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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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FREESTYLE NOW BMX STUNT SHOWS – Rooty Hill Australia Day SHOW

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Freestyle Now recently performed some bmx stunt shows at the Blacktown City Council Australia Day celebrations that took place at Rooty Hill in the West of Sydney. The afternoon started out slow with the crowds building as Freestyle Now got set up. By the time the first show was set to go a good number of people had gathers to enjoy the bmx stunt show. Freestyle Now squad members Lee Kirkman and Shaun Jarvis  were joined by Danny Campbell and John Condie to roll out the rad to the masses who had come out to enjoy the celebrations. Some rad bmx stunt shows took place over the course of the afternoon with the riders performing a variety of bmx stunts over the portable bmx jump ramp and the Freestyle Now bmx stunt shows drew in large numbers at shows time. 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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Lee Kirkman is renowned for his no footed Indian air super seat grabs and the crowds at Rooty Hill were not disappointed

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Clockwise from left – Lee Kirkman no footed can can flying the Aussie flag in his helmet – Guest rider Danny Campbell with a perfect super man for the Rooty Hill crowds – Lee Kirkman spinning a flat 360 – Guest rider John Condie throws a slow bar spin over the jump box for the crowd.

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Danny Campbell and John Condie timing their backflips just right.

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The above is a video from the last show at Rooty Hill. The crowds really got into it.

 Local radio SWR FM 99.9 produced a video of the Rooty Hill Australia Day celebrations, it was a great afternoon and evening had by all and the Blacktown City Council really put on a great events

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Freestyle Now bmx stunt shows – Margaret River agricultural show 2016

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Freestyle Now recently performed some bmx stunt shows at the Margaret River Agricultural Show. Margaret River is about a 3 hour drive south of Perth and the agricultural show is one of the best. The Freestyle Now bmx stunt shows drew in large numbers at shows time. With the weather looking like it could rain at any moment and the winds blowing strong. Freestyle Now squad members Dylan SchmidtDavid PinelliLee Kirkman and Shaun Jarvis got down to business and were in charge of rolling out the rad to the masses at the Margaret River agricultural show. Freestyle Now performed some great entertaining bmx stunt shows with many rad tricks taking place. The professionalism of the squad members really came out during the shows with the strong winds blowing during the shows but willingness to perform the bmx stunt shows is what was driving the squad members to perform the bmx stunt shows. The crowds were large and loud with the first show being massive. 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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David Pinelli is the 360 king. He has so many variations and this cranked up 360 lookback is just one of many.

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Clockwise from top left – Dylan Schmidt back flips over Shaun Jarvis like its nothing, all in a day’s work – Dylan Schmidt flairs the ramp – Lee Kirkman 360 turndown – No one does no foot indian air seat grabs like Lee Kirkman.
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Freestyle Now squad members – DownUnderGround video round

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Congratulations to Freestyle Now squad members for their recent placing in round 2 of DownUnderGround. Shaun Jarvis 1st in expert, Jason Parker 2nd in expert, Paul Chamberlain 2nd in open and Lee Kirkman 3rd in open. DownUnderGround is the Australian bmx flatland competition series. DownUnderGround is now into series 8. Round 1 took place in Adelaide in April and now round 2 – the video round has just recently concluded. As Australia is such a vast country DownUnderGround has two physical rounds (round 1 and 3) with round 2 being a video contest. Round 3 the finals take place in Melbourne at the Melbourne Imax location, on the 26th November and again Freestyle Now is supporting the event. This is one of the events you don’t want to miss. Check out the round 2 contest video submissions from the squad members to see the radness.

Shaun Jarvis 1st place in expert class

 

Jason Parker 2nd place in expert class

 

Paul Chamberlain 2nd place in open class

 

Lee Kirkman 3rd place in open class

 

It’s time for the finals of series 8, DownUnderGround 2016 the Australian national bmx flatland contest series. Round 3 the finals of series eight is taking place on the 26th November in Melbourne at the famous Imax location. It will be a great time with riders from all around Australia heading to one location to meet up, hang out, ride, and party. Make sure your get there from 12noon to 5pm to witness some of Australia’s best bmx flatland riders. The contest is supported by Freestyle Now Colony Bmx , GAIN protection , Anchor BMX , Nothing Wrong , Level bmx and Solid Signs. All the info is on the flyer so make sure your attending.

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Freestyle Now bmx stunt shows – Toodyay agricultural show

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Freestyle Now recently performed some bmx stunt shows at the Toodyay Agricultural Show. Freestyle Now squad members Dylan Schmidt, David Pinelli, Lee Kirkman and Shaun Jarvis were in charge of rolling out the rad to the masses at the Toodyay agricultural show. Freestyle Now performed some great entertaining bmx stunt shows with many rad tricks taking place. Freestyle Now has been at the Toodyay show for a few years in a row now and this is one of the best country agricultural shows around.  This year the weather was not kind to us with rain forecast on the day. This did not stop the radness with Freestyle Now performing some amazing bmx stunt shows between the rain bursts once the ramp had dried up. This goes to the show the professional nature of our squad members and the willingness to perform the bmx stunt shows, the crowds loved it and made lots of noise. 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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No one can super whip like Dylan Schmidt and at the Toodyay show he was once again in top form.

