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COLLIE SKATEPARK COMPETITION – ROUND 4 FREESTYLE NOW WESTERN AUSTRALIAN SKATEPARK COMPETITION SERIES

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Round 4 of the Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series took place at the Collie skatepark located about 200kms south of Perth. It was great to see many competitors travel from Perth to attend the skatepark competition. Once again there was a good number of spectators on the day with lots of parental support, this is always good to have. The weather on the day was looking a bit doggy with rain forecasted.  As the last competitors was finishing up their run the rain started, timed perfect. 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 Shire of Collie and our supporters, Colony bmxSacrifice scooters4 skateboard Co and Aikenhead skateboard shop. Round 6 of the 2017 series takes place at the Pinjarra skatepark on the 1st April. Be sure to check our coming events page for all the latest information.

Clockwise from top left – Karee Furneyvall has been competing in a few competitions lately and she is progressing well, 1st in the girls class – Jack Forman is a rad young kid who loves skateboarding. He took out the 2016 intermediate year end title in the F.N.W.A.S.S. and had now moved up to the open class. taking out the 1st place in Collie was well deserving – Jiordan Giacoppo has the power and the flow, another 1st place for him – Andres Lainevool is travelling in Australia from his home country of Estonia, it was great to have him roll out the rad in Collie. This tuck no hander gap transfer from the little quarter to the wedge in the foreground was just some of his radness, 1st place in bmx open.

More photos can be found on the facebook page here

Collie skatepark competition – 12th March 2017 – Round 4 Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series – Official results

Girls – 1st Karee Furneyvall, 2nd Daneeka Buiks 

Scooter beginner – 1st Coen Gibson, 2nd Jye Smith, 3rd Tom Bell, 4th Charlie Bell, 5th Lachlan Wood, 6th Tyreece Carter, 7th Josh Hindle, 8th James Nerney, 9th Sheymos Carter, 10th Bryce Wood, 11th Jack Garner

Scooter intermediate – 1st Jacob Flavelle, 2nd Adam Puffler, 3rd Richard Mippy, 4th Talyn Galic, 5th Louie Marsh, 6th Cody Jarvis-Brease, 7th Luke Gorey, 8th Ethan Rowland, 9th Billy Bebbington, 10th Christian Mears

Scooter open – 1st Jiordan Giacoppo, 2nd Kody Law, 3rd Tyler Jennings, 4th Jakob  Wells, 5th Brody Groth, 6th Corey Van Dam, 7th Riley Hunter

Skateboard intermediate – 1st Ethan Hadfield, 2nd Cody Kid, 3rd Tyrone Nixon.

Skateboard open – 1st Jack Forman, 2nd Don Howley

BMX intermediate – 1st Kasem Phanat

BMX open – 1st Andres Lainevool, 2nd Jack Carwardine, 3rd Luke Tooze,4th Ryan Dye

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BASSENDEAN SKATEPARK COMPETITION – ROUND 3 FREESTYLE NOW WESTERN AUSTRALIAN SKATEPARK COMPETITION SERIES

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Round 3 of the Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series took place at the Bassendean skatepark at part of the Gravit8 2017. It was a super turnout of 61 competitors and lots of spectators. The Bassendean youth services crew really know how to put on a youth event. There was heaps of activities going on during the skatepark competition and it was good to see some great parental support for the competitors. 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 Bassendean youth services and our supporters, Colony bmxSacrifice scooters4 skateboard Co and Aikenhead skateboard shop. Round 4 of the 2017 series takes place at the Collie skatepark on the 12th March. Be sure to check our coming events page for all the latest information.

Freestylew Now Bassendean skatepark competition February 2017 bmx skateboard scooter competition

Clockwise from top left – Brody Groth didn’t win the open scooters but this nothing front scooter was one of the highlight tricks of the night – Luke Tooze is progressing well in bmx and his 1st place in the open class is proof of that, rad x up over the hip – Shayne Sorgentana was a last minute entry and everyone at the Bassendean competition was lucky that he did as they all got to see some really good skating from the winner of the open class. So many kick flips into grinds in his run, was so rad to watch – Winner of the intermediate scooter was Talyn Galic with a very impressive run with a high rate of consistency. More photos from the competition can be found on the facebook page here.

Bassendean skatepark competition – 17th February 2017 – Round 3 Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series – Official results

Scooter beginner – 1st Liam Hillman, 2nd Jarrad Fautley, 3rd Nelson Boekeman, 4th Louie Ennis, 5th Keanu Reimers, 6th James Byrne, 7th Jasen Ball, 8th Joshua Cuitan, 9th Oscar Watts, 10th Phoenix Denton, 11th Dylan Berk, 12th Jordan Young, 13th Rory Wright, 14th Lachlan Hill, 15th Noah Hill, 16th Ben Brennand, 17th Bradley Wright.

