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FREESTYLE NOW – GETTING RAD IN THE STREET

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Practice make perfect as the saying goes. But how do you practice for a bmx stunt show, work on new tricks and gain more confidence? You set up your bmx stunt show ramps in the street and proceed to get rad, and that exactly what we did. We invited Freestyle Now squad members Josh Garwood, Shaun Jarvis, Luke Tooze, Tim Rose and Taj Hamilton to come and get rad in the street. We set up the FN big jump on the street out the front of our house and got rad. We also invited good friends Nathan Joson, Daniel Davis and Kieran Ramsay along for the day to session the FN big jump and throw down some tricks, try new tricks and generally get used to hitting up the FN big jump. What a fun and rad day it was. Be sure to watch the video.

It was great to had veteran Freestyle Now squad member Tim Rose come and have a roll on the FN big jump, Nice table 360.

Getting rad in the streets, be sure to watch the video to see what we got up to.

Luke Tooze worked on some new tricks, this is the result of some of that work. Be sure to watch the video to see what Luke was working on.

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Welcome new freestyle now squad member – Luke Tooze

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Freestyle Now would like to welcome our newest squad member, Luke Tooze. Luke has been riding bmx since 2010 and in that time has been slowly progressing the radness. Luke first came in our radar sights via competing at the skatepark competitions we hold, first as a beginner and then slowly progressing up to the open class. When we needed a fill in rider for our bmx stunt shows Luke’s name came up a few times as a rider that had the right attitude and radness. He brought such a rad energy that he got invited a few more times as a guest rider. Luke gets it. With all the right elements, radness, super keen, unique riding style, great energy, easy going and knows how to entertain a crowd during a stunt show. Luke is also progressing his riding and tricks with recently learning double backflips that he is keen to bring to the Freestyle Now bmx stunt shows. Welcome Luke to the Freestyle Now squad, may your grips be well worn and your calluses be hard, lets roll out the rad. Be sure to check out Luke’s profile page for some more information in the radster.

Luke Tooze has some of the raddest Xups in the business and this one from Margaret River is proof that they are

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Freestyle Now BMX stunt show – Beverley agricultural show video

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Back in September Freestyle Now performed some bmx stunt shows at the Beverley Agricultural show. It was a great day but very cold. Freestyle Now squad members Shaun Jarvis, Jack Carwardine, Luke Tooze,  Taj Hamilton invited Nathan Joson to come and roll out the rad. We also had Tyler Gayski and Daniel Davis come and hang out and perform in some of the shows as well. It defiantly was a great day and some great tricks went down. Freestyle Now performed at the Beverley agricultural show back in 1999 and 20 years later we had the pleasure of returning to roll out the rad. Much had changed in them 20 years. Back in 1999 it was just squad member Shaun Jarvis performing a solo flatland show at the Beverley Agricultural show. Two years later Freestyle Now got the bmx stunt show ramp set up. After 19 years of service the Beverley agricultural show was meant to the last official show on our old bmx stunt show ramp although just a few weeks later the bmx stunt show ramp was used at the Groundswell festival in Scarborough. The FN box as it is know by will get some modifications and a new landing ramp made and will possibly see another 18 years. Lets keep rolling out the RAD. Be sure to check the video.

Make sure you check out our coming events page to see where the next Freestyle Now 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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Freestyle Now BMX stunt show – 2019 Geraldton Sunshine Festival video 

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Freestyle Now recently performed some entertaining bmx stunt shows at the Geraldton Sunshine Festival. The Geraldton Sunshine festival always has great engaging crowds and this year was no exception. This was the first bmx stunt show that Freestyle Now performed using our new bigger stunt show ramp. At over 2 metres tall the bmx stunt show performers can really push the limits on the bmx stunts that they are performing.

