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Drouin skatepark – skatepark competition bmx scooter skateboard

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Freestyle Now was recently at the Ficifolia Festival in Drouin Victoria to manage a bmx, scooter and skateboard skatepark competition. Drouin is a town in the West Gippsland region about 90 kilometres east of Melbourne. The Ficifolia Festival was a great event with a massive street parade lots of entertainment and stalls. With $800 prize money up for grabs thanks to the event sponsors, the competition was on in the open class to win some of that cash. Drouin Cycles gave out some rad prizes for the afternoon competition as well with all competitors taking home prizes. Freestyle Now squad member Lee Kirkman entered into the competition and took home the 3rd place, his first skatepark competition in about 4 years, so it was great to see him shred the park. 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. It was great to see the Drouin skatepark competition building in participation levels with many new competitors coming to help roll out the rad. There was a great turnout from the town at the competition with one head count at 400 spectators. Work is underway for the 2020 Drouin skatepark competition so don’t miss it as once again its going to be a rad time. Thank you to the event sponsors Bendigo and Districts Bank, Drouin Cycles, McDonald’s Drouin, The Committee for Drouin and Michael Robinson Photography.

Clockwise from top left – Open bmx rider Jai Bradley came to Drouin with a winning look in his eye and left Drouin with $200 and a gold medal – Drouin local Justin Brebner knows how to skate his local park. He knows also how to take the win in the open skateboard class –   Tom Green rode his scooter so well and did awesome tricks like the flip on the hip. the judges gave him the win and the $200 – Olly Ferguson threading the needle and locking in the rad Xup. Olly went home with the win in the bmx intermediate class.

Freestyle Now squad member Lee Kirkman getting his flair on at the Drouin skatepark competition for the 3rd place. The kids face says it all.

More photos can be found on our Facebook page here

More photos can be found on the Michael Robinson Photography web page here

Drouin skatepark competition – 16th February 2019 – Official results

Scooter beginner – 1st David Espie, 2nd Seth Hill, 3rd Rory Cross, 4th Chase Gregory, 5th Nate Joiner, 6th Brodie Beechey, 7th Zavier Hollier, 8th Radd Kight, 9th Krue Knight, 10th Beau Beechey.

Scooter intermediate – 1st Jack Cross, 2nd Ash Stanfield, 3rd Cameron Mann, 4th Wyatt Price, 5th Brandon James, 6th Wil Trewin, 7th Kaide Perry. 8th Ben Stanfield.

Scooter Open – 1st Tom Green, 2nd Dylan Arldt, 3rd Jeremy Merin, 4th Jac Cassar

Skate open – 1st Justin Brebner, 2nd Zac Hall, 3rd Phil Bone

BMX beginner – 1st Joel Kovac, 2nd Zavier Hollier

BMX intermediate – 1st Olly Ferguson, 2nd Dalon Jeffery-Molow, 3rd Brendan Alexander, 4th Wil Trewin

BMX open – 1st Jai Bradley, 2nd Jess Cini, 3rd Lee Kirkman, 4th Rosco Rosco

 

Below is a video from Drouin local Blake Cann , be sure to give it a watch to see some of the action from the Drouin skatepark competition

 

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Bassendean Gravit8 festival – skatepark competition bmx scooter skateboard

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The 2019 Bassendean Gravit8 festival was an awesome event. For about 7 years now the Gravit8 festival has been a highlight on the events calendar, if you have never been you defiantly have been missing out. The Bassendean youth services team really put 100% into organizing the event. The sound system is amazing with the DJ really working the tunes. The timing schedule on the skatepark competition is really important with only four hours to get through fifty competitors. As always Freestyle Now managed the night in true professionalism and got through the competitors as well as hosting jam sessions between the competition rounds, it was a jam packed night without a doubt. The energy from the night defiantly helps the skatepark competition participants be more hyped up to go harder in their competition runs. So much great riding went down. A few stand outs were Freestyle Now newest reserves squad member Dylan Reese taking the win in skateboard open but also showing how talented he is by taking the win in bmx intermediate as well. It was also great to see Freestyle Now recruits squad member CJ Martinez skating and taking the second in skateboard intermediate. Jack Graham Arho who has only been to a few Freestyle Now skatepark coaching sessions took the win in skateboard  beginner ad won a new skateboard deck from The 4 skateboard co, he was so stoked and left that night with a massive smile on his face. Chris Coglais had entered into bmx intermediate in what was his first competition but as soon as he dropped in we could tell he defiantly needed to move up to the open class which he did and took home the 2nd place. When 2020 comes around and you see the Gravit8 festival scheduled in make sure you attend even just as a spectator as the energy and vibe at the event is nothing but pure radness.
A big thank you to the Town of Bassendean for making it happen and also to our supporters Colony BMX , The 4 skateboard co, Modus bearings and grit scooters. Our next skatepark competition takes place in Bunbury as part of the Action Sports Games on the 17th march so be sure to check our coming events page for more info.

