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Freestyle Now bmx stunt shows – Kalgoorlie

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Freestyle Now recently traveled out to the gold mining town of Kalgoorlie to roll out the rad and perform some entertaining bmx stunt shows. Freestyle Now squad members David Pinelli along Kim Bloodson took good friends and radical riders, Josh Garwood, Luke Tooze and Nathan Dobbie along for the ride. The festival was a small turn out to start with but as they night rolled in the crowds started to get loud. With Kim Bloodson on the mic the crowd was amped and the riders did not hold back in rolling out the rad. As Always Freestyle Now delivered an entertaining performance the crowds were loving it. Be sure to check out our coming events page to see where and when Freestyle now will be rolling out the rad next. Please give Freestyle Now a contact if you would like this type of entertainment at your next event.

Clockwise from top left – Nathan Dobbie with a superman seat grab – Luke Tooze mid backflip – Nathan again firing off a cannonball – David the 360 king Pinelli hitting a perfect 360 rotation while laying the bike into a table top. More photos can be found on our Facebook page here.

 

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Freestyle Now bmx stunt show – Kelmscott agricultural show

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Freestyle Now recently performed some bmx stunt shows at the Kelmscott agricultural show. Freestyle Now squad members Dylan Schmidt, Matt Adkins and Kim Bloodson were joined by guest riders Luke Tooze and Nathan Dobbie to roll out the rad to the patrons of the Kelmscott agricultural show. Freestyle Now performed some radical bmx stunt shows over the afternoon and evening. With Kim Bloodson on the microphone amping up the crowed during the bmx stunt shows the riders let it roll at show time with some crazy bmx stunt riding. Dylan Schmidt was throwing down some crazy superman tailwhips with Matt Adkins hitting some of the cleanest front flips we have ever seen. Guest rider Nathan Dobbie was successful on his 4th attempt to land a bike flip. A bike flip has never been done over the Freestyle Now jump box so a big bmx stunt show first to Nathan. Luke Tooze is a rad up and comer bmxer and he came so close pulling of his first front flip. The crowd at the Kelmscott show defiantly got a great performance. Be sure to check out our coming events page to see where and when Freestyle now will be rolling out the rad next.

Dylan Schmidt mid backflip at the Kelmscott agricultural show

Nathan Dobbie lands his first bike flip.

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Freestyle Now bmx stunt shows – Perth Australia Day video

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Back in January Freestyle Now performed some bmx stunt shows at the Perth Skyshow to celebrate Australia day. Freestyle Now set up two bmx jump box ramps on either side of the FMX ramp from ASP Xtreme. Freestyle Now squad members David PinelliDylan Schmidt were joined by reserves squad members Matt Adkins and Brady Thomas and our new recruit member Jack Carwardine also came along.  It was a rad time throwing down two bmx stunt shows at the same time with Kim Bloodson on the mic on one ramp and Shaun Jarvis on the other. Freestyle Now also invited Josh DeReus and Ryan Aquilina along help roll out the rad to the Australia day crowds. Freestyle Now performed some great entertaining bmx stunt shows. Many rad tricks took place and the people were entertained. Be sure to check the video of the bmx stunt shows that Freestyle Now did at the Perth Skyshow below. So much radness. Make sure you check out our coming events page to see where the next Freestyle Now bmx stunt show 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.

 

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Freestyle Now bmx stunt shows – Perth Esplanade Australia day

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Freestyle Now recently performed some bmx stunt shows at the Perth Skyshow to celebrate Australia day. Freestyle Now set up two bmx jump box ramps on either side of the FMX ramp from ASP Xtreme. Freestyle Now squad members David Pinelli, Dylan Schmidt were joined by reserves squad members Matt Adkins and Brady Thomas and our new recruit member Jack Carwardine also came along.  It was a rad time throwing down two bmx stunt shows at the same time with Kim Bloodson on the mic on one ramp and Shaun Jarvis on the other. Freestyle Now also invited Josh DeReus and Ryan Aquilina along help roll out the rad to the Australia day crowds. Freestyle Now performed some great entertaining bmx stunt shows. Many rad tricks took place and the people were entertained. Make sure you check out our coming events page to see where the next Freestyle Now bmx stunt show 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.

