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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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Freestyle Now bmx stunt show at Kwinana skatepark

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The new Kwinana skatepark recently celebrated its first year. The old skatepark was torn down and a new one was built. Freestyle now had the pleasure of doing a skatepark stunt show and a jam session at the celebrations day. Freestyle Now squad members Dylan Schmidt, Matt Adkins, Jack Carwardine and Taj Hamilton were there to roll out the rad along with good friends Luke Tooze and Nathan Dobbie. It was a fun afternoon with lots of prizes given out to other bmx riders who participated in the jam sessions.
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.

Clockwise from top left – Matt Adkins spinning the bars while spinning the bike over the spine – Luke Tooze rides this bowl at Kwinana really really well and this x up at hight is proof – Dylan Schmidt supermans the jump box, which is more like a really fat deck spine as the landing is the same as the take off – Jamie was stoked to win some prizes from the jam sessions

 

 

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ICEA Classic – Skateboard best trick jam

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The ICEA classic is a festival celebrating Noongar culture which is based around a larger surfing event. There is live music good food, great vibes and skateboarding. Held annually the ICEA Classic has become an iconic event in Western Australia’s calendar.
As part of the ICEA classic Freestyle Now hosted a skateboard best trick jam on our pop up skatepark equipment. There was a great turn out of young skaters for the day. Freestyle Now squad member Mitch Harris was in full effect on the judging duties for the best trick with the help of good friend Brendon Cross. It was a great day with lots of young skaters going home with many prizes and sore ankles. Be sure to check out our coming events page for all of the latest events that Freestyle Now has going, you don’t want to miss out on the radness.

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There were four categories in the best trick jam, best quarter trick, best ramp to ramp trick, best ledge trick and best rail trick. These images show some of the highlights of some of the tricks that went down. More photos can be found on our facebook page here.

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Freestyle Now – Beenleigh bmx competition

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Freestyle Now will hosting the Beenleigh bmx competition at the legendary Beenleigh skatepark in Queensland on the 29th August. Beenleigh skatepark has not seen a bmx competition for a few years so to fill that void Freestyle Now will be inviting bmx riders from around Australia to attend and let the radness flow. Beenleigh skatepark has had a long bmx history with lots of big competitions taking place the during the past 15 years with lots of famous bmx pro riders starting out as little kids riding in the competitions. This competition will also be a forerunner for what is hope to be the Australian bmx skatepark series taking place in 2016. The Beenleigh competition is supported by Colony BMX, Nightfall Bike co, X rated helmets, Pumped Industries, Ethereal Clothing, Sweet ride bmx , Kandy Box clothing and 34R bmx company . The competition will have a pro class and amateur class who can enter into either the skatepark or mini ramp competition. The under 13 class will just be competing on the skatepark. Registrations open at 10am with the competition under way by 12noon. To get all the info either check out the Facebook event page or download the judging criteria and competition format from here. See you and the rest of the Australian bmx scene at Beenleigh.Freestyle Now Beenleigh bmx competition August

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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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2015 Mandurah Action Sports Games

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The 2015 Mandurah Action Sports Games will see Australia’s biggest skatepark competition take place at the Mandurah skatepark. Australia’s biggest Action Sports event is only a matter of weeks away. From the 13th – 15th March Mandurah in Western Australia will see some of the nation’s top pro competitors in skateboard, scooter and bmx all throw down some radness to try to win their share of the $20000 prize purse Australia’s largest skatepark competition and prize purse.

Action Sports Games 2014 - Jack Fahey 1st place BMX park

In 2014 Jack Fahey did a back flip superman on his way to 1st place  at the Mandurah Action Sports Games BMX park competition.

There will be two sides to the competition, the skatepark competition for bmx, skate and scooter and then the halfpipe battle jam for only BMX and skateboarders. This event will showcase some of the finest Scooter, Skateboarding and BMX talent in Australia.
On Friday 13th March the skatepark will come alive when the scooter qualifying rounds start with the top ten riders all earning a place in the Sunday finals and chasing the $3050 prize purse.
Saturday morning 14th March the skateboard and bmx qualifying starts. In the bmx competition the top ten riders will all receive a placing into the finals on Sunday and chase their share of the $4250 prize. The skateboard qualifying will be in a jam format in which the top 9 will again be ready for the skatepark finals on Sunday 15th March and share in the $4200 prize money.
The highlight for Saturday afternoon will be for spectators to witness the total chaos of pro skateboarders and BMXers shredding the mini vert ramp for the halfpipe battle jam. Each of these disciplines has a $4250 purse to share in. The battle jam is where competitors take turn on the halfpipe and throw down what they have got. With four rounds to get through it is going to be a tough to make it through to the end of the jam. The judges decide who is on the top of their game and at the end of each round and competitors are dropped with only the raddest remaining to battle on again until a winner is decided. This is mind blowing nonstop action as the competitors, the announcers and the spectators all play a role in the battle jam. This is something you don’t want to miss, are you going to be there?
On Sunday 15th March is finals day. With scooter, bmx and skateboard all rolling it out for the big bucks this day will be the ultimate day to see some of Australia’s top professionals lay it all on the line. This is Australia’s richest skatepark competition a weekend you don’t want to miss.

