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Freestyle Now…..before it’s too late

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This weekend is going to be off the hook. If you think you have nothing to do think again. Yes primarily this weekend caters for the north and the south of Western Australia but with some planning you’re quite able to get involved. Make sure you keep upto date with all of the Freestyle Now events at the coming events page

Friday 5th April.

If you’re in the metro area then make an effort to travel the short distance down south to the Boyannup skatepark competition. If you are in the South West region you most definitely will be making the effort to go. Already confirmed is some crew from Manjimup, 100kms away. If these young riders can make it you have no excuses. The Boyannup bowl is one rad place to be. Expect to see and hear Kim Bloodson on the microphone rocking the comp in a way only Kim can. Attending on the day to assist Kim is Callum McCauley and Hudson Goodchild. The competition in Boyannup is Round 5 Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series and is all with thanks from the Shire of Capel and our supporters, Stowaway distribution, Sacrifice scooters and 4 skateboard Co.  Registrations get underway from 4pm.

If you are in the North West then head to Port Hedland as there will be a coaching jam session taking place at the South Hedland skatepark in the late afternoon kicking off at 4pm. Freestyle Now squad members Kie Ashworth, Dylan Schmidt, Shaun Jarvis and Tim Rose will be rolling through there large so don’t miss out.

Saturday 6th April

Freestyle Now squad members Kie Ashworth, Dylan Schmidt, Shaun Jarvis and Tim Rose will be at the Port Bound festival in Port Hedland to throw down some radical bmx stunt shows. if you are in the region you don’t want to miss this.

The Katanning skatepark will see the annual coaching jam session take place between 10am and 4pm. With Kim Bloodson and Hudson Goodchild rolling it out in Katanning for the day. Go there and hang out, learn new tricks, win prizes, have fun and get rad. All thanks to the Shire of Katanning and our supporters Stowaway distribution, Sacrifice scooters and 4 skateboard Co.

If you want to hang out with Andy Fortini and Laurence Bakewell  then these two Freestyle Now squad members will be at Pickett Park in Bullsbrook. There is a community movie night screening Even Almighty but before this hits the screen there will be a 10 minute short movie shown called Bully Dardz, made by the local skatepark users. Andy and Laurence will be hanging out at the dirt jumps at Pickett Park for some jumping demos and coaching sessions. If you’re looking at something to do, family orientated night then get there for some good times.

Sunday 7th April

The Karratha skatepark will host round 6 of the Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series registrations kick off at 1pm competition start 2:30. If you are in the Karratha region you must be going. The competition is supported by the Shire of Roebourne and our supporters, Stowaway distribution, Sacrifice scooters and 4 skateboard Co.

This weekend there is plenty for you to get into, if you can’t make it to any of these events then get out on your wheeled weapon of choice and hit up some good old radness. Get in there and Freestyle Now ……….before it’s too late

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Paul and Bill rode New Zealand

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Freestyle Now squad members Paul Chamberlain and Billy Brooks along with good friend Kit McKenna, recently did a road trip of great proportion. They had been talking about it for months, to cycle from Christchurch to Queenstown in New Zealand, a journey just under 500kilomerters. Billy being the videographer that he is has put together this great edit of the trip, highlighting all the goodness that could only be done on such an epic adventure. Upon their return both Paul and Bill had destroyed their rear hubs, a small price to pay for such a good time. Paul sent in a few updates of the trip that you can check. Update 1. Update 2. Update 3

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Freestyle Now January 2013 web play

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It’s been a bit long in the making, with trying to get everyone in front of the camera to film clips for this, the first of many Freestyle Now web plays. But it is done. The first video to contain all the Freestyle Now squad members. The concept of the video is to show the riders and their everyday riding style. Featuring Freestyle now squad members, Andrew McDermott, Andy Fortini, Billy Brooks, Brady Thomas, Callum McCauley, Dave Pinelli, Dylan Schmidt, Jason Parker, Kie Ashworth, Kim Johnson, Laurence Bakewell, Paul Chamberlain, Phillip Marshall, Shaun Jarvis, Tánh Gá, Tim Rose. We are proud to have all these riders represent Freestyle Now. Enjoy and go shred.

Click here to view on You Tube

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Freestyle Now rolling in Darwin

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While Freestyle Now was in the Northern Territory for the Palmerston skatepark competition squad members Dylan Schmidt, Shaun Jarvis and Billy Brooks spent a few days rollin around Darwin and enjoying the greatness of the top end city. Such a rad place and so much to see and ride. As always, good times were had.