Freestyle Now bmx stunt show - Australia day 2016 Dylan Schmidt jumps over Shaun Jarvis

Shaun Jarvis trusts Dylan Schmidt that much, massive jump over. Great entertaining bmx stunt shows were had on the day.

Freestyle Now bmx stunt show 1 - Australia day 2016

Clockwise from top left – Matt Adkins with a tuck no hander in the early afternoon – Brady Thomas getting all groundchuck for the crowd – Matt Adkins flip fakie – Dylan Schmidt with a massive Indian air seat grab.

Freestyle Now bmx stunt show 2 - Australia day 2016

Clockwise from top left – guest rider Ryan Aquilina with a suicide no hander – Dylan Schmidt whips it sup while Shaun Jarvis balances on top of the ramp on top of the bike – Matt Adkins launches it over the Freestyle Now box jump with a tailwhip – Dylan Schmidt throws down a flair for the crowds

 

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Freestyle Now skatepark coaching workshop sessions in Karratha

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In early November Freestyle Now hosted a series of skatepark coaching workshops sessions and a skatepark competition in and around Karratha, in the northwest of Western Australia. Freestyle Now squad members Kim Bloodson, Mitch Harris and John Manning we in charge of bringing the radness to the locals of Roebourne, Wickham, Dampier, Nickol West and Karratha. It was an awesome trip from all accounts with the 3 squad members really getting in with the locals, interacting with them and assisting them with some great skill sets. We got Kim, Mitch and John to sending a few words about their experience from Karratha.

Freestyle Now Karratha skatapark coaching workshops 2014 - Kim Bloodson

Kim Bloodson overlooking the town he grew up in and pointing to where he wrestled his last shark.

Kim Bloodson
As I stepped off the plane in Karatha I instantly regretted only owning black clothes, you have to physically push through the wall off heat to get to the terminal, I’m sure we are all going to melt to death. Me Mitch and John are greeted by a lovely lady asking if we are the freestyle guys and we are all like “aaawww yyeeaaahhh” high fives n cool handshakes n stuff. We start doing backflips n flairs n junk in the terminal, you know just being rad guys. We are given a rental car and head into the inferno to find the hotel. I get a private room cause I’m the most freestyle while John n Mitch begin the fight for wifi in their shared room, suckers. First job on this trip is Roebourne. Its new park is the mostest epic goodness I’ve seen in a long time. The locals are super keen to ride our stuff as they have none of their own, so we have a lovely afternoon of hangs and laughs with some pretty wild kids, man it was the best. Driving the 30km back to Karatha we are greeted with a breath taking sunset, it’s so moving we put on a Celine Dion CD and cry like little woman at the majesty of the Pilbara. Dinner at the tavern, yes please, found fifty bucks, good night. Day 2 begins. It’s Wickham today and its only 1000000 degrees so it should be a casual one. Wickham only has a small park but it’s got huge attitude, or raditude. The kids there are amazing cool crew and many tricky tricks where learnt by the whipper snappers, cool tunes and a feast for the masses to boot. Lovely drive home past the prison and back to the air con hotel. Day 3 is at the new Karatha park in town. It’s a nibble fest of goodness and fun fun, the lovely youth workers cook more food for the humans and we just be like the coolest guys around ever, cool handshakes n stuff, so cool. I grew up {hahahaha} in this town so it’s amazing for me to be back here doing what I did here 20 years ago. I’m constantly asking locals about old spots and long lost ramps but they look at me like I’m speaking another language??Generation gap? Day 4 is Dampier. We head out early and scope out the town, it’s so beautiful. We play the Celine Dion CD again and just cry heaps. We then proceeded to do the most manly thing one can do in the Pilbara apart from kicking a football at a V8,,,,WE OPEN OUR FIRST COCNUT. High fives and backflips happen. Dampier park is my most fav, cass vibes on the cuteset little PA and met some awesome crew, best crew up there, so nice seeing these isolated guys skating so hard. Day 5 is comp day in Karatha Nickol West skatepark, huge turnout in the most hotness since hotness was a thing. We melt and yell and laugh and eat and hang and make new friends all day to a banging soundtrack supplied by a DJ. Really was an amazing comp. So with that our trip is at an end but not before we spend the night dancing at the local night club, ouch, good times. I hope I get the chance to do this again next year cause I felt like we really did a good thing up there. I would like to thank Sophie for looking after us so well and all the other old and new friends for being rad….
PS no Celine Dion was actually played on this trip but we did buy a Nelly CD….It’s getting hot in here so Freestyle Now…………. before it’s too late…..bbyyeee blood.xox