Freestyle Now squad members Shaun Jarvis, Josh Garwood and Luke Tooze invited good friend Nathan Joson to round out the bmx stunt show performers. Big tricks were being performed and the crowds were putting the energy back into the performance, the more noise the crowd makes the more energy the performers receive. Freestyle Now came to roll out the rad and entertain the masses at the Geraldton Sunshine festival and that is what we achieved. When it comes to entertainment Freestyle Now definitely has you covered with a high entertainment value bmx stunt show. Make sure you check out our coming events page to see where the next Freestyle Now 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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2019 Western Australian BMX freestyle state championships

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BMX freestyle is now an official Olympic sport. There are many different types of bmx freestyle riding from street, skatepark, flatland, vert and dirt but it is the skatepark style is the one that is now in the Olympics. Freestyle Now decided it was time to run an official Western Australian BMX freestyle state championships for skatepark riders. The location was the Belmont skatepark due to its openness and functionality along with having a good jump box. There were a great number of riders who entered the competition which catered for many ages and skill levels. Under 10’s, beginners, intermediates, over 35’s and the open class.

Freestyle Now squad members placed we in the competition with Josh Garwood taking 2nd in open even though he went to hospital with a concussion and new squad member Luke Tooze taking 3rd in the open class along with Jack Carwardine placing 11th. Co founder of Freestyle Now Shaun Jarvis was leading the over 35’s class but took the 2nd place in the finals and recruits squad member Taj Hamilton took the 6th place in the intermediate class

The week leading up to the competition day was rain all week. But come competition day the sun was out although it was windy, but this did die down toward the end of the day. Many bmx riders turned up to roll out the rad and to try to take the prestigious number 1 in Western Australia title. There were lots of different styles of riding going down over the different classes, some riders going wide open and some riders being super technical along with a mix between them all. All up it was a great representation of the riding that is currently taking place in Western Australia. The riding in the groups was all really close as you can tell by the points awarded to each rider, each competitor had two runs with only their best run being taken into account for their points. Riders were judged on difficulty, diversity and consistency with a maximum score from one judge of 60 points, and when you add up all the numbers for rider to be only one or two points the difference you know it’s a close competition. A big congratulation to all the riders who entered and especially to the riders who took out the number 1 positions. Freestyle Now hopes to roll out the state championships into other states around Australia over the next year. We would like to thank our supporters for the 2019 Western Australian BMX freestyle state championships, Colony BMX, Local BMX, Mad Orse Industries, City of Belmont and Bmx sports Western Australia along with the sports governing body Freestyle BMX Australia.

Thanks to MadOrse Industries for being there to capture the action on video

 

Thanks to J Love media for being there to capture the action on video

 

2019 Western Australian BMX freestyle state championships – 2nd November 2019 – Official results

 

Under 10’s

Finals – 1st – Cody Steel – 54 points , 2nd – Albie Livesley – 48 points , 3rd – Angus Lewis – 43 points

Qualifying – 1st – Albie Livesley – 54 points , 1st – Cody Steel – 54 points , 3rd – Angus Lewis – 47 point , 4th – Kayden Taylor – 40 points

 

Beginners

Finals – 1st – Mason Egan – 63 points , 2nd -Campbell Wilson – 60 points , 3rd – Cooper Hiscox – 55 points

Qualifying -1st – Mason Egan – 62 points , 2nd – Cooper Hiscox – 55 points , 3rd – Campbell Wilson – 48 points , 4th – Brenten Waddingham – 47 points , 5th – Adam Tedesco – 41 points

 

Intermediate

Finals – 1st – Christopher Koglkia – 94 points , 2nd – Tyler Gayski – 86 points , 3rd – Ronan McCamish – 85 points , 4th – Dylan Gayski – 83 points , 5th – Zenith Riley – 81 points , 6th – Taj Hamilton – 76 points