Scooter intermediate – 1st Talyn Galic, 2nd Christian Silvestro, 3rd Ethan Rowland, 4th Jacob Flavelle, 5th Karee Furneyvall, 6th Lewis MaCaulay, 7th Josh Chapman, 8th Ruben Blakey, 9th Brendan Latta, 10th Tylar Norton, 11th Maximus Ostaszewskyj, 12th Kalen Taylor, 13th Zac Fautley, 14th Harry Wootton, 15th Kyle Rewell, 16th Austin Cooper-Smith.

Scooter open – 1st Tyler Jennings, 2nd Kody Law, 3rd Kieran Ramsay, 4th Riley Hunter, 5th Jiordan Giacoppo, 6th Brody Groth, 7th Zepplen Voyatzis, 8th Jason Meintjes, 9th Jakob Wells, 10th Corey Van Dam, 11th Brandon Dargie, 12th Aden Lillas, 13th Ethan Cleverly.

Skateboard beginner – 1st Joshua Higginson, 2nd Kyle Bridgland

Skateboard intermediate – 1st Jake Forman, 2nd Leon Hughes, 3rd Noah Giles, 4th Luc Cecchele.

Skateboard open – 1st Shayne Sorgentana, 2nd Adam Kafarela, 3rd Cameron Mercer, 4th Jayden Galloway

Bmx beginner – 1st Jeremy Wilson, 2nd Campbell Wilson

BMX Intermediate – 1st Sean Thrill, 2nd Jayden Cugini, 3rd Christian Silvestro

BMX open – 1st Luke Tooze, 2nd Jack Carwardine, 3rd Nathan Dobbie

 

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DROUIN SKATEPARK COMPETITION

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Freestyle now was recently at the Ficifolia Festival in Drouin Victoria to manage a skatepark competition. Drouin is a town in the West Gippsland region about 90 kilometres east of Melbourne. The town is supposedly either named after a Frenchman who invented a chlorination process for the extraction of ore or an Aboriginal word meaning “north wind”. As at the 2011 census, Drouin had a population just under 9700 people. The Ficifolia Festival was a great event with a massive street parade taking place just before the skatepark competition got underway. Drouin Cycles put up a guaranteed $300 for the winner of the BMX open class, they also gave some rad prizes for the afternoon competition. There was only a short time frame to run the competition in the afternoon to fit within the Ficifolia Festival schedule but in true professional manner Freestyle Now got the competition done in time with great accolades from the competitors, festival organizers and parents. There was a great turnout from the town at the competition with one head count at 400 spectators.
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. We would like to thank the contest supporters McDonald’s Drouin, Drouin Cycles, Michael Robinson photography and the Committee of Drouin for their efforts in supporting such a rad event. Be sure to check our coming events page for all the latest event information on stunt shows, skatepark competitions and coaching sessions.

Daniel Lochki 1st bmx open Drouin skatepark competition february 2017 - photo Michael Robinson photography

 Daniel Lochki took out the 1st place in BMX open and $300 from Drouin Cycles.

Drouin skatepark competition february 2017 - photo Michael Robinson photography

1st place in intermediate scooters and beginners bmx went to back flipping Bailey Pryor – 1st place in BMX intermediate went to Rees Venn, some great lines in the park like this pegs up ledge to fakie grind down helped his placing. If you want to look at more images please check out the photo gallery from Michael Robinson photography

Drouin skatepark competition – 11th February 2017 – Official results

Scooter beginner – 1st Jordyn Hassen-de Kort, 2nd Andrew Hobday, 3rd Kyle Cabral

Scooter intermediate – 1st Bailey Pryor, 2nd Jack Cross, 3rd Ben Golding, 4th Ross Stapleton, 5th Patrick Opie

BMX beginner – 1st Bailey Pryor, 2nd Oliver Ferguson, 3rd Mitchell Carew, 4th Dallan Jeffrey, 5th Branden Lillegman, 6th Dainel Cooper.

BMX intermediate – 1st Rees Venn, 2nd Daniel Davis, 3rd Riley Hermans, 4th Zac Trewen

BMX open – 1st Daniel Lochki, 2nd Dean Anderson, 3er Josh Crook, 4th James Stylianou, 5th Bow Crook
 

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BUTLER SKATEPARK COMPETITION – ROUND 2 FREESTYLE NOW WESTERN AUSTRALIAN SKATEPARK COMPETITION SERIES

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Round 2 of the Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series took place at the Butler skatepark. The skatepark competition turnout was great with lots of young scooter beginners coming into the competition. The competition took place at part of the Butler Bonanza event so there was lots of fun activities going on for families along with some great musical performances on stage. It was good to see some great parental support for the competitors. 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 City of Wanneroo and our supporters, Colony bmxSacrifice scooters4 skateboard Co and Aikenhead skateboard shop. Round 3 of the 2017 series takes place at Bassendean skatepark on the 17th February. Be sure to check our coming events page for all the latest information.