Freestyle Now Karratha skatapark coaching workshops 2014 - John Manning and Mitch Harris

John Manning and Mitch Harris with red dog on the way into Dampier.

John Manning
The recent Karatha trip was a really good time, despite the heat, checking out the five parks that we held coaching workshop sessions at during the week was my favourite part of the trip. Roebourne park in particular was a really fun park and had some really interesting features to it. I’d love to go back to that park one day to get a proper ride of it. The kids that participated in the coaching sessions and the comp were all nice kids and fairly well behaved. Overall it was a fun time and all the events we held went smoothly. Thanks to Freestyle Now for the trip!

Freestyle Now Karratha skatapark coaching workshops 2014 A

Clockwise from top left – Bloodson making the Wickham locals stoked – Mitch and a local at Wickham getting some skate skills on – Sun set at Karratha skatepark while J-Love in the white shirt looks on – John helping a Dampier local with some scooter skills.

Mitch Harris
The opportunity to travel to the Pilbara to run coaching workshop sessions and a competition was recently presented to Freestyle Now by the City of Karratha. Bloodson, John and I found ourselves lucky enough to be flying north to run these events. The blast of heat and humidity received while getting off the air-conditioned cabin of the plane was a unique welcome to apart of Australia I’d never had the chance to see before.
After checking in to our accommodation J-Love (John) and I were given a VIP tour of Karratha by Blood, who had grown up here and was interested to see how things had changed and capture some feelings of nostalgia. Highlights of the tour included guided views of roofing of some of Karratha’s commercial and residential properties accompanied by Blood’s catchphrase/future pick-up line: “I did the roof on that”. Blood also pointed out some spots that he used to ride and skate back in the day, “make do with what you have” perfectly labels the curbs, sets and sketchy drains that were around.
Coaching clinics started with Roebourne, definitely one of the most well-constructed and designed parks seen while up there. The heat didn’t seem to deter anyone from having a shot on John’s bike and scooter or my board. Wickham was next and with weather to match the day before it was again surprising to me how enthusiastic most kids were to be out in the unforgiving sun. Savior came in the form of a youth worker whose generous gift of icy-poles provided a cool respite.
Coaching at the Shed was a nice break-up of the week, with a later start time in the cooler part of the day and evening everybody was a lot more energetic and willing to commit. Free sausage sizzle was rad too (too bad for Bloodson who is a vegan). Coaching clinics finished in Dampier which was an excellent place to hang out beforehand. Coconuts, palms and beaches with a cool breeze made me question whether I was really working. With cheap frozen cokes, a decent skatepark, and scenic views this place seemed like paradise. There was a really good turn-out for skaters in Dampier with a good range of skill and age, excellent to see a decent scene in such a remote place.
The trip ended with the competition at Nickol West. In what seemed like weather conditions reserved for the ninth circle of Hell we helped set up and got under way. Free stuff will make a person do crazy things, evidenced by the amount of kids who showed up to ride and skate in the heat. The free water was essential as you seemed to sweat your body weight whether you were moving or not, regardless the day was successful with everybody receiving a prize for their efforts and minimal injuries (except for that guy who burnt himself on his friend’s home-made moped/death-trap, but that had nothing to do with the comp).
In summary, a fantastic trip that all three of us agreed we’d love to do again. Hopefully see you next year Karratha.

Freestyle Now Karratha skatapark coaching workshops 2014 B

Clockwise from top left – John looking over some of the Dampier skatepark – Mitch helping a Dampier local with some ledge skills – The crew, Kim, John and Mitch at the Nickol West comp – Sun set at Dampier skatepark.