Qualifying – 1st – Zenith Riley – 82 points , 2nd – Christopher Koglkia – 77 points , 3rd – Tyler Gayski – 75 points , 4th – Dylan Gayski – 74 points , 5th – Ronan McCamish – 71 points , 6th – Taj Hamilton – 68 points , 7th – Bohden Hildred – 63 points , 8th – Jeremy Wilson – 62 points , 8th – Shae Macdonald – 62 points , 10th – Aaron McKie – 60 points , 11th – Oliver Brightman – 58 points , 12th – Liam Schneider – 53 points , 12th – Nathan Wilson – 53 points

 

Over 35’s

Finals – 1st – Adam Lewis – 64 points , 2nd – Shaun Jarvis – 62 points , 3rd – Barry Livesley – 53 points

Qualifying – 1st – Shaun Jarvis – 63 points , 2nd – Adam Lewis – 59 points , 3rd – Barry Livesley – 46 points , 4th – Mark Baker – 44 points

 

Open

Finals – 1st – Shane Ellis – 102 points , 2nd – Josh Garwood – 95 points , 3rd – Luke Tooze – 94 points , 4th – Ryan Aquilina – 92 points , 5th – Dylan Schmidt – 92 points , 6th – Jay Roadley – 89 points , 7th – Daniel Davis – 81 points

Josh Garwood is pictured inserted as he was not at presentations due to being taken to hospital with a concussion and released the following day

Qualifying – 1st – Luke Tooze – 99 points , 2nd – Shane Ellis – 95 point , 3rd – Jay Roadley – 93 points , 4th – Ryan Aquilina – 92 points , 5th – Josh Garwood – 88 points , 6th – Daniel Davis – 85 points , 7th – Dylan Schmidt – 82 points , 8th – Steve Heuer – 81 points , 9th – Fabio Canetti – 75 points , 10th – Nathan Joson – 69 points , 11th – Jack Carwardine – 68 points

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FREESTYLE NOW BMX STUNT SHOW – MARGARET RIVER AGRICULTURAL SHOW 

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Freestyle Now recently performed bmx stunt shows at the Margaret River Agricultural show. It was great to return once again to the Margaret River show. The crowds were excited to see some amazing bmx stunts performed by the Freestyle Now bmx stunt show. Freestyle Now squad members Shaun Jarvis, Josh Garwood and Luke Tooze were joined by good friend and all round radical rider Nathan Joson to round out the bmx stunt show performers. The four bmx stunt show riders put on a great entertaining bmx stunt show for the crowds. Big tricks were being performed and the crowds were putting the energy back into the performance, the more noise the crowd makes the more energy the performers receive. Freestyle Now came to roll out the rad and entertain the masses at the Margaret River Agricultural show and that is what we achieved. When it comes to entertainment Freestyle Now definitely has you covered with a high entertainment value bmx stunt show. Make sure you check out our coming events page to see where the next Freestyle Now 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.

A triple backflip treat. The new Freestyle Now show jump allows for our bmx show performers to do even more crazy bmx stunts.

Clockwise from top left – Josh Garwood sending a nofooter one hander over the big Freestyle Now show jump – Luke Toozegets that front end dipped on this toboggan – While Shaun Jarvis balances no handed Josh Garwood rotates a vertical 360 – Nathan Joson like to spin his bike around while he is spinning around, nothing but great bmx stunts. More photos can be found on our facebook page here

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How to – build a BMX kicker ramp in a hardware carpark

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Freestyle Now is all about the rad and sometimes you just have to build stuff to get rad on. No matter where you are at home, at work or in a hardware carpark. Freestyle Now squad member Shaun Jarvis did just that recently and built a kicker ramp (launch ramp) in a hardware carpark. Kicker ramps / launch ramps are great, they can fit in a ute or van, can be used at any location, skateparks or streets, river jumping or even stunt shows which was the purpose for this build. Check out the video and get building. Be sure to subscribe to our Youtube channel and scope out the 10 years worth of videos

 

Luke Tooze jumps over Shaun Jarvis at the Australian Moto Grand Prix. Build a BMX kicker ramp and get the radness rolling

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Naotada Yamada and Jigen Omotehara taking bmx flatland wins

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Freestyle Now recruits squad members Naotada Yamada and Jigen Omotehara recently both took home some first place positions at bmx flatland contests in Japan. Naotoda competed in the under 16 class at the Chimera A side games in Kobe and did an awesome run to take the win. With a great front wheel combo and with only one touch the rad was definitely rad. Congratulations.

