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Freestyle Now bmx stunt show – 30 years ago today

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30 years to the day, today the 3rd of March 1987, Freestyle Now busted out one of our all time classic bmx stunt shows at the Fremantle speed classic. This was our third ever bmx stunt show that we had done and our first paid gig. We not sure how we got this gig but looking back it was a great day with many memories. We do have video footage locked away on VHS which should see light of day very soon. We are working on a upcoming mini documentary celebrating the history of Freestyle Now. Click here to have a look at our long list of stunt shows from over the past 30 years.

These three guys are the dudes who started Freestyle Now left to right – Shaun Jarvis, Brad Dyer, Georg Molnar.

Right-  Brad Dyer showing off his incredible balance skills. Left – Georg Molnar riding the flatbank mid fakie.

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 Left – Todd Triebler throwing down a cherry picker. Todd was the announcer in our first few stunt shows. On this day Georg took a handle bar to the stomach in the 2nd show so Todd came out in the 3rd show to throw down. He did not disappoint and became a permanent member of the squad.
Right – Brad Dyer hopping around on the front end.

 The West Australian New paper ran this photo on page 3 of the newspaper a few days after the show. Shaun Jarvis had this to say about the newspaper article. “I went into work on Tuesday and the boss said that he wanted to buy the paper but was told that they were all sold out, some young bloke had brought them all. I had no clue what the heck he was on about, until a little while later a fellow worker showed me the paper, I was stoked to say the least. The only copy I have is this old photo copied one, still it brings back some great memories from the show.”

 

 

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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.

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

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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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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 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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Freestyle Now bmx stunt shows – 2016 Corrigin agricultural show

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Freestyle Now recently performed some bmx stunt shows at the Corrigin Agricultural Show. Freestyle Now squad members Dylan Schmidt and Shaun Jarvis were joined by reserves squad member Matt Adkins and good friend Josh Garwood to roll out the rad to the masses at the Corrigin show. Freestyle Now performed some great entertaining bmx stunt shows with many rad tricks taking place. The Corrigin show was a great show with good crowds and a great atmosphere. The last time Freestyle Now performed bmx stunt shows at the Corrigin show was in 2005 so it was great to return 11 years later and still roll out the rad. As always the riders performed some amazing bmx stunts, with the final train on the shows culminating in Josh leading the charge with a back flip, Matt doing a front flip and Dylan finishing with a back flip, 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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Dylan Schmidt lofting in the air whilst grabbing the seat and kicking his legs out from his bike while he twist his hips, its call an “Indian air seat grab” and Dylan has them on lock.

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Clockwise from left – Matt Adkins trows a cannonball over the jump for the Corrigin show crowd – Josh Garwood loves to do bmx stunts and this was his first show, vertical 360 rotation – Matt Adkins lets loose a back flip fakie – Dylan Schmidt had been doing bmx stunt shows for many years and this super whip is a crowd favourite.

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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 bmx stunt shows – Mullewa agricultural show

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Freestyle Now recently performed some bmx stunt shows at the Mullewa agricultural show. Freestyle Now squad members David PinelliDylan Schmidt and Shaun Jarvis were joined by reserves squad member Brady Thomas to roll out the rad. Freestyle Now performed some great entertaining bmx stunt shows with many rad tricks taking place. The weather we not the best for the show with much rain taking place the night before and in the morning. During the day the wind was rather strong at times and then the rain decided to come back at the end of the day. The Freestyle Now squad members did not let that stop the radness and performed some great entertaining bmx stunt shows for the patrons of the Mullewa agricultural show. 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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We don’t think that Dylan Schmidt could stretch out this superman and more. 

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Clockwise from top left – Brady Thomas loves to throw in a good toboggan at every show – David Pinelli takes both feet off the pedals and throws one over to the other side of the bike, its called a no foot cancan and dave does them well – Dylan Schmidt mid double whip – David Pinelli has got 360 variations galore, this one a euro table 360.

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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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High Wycombe skatepark competition – Round 10 Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series

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Round 10 of the Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series took place at the High Wycombe skatepark. The turn out was great considering the amount of rain that took place the day before and the morning showers. Brooms and blowers were out in full force to get the park to dry up, and dry up it did. There were many competitors rolling out the rad and the spectators were really getting into it with lots of encouragement applause. 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 girls class to help encourage more girls to enter. We would like to thank the Shire of Kalamunda and our supporters, Local BMXColony bmxSacrifice scootersEthereal Clothing and 4 skateboard Co
The next skatepark competition will be Round 11 Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series held at the Margaret River skatepark on the 28th May, hope to see you there.

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Ben Thomas grew up riding at High Wycombe and it shows, this massive handplant took him to a 1st place in scooter open.

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Clockwise from top left – Thomas Dawson is a skater that is progressing well, seeing his progression over the past few years is great – At all Freestyle Now skatepark competition there is always a girls only class and at High Wycombe Mylee Leitch took the win with some great skateboarding – Brandon Dargie throws down a kickless over the box on his way to a deserving 1st place in intermediate scooters – Lewis Theunissen took 1st in intermediate bmx and this cross legged landing jump was just a highlight of his 2nd run.

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High Wycombe skatepark competition – 7th may 2016 – Round 10 Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series – Official results

Girls – 1st Mylee Leitch (skate) 2nd Imogen Hamilton (bmx)

Scooter beginner – 1st Trae Halabi, 2nd James Byrne, 3rd Zenn Augustynek, 4th Ryan Clark, 5th Jack Masters, 6th Kobi Worsley, 7th Nicolas Hardingham

Scooter intermediate – 1st Brandon Dargie, 2nd Lewis MaCaulay, 3rd Tyler Jennings, 4th Jacob Flavelle, 5th Kody Law, 6th Talyn Galic, 7th Joshua Chapman, 8th Kalen Taylor, 9th Kyle Rewell.

Scooter open – 1st Ben Thomas, 2nd Jakob Wells, 3rd Jason Meintjes, 4th Brody Groth, 5th Sheldon William.

Skate beginner – 1st Thomas Agius, 2nd Hudson Graf, 3rd Bailey Portman, 4th Levi Gilenko, 5th Nic Gilenko, 6th Max Peglar

Skateboard intermediate – 1st Jordan Ryan, 2nd Zachary Willier.

Skateboard open – 1st Thomas Dawson

Bmx beginner – 1st Jaxon Alexander, 2nd Jacob Self, 3rd Taj Hamilton, 4th Bailey Fellowes.

Bmx intermediate – 1st Lewis Theunissen, 2nd Jonathon Cooper.

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