 Be sure to check the video form the 2019 Gravit8 such a rad vibe.

Luke Tooze getting his barspin on for a first in open bmx, was such a treat to see him destroy the skatepark with his unique style. Jack Graham Arho is still smiling thanks to winning skateboard beginner and a new skate deck. More photos of the competition can be found on our Facebook page here.

Bassendean skatepark competition – 8th February 2019 – Official results

Scooter beginner – 1st Darcy Criddle, 2nd Joel Sowden, 3rd Jhett Ugle, 4th Jayce Taylor, 5th Tyler Jefferies, 6th Jack Graham Arho, 7th Samara Lawford

Scooter intermediate – 1st Jaxon Flecther, 2nd Karee Funeyvall, 3rd Alexander Tolcon, 4th Alec Fearn, 5th Levi Riebeck, 6th Jacob Stockdlae, 7th Chris Prince, 8th Brody Lawford

Scooter Open – 1st Will Harold, 2nd Jasen Rhodes, 3rd Tyler Jennings, 4th Cameron Harapeet, 5th    Elian Luevas, 6th Aden Lillas

Skate beginner – 1st Jack Graham Arho, 2nd Eli Caporn-Bennett, 3rd Riley Morrow, 4th Mason Egan

Skate intermediate – 1st Robert Sinclair, 2nd CJ Martinez, 3rd Kyle Bridgeland, 4th John Manny

Skate open – 1st Dylan Reece, 2nd Sam Orme, 3rd Noval Lang

BMX beginner – 1st Mason Egan, 2nd Cacey Harvey Hill, 3rd Cooper Morrow, 4th Campbell Wilson, 5th Matt Bertone, 6th Albie Livesley.

BMX intermediate – 1st Dylan Recce, 2nd Taj Hamilton, 3rd Zenith John Riley, 4th Jeremy Wilson, 5th Callum Sharp, 6th Tyler Jennings, 7th Keaghan Robertson, 8th Dylan Gayski

BMX open – 1st Luke Tooze, 2nd Chris Coglais, 3rd Aaron Newman, 4th Jack Hooper

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Ballajura skatepark competition – BMX and SCOOTER

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Freestyle Now hosted a skatepark competition at the Ballajura skatepark. There was a good solid turn out of competitors considering it was a weekday competition held during the school holidays. Lots of good riding went down and many riders were stoked on their runs. A big thank you to the City of Swan for their support and also to our supporters Colony BMX and grit scooters. Our next skatepark competition takes place in Bunbury as part of the Action Sports Games on the 17th march so be sure to check our coming events page for more info.

Winners are grinners. More photos of the competition can be found on our Facebook page here.

Ballajura skatepark competition – 30th January 2019 – Official results

Scooter beginner – 1st Jayce Taylor, 2nd Tyler Jeffries, 3rd Declan Smith, 4th Rhys Nowick, 5th Jack Graham, 6th Deklan Moody, 7th Brenten Waddingham, 8th Garry Collie, 9th Blake Carey

Scooter intermediate – 1st Connor Duffy, 2nd David McGregor, 3rd Lachlan Reedy, 4th Dylan Edwards, 5th Desin Nitiprecha, 6th Tate Trpchev, 7th Jamahl Martin, 8th Jake Jones.

Scooter Open – 1st Mason Baughan, 2nd Joshua O’Neil, 3rd Jayden Woodlands, 4th Jarom Teki, 5th Tyler Anderson, 6th Alexander Tolcon.

BMX beginner – 1st Matt Bertone, 2nd Mason Egan, 3rd Campbell Wilson.

