Freestyle Now rolling out the rad in Port Hedland

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Josh boosting a tabletop on a full pipe that was never meant to be ridden.

Freestyle Now recently travelled to Port Hedland for a week of youth engagement, skatepark coaching and to host a skatepark competition. Freestyle Now squad members Shaun Jarvis, Karee Furnevall and Josh Garwood  were given the task to roll out the rad over the week. Skatepark coaching workshops took place at the Port Hedland skatepark as well as the super large South Hedland skatepark. It is great to help others learn how to roll out the rad. On the Monday the squad got to hang out at the Port Hedland BMX track. On the Wednesday to squad travelled out to the Warralong community and did a school presentation session. It was a great experience and we hope to be back there again soon. The skatepark coaching workshops defiantly helped many skatepark participants learn more skill which they all put to use in the competition on the Friday night. It was also great to see the Evans family from down in Perth, skating in Port Hedland and attending the competition. Cruz, Via and Zen are all rad skaters.

 

Shaun, Karee and Josh captured some of the radness that took place on the Port Hedland trip. Be sure to check out the video

 

Clockwise from left – Josh bunnyhops over Shaun at the school at the Warralong community – Karee whipping it up on the flat at the Warralong community – The skatepark coaching session at Port Hedland was well attended – Some of the termite mounts have started wearing hard hat due to the occupational health and safety regulation that has been imposed on them. More photos can be found on our facebook page here.

 

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Shaun Jarvis BMX backyard bowl – 1992 video

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In 1991 Freestyle Now co founder Shaun Jarvis dug a hole the size of a swimming pool in his backyard. Shaun and then Freestyle Now squad member Todd Triebler thought about building a single jump in the backyard.  The single jump idea did not last long as it turned into a bowl. At the start there were about eight bmx riders that came to help hand dig the hole that world turn into the bowl. Over many months that eight slowly diminished until it was only Shaun digging and working on the construction. Before any riding surface was laid down the fence almost fell over due to sand being up against it so was again shoveled by hand away and brick walls were built to hold the sand back in place.  Paving slabs seemed to be the best and cheapest option for creating a riding surface. The mission was to by as many second hand slabs as he could. This was not always an easy task as by the time you got the paper and checked the ads for paving slabs they were gone. In time paving slabs were attained and the bowl started to get covered. In this only video of the bowl you can see that it has been covered and able to have some riding taking place. Over the next few years more slabs were laid and cement was hand mixed to help smooth out the corners as you can see in the above photo. Unfortunately the bowl never got completely finished as Shaun sold the house where the bowl was and it had to be filled in on the completion of the sale. Shaun was the only person to ride the bowl so enjoy this look back in time with this video and wish you could have been there to have a ride in the backyard bowl.

 

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South Hedland skatepark competition – bmx scooter skateboard competition – July 2019

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South Hedland has one of the best skateparks in Australia. It is very large with lots of good lines throughout, a big bowl an open combi bowl and a nice plaza section. Freestyle Now hosted another skatepark competition at the South Hedland skatepark. When Freestyle Now hosts a skatepark competition we always make sure that all disciplines are involved so no participants miss out on rolling out the rad. Inclusiveness is important. The participants all had a great time and it’s good to see young participants progressing well. A big thank you to the youth team at the Town of Port Hadland for their support and also to our supporters Colony bmx, Grit Scooter and 4 skateboard Company as well as. Be sure to check our coming events page for more information on all of our coming events.

Clockwise from top left – Leo Drage jumping the gap to get 1st in beginner scooter, A rad Xup from Beau McSweeney to take 1st in scooter intermediate, Cruz Evans was visiting South Hedland to see family. He came all the way from Perth and just happed to be there for the comp and took out 1st in the skateboard class, Ethan Semark got some bmx action happening and got the first place. More photos can be found on our Facebook page here.

South Hedland skatepark competition – 5th July 2019 – Official results

Scooter beginner – 1st Leo Drage, 2nd Tana Ramsay, 3rd Shari lemon, 4th Lake Ramsay, 5th Lieyton Kevenhoff, 6th River Smith, 7th Charlie Murdoch, 8th Bailey Shinners.

