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Department of Transport Bike Love festival – BMX stunt shows

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Freestyle Now teamed up with the Western Australian Department of Transport for their bike love festival. They had been working with Shelly Primary School over a few months implementing a ride to school program. To finish up the program they had the students ride from the school to the Kent Street Weir Park where the City of Canning had just finished installing a new pump track. The students had the opportunity to have Freestyle Now coach them on the pump track on how to ride it safely, it was the first time many of them had been on a pump track. At the lunchtime break Freestyle Now performed BMX stunt shows for the students. It was great to have some Western Australian BMX legends perform in the shows with Ryan Aquilina, Dempsey and Michael Pidgeon. The weather was hot and so were the tricks. Performing in front of school children is always rad as they are so hyped and always keen to make 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. A full list of all the stunt shows that Freestyle Now has done over the past 35 years can be found on our past stunt show page.

Clockwise from top left – Aquaman being superman – Dempsey reaching for the sky – Everyone loves a good jump over on the ramp, the Shelly primary school students were super loud – Michael Pidgeon with a backflip on a bicycle – More photos can be found on our facebook page here

 

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Helmet safety ain’t no joke – Be sure your helmet is a certified helmet for your safety

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Helmets save lives. Wearing a helmet at the skatepark is vital. Wearing the proper helmet is vital. Wearing the helmet properly is vital. Shaun Jarvis runs through helmet information that can either give you a trip to the hospital, stop your riding session for the day, have someone wipe your bum and feed you for the rest of your life, give you a bit of a headache, or let you keep on riding for the day. There is no point wearing an ice cream container with padding, it’s not going to do much. Remember your choice can not only affect you but those around you in the moment and in the long term. Safety never takes a holiday so be sure you have the right helmet that fits right.

 

 

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Shaun Jarvis November 2022 web play

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Freestyle Now co founder 54 year old Shaun Jarvis has put together another web play filmed over October and November. During these two months Freestyle Now hosted many skatepark coaching sessions. After the sessions it was time to get a quick ride in grab a clip and move on. Shaun has been riding bmx for 41 years and it looks like there is no slowing down.

 

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Groundswell BMX Bowl Battle 2022

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Luke Tooze rides the Scarborough Beach bowl like no one else. So fast, so large so much flow. 2022 is his third time in a row winning the competition.

The Groundswell festival was an amazing event. Set right on the Scarborough beach, with an amazing bowl, just perfect to a bowl competition. The format was simple, two divisions, The Rad and The Raddest, two runs for qualifying and that set the order for the battle finals. Qualifying was super important, qualify in first and the other riders have to battle their way to take you on. Two riders would go into a battle round, each rider would have two thirty second runs back to back. The three judges would vote who would progress into the next battle round. Loose the battle and you are out of the competition, win the battle you progress to the next round. It was an exciting final to watch, with each class taking alternating turns so rider got to have a rest. You had to be in top form or you got the cut. The highlight of the Groundswell BMX bowl battle was Malachi Pooley in the Rad division. Malachi qualified in 7th place, but battled his way to take home the 2nd place. That’s six battle rounds the young rider hit up, that that’s a lot of riding. It was also so rad to see father and sons competing together, Corey Brown and his two sons Levi and Brody. BMXing families are great to see. Taking the 1st place in the Rad class was Albie Livesley who had the height and the flow that Malachi could not match. In the Raddest class it was great to see Roman Depiazzi sending some great tricks for the thirteen year old. The Groundswell BMX bowl battle was won again by Luke Tooze. His speed and height were no match, that 3 years in a row Luke has won the Groundswell BMX bowl battle. For 2023 will Luke have a worthy challenger? We await for next year to find out. Everyone took home a plethora of prizes thanks to the Groundswell Festival, Colony BMXSneaky Wholefoods and Local BMX. This was one rad day for everyone.  All photos Patrick Miller. More photos can be found on our Facebook page here.

Albie Livesley is one rad kid, so much speed, flow and style. Congratulation on the 1st place in the rad class.

Malachi Pooley was the riding champion of the day with battling his way from 7th to 2nd in the rad division, that’s a lot of riding.

Clockwise from top left – Mundas brought a huge serving of flow to the raddest division to a 2nd place – Young Roman Depiazzi is hungry for radical action and this 540 bar spin was just of this trick he did for the 3rd place in the raddest division – WA BMX legend Dempesy on his way to 4th in the raddest – It was good to see Trae Lavender rolling in the raddest until his rolled ankle

Clockwise from top left – Liam Miller is powering through the BMX skills and progressing well and took the 3rd place in the rad division – Rad dad Corey Brown carving on his way to 4th place in the rad division – It was awesome to see young shredder Bianca Martin rolling in the rad division to a 5th place – Levi Brown under the watchful eyes of dad. A great thing to see is father and son competing together.