BMX intermediate – 1st Jeremy Wilson, 2nd Flynn Costa, 3rd Taj Hamilton, 4th Casey Harvey Hill

BMX open – 1st Steven Heuer, 2nd Jack Hooper, 3rd Joshua O’Neil, 4th Regan Lothian, 5th Aaron Newman

 

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Freestyle Now – BMX stunt show – Perth Sky show 2019

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Freestyle Now recently performed some bmx stunt shows at the 2019 Perth Sky show. The day was warm and sunny and the crowds were loud. As always with the Perth Sky show people gradually build during the afternoon till it is packed toward the end of the afternoon. 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 bring 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 at 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.

Now that entertainment, check the crowds, check the balance of Shaun Jarvis in the mod hoppers, check the flair from Nathan Dobbie, check the perfect blue skies, and check the entertainment value,  Freestyle Now can deliver the radness, More photos can be found on our facebook page here.

Clockwise from top left – Luke Tooze getting is all twisted up in the front end with an Xup – Nathan Dobbie is not letting his bike go accidentally, captured mid bike flip – Jack Carwardine throwing down a super indy grab – Josh Garwood in perfect upside down moment with the City of Perth in the background.

Taj Hamilton did his first backflip at the Perth Sky Show, it was awesome to watch.

 

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Ellenbrook skatepark competition BMX SCOOTER SKATEBOARD

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Freestyle Now hosted a skatepark competition at the Ellenbrook skatepark. The day was a hot summers day, and to see a great parental support turn out and hang out in the shade and support all the competitors was great to see. A big thank you to the City of Swan for their support and also to our supporters Colony BMX and Grit scooters. Our next skatepark competition takes place in Bunbury as part of the Action Sports Games on the 17th march so be sure to check our coming events page for more info.

Tyler Gayski rode well and is a very talented up coming bmx rider and took 1st in the intermediate class. More photos can be found on our facebook page here

 Ellenbrook skatepark competition – 9th January 2019 – Official results

Scooter beginner – 1st Brenten Waddingham, 2nd Stefan Houlis, 3rd Alexandra Tayler, 4th Zavier Morrison.

Scooter intermediate – 1st Kalen Taylor, 2nd Mason Baughan, 3rd Connor Wilson, 4th Mason Jordan, 5th Mason Lach.

Skateboard – 1st Oli Lane, 2nd Lucas Magistro, 3rd Trent Mills.

BMX beginner – 1st Campbell Wilson, 2nd Cody Steel.

BMX intermediate – 1st Tyler Gayski, 2nd Jeremy Wilson, 3rd Taj Hamilton, 4th Keagan Robertson, 5th Rylee Nisbet

 

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Rayment Rock N Ramps – bmx jump competition

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New Years Eve is a time to party but for 2018 Freestyle Now decided to get rad. Freestyle Now teamed up with Whildfyre to set up Rayment Rock n Ramps. Local rock band Whildfyre are four young rocker who are on a mission to bring back rock music one rock song at a time. Freestyle Now took over Rayment Park and set up three jumps using our portable ramps. Riders came and were stoked on the set up, jump box, volcano spine finishing with a deck spine. The competition was easy and simple. There were two classes to enter, the good class and the great class. Three judges gave a score out of ten for each run. The riders had 6 runs each with the 3 lowest scores dropped, the remaining 3 scores were added together to form the points, highest points wins.
Between the classes Whildfyre played a killer set and then it was onto the great class. The day finished up with another set from Whildfyre before the results were given. It was great to have Freestyle Now squad member Jason Parker rock up and be one of the judges for the day. A big thanks to Local BMX for their support on the day. It defiantly was a fun way to end 2018. Freestyle Now will be keen to hold another Rayment Rock N Ramps for 2019. Make sure you check out our coming events page to see where our next event will be taking place.

Josh Garwood goes high, like really high and when he goes high he goes big. It’s hard to pass up this big lucky dip (grabbing the seat through the handle bars) as one of his wining tricks.

Everyone loves a good x up and it was Zenith Riley who did one on this occasion, and took the win in the good class. More photos can be found on our facebook page here

Highlights from the awesome day. Thanks to everyone that came and got rad

Freestyle Now Rayment Rock n Ramps BMX jumping competition – 31st December 2018 – Official results

Good class – 1st Zenith Riley, 2nd Tyler Gayski, 3rd Jaxon May, 4th Keagnan Robertson, 5th Cody Steel, 6th Taj Hamilton, 7th Kingsley Mitchell, 8th Angus Lewis, 9th Campbell Wilson , 10th Cooper Morrow.