Freestylew Now Butler skatepark competition January 2017 bmx skateboard scooter competition

Clockwise from top left – Luke Tooze took the win in BMX open and did some rad 360’s over the box as well – Kieran Ramsay was riding his local park and took out 2nd place just behind Jiordan Giacoppo – Zach Brown is a young rad skater, 1st in beginners – Tyla D’Arcy took out the 1st place in skateboard open class with much skill and style, tail slide down the hubber. More photos from the competition can be found on the facebook page here.

Butler skatepark competition – 20th January 2017 – Round 2 Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series – Official results

Girls scooter – 1st Karee Furneyuall, 2nd Shayla Carberry, 3rd Ella Norton.

Beginner scooter – 1st Leeam Utton, 2nd Alf Deighton, 3rd Kian Gregory, 4th Ryan Clark, 5th Jordan Dalby, 6th Coen Gibson, 7th Josh Palmer, 8th Jai Morete, 9th Jack Hall, 9th Jack Beckett, 11th Hayden Sommer, 11th Rhion Tori, 11th Riley George, 14th Joshua Bowen, 15th Levi Morete, 15th Kosta Meek, 15th Cooper Morvey, 18th Josh Padley, 18th Connor Futter, 18th Douglas Woodward, 21st Dylan Prince, 22nd Cooper Saunders, 23rd Kayden Daly, 23rd Lochlann Houghton, 25th Aansh Patel, 26th Brody Henderson, 26th Cameron Houghton, 26th Tony Tottenham, 26th Ethan Henderson, 29th Aaryan Patel, 30th Will Palmer.

Intermediate scooter – 1st Jacob Flavelle, 2nd Brody Groth, 3rd Lewis MaCaulay, 4th Ethan Rowland, 5th Sebastian Stevens, 6th Steon Crawford, 7th Riley Dainton, 7th Akway Nyok, 9th Tylar Norton, 10th Talyn Galic, 11th Owen Bould, 12th Josh Van B, 13th Cooper Gorge, 13th Dominic Burns, 13th Taj Mays, 16th Joshua Huckle.

Open scooter – 1st Jiordan Giacoppo, 2nd Kieran Ramsay, 3rd Jason Meintjes, 4th Kody Law, 5th Tyler Jennings, 6th Jakob Wells

Beginner skateboard – 1st Zach Brown, 2nd Izak Kealy.

Intermediate skateboard – 1st Stephen Watkins, 2nd Benjamin Metcalf, 3rd Charlie Stanbrook, 4th Josh Mellor, 5th Dean Heraty.

Open skateboard – 1st Tyla D’Arcy, 2nd Ryley Dunbar, 3rd Mat Kealy.

Intermediate BMX – 1st Christian Silvestro, 2nd Sean Thill, 3rd Adam Smedley.

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

 

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WANNEROO SKATEPARK COMPETITION – ROUND 1 FREESTYLE NOW WESTERN AUSTRALIAN SKATEPARK COMPETITION SERIES

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Round 1 of the Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series took place at the opening of the new Wanneroo skatepark. Being the opening of the new skatepark there were lots of spectators and participants there to enjoy the celebrations. The competition turnout was great with lots of new competitors who were entering their first competition. The spectators were everywhere and supported the competitors with great applause and cheer. 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. The event ran with one run on the street/park section and one run in the bowl section. Two separate competitions. Wanneroo skatepark has a really large and deep bowl, its great to see that bigger bowls are progressing in the metropolitan area. We would like to thank the City of Wanneroo and our supporters, Colony bmxSacrifice scooters4 skateboard Co and Aikenhead skate shop. Round 3 of the 2017 series takes place at Bassendean skatepark on the 17th February. Be sure to check our coming events page for all the latest information.

Freestylew Now Wanneroo skatepark competition January 2017 bmx skateboard scooter competition

Clockwise from top left – Adam Pacynko has an awesome style in the big bowl, 1st place in open skateboard – Karee Furneyuall took the win in the mixed girls group. Its great to see more girls getting into the skatepark culture – Jason Meintjes with a big whip rewind – Nathan Dobbie using his out riggers for some metal sounds. More photos from the competition can be found on the facebook page here.