 

These two radsters are both bmx flatland contest winners. Jigen Omotehara and Naotada Yamada have been friends for over half their lives and are both Freestyle Now squad members. Both are wearing the Freestyle Now “Life without BMX” t shirts. Check our Facebook store if you would like to get one

 
Jigen entered the Japan BMX freestyle federation Japan Cup in the 13 – 15 class and took home the first place with a contest run that was full of hard combos and only 2 touches. The contest took place in Okayama City in September on the same weekend that a typhoon Hagibis hit Japan. Congratulations. Jigen will be competing in Kyoto this weekend (16th November) for round 3 of the Japan Cup.
 

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DOWNUNDERGROUND – 2019 AUSTRALIAN BMX FLATLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS – VIDEO ROUND RESULTS

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DownUnderGround is the Australian bmx flatland championships and has been going since 2008 with Freestyle Now being the competition organizer. Once again DownUnderGround will return to Melbourne for the 11th year of the national competition on 7th December at the iconic Melbourne Imax in Carlton.

DownUnderGround also has a video contest to help riders earn points toward taking the Australian bmx flatland championship title. Riders submit a contest video between 1 and 2 minutes in length. The rider has to perform their tricks on camera as if they were at a physical contest. Riders are then judged according to the judging criteria.

 

This year the video round judges were –
Freestyle Now squad members Paul Chamberlain (judging beginners and experts) and Shaun Jarvis (judging opens), both are no strangers to competitions having judged and entered many DownUnderGround competitions.
James McGraw. James has been in flatland for over 30 years and had competed and is still competing at the highest level. James is behind the American Flatland Association, making sure the grassroots movement of bmx flatland is always being promoted and influenced in the USA.
Joe Cicman. Joe is legendary for pushing the boundaries what is possible in BMX flatland and inspiring other to push the boundaries.

We would like to give a big thanks to the judges and it was great to have their input into judging the video round.
Thank you once again to our competition supporters Freestyle Now, Colony BMXAnchor BMXSneaky Wholefoods and ZTFF BMX. Hope to see many riders at DownUnderGround on the 7th December at Melbourne Imax in Carlton, come on down to witness the best bmx flatland riding in Australia.

2019 DownUnderGround – Australian bmx flatland championships video competition results

Beginner – 1st Paul Grzinic – Melbourne, 2nd Greg De Bois – Sydney, 3rd David Roomey – Melbourne

Expert – 1st Trent Karow – Perth, 2nd Matt Wootton – Launceston, 3rd Shaun Jarvis – Perth

Open – 1st Gonzalo Bellanti – Melbourne, 2nd Paul Chamberlain – Sydney, 3rd Lee Kirkman – Bundaberg

 

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Dez Marssen – Insta Ammo

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Freestyle Now squad member Dez Marssen knows how to get rad on a bike. His bmx flatland skills are dialed. Over the past few months Dez has been performing in the Elements of Freestyle with the ISH Dance Collective and recently performed in Edinburgh. Following on from the theater shows Dez travelled to Spain to hang out with Alberto Moya and compete in the Boadilla street line competition where he took out the 2nd place.

 

Dez has just recently compiled a stack of his instagram videos to make the Insta Ammo clip. Be sure to give this one a watch to see how much radness Dez possesses on a bike. Six and a half minutes of pure bmx flatland skills that will blow your mind on what is possible on a bmx bike. Keep rolling out the rad Dez.

Dez Maarsen performing with the Elements of Freestyle in Edinburgh

 

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