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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SOUTH HEDLAND SKATEPARK COMPETITION – ROUND 7 FREESTYLE NOW WESTERN AUSTRALIAN SKATEPARK COMPETITION SERIES

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South Hedland skatepark saw round 7 of the Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series take place. South Hedland skatepark is massive and one of the biggest in Western Australia. The scene in South Hedland is a strong one with a real great strong group of skatepark users all progressing well. It is good to see the progress over the last few years of some of the young shredders. On this trip to South Hedland squad members Shaun Jarvis, Mitch Harris and Kieran Ramsay flew there to host some skatepark coaching workshops as well as the skatepark competition. The scene there is small but rad and the skatepark coaching workshops really help to build the skills of the participants. 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 Town of Port Hedland 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 – Cody Broome has been progressing well over the past few years and it is good to see him still shredding 2nd in open scooters – Tory Burns is a machine, he is what we call a tri rider, smashing the rad on all 3, bmx, skateboard and scooter. Here is a tuck no hander on his bmx – Kane McPhee took out 1st in scooter intermediate and it’s great to see him back at it – Brock Viliamu was on holidays from N.S.W. and was over whelmed with his prizes from his fist place in intermediate skateboard. More photos can be found on the facebook page here.

South Hedland skatepark competition – 8th April 2017 – Round 7 Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series – Official results

Scooter beginner – 1st Jamal Doyal, 2nd Jasiah Dann, 3rd Mahlyk Collins, 4th Cimmaron Smirke, 5th Toben Smirke, 6th Isaiah Park, 7th Latrell Walters, 8th Leo Drage, 9th Robert Drage.

Scooter intermediate – 1st Kane McPhee, 2nd Malach Ching, 3rd Alan Borell.

Scooter open – 1st Tory Burns, 2nd Cody Broome

Skateboard intermediate – 1st Brock Viliamu, 2nd Tory Burns.

BMX open – 1st Tory Burns.

 

 

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Freestyle Now school assembly – Bruce Rock school

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Recently Freestyle Now travelled out to Bruce Rock for a school assembly to give a motivational presentation to the students. Squad members Shaun Jarvis, David Pinelli, Matt Adkins and Jarrod Murfit, were on hand to roll out the rad and show them that through dedication and sacrifice you can reach your goals.

Through dedication and sacrifice you can reach your goals.

Matt Adkins lets loose for the students with a cannonball over the jump box

BMX stunt riding is an excellent example of what perseverance is all about. When learning a new trick, a rider must be willing to devote their time, energy and effort. They must be able to calculate risks, find out how to correct mistakes and pick themselves back up when they fail. Just as it took Thomas Eddison 1000 tries to create the electric light bulb it took Matt Adkins 99 attempts before he learned how to do a front flip – this is the type of drive, dedication and singular focus that is required for a rider to master a stunt. Coming to understand that to be truly successful you must learn from your failures can be broadened out to other parts of your life.

Clockwise from top left – Shaun Jarvis brought much of his life experience to the presentation along with some awesome bmx flatland skills like this backyard trick – David Pinelli spins a 360 without his hands on the grips – Matt Adkins mid front flip showing that anything in life is possible if you’re willing to learn the skill – Matt Adkins arms are aerodynamic for more air lift.

At the school assembly presentation the squad also talked about leadership to the students. Leadership can take many different paths, and an example that Shaun gave was on how someone else can have an enormous impact on your life and they don’t even know it! Shaun helped a young BMX rider set up his bike 25 years ago. Later that rider made contact with Shaun via social media saying that he never forget the time that Shaun helped him. He was so pumped and happy about the time that Shaun dedicated to him that it made him want to keep riding. Given that it was 25 years ago Shaun can’t remember that moment but the other person can! Our actions and what seem like small insignificant moments of leadership can have far-reaching consequences. When Shaun was a young BMX racer, he met the Godfather of freestyle Bob Haro. The opportunity to meet one of the BMX industries heroes and be encouraged by him was the main reason Shaun started Freestyle Now. If you were to ask Bob Haro about that moment 33 years ago, he would not remember, but Shaun does. The message to students was that leadership does not necessarily mean being a manager or CEO – it is about your everyday actions and how they can affect people for their entire lives – so strive to be a positive influence!