Scooter intermediate – 1st Beau McSweeney, 2nd Ryan Diver, 3rd Aiden Bagwell, 4th Keegan Lemon

Skate – 1st Cruz Evans, 2nd Via Evans, 3rd Zen Evans

Bmx – 1st Ethan Semark, 2nd Tahj Kroczek, 3rd Bradley Brahim, 4th River Smith

 

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FREESTYLE NOW BMX STUNT SHOW – PERTH SKY SHOW 2019 video

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Freestyle Now performed some bmx stunt shows at the 2019 Perth Sky show. The day was warm and sunny and the crowds were loud. Freestyle Now performed some amazing bmx stunt shows throughout the day, the audience were really getting into it and making lots of noise. As the crowds were bringing in the noise the Freestyle Now squad got more amped up to roll out the rad. Our youngest rider and recruits squad member Taj Hamilton performed his first bmx stunt show last year at the Perth Sky show and this year he up it by dong his first back flip over the jump box. He was ecstatic and so were the squad who all raced to him to congratulate him. Reserves squad member Jack Carwardine got amped up from Taj doing the back flip and decide to do his first front flip over the jump box. He was so stoked. It was a great show, the crowds were amazing, with every show having great numbers of spectators all coming to see the radical bmx stunt show that Freestyle Now was performing.

 

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. A full list of all the stunt shows that Freestyle Now has ever done over the past 32 years can be found on our past stunt show page
 

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Welcome to Freestyle Now Josh Garwood

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Josh hitting up the full pipe in Port Hedland. This is not an easy task, just look at the surface

Freestyle Now would like to welcome our newest squad member Josh Garwood. Josh has been hitting up a few bmx stunt shows with Freestyle Now over the past year before we added him to the squad roster. Josh is amazing on a bike, has great flow, awesome style and likes to go fast and jump big. Josh was officially put on the squad in May and he had just finished up a super rad video edit. The video was shot over the past 12 months and is all killa and no filla. Josh defiantly knows how to roll out the rad and seems to have some super rad powers on and off his bmx bike. Be sure to check his profile page and watch his video edit below thanks to Jlove media. Welcome Josh and thank you for your radness.

 

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Shaun Jarvis – Red Faces Audition 1997

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In 1997 Freestyle Now squad member Shaun Jarvis auditioned for the popular Hey Hey it’s Saturday Red Faces segment. The audition took place in a Perth night club. Solo bmx stunt show performances were common for Shaun as he performed solo flatland shows from the end of 1995 to the beginning of 2000 when Jason Parker joined Freestyle Now. Shaun went to the audition to maybe get on the show with no expectations. The stage was really small for a bmx  flatland performance, although Shaun made do with the size of the area and put in a solid performance. Shaun was called back to perform at the night club as a encore performance a few months later but never made it onto the TV show.

 

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FREESTYLE NOW BMX STUNT SHOW – MEEKATHARRA OUTBACK FESTIVAL VIDEO

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Freestyle Now travelled to Meekatharra for the Meekatharra Outback festival to perform some bmx stunt shows. Meekatharra is 750kms north east from Perth. On the trip for the show performance was Freestyle Now squad member, show veteran and co founder Shaun Jarvis along with Josh Garwood and guest riders all of who have performed bmx stunt shows with Freestyle Now before, Luke Tooze and Nathan Dobbie. The journey out to Meekatharra was a long 12 hour drive and a 12 hour drive back home.

Freestyle Now set up the portable jump box on the street in Meekatharra and proceeded to perform six bmx stunt shows over the course of the day. Freestyle Now performed some great entertaining bmx stunt shows with many rad tricks taking place. The three day journey was epic with good times taking place as always. The road trip video can be found here.