Wanneroo skatepark competition – 13th January 2017 – Round 1Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series – Official results

PARK COMPETITION

Mixed girls – 1st Karee Furneyuall (scooter), 2nd Kaitlyn Traynor (Skate), 2nd Safyr Iriks (Skate), 4th Shayla Carberry (scoooter), 5th Ella Norton (scooter)

Beginner scooter – 1st Dylan Lynne, 2nd Jordan Dalby, 3rd Forbes Hislop, 4th Jai Morete, 5th Jordan Young, 5th Chris Bogdan, 7th Bailey Arends, 8th Cooper Saunders, 9th Sean Penfold, 10th Mallachi Darcy, 11th Coen Gibson, 12th Levi Morete, 13th Ethan Duirs, 14th Case Graham, 15th     Thomas McEillavry, 16th Benjamin Richards, 17th  Rocco Valuri, 18th Liam Carle, 19th Will Palmer.

Intermediate scooter – 1st Ethan Rowland, 2nd Jacob Flavelle, 3rd Tyler Jennings, 4th Lewis Macaulay, 5th Tom Osbaldiston, 6th Brody Groth, 7th Tyler Norton, 8th Matthew Ainsworth, 9th Talyn Galic, 10th Jake Costa, 11th Teejay Ward, 12th Jack Hall, 13th Jackson Archer, 14th Josh Palmer, 15th Nate Graham.

Open scooter – 1st Jiordan Giacoppo, 2nd Brock Hughes, 3rd Jakob Wells, 4th Jason Meintjes, 5th Kody Law.

Beginner skateboard – 1st Ethan Rowland, 2nd Lachlan Berg, 3rd Kai Scarlett, 4th Xavier Moreno.

Intermediate skateboard – 1st CJ Martinez, 2nd Lachlan Logan, 3rd Zach Brown, 4th Michael Potter, 5th Michael Thomas.

Open skateboard – 1st Brandon Kilroy, 2nd Zac Clinkers, 3rd Don Howley, 4th Anthony Janssen, 5th Daniel Turner, 6th Nick Phillips, 7th Adam Pacynko.

Beginner BMX – 1st Jeremy Wilson, 2nd Campbell Wilson.

Intermediate BMX – 1st Sean Thill, 2nd Adam Smedley.

Open BMX – 1st Jack Carwardine, 2nd Nathan Dobbie, 3rd Luke Tooze

BOWL COMPETITION

Intermediate scooter – 1st Brody Groth, 2nd Ethan Rowland, 3rd Talyn Galic, 4th Jacob Flavelle, 5th Tyler Jennings, 6th Matthew Ainsworth, 7th Tom Osbaldiston, 8th Tyler Norton, 9th Jackson Archer, 10th Nate Graham, 11th Jack Hall, 11th Teejay Ward, 13th Josh Palmer, 14th Lewis Macaulay.

Open scooter – 1st Jiordan Giacoppo, 2nd Jason Meintjes, 3rd Kody Law, 4th Jakob Wells

Intermediate skateboard – 1st CJ Martinez, 2nd Zach Brown.

Open skateboard – 1st Adam Pacynko, 2nd Brandon Kilroy, 3rd Pav Pacynko, 4th Zac Clinkers, 5th Julian Wilkinson, 6th Anthony Janssen, 7th Don Howley.

Intermediate BMX – 1st Sean Thill, 2nd Adam Smedley.

Open BMX – 1st Nathan Dobbie, 2nd Jack Carwardine, 3rd Luke Tooze.

 

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2016 FREESTYLE NOW WESTERN AUSTRALIAN SKATEPARK SERIES – FINALS RESULTS

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The 2016 Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series (F.N.W.A.S.S.) has come to an end. There were 18 rounds in total, covering most of Western Australia from Karratha and Port Hedland in the north to Esperance and Margaret River in the south as well as the Perth metropolitan area. The point series is open to all participants that compete in the intermediate and open classes in bmx, skateboard and scooter disciplines at all of the designated skatepark competitions that Freestyle Now hosts. There were lots of competitors who entered the competitions during 2016 with each competitor receiving points for their placing. Points are awarded in the following way for each placing,
1st = 30 , 2nd = 25 , 3rd = 20 , 4th = 10 , 5th = 15 , 6th = 5 , 7th onwards = 3
A congratulations goes out to the competitors who competed and followed the series enough to keep their points up. This series doesn’t really dictate who it the best rider in the state but gives the competitors a series to follow to work on a year end title. The 2017 series is set to kick off with round 1 at the Wanneroo  skatepark on the 13th of January and round 2 at the Butler skatepark on the 20th January. To see all of Freestyle Now coming events be sure to check our coming events page. We will be in touch with the winners of the series to award them prizes for their efforts. A large thank you to our supporters for the competition series Colony BMX,  Sacrifice scooters and 4 skateboard Co.

For the 2017 series only the top 10 place getters from each competition will get points allocated to the year end series. A new format for competitions will be set for 2017, all competitors get 1 run, beginners 45 seconds and with intermediate and open having 60 seconds. The top half in intermediate and open after points tally from the 1st run get second run, with accumulation of points from run 1 and 2 to determine winners.

