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Freestyle Now at DownUnderGround

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Freestyle Now squad members Paul Chamberlain, Shaun Jarvis and Lee Kirkman recently went to Adelaide to compete at DownUnderGround. This was the first round of series 8. Situated in the tranquil setting of the Belair National park riders from around Australia converged to roll out some of the best bmx flatland Australia has got to offer.
Congratulation to the squad members for their placing. Paul Chamberlain took 2nd in the Open class and Lee Kirkman took the 3rd place. Freestyle Now co-founder and squad member of 30 years Shaun Jarvis took the 2nd place in the Expert class. The riders are now looking forward to attending the international Flat Ark contest in Japan in October. Rounds 2 and 3 of DownUnderGround are also coming up. Round 2 the video round has now started with entries closing 30th August and round 3 – the finals taking place in Melbourne on the 26 – 27th November.

Freestyle Now squad members at downunderground april 2016

From left – Lee Kirkman 3rd place in open, Paul Chamberlain 2nd place in open, Shaun Jarvis 2nd place expert class, all holding their trophy cups.

Freestyle Now squad member Paul Chamberlain at downunderground hitchhiker

Paul Chamberlain hitchhiking in Adelaide to a 2nd place

Freestyle Now squad member Lee Kirkman at downunderground no handed lardyard

Lee Kirkman taking hands off in the middle of this lardyard combo

Freestyle Now squad member Shaun Jarvis at downunderground 360 cab on the back pegs.

Shaun Jarvis in the middle of a full cab 360 hop

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Freestyle Now at DownUnderGround

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Freestyle Now squad members Paul Chamberlain, Shaun Jarvis and Lee Kirkman recently attended the finals of DownUnderGround, the Australian national bmx flatland contest series in Melbourne. This was series 7 of DownUnderGround and again Freestyle Now was proud to be one of the supporters of the event. Paul Chamberlain won the pro class with Lee Kirkman taking out the second place. With his second place Lee took home the year end title for the pro class. Shaun Jarvis placed third in the advanced class. A big congratulation to all three riders for their great efforts of rolling out the rad and placing well in the national bmx flatland contest.

Freestyle Now at Downunderground bmx flatland contest nov 2015

Freestyle Now at DownUnderGround, Shaun Jarvis 3rd advanced, Lee Kirkman 2nd pro and 1st year end title in pro, Paul Chamberlain 1st pro.

Shaun Jarvis at DownUnderGround bmx flatland contest Melbourne 2015

Shaun Jarvis mid rope-a-roni.

Lee Kirkman at DownUnderGround bmx flatland contest Melbourne 2015

Lee Kirkman getting his no hander backyard on.

Paul Chamberlain at DownUnderGround bmx flatland contest Melbourne 2015

Paul Chamberlain rolling with the hitchhiker.

 

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Freestyle Now – DownUnderGround bmx flatland contest series

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Congratulations to Freestyle Now squad members Paul Chamberlain and Shaun Jarvis for taking out 3rd places at DownUnderGround.
DownUnderGround is the Australian national bmx flatland contest series. Round 1 of series 7 took place in Sydney on the 21st February. Freestyle Now has been supporting DownUnderGround since it started in 2008. At this round Freestyle Now squad members Paul Chamberlain and Shaun Jarvis both competed and both took out a 3rd place in their classes. Paul hit many hard tricks in his two runs, but with hard tricks comes the difficulty of pulling them and his constancy was a bit low. Paul took out the 3rd place in the pro class with Lee Kirkman from Queensland taking out 2nd place and Boteck from Malaysia winning the top spot. Shaun had a good first run but his second run was just not working until the last 30 seconds. Shaun got the 3rd place in the advanced class while Matt Wootton from Tasmania took out 2nd and Philipp Frueh scored the 1st place. if you would like more information on bmx flatland in Australia then check out the BMXflatlandAustralia website.

Downunderground sydney 2015 Shaun and Paul Shaun and Paul taking the 3rd place at DownUnderGround.

Downunderground Sydney 2015 Paul Chamberlain crackpacker turbines

Paul Chamberlain mid crackpacker turbines (rolling forwards to backwards)

Downunderground sydney 2015 Shaun Jarvis mid back to front wheel switch

Shaun Jarvis mid back wheel to front wheel switch

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DownUnderGround – The Australian national bmx flatland contest series – round 1 series 7

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DownUnderGround, the Australian national bmx flatland contest series is now moving into series 7, the contest series has been rolling since 2008. Freestyle Now is proud to have been supporting the contest series since then. Round 1 will take place this Saturday in Sydney at Waverly Park just up the hill from Bondi beach. Australia’s top bmx flatland riders will mix it up with international riders and all will converge on a flat piece of land and roll around in circles doing some radical stunts. The contest is open to all riders no matter what bmx they ride. Last year in Melbourne a street rider took out the beginners class for the win. There are three division for competitors to enter, beginners, advanced and pro with great prizes on offer from the contest supporters Freestyle Now, Colony bmx and Primary threads.

