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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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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 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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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 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 at DownUnderGround

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Freestyle Now squad members Paul Chamberlain, Shaun Jarvis and Lee Kirkman recently went to Adelaide to compete at DownUnderGround. This was the first round of series 8. Situated in the tranquil setting of the Belair National park riders from around Australia converged to roll out some of the best bmx flatland Australia has got to offer.
Congratulation to the squad members for their placing. Paul Chamberlain took 2nd in the Open class and Lee Kirkman took the 3rd place. Freestyle Now co-founder and squad member of 30 years Shaun Jarvis took the 2nd place in the Expert class. The riders are now looking forward to attending the international Flat Ark contest in Japan in October. Rounds 2 and 3 of DownUnderGround are also coming up. Round 2 the video round has now started with entries closing 30th August and round 3 – the finals taking place in Melbourne on the 26 – 27th November.

Freestyle Now squad members at downunderground april 2016

From left – Lee Kirkman 3rd place in open, Paul Chamberlain 2nd place in open, Shaun Jarvis 2nd place expert class, all holding their trophy cups.

Freestyle Now squad member Paul Chamberlain at downunderground hitchhiker

Paul Chamberlain hitchhiking in Adelaide to a 2nd place

Freestyle Now squad member Lee Kirkman at downunderground no handed lardyard

Lee Kirkman taking hands off in the middle of this lardyard combo

Freestyle Now squad member Shaun Jarvis at downunderground 360 cab on the back pegs.

Shaun Jarvis in the middle of a full cab 360 hop

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Paul Chamberlain and DownUnderGround

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Paul Chamberlain is a proud dad of yorkFreestyle Now squad member Paul Chamberlain has been a busy man. Paul and his wife Jen have also recently become parents again with the birth of their son, York. Paul had this to say “Beatrix (their daughter) chose his name, but I love it. I went to York university and have good memories of those years. Also York Pennsylvania is the home of flatland, and there’s York Uno (Japanese flatland legend) too. Welcome to the world York!”
Paul has also recently put together two promotional videos for the upcoming DownUnderGround national bmx flatland contest.
DownUnderGround is now into series 8 and Freestyle Now has proudly supported the series from the start. Round 1 will take place at the Belair National Park in Adelaide on the 30th April. This will be the first time that DownUnderGround had taken place in Adelaide. DownUnderGround is presented by BMX Flatland Australia and is supported by Freestyle Now, Colony bmxLittle Black BikeNothings Wrong and Gain protection. Many competitors will converge from around Australia and the globe to attend Round 1 the start of series 8. Open to all bmx riders who would like to compete in either beginner, expert and open.

Paul Chamberlain gets all on the front wheel in this video with some great combos and endless flow.

Paul Chamberlain completes 10 whiplashed in this video, the control os effortless and so smooth and slow

DownUnderGround round 1 series 8 Adelaide 30th april 2016

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Freestyle Now bmx stunt shows – Westfield Penrith shopping centre

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Freestyle Now recently performed some flatland bmx stunt shows at the Westfield Penrith shopping centre in New South Wales. Freestyle Now squad members Paul Chamberlain and Lee Kirkman were rolling out the rad all day long to the shoppers. With a real tight area the riders made good use of it and performed some great entertaining bmx stunt shows. The riders performed 6 shows at Westfield Penrith shopping centre over the day. It’s good to know that many unexpecting people got exposed to flatland bmx. 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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 Freestyle Now squad members Paul Chamberlain and Lee Kirkman  getting the crowd ready for the bmx stunt shows at Westfield Penrith shopping centre with some double up radness.

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Clockwise from top left – Paul Chamberlain get his spin going and pumps the handle bars with his foot – Lee Kirkman rolling with only one foot on the back peg, how is that done? – Paul Chamberlain  rolling a hitchhiker in the small space – A view from the balcony of Lee Kirkman rolling out the rad during the Freestyle Now bmx stunt show

More photos can be found on our facebook page here

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Freestyle Now at DownUnderGround

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Freestyle Now squad members Paul Chamberlain, Shaun Jarvis and Lee Kirkman recently attended the finals of DownUnderGround, the Australian national bmx flatland contest series in Melbourne. This was series 7 of DownUnderGround and again Freestyle Now was proud to be one of the supporters of the event. Paul Chamberlain won the pro class with Lee Kirkman taking out the second place. With his second place Lee took home the year end title for the pro class. Shaun Jarvis placed third in the advanced class. A big congratulation to all three riders for their great efforts of rolling out the rad and placing well in the national bmx flatland contest.

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Freestyle Now at DownUnderGround, Shaun Jarvis 3rd advanced, Lee Kirkman 2nd pro and 1st year end title in pro, Paul Chamberlain 1st pro.

Shaun Jarvis at DownUnderGround bmx flatland contest Melbourne 2015

Shaun Jarvis mid rope-a-roni.

Lee Kirkman at DownUnderGround bmx flatland contest Melbourne 2015

Lee Kirkman getting his no hander backyard on.

Paul Chamberlain at DownUnderGround bmx flatland contest Melbourne 2015

Paul Chamberlain rolling with the hitchhiker.

 

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