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Left Jiordan Giacoppo 1st in open scooter- Right Kody Law 1st in intermediate scooter

Top 3 scooter intermediate
1st Kody Law – points 240 , 2nd Talyn Galic – points 216 , 3rd Jakob Wells – points 160
Full results chart here

Top 3 scooter open
1st Jiordan Giacoppo – points 200 , 2nd Brody Groth – points 183 , 3rd Jakob Wells – points 145
Full results chart here

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Left Sunny Cooke 1st in open skateboard – Right Jack Forman 1st in intermediate  skateboard

Top 2 skateboard intermediate
1st Jack Forman – points 85 , 2nd Will Legge – points 35
Full results chart here

Top 3 skateboard open
1st Sunny Cooke – points 60 , 2nd Sam Robinson – points 55 , 2nd Christian Martinez – points 55
Full results chart here

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Left Jon Graham 1st in open BMX – Right Luke Tooze 1st in intermediate bmx

Top 3 bmx intermediate
1st Luke Tooze – points 100 , 2nd Ethan Sawyer – points 80 , 3rd Kieran Ramsey – points 60
Full results chart here

Top 3 bmx open
1st John Graham – points 100 , 2nd Jack Carwardine – points 90 , 3rd Ben Gately – points 70
Full results chart here

The 2016 F.N.W.A.S.S. competitions list.

Round 1 Golden Bay 16th January
Round 2 Butler 29th January
Round 3 Collie 28th February
Round 4 Pinjarra 2nd April
Round 5 South Hedland 10th April
Round 6 Clarkson 15th April
Round 7 Leederville 16th April
Round 8 Willetton 22nd April
Round 9 Toodyay 1st May
Round 10 High Wycombe 7th May
Round 11 Margaret River 28th May
Round 12 Karratha 29th July
Round 13 South Hedland 13th August
Round 14 Cowaramup 4th September
Round 15 Boyanup 24th September
Round 16 Willetton 30th September
Round 17 Golden Bay 22nd October
Round 18 Esperance 4th December

 

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Esperance skatepark competition – round 18 freestyle now western Australian skatepark competition series

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Round 18 of the Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series took place at the new Esperance skatepark. It was the opening celebrations and the skatepark was full of participants and spectators. Freestyle Now headed to Esperance with squad members Shaun Jarvis, Ben Thomas, Matt Adkins and Kieran Ramsay. The day before the competition Freestyle Now hosted a bmx and scooter coaching jam session with lots and lots of great participation. Freestyle Now was in Esperance to host a skatepark competition, this was to be the last round , round 18 of the Freestyle Now Western Australian skatepark competition series. The competition turnout was great with lots of new competitors who were entering their first competition. the spectators were everywhere and supported the competitors with great applause and cheer. 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 girl’s class to help encourage more girls to enter. At the Esperance competition there were no open class riders but we think with such a rad skatepark at their disposal it won’t take long before the level of skill increases rapidly. We would like to thank the Shire of Esperance for putting on such a rad weekend and taking care of the Freestyle Now squad. also thanks to our supporters, Colony bmxSacrifice scooters. Round 1 of the 2017 series takes place at the new Wanneroo skatepark on the 13th January. Be sure to check our coming events page for all the latest information.

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Clockwise from top left – Zacyyah Smith took out the 1st place in the girls class, it was great to see so many girls competing in Esperance – Talyn Galic took out the 1st place in the intermediate scooter class with some great skills over the volcano – Nic Woods flippin out on his way to 1st place in open bmx – Charlie Howard was unsure if he should enter into the beginner bmx class as he said he could not do any tricks. It’s not about tricks it’s about participating and having a good time.

More photos from the competition can be found on the facebook page here.

Esperance skatepark competition – 4th December 2016 – Round 18 Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series – Official results

Girls – 1st Zacyyah Smith, 2nd Mercy Rain Griffiths, 3rd Addison Frahm, 4th Evie Edhouse, 5th Nakita Pirangi-White, 6th Topsea Vanlaws.

Scooter beginner – 1st Jimmy LeeSteere, 2nd Cody Mack, 3rd Elliott Hunt, 4th Flnn Haslam, 5th Kyron Czaplinski, 6th Harley Abdullah, 7th Ethan Dawe, 8th Fraser O’Neill, 9th Tyron Van Der Walt, 10th Hunter Griffiths, 11th Zaine Smith, 12th Taj Liddelow, 13th Deklan Furniss.

Scooter intermediate – 1st Talyn Galic, 2nd Johann Councilor, 3rd Oscar Griffiths, 4th Byron Holst, 5th Jayden Lawrence, 6th Cale Baxter, 7th Ryan McBride, 8th Brody Ogle.