Scarborough BMX Bowl Battle 1st October 2022 – final results

The Rad – 1st Albie Livesley, 2nd Malachi Pooley, 3rd Liam Miller, 4th Corey Brown, 5th Bianca Martin, 6th Levi Brown, 7th Jayce Blakers, 8th Brody Brown

The Raddest – 1st Luke Tooze, 2nd Mundas, 3rd Roman Depiazzi, 4th Dempsey, 5th Trae Lavender

 

 

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2022 DownUnderGround – the Australian BMX flatland national championships

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After a 2 year hiatus DownUnderGround was back to a physical contest. BMX flatland riders from around Australia and the world converged on Melbourne to partake in one of the hardest forms of BMX riding, flatland. The last physical contest was in 2019 with video contests taking place in 2020 and 2021. DownUnderGround, the Australian BMX flatland national championships took place at Rampfest in Melbourne as part of the Australian BMX freestyle championships. The location was sorted outside to host the competition but in true Melbourne form the weather was not kind. The wind had picked up to gale force conditions so it was decided to move the competition indoors, and go back to the year 2000 and ride between the ramps.The format was each rider having three runs, each up to two minutes long. The lowest score dropped and both remaining runs added together.This was the 14th year for DownUnderGround. It’s a time when friends come together from all over Australia to ride, share tricks have good times and build the BMX flatland scene in Australia. DownUnderGround also has a video contest helps riders earn points toward the year end title.

Clockwise from top left – Gonzalo Bellanti took home the win and year end title once again in the open class – Heru Anwari from Indonesia has been living in Melbourne for a few years now and ripping it up. Only a few points behind Gonzalo for the second place in the open class – Making his way from Indonesia for the contest Botay Agata took the 3rd place in open class and did some crazy switches from the front to back wheel and back again. This Time machine was just one of his spinning tricks – BMX flatland legend Grant Cruise is always a pleasure to watch ride. This funky chicken was prime but his quick spin was one of the contest highlights.

Clockwise from top left – Philipp Frueh took home the win and the year end title in the expert class. This lard yard was just some of his trickery – Freestyle Now CEO Shaun Jarvis letting go of the bars to grab the pegs, took out the 2nd place in the expert class – from his his home city of Nara in Japan Yuki Tokui proceed to take the 3rd place spot in the expert class – Tom Palonek is back and riding and was great to see him smash out these smith decades to 4th place in the expert class.

Clockwise from top left – Kevin Filmer said he has not been riding much but he was really consistent with the trick he was doing like this front yard, 5th place experts – One of Australia’s most progressive riders, Melbourne rider David Rooney had some struggles with the contest floor location and it showed in his consistency. 6th place – Top 3 expert place getters – Top 3 opens place getters. All photos thanks to Stephen Pretty

 

DownUnderGround – the Australian BMX flatland national championships – official results 19th November 2022

Expert class – 1st Philipp Frueh 216 points, 2nd Shaun Jarvis 213 points, 3rd Yuki Tokui 209 points, 4th Tom Palonek 195 points, 5th Kevin Filmer 173 points, 6th David Rooney 170 points

Open Class – 1st Gonzalo Bellanti 297 points, 2nd Heru Anwari 285 points, 3rd Botay Agata 258 points, 4th Grant Cruise 255 points

2022 Australian BMX flatland champions

Open Class – Gonzalo Bellanti

Expert class – Philipp Frueh

Beginner class – Paul Grzinic

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Ravensthorpe spring festival – BMX stunt shows

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Freestyle Now headed to the south eastern town of Ravensthorpe to perform BMX stunt shows at the Ravensthorpe Spring festival. To start off the afternoon a street parade was held through the main street of Ravensthorpe finishing up at the showgrounds. Freestyle Now performed BMX stunt shows over the afternoon into the early evening. The first show of the afternoon was massive with the whole town coming out to watch thanks to the street parade. Freestyle Now squad members Shaun Jarvis and Luke Tooze were joined by BMX legends Ryan Aqualina and Dempsey. The BMX stunt shows were entertaining with great audience participation making lots of noise, helping to bring the hype. Lots of posters were signed and handed out to many spectators which brought even more smiles on faces. Big thank you to the Ravensthorpe Community resource centre to putting on a great festival and for getting Freestyle Now out to entertain the masses.

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 done over the past 35 years can be found on our past stunt show page.

Clockwise from top left – Known as Aquaman, Ryan Aquilina is pretending to be superman while grabbing the seat of his bike – Dempsey locking in this backflip tailwhip to a perfect landing – Luke Tooze mid 360 tailwhip – Dempsey flying

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What is it like to do BMX stunt shows, everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask?