DownUnderGround Round 1 sydney january 2015

Colony have thrown in a on off prototype flatland to be raffled off on the day. The proceeds from the raffle will go towards a cash prize for the pro class and the winner of the raffle comes away with the frame. Check the flyer below for all info on how to enter, but the essential details are, $10AUD will buy you 5 tickets Entries can be accepted from anywhere in the world, but if you win and you’re outside of Australia then you will need to pay postage on the frame Payment can be made two ways, Paypal – flatpaul@hotmail.com or to arrange bank transfer, contact us directly here. Closing date for entries is 20 February, Tickets will be on offer on the day as well.

DownUnderGround colony frame raffle

Freestyle Now squad members Paul Chamberlain and Shaun Jarvis will be attending the contest and throwing down some good old radness. Below are their video contest submissions from 2014 round 2 the video round. If you’re in Sydney or on the east coast of Australia you should be attending

Paul Chamberlain

Shaun Jarvis

Check out last years Sydney contest video to get the vibe of what will be going down on Saturday 21st February for the start of series 7

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Paul Chamberlain wins DownUnderGround 2014

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Freestyle Now squad member Paul Chamberlain has taken out the 2014 DownUnderGround year end Pro title. The DownUnderGround national BMX flatland contest series has 3 rounds and Paul was only 22 points ahead of Shane Badman so at the finals last weekend in Melbourne it could have been either way for these two riders. Paul placed 4th in Melbourne just 2 points below Shane who took the 3rd place. DownUnderGround has had 6 series of competition with Paul taking the title in series 1, 3, 5 and this series 6.

Paul Chamberlain at DownUnderGround bmx flatland contest Melbourne 2014

Paul Chamberlain rolling his way through a dumptruck underpass at round 3 of the 2014 finals in Melbourne

Freestyle Now co founder and main boss man Shaun Jarvis took out the 5th place in the advanced class at the round 3 competition in Melbourne. A heavy crash on the day before the competition resulted in a server sprained thumb which hampered his riding a bit n contest day. Shaun ended up as a result of his 5th placing taking the 3rd place in the year end title for the advanced class.

Shaun Jarvis at DownUnderGround bmx flatland contest Melbourne 2014

Shaun Jarvis whips it in backwards mode at the DownUnderGround finals

The new series of DownUnderGround kicks off in Sydney on the 21st February 2015, make sure you keep up to date with everything bmx flatland over at the BMXflatlandAustralia website.

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Freestyle Now – DownUnderGround round 2 video entry’s

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Round 2 of DownUnderGround, the national bmx flatland contest series has just been completed and the results are in. The contest is a flatland video contest where flatland bmx riders from around Australia had to submit a unedited contest video between 1 and 2 minutes, just as if they were at the contest. Freestyle Now squad Paul Chamberlain took out the 1st place in the pro class, congratulations. Freestyle Now boss man and co founder Shaun Jarvis took out 3rd place in the advanced class. Both of these riders will be in Melbourne this weekend for round 3 – the finals of DownUnderGround and both riders are in contention to take out the year end title in their respective classes.
Check out more information about DownUnderGround over at BMXFlatlandAustralia and the full results and videos here.

Paul Chamberlain 1st place in pro class

Shaun Jarvis 3rd place in advanced class

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DownUnderGround – The Australian national bmx flatland contest series – round 3 the finals

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DownUnderGround has been rolling since 2008. Freestyle Now is proud to have been supporting the contest series since then. This latest series, series six is now coming to an end and the finals are now set. Round 3 the finals of DownUnderGround, the Australian national bmx flatland contest series will take place at the famous Melbourne Imax spot in Melbourne on the 29th November. The contest is open to pro, advanced and basic riders with Colony bmx once again supporting the contest.

DownUnderGround Round 3 the finals Melbourne November 2014

Check out the video from round 1 that took place in Sydney earlier this year.

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DownUnderGround round two – the video round

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DownUnderGround the video contest for 2014 so get your cameras ready and start your flatland game on. DownUnderGround, the Australian national bmx flatland contest series started in 2008. It has gone through a few changes since then with it being 4 physical contests, but with Australia being such a big country travel to that many contests becomes expensive. DownUnderGround now has two physical contests, round 1 in Sydney and round 3, the finals in Melbourne and round two is a video contest.