Presenting these positive, meaningful messages and demonstrating the most radical heart-stopping BMX stunt riding that the students have ever seen is what Freestyle Now is all about. When you combine these motivational stories 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.

David Pinelli back flips over a restful Jarrod Murfit

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 form the Bruce Rock school assembly presentation can be found on our facebook page here

 

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PINJARRA SKATEPARK COMPETITION – ROUND 6 FREESTYLE NOW WESTERN AUSTRALIAN SKATEPARK COMPETITION SERIES

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Round 6 of the Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series took place at the Pinjarra skatepark as part of the youth festival. The Shire of Murray really put in some great work in putting on the festival. There was a great turnout of competitors and spectators on the day. 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 Murray 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.

Freestyle Now Pinjarra skatepark competition April 2017 bmx skateboard scooter competition

Clockwise from top left – Luke Tooze was stoked to back flip the spine and take home the 1st place in bmx open class – it was great to see Jesse Meeres skate at Pinjarra, 1st place in the intermediate skateboard class – hard core shredder Jiordan Giacoppo took out another 1st place in scooter open – Brayden McGlenchy rode consistently in his runs and took out the 1st place in scooter intermediate, great transfer line – More photos can be found on the facebook page here.

Pinjarra skatepark competition – 1st April 2017 – Round 6 Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series – Official results

Scooter beginner – 1st Shannon Allen, 2nd Tyreece Carter, 3rd Alex Nowotny, 4th Marcus Stirling, 5th Elliot Bedford, 6th Jaxon Jefferys, 7th Koa Thompson, 8th Cruz Evens, 9th Callum Dale, 10th Alex Thompson, 11th Jye Thompson

Scooter intermediate – 1st Brayden McGlenchy, 2nd Connor Carey, 3rd James Lee-Steere, 4th Bayley Pool, 5th Talyn Galic, 6th Ethan Rowland, 7th Cass Retter, 8th Jayden Stirling, 9th Jake De Souza, 10th Jayden Sutton, 11th Karee Furnnyvall, 12th Connor Gale, 13th Will Griffin

Scooter open – 1st Jiordan Giacoppo, 2nd Jakob Wells, 3rd Corey Van Dam, 4th Tyler Jennings

Skateboard beginner – 1st Casey Wych, 2nd Koa Thompson, 3rd Taj Darnley, 4th Alex Thompson

Skateboard intermediate – 1st Jesse Meeres, 2nd Will Griffin, 3rd Jake De Souza

BMX beginners – 1st Vai Evans, 2nd Bailey Jokic, 3rd Jeremy Wilson, 4th Campbell Wilson, 5th Taj Hamilton

BMX intermediate – 1st Josh Weaven, Kobe barnes

BMX open – 1st Luke Tooze, 2nd Jack Carwardine.

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ESPERANCE SKATEPARK COMPETITION – ROUND 5 FREESTYLE NOW WESTERN AUSTRALIAN SKATEPARK COMPETITION SERIES

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Round 5 of the Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series took place at the newly built Esperance skatepark. The competition took place on the Sunday as part of the Festival of the Wind. Saturday was a beautiful day with a skatepark coaching session taking place at the skatepark with squad members Shaun Jarvis, Mitch Harris and Hudson Goodchild. The sun was out and the skatepark was full. Come Sunday and the rain came in, it was a wet morning. slowly the rain started to ease and the clouds parted and the skatepark got dry. A few hours behind time the skatepark competition for bmx, skateboard and scooter got underway. With a good crowd of people to watch the locals of Esperance got busy rolling out the rad. It was really good to see the progression of the riders since our last visit to Esperance in December with much progress in the building of skills. There was a great turn out of skateboarders and scooters riders but a few of the bmx riders we missing. Many people came down after and had thought the competition had been cancelled, Freestyle Now will always do our best to run a competition when the weather condition are not ideal, so we told them that it was not, they were most upset. The Esperance skatepark saw another great competition and we await for the next. At all of the Freestyle Now 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 Festival of the Wind and our supporters, Colony bmxSacrifice scooters4 skateboard Co . Round 7 of the 2017 series takes place at the Caple skatepark on the 22nd April. Be sure to check our coming events page for all the latest information.