Bmx beginners – 1st Charlie Howard, 2nd Hazza Grant.

Bmx intermediates – 1st Nic Woods, 2nd Dave Berry, 3rd Aaron Israel, 4th Phil Grayson.

Freestyle Now squad member Ben Thomas put together this rad video featuring some great drone footage of the new Esperance skatepark
 

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Freestyle Now turns 30 years old

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Freestyle Now has been rolling out the rad since 1986.

It’s hard to believe but Freestyle Now started way back in December of 1986. Now 30 years later it has grown from 3 young guys just wanting to promote BMX freestyle with BMX stunt shows to an Australian wide entity. Freestyle Now specialises in entertaining stunt show performances, skatepark coaching workshops, well managed skatepark competitions and motivational school presentations all while making sure inclusiveness and diversity is at the forefront of our ethos. By applying the same philosophy that free sports teach us, to our business ethics, we have persevered to achieve our goal of running well-managed events and entertaining performances. We have accomplished this all while promoting the fun aspects of BMX, skateboarding and scooter riding and associated activities. This has, and will always be our main focus.

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The original Freestyle Now squad members L to R Shaun Jarvis, Brad Dyer and Georg Molnar taken at the Fremantle Speed Classic in March 1987

Freestyle Now began as an idea in mid 1986 by three friends Georg Molnar, Brad Dyer and Shaun Jarvis. 1986 was a year of new things for these three friends. A new sport was emerging, BMX freestyle. This is what brought these three guys together. In Perth Western Australia where they lived the small BMX freestyle community was tight. There were only a handful of riders and Georg, Brad and Shaun were in the core of it. Shaun started in the BMX racing scene in 1981 and raced in Western Australia until the new emerging freestyle sport took hold of his senses in early 1986. Within a few months, he took a spot on the newly formed Redline BMX trick team which was put together by Padbury cycles bike shop. It was through this shop that word got around about other riders, this is how Brad, Georg and Shaun met each other. The very first show that the Redline trick team did was at Whiteman Park for its grand opening in August 1986. Although this team did a few shows they only lasted a short time and in the later part of 1986 Shaun left. It was upon this leaving that the three friends got together to form their own BMX freestyle team, Freestyle Now.

Where did the name come from? A very popular magazine from America was called “Freestylin”. Freestyle is what the riders did, it’s what they called it. Now is an action word as in do it “now”. So Freestyle Now was the name that Brad, Georg and Shaun settled on as it seemed fitting.

In 1986 the only form of information available in the BMX world was through magazines. There was no internet to gain instant information from. Only the magazines had the information and this was sometimes up to 6 months old by the time it would reach Perth from either America or England. BMX freestyle teams were all over these magazines, from the large factory teams to the little group of friends that started something. It was this that inspired the formation of Freestyle Now.

The sole purpose of Freestyle Now when it was formed was to promote to the masses the newly emerging sport of BMX freestyle. This was done via BMX stunt shows. December 1986 was when Freestyle Now did their first ever show at the Mullaloo primary school which was followed a few weeks later by a performance at a Christmas dance event in Girrawheen It was the start of something that no one could ever imagine would survive still all these years later.

The second show Freestyle Now did was at the Girrawheen Christmas dance

With the first show done new locations were sought for more stunt shows. For Georg, Brad and Shaun it was all about the promotion of BMX freestyle. Another medium that was also emerging out of America was the “Zine”. A small photocopied magazine that was produced by various people. It was another platform to promote BMX freestyle. So the three guys brought a second hand photocopier and started making the “Freestyle Now zine. These were produced using photos and a cut and glue method. They were put into bike shops and given to other riders. It was a very D.I.Y mentality. With no prior experience it was just hands on and make it work, a true Freestyle Now philosophy.

Another good friend of the trio Todd Triebler, who had also been on the same BMX freestyle shop team as Shaun in early 86 was recruited to announce the stunt shows and as a backup rider. These guys were tight, inseparable, spending every moment they could riding together, learning new tricks and exploring Perth.

The BMX freestyle scene was growing steadily in Perth and the need for regular gatherings was required so Freestyle Now went ahead and held its first competition in January 1988. Riders came from all over to attend. The only way to spread the news was through word of mouth and the Freestyle Now Zine. The competition was a success, so more were organised. Over the next few years, many competitions were held.

The whole ethos of promoting the new sport of BMX freestyle was complete, BMX stunt shows, BMX zines and BMX freestyle competitions.

In time Georg Molnar started to move on from BMX and left the Freestyle Now team and Brad Dyer returned to America. Shaun and Todd recruited new riders into Freestyle Now and kept on performing the BMX stunt shows.

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Todd Triebler on the left and Shaun Jarvis on the right at the Bruce Rock show in 1989 performing double no handed cherrypickers.