 Great class – 1st Josh Garwood, 2nd Dan Davis, 3rd Ryan Aqulina, 4th Jack Carwardine, 5th Adam “Kila” Lewis
 

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DownUnderGround – Australian bmx flatland championships – 2018

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DownUnderGround is the Australian bmx flatland championships and the 1st December saw the finals hit the iconic location of the Melbourne Imax. Bmx flatland riders from around Australia and the world converged on Melbourne to partake in one of the hardest forms of bmx riding, flatland. It was good to see a great turnout with a few international riders attending. This was the tenth year of DownUnderGround, the first contest took place in Perth in November 2008. Over the past 10 years many riders have attended at various locations around Australia to compete and have fun. In Australia bmx flatland riders would rarely get to hang out if it was not for DownUnderGround. It’s not just about a competition, it’s a time for riders to come together, share tricks have good times and build the bmx flatland scene in Australia.

David Rooney is progressing well in the beginner class ad took another win in Melbourne for DUG 10.

There have been many changes with DownUnderGround over the ten years. When it first started there were four contests around Australia, now there is only on physical contest along with the video contest, this makes travelling easier for the riders. Melbourne has the biggest bmx flatland scene in Australia so it makes perfect sense to hold the contest where the majority of riders live.

Clockwise from top left – Year end title holder Philipp Frueh mid hitchhiker – Freestyle Now boss man Shaun Jarvis moving into a upside down backward wheelie and a 3rd place in expert – Freestyle Now squad member Paul Chamberlain doing his best strong man pose while wearing some of that Freestyle Now rad dude merch – Heru Anwari returned from Indonesia once again to throw down some of his radical riding like this front wheel to back wheel whip transfer.

In the beginners class heading into the contest it was Paul Griznic who had a great video entry and was sitting in fist place. He didn’t ride as consistent as he would have wanted to and only took a 3rd in Melbourne. His progression is good though and its rad to see that passion. In Melbourne it was local rider David Rooney who ended up taking the win from Rusty Eylward-Pyko in the beginners. David was just a little bit more consistent than Rusty but both rode well. With his first in the video round and a third in Melbourne it was Paul Griznic who to the year end title in the beginners class. What was great to see with all of the beginner riders was the willingness to give it a go and not care how sketchy they were, that is what is needed at more competitions.

Beginners L-R – 2nd place Rusty Piko, 1st place David Rooney and 3rd place and year end title holder Paul Grzinic.

In the expert class it was a close result between Philipp Frueh and Shaun Jarvis. These rider had scored 2nd and 3rd in the video round so only 5 points separated them going into the championships in Melbourne. With western Australian rider Trent Karow not at the competition it was up to Tasmanian rider Chris Letchford to ride well enough to take the win in the expert class with Philipp and Shaun taking the 2nd and 3rd spots respectively. With two seconds it was Philipp Frueh who took home the year end Australian championships title in the expert class. Good work Philipp.

Chris Letchford has been heading to DownUnderGound for 10 years now and in Melbourne took home to Tasmainia a 1st place.

Experts class L-R – Philipp Frueh with a 2nd place and the year end title, Tasmanian Chris Letchford in 1st and Freestyle Now squad member Shaun Jarvis stoked on his 3rd place.

The open class is was all about Agentinian rider Gonzalo Bellanti. With taking a first in the video round he was almost untouchable to take the year title. Indonesian rider Heru Anwari was present to keep the heat on him though. Heru won the Australian championships last year and was back to defend his title. With 3 run each the riders were able to be a bit more relaxed on the runs knowing that their lowest score would be dropped. Gonzalo had more combos completed and rode a bit more consistent than Heru who had some fast cross footed techniques but consistency defiantly held him back. So 1st to Gonzalo and 2nd to Heru. DownUnderGround veteran Paul Chamberlain took home the 3rd place in the open with some great riding but consistency was down.

Gonzalo Bellanti rode with consistency and difficulty for the win.

Open class L-R – Heru Anwari from Indonesia with a 2nd, Argentinian Gonzalo Bellanti taking the 1st and the year end title and Freestyle Now squad member Paul Chamberlain in 3rd place.