Clockwise from top left – Billy riding the ultimate skatepark, Dylan superman’s one of the dirt set ups that the Darwin crew have, Dylan fast plant in a ditch, Billy combining his two loves, dirt and x ups.

Freestyle now chief video guy Billy Brooks has put the rad edit together from the trip, enjoy. Look out for appearances from Darwin legend Dave Orme as well as Estonian rider, Ingvar Newman and Western Australian transplant Chris Jones.

freestyle now on Vimeo.

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Darwins a video

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Freestyle Now headed up to Darwin to host a skatepark competition at the Palmerston skatepark in June. Freestyle Now squad member Shaun Jarvis and radster Billy Brooks spent a few days in Darwin riding, having fun and mixing it with the locals.

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Who wins, Darwins, every time.

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While Freestyle Now was in Darwin for the Palmerston skatepark competition squad member Shaun Jarvis along with all round good guy Billy Brooks spent some time sightseeing and riding. They journeyed out with Local rider Dave Ormie to Litchfield national park to swim at Buley rock hole and to see Florence Falls. Much thanks to Dave for his hospitality. On their last day the two guys went street riding and beach riding, and then trekked off to go dirt jumping with a bunch of the Darwin locals at some private dirt jumps. Darwin is an awesome place to roll to.

Top – Billy smashing it at the bank, Bottom – Shaun riding on the beach, Right – Billy dropping in at Florence Falls.

Shaun and a truck at the bank

Ingvar Newmann is traveling through Australia at the moment, hip no hander out of the dirt bowl.

Clockwise from top left – Billy with some pretzel arms, Local Josh Porter X up style, Dave Ormie lookback, Shaun Jarvis first time on dirt for over 20 years.

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Behind the Bars – Show 9

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And now for the final installment of the 9 episode series of “Behind the Bars” . this series of shows was produced by Freestyle Now of community television. The shows focused on the BMX scene in Perth and was produced during 2001 to 2002. Behind the Bars was started when Shaun Jarvis said to Jason Parker “Do you want to do a T.V. show”. So only armed with their idea and no experience in video production or even computer skills, the two Freestyle Now squad members set to task to produce the series. With each episode having to be broadcast every month the schedule of filming, editing and producing was an extremely timed task. At the end of show six the format was changed up a bit with the introduction of Andrew Romano and Paul Elwin in to the presentation. These two guys worked behind the scenes during the previous six shows.
So it’s been about 10 years since the shows went to air and now they are all up on line for the masses to see once more. If you would like to check out the previous episodes check the “Behind the Bars” page here .Enjoy

In this episode
Trails plus more trails
Amped – Heavy Weight Champ interview
How to ride trails with Ben Coffey
Warren McVittie interview

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Tim Rose in America

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Freestyle Now squad member Tim Rose has just recently taken off to America for another trip. Here is what Tim had to say.
“Summers coming to an end, but is has been absolutely nuts, been riding a lot of trails and street with a heap of good guys, makes riding so much more fun. Been saving hard out to afford an early trip over to the states to see my girl. Spending 5 weeks with her. Going to be doing a lot of touristy stuff but will definitely be riding as much as possible so keen on more good weather and trails! I’ll keep ya posted on my travels. Cheers.”
Below is one of the videos from Tim’s last venture to America back in October 2011 with Kie Ashworth and Jake Corless from the trails at Catty and Posh, the trails be hitting up while over there.

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Behind the Bars – Show 7

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It’s time once again to unleash another episode of “Behind the Bars” the television show that Freestyle Now produced that focused on the BMX scene in Perth. It was broadcast on community television in Perth Western Australia in 2001 and 2002. After 6 shows the format was changed up slightly for the last 3 episodes. The shows were never scripted and everything was done spontaneously. So after 10 years it’s now time for the world to see episode 7 of Behind the Bars, and if you would like to check out the previous episodes check the “Behind the Bars” page here .Enjoy.

In this episode
Freestyle Now show at Centenary of federation youth festival September 2001
Amped – Gyroscope interview
CTR safety equipment review
Belmont skatepark competition

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A day at the trails

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Tim Rose is just flat out awesome. One of the most stylish riders flowing around on a bike. Recently we found out that his birthday just so happens to coincide with one of the first Demos Freestyle Now had done. It’s a fair call to say that Tim Rose and Freestyle Now are about the same age. Tim sent through this video that he put together of day at the trails with fellow riders Sebbi and Rory. Get back to the origins of BMX and build some jumps. Enjoy.

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