Clockwise from top left – Willem Vanblitterswyk took home 2nd place in the beginners bmx but had the biggest jump of the day over the volcano to flat, not sure how he stayed on – Scott Davis is a natural flow skater, watching him roll is most awesome, 1st place in the skateboard open class – Eloise Lochowicz won the girls class with some great courage to enter and show that girls can always get rad as well. We were really happy that she did and showed some great skills – Joseph Buckley took home 1st place in the intermediate skateboard class and this 50 50 transfer from the big to little bowl most defiantly helped his win.

More photos can be found on the facebook page here.

 

Esperance skatepark competition – 19th March 2017 – Round 5 Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series – Official results

Girls – 1st Eloise Lochowicz, 2nd Mercy Griffiths, 3rd Harper Brett

Scooter beginner – 1st Tyson Graham, 2nd Corey Warr, 3rd Kyron Czaplinski, 4th Ezekiel Griffiths, 5th Ethan Dawe, 6th Hunter Griffiths, 7th Cuan Duncan, 8th Finn Haslam, 9th Taj Liddleow, 10th Jake Daw, 11th Saxon Tromp, 12th Elliott Hunt, 13th Lawson Marquis

Scooter intermediate – 1st Jayden Lawrence, 2nd Oscar Griffiths, 3rd Byron Holst

Skateboard beginner – 1st Dexter Longbottom, 2nd Cameron Casini, 3rd Finn Haslam, 4th Braydon Tonkin, 5th Axel Pitt, 6th Knox Brett

Skateboard intermediate – 1st Joseph Buckley, 2nd Hamish Haslam, 3rd Rydn Rae-Anthonysz, 4th Harvey Jarzabek, 5th Hudson James, 6th Billy McLeod

Skateboard open – 1st Scott Davis, 2nd Reese Haslam, 3rd Cameron Saunders

BMX beginners – 1st Ezekiel Griffiths, 2nd Willem Vanblitterswyk, 3rd Hunter Griffiths

 

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Freestyle Now bmx stunt show – March 1987

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Freestyle Now has been rolling out the rad for over 30 years now. What started with three young BMX freestyle riders wanting to show off the growing popularity of BMX freestyle has now 30 years later molded into a Australian wide enterprise with squad members around Australia and the world. Covering not only just bmx but scooter and skateboard with entertaining stunt show performances, skatepark coaching workshops, well managed skatepark competitions and motivational school presentations. Freestyle Now started in late 1986 with our first shows taking place in December of 1986. It was not until March of 1987 that Freestyle Now did its first paid performance in front of thousands of people at the Fremantle Speed Classic. The event was an old time car drag race held at the Fremantle port passenger terminal. Freestyle Now performed 3 bmx stunt shows on that day. Freestyle Now squad member Shaun Jarvis was joined with the original squad members Georg Molnar and Brad Dyer for the first 2 shows. In the 3rd show Todd Triebler who was announcing the first 2 shows took over from Georg as he had taken a bar to the stomach in show 2. Georg then went on to announce the 3rd show. The shows were mainly a flatland show but we did have a kick ramp, they call them flat banks now. BMX riding and the Freestyle Now stunt shows have progressed a vast amount in the past 30 years.

Shaun Jarvis with a frame stand as Todd Triebler looks on with the crowd.

We were lucky enough to have good friend Andrew Romano come and film the shows. 30 years later we have taken the video footage off VHS and it is now uploaded to the web for the world to see our past history of radness. Over the years the quality of the footage has diminished but we hope you will enjoy the videos of some of the first Freestyle Now stunt shows.

Fremantle speed classic show number 1 – Freestyle Now bmx stunt show with riders Shaun Jarvis, Georg Molnar and Brad Dyer

Fremantle speed classic show number 2 – Freestyle Now bmx stunt show with riders Shaun Jarvis, Georg Molnar and Brad Dyer

Fremantle speed classic show number 3 – Freestyle Now bmx stunt show with riders Shaun Jarvis, Brad Dyer and Todd Triebler

If you want to read more about our past please have a read on our about page. 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.

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