When the 90’s rolled around a major shift took place in the sport of BMX freestyle. It was as if overnight every rider had quit and stopped riding. There was still a core group of BMX freestylers but the need for competitions had passed. With Brad now in America, the drive to produce the Freestyle Now Zine was in a standby mode. The promotion of the sport had shifted to just the stunt shows.

Over the coming years, Todd and the other riders moved on from BMX and their association with Freestyle Now. This left Shaun Jarvis at the helm steering Freestyle Now into the future. When there were no riders to perform at the stunt shows Shaun just went out and did solo shows. The need to carry on the promotion of the freestyle sport was what drove Shaun to keep going. After 30 years you can check out a list of all of our past stunt shows on our past stunt show page here.

In late 1996 the sport of BMX freestyle seemed to be coming back, new riders were emerging. One of these riders was a young Jason Parker. Jason had heard about the Freestyle Now stunt shows through friends in the south-west area of Western Australia where he lived. When Jason moved to Perth in 1998 he managed to track down Shaun through an advertisement in a national BMX publication for BMX products that Freestyle Now was then distributing. The two guys started riding together. It did not take long for Shaun to recognise Jason’s riding potential, and he was asked to join Freestyle Now in 2000. In an ironic twist, when the two riders met for the first time Shaun showed Jason some BMX photographs, one of the photos was of Shaun at the very first BMX show that he did with the Redline BMX trick team, the one at Whiteman Park in mid 1986. Jason was surprised to see the photo because as a very young 6 year old Jason Parker was in the crowd that day and saw the show. The two new friends could not believe it, Jason remembered the whole show, how a tram came in through the middle of the show location and stopped the show leaving some riders on the top of the ramp. Even to this day, the two riders can’t believe how ironic it was. Jason is still riding and involved with Freestyle Now today and apart from Shaun is the longest serving squad member.

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Jason Parker joined the Freestyle Now squad at the start of 2000. This was Jason’s second show at the Toodyay Moondyne Festival in May 2000. His first show was at the Denmark Country Fair in February 2000

Over time more BMX shows were performed and new riders were recruited into the squad. But now with the growing popularity of BMX, the need for competitions became prominent once again.

In the early 80’s Co-founder Shaun Jarvis helped organise BMX races on the local BMX dirt jumping/BMX track that the youth of the town of Quinns Rock had built. Organising BMX competitions was nothing new as he had done it before as a BMX racer and then as a BMX freestyler. The need for well managed events was something that was required to help with the growth of the BMX scene. Some of the first competitions that Freestyle Now organised were dirt jumping competitions in the late 90’s. These morphed into BMX skatepark competitions for local government and community organisations and were very successful. Freestyle Now was then asked to manage skateboard competitions as well as BMX and then with the rise of the scooter scene the whole skatepark culture was catered for in competition management. All of our past competitions can be found on our past competition page here

In 2001 community T.V. was starting to emerge in Perth via channel 31. There was a show being air called “Cruzin” a show about Perth hot rods and the car street scene. Shaun was watching this show and realised that a show about BMX could be done. Shaun called up Jason and said “do you want to do a television show on community television”. Jason said “sure why not!” and with no prior computer experience or video editing experience “Behind the Bars” was started. The show was a nine part show with each show airing every 4 weeks. It was a major undertaking at first. In the same way, the Freestyle Now zine was done with a D.I.Y. mentality so was Behind the Bars. Learning as the show progressed was the format. It was just hands on and make it work, a true Freestyle Now philosophy.

This is the first episode of Behind the Bars which aired on Perth community television in 2001. All the episodes can be found on the Behind the Bars media page here

With BMX, scooters and skateboards being a great youth involvement activity it was not long until Freestyle Now started its motivational school presentations. These school presentations were to help keep the youth motivated to pursue their dreams and goals. Using the medium of BMX, scooters and skateboards as a way of delivering this motivational message, with self discipline and consistency you can reach your achievement. Tricks done on BMX, scooters and skateboards are a great example of this

To help grow the competitions and to also help new riders Freestyle Now started to host skatepark coaching sessions. These sessions are designed to help younger participants or those needing to progress their skills.

With show performances, competitions, coaching, publications and promotions, Freestyle Now is advancing into the future with positivity paramount. The past was great but the future holds larger aspirations. Freestyle Now continues to grow by using our fundamental ethos of courtesy, respect, inclusiveness and diversity within our cultural industry. Please always remember to Freestyle now……….. before it’s too late…………….