DownUnderGround 10 was awesome. It had a great relaxed vibe. All the riders were happy with the new format of 3 runs and dropping the lowest run, it worked well. Planning has begun for DUG 11 which will no doubt take place in Melbourne towards the end of 2019 along with the video round announced around mid year.

Thank you to the competition supporters Freestyle NowColony BMXSneaky WholefoodsAnchor BMX,

DownUnderGround BMX flatland contest – 1st December 2018 – Official results

Open – 1st Gonzalo Bellanti, 2nd Heru Anwari, 3rd Paul Chamberlain, 4th Aristyo Rahadiyan (Ais), 5th Lee Kirkman

Expert – 1st Chris Letchford, 2nd Philipp Frueh, 3rd Shaun Jarvis, 4th Matt Wootton, 5th Matt Spencer, 6th June Dungca

Beginners – 1st David Rooney, 2nd Rusty Piko, 3rd Paul Grzinic, 4th Seth Piko.

More photos can be found on the facebook page here. Full results of DownUnderGround from 2008 can be found here

 The open class runs

 

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Freestyle Now in Japan video

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In October 2018 Freestyle now headed to Japan to attend the legendary Flatark contest. With flight all book the contest was cancelled a few weeks prior the date, so it was still all systems go to head to Japan and go on a riding holiday. Freestyle Now squad members Shaun Jarvis and Paul Chamberlain headed from both sides of Australia while Dez Maarsen traveled from his home in The Netherlands. Meeting them in Kobe was Freestyle Now recruits rider and Osaka resident Naotada Yamada. Shaun Jarvis documented the 10 day trip with making a video of each of the day’s activities and riding. It was an awesome time with so much riding going on almost every day. The video highlights the Spaceark jam that happened in Kobe which took place due to Flatark not happening, and the Freestyle Now jam that took place the day after at Nagai Park in Osaka. While in Japan and in Osaka Freestyle Now also added young shredder and good friend of Naotada, Jigin Omotehara to our recruits squad. So much great riding took place. Also there are many riders from around the world who also were riding in Japan as well as so many of the Japanese bmx flatland riders. Give it a watch to see some amazing bmx flatland.

 

Riders included in the video – Paul Chamberlain, Shaun Jarvis, Dez Maarsen, Naotada Yamada, Jigin Omotehara, Joel Schallhorn, Naoto Tamaru, Masato Ito, Dan Hennig, Benjamin Hudson, Jorrit van Drumpt, Minato Sato, York Uno


Freestyle now squad members L to R Paul Chamberlain, Dez Maarsen, Naotad Yamada and Shaun Jarvis

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Freestyle Now – Meekatharra outback festival bmx stunt show road trip video

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Back in September 2018 Freestyle Now travelled the 750kms to Meekatharra for the Meekatharra Outback festival to perform some bmx stunt shows. Meekatharra is 750kms north east from Perth Western Australia. On the trip for the show performance was Freestyle Now squad member, show veteran and co founder Shaun Jarvis along with three guest riders all of who have performed bmx stunt shows with Freestyle Now before, Luke Tooze, Josh Garwood and Nathan Dobbie. The journey out to Meekatharra was a long 12 hour drive and a 12 hour drive back home. A lot of time was spent in the FN rig. On the day of the shows 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 three day journey was epic with good times taking place as always. The crew filmed their journey along the way have compiled a rad trip video so be sure to give it a watch.

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.

 


Josh Garwood boosting over Shaun Jarvis, check the video to see Josh come down incorrectly on one of these jump overs

 

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ICEA classic – skateboard jam session

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Freestyle Now hosted a skateboard jam session at the 2018 ICEA surf classic. On the day Freestyle Now brought in some of our portable skatepark for skateboard participants in the coaching sessions and the jam sessions to use. Cottesloe beach was a perfect location to set up the ramps and let the skateboarders roll out the rad. There was some great participation levels and lots of skaters won some rad prizes on the day. Good friends of Freestyle Now Brendon Cross and Aarron Winter were there to help other skateboards learn new skills and gain new levels of confidence. It was a great day had by all. Big thanks to the ICEA foundation for hosting the event and to all the crews who came down to skate.

It is refreshing to see some of this old style being displayed by the new generation of skaters. Go fast and grab on the rails.

Brendon Cross using the ramps for rolling out the rad and helping new skaters gain confidence. More photos can be found on our facebook page here.

 

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