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What is it like performing BMX stunt shows? Is it glamorous, is it hard work and is it fun? Freestyle Now, the worlds longest running action sports enterprise, headed to the Melbourne National 4×4 Outdoor show to perform BMX stunt shows and documented the journey to help answer some of these questions you ask. The Melbourne National 4×4 Outdoor show was a three day event with some super rad BMX stunt shows going down. Freestyle Now squad members Shaun Jarvis and Luke Tooze were joined by Western Australian show veteran Dylan Schmidt and Australian BMX legend Andrew Ahumada all of whom threw down some amazing stunts and show routines. Be sure to give the video a watch to help answer your questions. One thing is for certain BMX stunt shows are rad.

 

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 done over the past 35 years can be found on our past stunt show page.

 

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Targa West Rally BMX stunt shows

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Controlled chaos is one way to describe a Freestyle Now bmx stunt show but even in controlled conditions something can go wrong. Luke Tooze making sure Shaun Jarvis keeps his head on his shoulders on this occasion.

Freestyle Now performed BMX stunt shows at the Targa West rally held in the wonderful location of Langley Park in Perth. The weather and location were perfect. As always Freestyle Now set out to entertain the crowds and performed some amazing BMX stunt shows. Freestyle Now squad members Shaun Jarvis, Josh Garwood and Luke Tooze were joined by Western Australian show veteran Dylan Schmidt. It was perfect conditions for BMX stunt shows, blue skys, large noise making crowds and an awesome team of BMX stunt show riders. Lots of posters were signed and handed out to many spectators which brought even more smiles on faces.

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 done over the past 35 years can be found on our past stunt show page.

Clockwise from top left – Dylan Schmidt is able to leap tall buildings in a single bound – Josh Garwood checking to make sure Shaun Jarvis is not falling off the ramp – Luke Tooze mid 360 tail whip – Josh Garwood kicks out this no foot indi grab

 

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Australian’s Got Talent – Freestyle Now stunt show

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Freestyle Now took to the Australian’s Got Talent stage with pure raw freestyle energy.

Freestyle Now got to perform a stunt shows for Australia’s Got Talent auditions. We assembled a rad crew consisting of Freestyle Now squad members Shaun Jarvis and Luke Tooze along with Gonzalo Bellanti, Chris James, Matty Ceravolo, Zeth Bennett and Nathan Philps. The crew hit the AGT stage with pure raw freestyle energy. Filming of the show took place in Sydney at the end of June 2022 and unfortunately, we did not make it to the next round. There were many challenges around the set up on stage, difficult blind run up, challenging run off and a full change to the performance routine due to having to make the jump smaller, which was a challenge in itself to work that one out. We managed to run through the show routine only twice. Once on the set up outside which was perfect conditions and once on stage. Had we had more stage rehearsal time then who knows our performance might have been tighter. We rolled out the rad and made people stoked and motivated, we fulfilled what has been our main goal for the last 35 years. Big thanks to AGT for getting us on the show, we all had a blast. The on-air audition was cut up a bit and did not show the entire 8 minutes, but what was shown we are stoked on. Thanks to the team of performers we had, you all are rad.

 

Be sure to check out our performance which aired on Channel 7

Clockwise from top left – Matty Ceravolo getting inverted – Nathan Philps 360 turndown – Chris Jame big 360 no hander – Luke Tooze 360 whip.

More photos can be found on our Facebook page here

 

Our raw video footage from the rehearsals and performance

 

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Freestyle Now BMX stunt shows – Carine High School presentation

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Freestyle Now attended the Carine Senior High School for a full day of motivational presentations. The presentations focused on resilience, something all BMX riders will know. Achieving goals is challenging, you have to be focused. There are many hurdles and barriers that can slow you down from achieving your goals, be it with BMX tricks or just in life achievements. You need to know how to jump over the hurdles and push through the barriers. Throughout the course of the day Freestyle Now squad members Shaun Jarvis, Luke Tooze and Josh Garwood not only did some BMX stunt riding but also spoke of their personal barriers they had to overcome with injuries to keep on achieving their goal. Determination is what is required to achieve and each person has a different level of determination, but it’s their determination and they own it. Each person tackles achieving goals differently, and it’s how to go about pushing yourself to reach them goals that creates your resilience. All of these things BMX teaches you.

Left – Shaun Jarvis balances a Nourie Handstand – Right Luke Tooze backflips over Shaun. More photos can be found on our Facebook page 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. A full list of all the stunt shows that Freestyle Now has done over the past 35 years can be found on our past stunt show page.
 

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