasure to know that our squad members placed well in the contest. Paul placed 2nd in the open class with Lee taking 3rd in the open class and Shaun taking out the 3rd place in the expert class. Check the below videos to see the radness.

Paul Chamberlain took out the 2nd place in open class

Lee Kirkman took out the 3rd place in the open class

Shaun Jarvis took out the 3rd place in the expert class

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Matt Adkins – Freestyle Now full squad member

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Matt Adkins has been bumped up to full Freestyle Now squad position. Matt Adkins was put on the reserves squad roster back in March 2014. He was one of the raddest 15 year olds we had seen ride a bike. Now he is one of the raddest we have seen on a bike. His move to full Freestyle Now squad member status is long overdue but well worthy. Matt is currently filming a new video edit but for now check out the one below from early 2015 and know that Matt Adkins has only progressed more in the past 2 years. Be sure to check out his profile page to get a bit more information on the one they call MADKINS

The cannonball is one of Matt’s crazy tricks done here at one of the Freestyle Now school assemblies 

 

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Freestyle Now skatepark etiquette presentation – video

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Shaun Jarvis gives a discussion at the Fremantle skatepark on skatepark etiquette as part of the skatepark coaching workshops. This is some great information to new young skatepark users and especially parents. Young skatepark users don’t retain information well and it’s important for parents to help educate their young ones on the do and don’ts at a skatepark to give all users a great experience at the skatepark. This discussion took place at one of the recent Fremantle scooter sessions and covers skatepark etiquette (what to do and not to do at a skatepark), foot placement on a scooter, scooter design differences, quick maintenance and helmet safety. Please give it a watch and educate yourself in skatepark etiquette so that all users at the skatepark will have a rad experience.

 
Give the below video a watch to help understand the difference between a certified and non certified helmet as to what Shaun was talking about in the skatepark etiquette presentation video

 

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CAPEL SKATEPARK COMPETITION – ROUND 8 FREESTYLE NOW WESTERN AUSTRALIAN SKATEPARK COMPETITION SERIES

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Round 8 of the Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series took place as part of the Captive Capel festival at the Capel skatepark. It is great to see competitors travelling to attend the competitions as well as new riders entering the competitions for the first time. You never forget your first competition and we hope to offer them memories to lots of riders over the years. When Freestyle Now hosts a skatepark competition 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 girl’s class to help encourage more girls to enter. We would like to thank the Shire of Capel and our supporters, Colony bmxSacrifice scooters4 skateboard Co . Round 9 of the 2017 series takes place at the Rockingham skatepark on the 13th of May. Be sure to check our coming events page for all the latest information.

Clockwise from top left – Andras Lainvoole has been in Australia for a few months from his home country of Estonia. His riding is really good and it has been rad having him attend some of the skatepark competitions. Rad look back over the hip at Capel skatepark – Ben Gately is one of the raddest bmx riders to come out of the south west in a long time. It’s a pleasure to watch him ride, he is so smooth. 2nd place in BMX open – Ethan Rowland took out 1st place in the skateboard beginners – Talyn Galic took out another win in scooter intermediate. Smooth inward transfer from quarter to bank. More photos can be found on the facebook page here.

Capel skatepark competition – 22nd April 2017 – Round 8 Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series – Official results

 Scooter beginner – 1st Izaak Bedford, 2nd Brody Atwell, 3rd Ryan Sutton, 4th Cooper Read, 5th Willow Read

Scooter intermediate – 1st Talyn Galic, 2nd Ethan Rowland, 3rd Elliot Bedford, 4th Luke Gorey, 5th Jaden Sutton, 6th Cassidy Retter, 7th Jimmy Lee Steer

Skateboard beginner – 1st Ethan Rowland, 2nd Samuel Smith, 3rd Cooper Read, 4th Willow Read

BMX intermediate – 1st Gavin Harris, 2nd Fabio Canetti

BMX open – 1st Andras Lainvoole, 2nd Ben Gately, 3rd Luke Tooze, 4th Liam O’Connor

 

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