Downunderground round 2 - the video round 2014The video contest concept is simple, each rider in pro or advanced classes gets to submit one contest video run, between one and two minutes long, as if they were riding at a flatland contest. (It must be unedited and continuous, no video cuts) It can be filmed on any device, quality of video is not important. You don’t need to make the video fancy or have music backing or spend stacks of time editing it. You are judged on the quality of your riding not the quality of the video. The video run gets judged using the same criteria as a normal contest, difficulty, consistency and variety. Points are awarded and these points go towards the year end title.
DownUnderGround round 2 – the video round is open to all riders within Australia keen to throw down. (Even international riders staying in Australia at the time of the contest)
1st place – Share in $400 worth of travel to get to either round 3 – the finals in Melbourne 29th November or for round 1 series 7 in Sydney January 2015) – thanks to Freestyle Now
2nd place – pedals, grips and t shirt – thanks to Colony
3rd place – grips and t shirt – thanks to Colony
Once you have your video completed and you are happy with your run you will need to submit your video to BMXflatlandAustralia.
It’s simple to do, head over to www.wetransfer.com
Once all that is done, click on “submit” and it’s all done – simple as that! Your video will be uploaded to wetransfur. BmxFlatnadAustralia we receive an email notification that your video is uploaded. From there they upload all the contest videos to their YouTube channel.
Make sure that the file size is not to large or it will be difficult to submit.
Entry’s close 3rd November so all videos will need to be submitted by then to be eligible. On November 4th the videos will all go live on the net through the BMXFlatlandAustralia YouTube channel. The videos will be judged by the judging panel (announced soon) with results posted shortly after that.
Get out there and film, nothing is stopping you. Full details on the on the entry information can be found on the format and judges page.
Last year squad member Shaun Jarvis took out the first place in the advanced class with this below video entry submission, you can look at the 2013 video contest results here.

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DownUnderGround round 1 video

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The Australian flatland scene is relativity small in proportion with our population. With this small community comes a close nit group of riders who are always willing to travel to ride with other flatland riders. Round 1 of series 6 of DownUnderGround, the national bmx flatland contest, took place in Sydney in mid January. It was by far one of the best contests that Australia has seen in a while with a great turn out and plenty of goodtimes. Freestyle Now squad members Paul Chamberlain, Shaun Jarvis and Jason Parker  were there to throw down with Paul taking the win in the pro class and Shaun placing 3rd in the advanced class. Check out the video put together by good friend Will Herrmann to see all of the contest highlights as well as Pauls last combo which was the run of the day. Check out BMXflatlandAustralia more Australian flatland information. Thanks for the support from Freestyle Now, Colony BMX, 2020 BMX Mag, as well as Hell on Wheels bike shop.

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Paul Chamberlain wins at DownUnderGround

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Last weekend in Sydney saw DownUnderGround the national bmx flatland contest series kicked off with round 1 taking place in Bondi. Freestyle Now squad members Paul Chamberlain, Shaun Jarvis and Jason Parker attended the contest along with a good number of other flatland riders from around Australia. The contest was one of the best that Australian flatland has seen in a good number of years with good rider turn out and the level of riding being pushed. The weekend saw a lot of riding being done and fun and goodtimes were one of the main objectives. Jason Parker and Shaun Jarvis competed in the advanced class with Shaun taking out 3rd place with a good solid 1st run apart from just two touches. Jason took out the 5th placing on the day with the usual Jason style. The day belonged to Paul Chamberlain who took out the 1st place in the pro class, with some dialed riding. His second run was the one that sealed his win. Super consistent with an amazing long link that he has only ever pulled 3 times, two times only days before the contest and in his contest run. The day was perfect, sunny and hot and being in Bondi it was off to swim after the contest. If you want to see more info check the page here DownUnderGround top 3 pro downunderground January 2014

 The pro class – left to right, Brett Dighton 3rd, Paul Chamberlain 1st and Shane Badman 2nd

Paul Chamberlain at downunderground January 2014

 Paul Chamberlain in the middle of a dumptruck switch.

Paul Chamberlain downunderground January 2014

Paul Chamberlain was flowing super consistent tricks like this inside no handed rolling stick B.

top 3 advanced downunderground January 2014

The Advanced class – left to right, Recce Mason 1st , Chris Letchford 2nd and Shaun Jarvis 3rd

Shaun Jarvis downunderground January 2014

Shaun Jarvis throws the bike forward and catches with his elbow, elbow glide.

Shaun Jarvis at downunderground January 2014

Shaun Jarvis likes his no handed backyards

Jason Parker downunderground January 2014

Jason Parker with a cross footed McCircle

Jason Parker at downunderground January 2014

Jason Parker hits the upsidedown backwards wheelie

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