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Clockwise from top left – David Pinelli is not jumping the jump backwards, this is a 360. David has so many 360 variations and this 360 motowhip is just one of them – Lee Kirkman turndown 360, he has been doing these for many years – David Pinelli again with a 360, this time a dipped toboggan variety – Dylan Schmidt massive superman Indian air seat grab

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Freestyle Now bmx stunt shows – Northam agricultural show

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Freestyle Now recently performed some bmx stunt shows at the Northam Agricultural Show. Over the two days, Friday night and Saturday much radness was rolled out thanks to the Freestyle Now squad members. Lee Kirkman, Shaun Jarvis and David Pinelli were joined by reserves squad members Matt Adkins and Brady Thomas along with recruits squad member Jack Carwardine to roll out the rad to the masses at the Northam Agricultural show. Freestyle Now performed some great entertaining bmx stunt shows with many rad tricks taking place. The weather was perfect with nothing but blue skies. As always the riders performed some amazing bmx stunts. 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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Lee Kirkman has the best Indian air seat grabs in the business and he was on fire with them at Northam.

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Clockwise from top left – Lee Kirkman back flipping – Matt Adkins front flipping – Brady Thomas has the nac nac – David Pinelli big 360 tuck nohander.

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Brady Thomas loves to play in the snow with a toboggan, no snow in Northam but.

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Freestyle Now Waroona High School Assembly – stunt show

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Recently Freestyle Now was invited to the Waroona High School for a school presentation. The focus behind the school presentation is to demonstrate and to educate what radness is all about but to also provide a motivational presentation to inspire others with a mix of awesome BMX, scooter and skateboard skills. The week that Freestyle Now visited Waroona High School it was in the middle of mental health week and the “R U OK” program was in full swing. Freestyle Now set up the jump box and squad members Shaun Jarvis and Lee Kirkman were joined by reserves squad member Matt Adkins and good friend Morgan Ray to roll out the rad.
For the assembly presentation the younger students from the Waroona Primacy School also attended so it was super loud with lots of people screaming.  After the performance the primary students went back to class and our founder of Freestyle Now Shaun Jarvis gave a motivational presentation to the high school students on his past experience about “R U OK” and how it is important to have something in your life that you can turn to that is creative and constructive. Lee Kirkman also shared some of his past experiences to help motivate and inspire the students to make better choices in life. Matt Adkins and Morgan Ray also answered some questions from the students during some question time when the students got to hang out with the Freestyle Now squad. R U OK is an important question to ask your friends, as sometime they are feeling the weight of problems and issues and a simple gesture of asking “R U OK” can be all they need to know you care and are willing to listen. If you feel you need assistance with any mental health issues get in touch with lifeline. If you would like this type school presentation at your school please get in contact with Freestyle Now with your requirements.

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The Waroona high school went nuts when Matt Adkins sent a backflip over Shaun Jarvis.

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Clockwise from top left – Guest rider Morgan Ray gets a kickless in the air – Lee Kirkman has the best Indian air seat grabs in the business – Shaun Jarvis had just came back from a injury and was stoked to roll this elbow glide for the students at the Waroona school – Lee Kirkman is a very versatile rider jumping tricks as well as the flatland tricks like this no hander backyard.

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Matt Adkins lets a cannonball fly over the jump box at the recent Waroona school assembly presentation.

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Freestyle Now Bmx Stunt Shows – Kellerberrin Agricultural Show

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Freestyle Now recently performed some bmx stunt shows at the Kellerberrin Agricultural Show. Freestyle Now squad members David PinelliDylan Schmidt , Lee Kirkman and Shaun Jarvis were enlisted in the task of rolling out the rad to the masses. Freestyle Now performed some great entertaining bmx stunt shows with many rad tricks taking place. The weather was perfect with nothing but blue skies. As always the riders performed some amazing bmx stunts. 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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Dylan Schmidt lets go like nothing at the 2016 Kellerberrin Agricultural show.

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Clockwise from top left – Lee Kirkman drove 18 hours straight the day before to get to Kellerberrin for the show, his trek across the Nullarbor was slowed down by a break down, in true pro style he smashed the radness out – David Pinelli is the 360 king, tuck nohander ling it aint no thing – Shaun Jarvis throws down a mod hopper while Dylan Schmidt lets loose with a flair – David Pinelli back at it with a 360 this one is so dipped we are unsure if its a barrel roll or something else.

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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.

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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.

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 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!

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 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.

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

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

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Lee Kirkman rolling at Meriken Park in Kobe.

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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 and skateboard stunt shows – Mandurah Crabfest

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Freestyle Now recently performed some bmx and skateboard stunt shows at the Mandurah Crabfest. 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 Schmidt, Lee 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.

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Dylan Schmidt always goes big and this superwhip is proof.

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Clockwise from top left – Matt Adkins shoots a cannonball over the box – Lee Kirkman has the best Indian air seat grabs in the business – Recruits squad member Jack Carwardine gets his turndown on – David Pinelli has so many 360 variations, this one is a dipped one.

Freestyle Now bmx stunt show - Mandurah Crabfest March 2016 - Dylan Schmidt and Matt Adkins double up on the halfpipe

The halfpipe got used in Mandurah in so many ways, the crowds love every minute and more, here Freestyle Now squad members Dylan Schmidt and Matt Adkins get some double up action going on.

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Clockwise from top left – Brendon Cross airs over Paul Bruno during the halfpipe shows – David Pinelli with a large downwhip air – Matt Adkins get his backflip fakie on during the halfpipe show – Dylan Schmidt has a nice pair of disco pants (flairs)

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