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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Kalgoorlie skatepark competition – bmx scooter skateboard competition – May 2019

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Kalgoorlie is in the heartland of the Western Australian goldfields about 600kms east of Perth. Freestyle Now has had a long history of holding competitions in Kalgoorlie since 2005. Recently Freestyle Now travelled out to Kalgoorlie once again to host a skatepark coaching workshop session followed by a skatepark competition for scooter skateboard and bmx. When Freestyle Now hosts a skatepark competition we always make sure that all disciplines are involved so no participants miss out on rolling out the rad. The skatepark event was also part of a larger youth festival that was also taking place later that evening. A great community turn out on the day was good to see. Crowd participation at skatepark competitions are important and competitors get amped up when the cowed is cheering and screaming, it makes the competitors want to throw down more. It was a smaller than normal participation level at this skatepark competition but the radness defiantly was not held back. A big thank you to the youth team at the City of Kalgoorlie Boulder for their support and also to our supporters Colony bmx, Grit Scooter and 4 skateboard Company as well as. Be sure to check our coming events page for more information on all of our coming events.

Clockwise from top left – Lincon Trinidad had something in his teeth and needed a toothpick, but he still got the first place in bmx – Reilly Fowler skates well, well enough to take the win in the skateboard division – Tarmera Smy throwing the bars on the way to her win the scooter intermediate class – Jaden Oram entered all three, bmx, skateboard and the open scooter class and walked away with some rad prizes. Here his is on his way to the win in the open scooters. More photos can be found on our Facebook page here.

Kalgoorlie skatepark competition – 18th May 2019 – Official results

Scooter beginner – 1st Kelton Thomas, 2nd Dom Majhen,3rd Rrtief Vlasich, 4th Seth Ramsamy, 5th Rolie Wells, 6th Nicholas Shaw, 7th Leroy McKenzie, 8th Nicholas Thomas

Scooter intermediate – 1st Tarmera Smy, 2nd Tyron Ware, 3rd Nate Higgins, 4th Jesse Lupton, 5th Martin Close

Scooter open – 1st Jaden Oram, 2nd Julius Draunikau, 3rd Hugh Strouger

Skate – 1st Reilly Fowler, 2nd Akira Poata, 3rd Ethan Parker, 4th James Butler, 5th Jaden Oram, 6th Nicholas Shaw

Bmx – 1st Lincon Trinidad, 2nd Dom Majhen, 3rd Illist Orr, 4th Jaden Oram, 5th Nicholas Shaw

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Ramp It Up – High Wycombe skatepark competition – bmx scooter skateboard competition – May 2019

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The Ramp It Up skatepark competition made a return to High Wycombe skatepark for 2019. This is always a highlight on the skatepark competition scene and the turnout is always good, and the level of skill during completion is on another level. The City of Kalamunda always puts in the extra effort for the Ramp It Up skatepark competition and the crowds always are keen to make noise. Crowd participation at skatepark competitions are important an competitors get amped up when the crowed is cheering and screaming, it makes the competitors want to throw down more. With 63 competitors it was going to be a rad afternoon of competition. It was great to see a good representation of all the disciplines in the skatepark competition. A big thank you to the youth team at the City of Kalamunda for their support and also to our supporters Colony bmx, Grit Scooter and 4 skateboard Company as well as Mad Orse industries. Be sure to check our coming events page for more information on all of our coming events.

Josh Garwood has recently been added to the Freestyle Now squad and rightly so, this was the gap of the day, tyre grab over the bowl. Thats right he jumped over the bowl !!!!

Clockwise from top left – Jared Kitson showed some awesome skills on the rubber wheeled machine like this toboggan and took out the 1st place in the intermediate bmx class – Tyler Jennings like to fly and has his arms reshaped to help him sore even higher. A first place in the open scooters at his home skatepark – Hunter McGill is an awesome name to have if you are a skateboarder and in this case Hunter McGill is a skateboarder and a good one at that. A first place in the intermediate class for the guy who travelled over 200kms just to skate at the competition – Levi Rehbeck is a rad scooter rider and we hope to see him in the open class soon. Mad skills displayed at the High Wycombe skatepark competition from Levi like this 360 helpd him take the win. More photos can be found on our Facebook page here.