Download here the competition schedule, categories, competition format, judging criteria, prizes money information.

The Mandurah Action Sports Games also includes the Waterski & Wakeboard Federation [IWWF] World Cup with more than 150 of the world’s waterskiing and wakeboarding stars from 24 countries working their way through the competition to share in the $300,000 prize pool up for grabs. As well it also coincides with the annual Channel Seven Crab Fest, adding more vibrancy and excitement to the City of Mandurah. Tourism Western Australia and the Department of Regional Development and Lands are proud to support the Mandurah Action Sports Games through the Royalties for Regions – Regional Events Program, which is administrated by Eventscorp.

Check out last year’s competition webposts here, Scooter, Skateboard park, Skateboard halfpipe, Bmx park, Bmx halfpipe and videos below.

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DownUnderGround round two – the video round

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BmxFlatlandAustralia is again hosting 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
Click on the “Add Files” button and add the video file that you want to send.
Friends email is the BMXflatlandAustralia email so enter: info@bmxflatlandaustralia.com
Then enter your own email and in the message, your name and details.
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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Australind skatepark fundraiser

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At the beginning of February Freestyle Now was stoked to be involved with the Australind skatepark fundraiser. Australind is a growing community about 150kms south of Perth. They have an old ramp set up skatepark. Its small and not all that great, but any ramps are better than no ramps. A group of local skatepark users led by scooter rider Nigel Heidt and mum Sabine Heidt got a group together and took on the council to ask for an upgrade. With a council meeting and forever growing support the council approved for a new 1.35 million dollar skatepark to be built. The only catch is the community needs to raise $50000 to help. Skateparks are not cheap. So the Australind skatepark fundraiser day was set up to start with this.

Australind skatepark fundraiser febuary 2014

It was a great day with the community coming out with full support. With massages, food stalls, auctions, donation and an assortment of other means a total of $1750 was raised. This may not seem much but this event is the start and with this will come more community support and donations from business. Go visit the bigger and better Australind skatepark facebook page for all the newest info or to show your support. Once the new park is constructed it will be amazing, with it being a great stop over on the way down south to the plethora of other skateparks in the region. Thank you to all of the people who showed up rode, blasted and supported.

Australind skatepark fundraiser febuary 2014 montage

Montage from the day top left to right – Local bmxers were reppin hard – Freestyle Now head honcho Shaun Jarvis with Olympian bmx racer Lauren Reynolds and Sabine Heidt – Dylan Schmidt came down to support and help out with some bmx coaching – Nigel Heidt with Hudson Goodchild Kim Bloodson helped young Ryan get this new skate deck with all of his pocket money in the auction – Skaters were out in force even dude who have been off the skate for 10 years threw down.

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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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Australind skatepark fundraiser

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Australind is a growing community about 150kms south of Perth. Their skatepark is of a very poor quality and the community has gained council approval for a new 1.35 million dollar skatepark to be built. The only catch is the community needs to raise $50000 to help. Freestyle Now is happy to get involved to help out. This will be only one of many jams that they will hold to assist with gaining funds to help. Support for this is needed from many participants, even if you were to come down and hang out and just get involved in any of the other activities or just drop by and donate some cash. Remember many people will come to the new skatepark once built and enjoy it but will you be able to say that you actually helped? Everyone wants a new park and new places to shred but you have to work for them. Come on down for the day to show your support as the new park once constructed will be amazing with it being a great stop over on the way down south to the plethora of other skateparks in the region.

Australind fund raiser jam feb 2014

On the day there will be 2 coaching jam sessions 10am to 12 and 1pm to 3pm $5 per session (please be 10 Min early to sign up) The local community has rallied together with lots of local business pitching in to help so even if you are not actively involved in the skatepark activity there will be plenty of ways to help raise the funds. 100 Vouchers for Eyebrow threading from Thread Away will be up for grabs for just $10 each, 50 vouchers for trendy Kids haircuts from Kinx Hair Port for just $10 each, Reflexology and Massages will be offered on the day for $10, Self- defence classes – learn nifty tricks to keep yourself and your kids safe $5, Action shot series from your children when they are doing their tricks on the Skate Park $5, Lauren Reynolds, professional BMXer and Olympian is coming from 1.30 to 2.30 for a signature and photo opportunity session, Bouncy castle and Toys for the little ones, Food vans to sell fries, soft serve ice cream, drinks, fairy floss, Harvey Fresh fruit juice and the super yummy sausages from Pete`s chop shop.
So come down to the Australind skatepark, and give something, your tricks, your energy, your dollar, your time.
Join their facebook page to show your support for the new park. Big thank you to Sabine Heidt for being the main instigator behind the whole movement.

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