 To see more photos from the trip check out face book page here.

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Mitchell Harris Freestyle Now video

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Mitch Harris Freestyle Now Bunbury skatepark skateboard - Photo Andy FortiniFreestyle Now reserves squad member Mitch Harris was added to the squad officially in April this year. Mitch is Freestyle Now’s skateboard radster. Not only does Mitch possess much skateboard skill but he has recently completed his bachelor’s degree in psychology at university. Squad member Andy Fortini got behind the camera and filmed some casual clips of Mitch over the past few months to put together his welcome to Freestyle now video. Squad member Kim Bloodson grabbed his guitars and looped together the sound track to the video. A real Freestyle Now collaboration. Mitch is always out finding new spots to session or skating his local, Manning skatepark on a regular basis. If you want to get some great skating tips off Mitch then attend one of Freestyle Now’s skatepark coaching sessions, Mitch is always down to help the young crew.  

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Freestyle Now Dunsborough competition road trip

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Back in February Freestyle Now went to Dunsborough to host round 5 of the Freestyle Now Western Australian skatepark series.
Squad member Brady Thomas was along for the trip and captured some video from the weekend. Like all road trips it was lots of fun. There are a few clips in the video of squad members Dylan Schmidt and Matt Adkins who were ripping it up at the comp. watch and enjoy and remember if it’s not fun don’t do it.

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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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Bunbury skatepark competition – Round 2 Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series

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Round 2 of the Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series recently went down at the Bunbury skatepark. The competition was part of the City of Bunbury Australia day celebrations. With a great chilled out atmosphere the afternoon progressed well with many rolling away from the competition super stoked with thanks to the City of Bunbury and our supporters, Stowaway distribution, Sacrifice scooters and 4 skateboard Co.

Bunbury competition Jan 2014

 Winners are ginners, two stoked winners from the day, right Sunny Cooke and left Jasmine Corby with Kim Bloodson.

Bunbury skateaprk competition Jan 2014 - Sebastien Townsend bones out a rad benihana over the box

It’s all about the B’s, Boned, Benihana, Bunbury and Box, Sebastien Townsend – all photos Andy Fortini.

Bunbury skatepark competition – 26th January 2014 – Round 2 Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series – Official results

Scooter Advanced – 1st Nigel Heidt, 2nd Anarki Hunter, 3rd Xavier Cotton, 4th Daniel Smith

Skateboard Girls – Jasmine Corby

Skateboard Beginners – 1st Sunny Cooke, 2nd Zeyke Cooke, 3rd Monti Chambers

Skateboard Advanced – 1st Russell Morris, 2nd David Wilson, 3rd Bailey Lange, 4th Sebastian Townsend

BMX Beginners – 1st Nigel Heidt, 2nd Sebastian Townsend

BMX Advanced – 1st Josh Henke, 2nd John Graham, 3rd Ethan Jackson, 4th Hayden Robothyn

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Andy Fortini update

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Freestyle Now squad member Andy Fortini sent through a few photos and words of what been going on in his realm of late. 

Andy Fortini on home ground nov 2013

Andy hitting it on home turf, he grew up riding this spot.

“So Kim Bloodson and I went to South Africa. I don’t think many people thought it would actually happen. I don’t think we really believed it either until we wandered half dazed out of O.R. Tambo International Airport. We spent 2 months floating about on the whim of the universe and in the process both of us experienced things we could have never imagined. It was far more than a trip to ride bikes but we managed to do some of that too.
Lately I’ve been trying to keep my head down. After coming home from Africa I’ve been quite inspired to get a lot of different projects started. Slowly slowly they are all coming together. Between the fiddling and creating I’ve been riding some of WA’s amazing spots. The rest of the world is quite the amazing place but there is nowhere like home.”

Andy Fortini pool carving nov 2013

Andy on carving a pool somewhere in home city of Perth

Wild life 2020 South Africa story Andy Fortini Nov 2013

Grab yourself a copy of the latest issue of 2020 bmx mag (issue 49) to read all about it and watch the video below from their travels, well worth it.

 

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