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FREESTYLE NOW BMX STUNT SHOWS – CORYMBIA FESTIVAL 2017

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Freestyle Now recently performed some bmx stunt shows at the 2017 Corymbia festival. Freestyle Now squad members David Pinelli, Shaun Jarvis and Matt Adkins and recruits squad member Jack Carwardine. Freestyle Now performed some great entertaining bmx stunt shows with many rad tricks taking place. The people attending the Corymbia festival were entertained from the great performance that Freestyle Now put on. 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.

David Pinelli getting all upside down.

Clockwise from top left – David Pinelli hits a perfect Indian air seat grab – Matt Adkins firs a cannon ball over the jump box – Jack Carwardine sending a tailwhip – David Pinelli back flips over Shaun Jarvis.

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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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FREESTYLE NOW BMX STUNT SHOWS – Perth Australia Day SHOW

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Freestyle Now recently performed some bmx stunt shows at the Perth Esplanade Australia Day celebrations. Freestyle Now squad members Dylan Schmidt, David Pinelli, Matt Adkins and Jack Carwardine were in charge of rolling out the rad to the masses. It was one of the hottest days that Perth had experienced in a long time. The riders performed some great entertaining bmx stunt shows for the masses. 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 drawing in large crowd numbers for the Freestyle Now bmx stunt shows. One of the shows highlights was the flip train, with all the riders riding close to each other, Dylan backflips, Matt front flips, David back flips and Jack finishes with a flair.(check the below video) Nothing but pure radness. 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 getting all twisted up as he sends a 360 unlookback with the City of Perth in the background.

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Clockwise from left – David Pinelli grabs his seat as he takes his feet of the pedals to do this superman seat grab – Dylan Schmidt sending a double tail whip – Jack Carwardine gets some flair action happening – Matt Adkins is cannonballing, no footed double handed seat grab. More photos can be found on our facebook page here

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Dylan Schmidt likes to do backflips and sometimes his hands come off. We are lucky he has got skills so he can get his hands back on before landing safely.

 Here are a few quick clips from the Perth Australia Day BMX stunt shows

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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 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 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 – 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 – 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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