 
Ramp It Up – High Wycombe skatepark competition – 11th May 2019 – Official results

Scooter beginner – 1st Coen Gibson, 2nd Tait Moffatt, 3rd Brenten Waddingham, 4th Jayce Tayor, 5th Cody Morgani, 6th Austin Hatton, 7th Josh Schnierer, 8th Ryder Gibson, 9th Jensen Shaw, 10th Brodie Camil, 11th Lochy Argyle, 11th Trevor Bailey, 13th Ethan Seale, 13th Lee Reiner, 13th Santhi Arya, 13th Zach Kelly, 17th Albie Livesley, 17th Jake Lynch-Blosse, 17th Angus Lynch, 20th Jax Hannah

Scooter intermediate – 1st Levi Rehbeck, 2nd Callan Mansfield, 3rd Austin Cooper, 4th Jacob Stockdale, 5th Ryan Hall, 6th Corey Price, 7th Jack Moss, 8th Ayden Graham, 9th Tyson Gordon, 10th Tate Hatton, 10th Jacob Horgan.

Scooter open – 1st Tyler Jennings, 2nd Corey VanDam, 3rd Ash Carter

Skate beginner – 1st Coen Gibson, 2nd Billy Bartlett, 3rd Filip Utjesinovic, 4th Ryder Gibson

Skate intermediate – 1st Hunter McGill, 2nd Rhys Leigh, 3rd Jordan Mills, 4th Daniel London, 5th Beauen Dyson, 6th Nicholas London, 7th CJ Martinez

BMX beginner – 1st Campbell Wilson, 2nd Albie Livesley, 3rd Brenton Waddingham, 4th Lee Reiner

Bmx intermediate – 1st Jared Kitson, 2nd Zenith Riley, 3rd Taj Hamilton, 4th Jeremy Mills, 5th Callum Sharp, 5th Nathan Garbin, 7th Nathan Wilson

Bmx open – 1st Josh Garwood, 2nd Dan Davis, 3rd Jack Carwardine, 4th Jaden Roadley, 5th Nathan Joson, 6th Ben Targett, 7th Tyler Gayski, 8th Tyler Jennings.

Below is a rad video of highlights thanks to Mad Orse industries and Do Re Media

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Karratha skatepark – bmx scooter skateboard – skatepark competition – May 2019

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Freestyle Now spent a few days at the beginning of May in the City of Karratha to host some skatepark coaching workshops and skatepark competition at the Nickol West skatepark. Karratha is a city in the north west of Western Australia and has five skateparks in and around in the other close towns. The turnout was great at the Nickol West skatepark competition with some awesome tricks being thrown down but the competitors. A big thank you to the youth team at the City of Karratha for their support and also to our supporters Colony bmxGrit Scooters and 4 skateboard Company. Be sure to check our coming events page for more information on all of our coming events.

Clockwise from top left – Jack Colfer took out the first place in the scooter intermediate class with some rad moves like this bri – Louis Vastel travelled all the way from France just to compete at the Nickol West skatepark competiton, we that sounds like a rad story so we will run with it. But Louis is from France – Olly Karolyi took out the first place in the bmx beginners class in Karratha following on from his win as the last skatepark competition we held in Pinjarra a few weeks before – Corey Wilson went the highest of all the competitors and also took home the first place in scooter beginners. More photos can be found on our facebook page here.

 

Nickol West  skatepark competition – 4th May 2019 – Official results

Scooter beginner – 1st Corey Wilson, 2nd Flynn Armstrong, 3rd Thomas Pike, 4th Tahj Kirkwood, 5th Mitch Wilson, 6th Ashley Schut, 7th Tyrece Thompson, 8th Elisha Bailey, 9th Keira Bailey.

Scooter intermediate – 1st Jack Colfer, 2nd Shannon Hann, 3rd Joshua Featherstone, 4th Beau Bailey, 5th Kai Kirkwood, 6th Lochlan Rodd.

Skate intermediate – 1st Michael Bailey, 2nd Louis Vastel.

BMX beginner – 1st Olly Karolyi, 2nd Conner Craig, 3rd Tahn Simmons.

 

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