Over the 30 years Freestyle Now has progressed so much. This is one of our stunt shows from January 2015

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Freestyle Now at DownUnderGround bmx flatland finals 2016

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DownUnderGround is the Australian national bmx flatland contest series. Round 1 was in Adelaide with round 2 being a video round and round 3 the finals of series 8 took place in Melbourne at the iconic Imax location at the Melbourne Museum. Freestyle Now squad members Paul Chamberlin, Shaun Jarvis and Jason Parker attended the contest with awesome results. With one of the best turn outs that DownUnderGround has seen in recent years the contest was great. Paul Chamberlain took out the win in the open class along with the series 8 year end title in the open class. Very consistent riding as normal from Paul with some great whiplash combos. Jason parker was a surprise entrant as no one knew he was showing up. Being off his bike for 6 weeks due to his up north work schedule can be hectic but it was great to see Jason there. With two good runs he ended up taking the 1st place in the expert class to his surprise. Well done Jason that was epic. Shaun Jarvis rode well and took home 4th place in the contest and in doing so won the series 8 year end title in the expert class. Congratulation to all three squad members for their efforts at DownUnderGround. Series 9 will be taking place next year so be sure to keep informed about all things flatland in Australia via www.bmxflatlandaustralia.com

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Paul rolling out a plastic man on his way to 1st place in the open class

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Jason Parker with a upsidedown backwards wheelie on his way to first place in the expert class

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Shaun Jarvis fresh from his Japan trip on his way to 4th place with a backyard

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Paul Chamberlain (open class) and Shaun Jarvis (expert class) both taking the year end titles for series 8 of DownUnderGround

 

 

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Shaun Jarvis at Flatark 2016

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Flatark is the biggest flatland contest in the world. Held in Kobe Japan, riders from all over the world travel to be a part of the event. Riders come and enjoy the event others come to compete. Freestyle Now squad members Shaun Jarvis and Paul Chamberlain travelled to Japan to experience Flatark once again. This is the third time they have gone. Shaun competed once again in the expert class where he place 19th in a class of 42 riders. 2016 is the 35th year Shaun has been riding bmx and it looks like he is not slowing down. Shaun sent us a few words about the trip so please read on.

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Elbow glide while the birds take flight at Meriken Park in Kobe – photo by Marcio Massayuki Abe

“This was the third time I had gone to Japan for Flatark. For me it is now a yearly thing to do, and I look forward to seeing so many riders and friends and making new friends. I travelled to Japan with two other riders from Perth, Tim Sutherland and Trent Karow. On our first night in Kobe we went to this small jam at Shin Kobe station that started at 11pm. With one like 2 hours sleep over the past 40 hours i managed to ride ok and won a G-Shock watch from Uchino. A very proud and honoured moment for sure. We met Paul Chamberlain and friend Kit McKenna in Kobe the day after. I rode every day and experienced so many good times. On the day of the competition I finally planned out my run. I felt comfortable to ride at the contest site, the more comfortable you are the more relaxed you can be for the contest. I hit two smooth combos and then with the third combo it fell apart a bit and didn’t go very well. I had not slept well the night before so I was not that bummed as I knew I had rode the best I could on the day, I was happy with my run and that is what counted the most. To find out a few days later that I took 19th place was rad, super stoked for sure. After my contest run  I met Ryo Ishikawa, a young 10 year old who is inspired by my riding, I was blown away that he wanted to meet me. I felt very honoured to inspire younger riders. Later I headed over to Meriken Park to ride. There I met 3 young riders (under 10) and riding with them was a highlight of my trip, they inspired me and they started to copy some of my tricks I was doing. They even brought me coffee, something so small but meant so much. Going to Osaka and seeing friends, and riding with them was another awesome time. Halloween in Osaka was an experience I could no imagine, what an insane night, be sure to check the video of the footage to see what I meen.  The whole 10 days trip was so good. Every day riding, experiencing, learning and being motivated. Looking back on the trip I feel so motivated to progress more and I can’t wait to return. I made a video diary from each of the 10 days adventure and compiled them into one video. Give it a watch to see the adventure and how awesome the trip was over the 10 days. Sure it’s just over 1 1/2 hours but the trip lasted ten days with so much packed into it it was hard not to show this much.”

You can check out more photos from Shaun” trip via his facebook page here

 

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Shaun Jarvis in the middle of a switch before scuffing forward on the front wheel during his contest run – photo by Jason Halayko

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Some backyard action on the big screen as well during his run at Flatark – photo by Marcio Massayuki Abe

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Shaun leaving the contest floor at Flatark 2016 – photo by Marcio Massayuki Abe

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After his contest Shaun met Ryo Ishikawa. Young Ryo was so happy as he is inspired by Shaun’s riding style.

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Halloween in Japan is crazy, this is the crew in Osaka, L to R – Paul Chamberlain, Shaun Tim Sutherland and Kit McKenna. Check Shaun’s video to see some of the crazy Halloween action.

Shaun’s contest run from Flatark

 

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