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Mandurah Boat, Caravan, 4wd and camping show – BMX stunt shows


A triple backflip is always a crowd pleasing favorite. Luke and Josh out in front with Dylan sending the final flip

Freestyle Now was at the 2021 Mandurah Boat, Caravan, 4wd and camping show to entertain the patrons with some awesome BMX stunt shows. Over 3 days Freestyle Now rolled out the rad with some serious BMX stunt shows. On day one Freestyle Now squad members Shaun JarvisJosh Garwood and Luke Tooze were also joined by Dylan Schmidt to perform BMX stunt shows. The conditions were perfect and the radness was rolled out. On day two we had another list of riders come in for the stunt shows as the Brunswick Junction agricultural show was on the same day and Shaun, Josh, Luke and Dylan we heading there to perform. Freestyle Now squad members Jack Carwardine, Albie Livesley and Taj Hamilton were joined by Nathan Dobbie, Ryan Aqulina and Michael Pidgeon. This crew was in charge of rolling out the rad and that is something they did. Lots of rad stunts were performed and lots of noise was made for the crowds, just like a BMX stunt show should be. One day three Shaun, Josh, Luke and Dylan returned but Josh’s ankle was feeling a little damaged from the Brunswick show, so Michael Pidgeon and Dempsey attend to help out with their radness. This gave the shows something on the next level with 5 rider backflip trains the crowds were so loud. Day three was definitely one of the raddest show days for sure. One of the comments we had from the event organizers was that the stall holders that we set up around the BMX stunt show site could still discuss business with customers while the BMX stunt shows were happening due to the bikes not making any noise, unlike the freestyle motocross shows they have has in the past.

Clockwise from top left – Josh sending a superman seat grab over the FN big jump. – Luke Tooze gets his arms all twisted. – Shaun Jarvis balances a mod hopper on the deck of the ramp while Dylan Schmidt stalls a lawnmower on the edge. – Big crowd, big tricks, Dylan Schmidt mid 360 backflip. – More photos can be found on our Facebook page here.


Freestyle Now came to roll out the rad and entertain the masses at the the 2021 Mandurah Boat, Caravan, 4wd and camping show and that is what we achieved. When it comes to entertainment Freestyle Now definitely has you covered with a high entertainment value bmx stunt show. Make sure you check out our coming events page to see where the next Freestyle Now 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 ever done over the past 35 years can be found on our past stunt show page.

Clockwise from top left – Luke Tooze send a bike flip. – Dylan Schmidt has the best superman whips out there. – Who has the better superman seat grap? Dylan Schmidt or Josh Garwood. – Josh Garwood trusts Luke Tooze this much.

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Zambrero bmx bowl battle 2021 – Groundswell Festival


Luke Tooze went fast and high and won $1000 and brought a car. 1st place in the pro class.

The Zambrero BMX bowl battle was an epic event. Great vibe, great riding and great spectators, everything needed to make an epic BMX competition. Thanks to Zambrero the top 4 pro riders shared $2000 prize money. There were prizes galore from our supporters  as well and we want to thank them heaps, Colony BMX, Sneaky Wholefoods, Local BMX, Cult Crew and Division Brand as well as the Groundswell Festival dropped in some rad prizes as well. Every competitor went home with heaps of products. The Zambrero bmx bowl battle was so rad with the level of riding from the beginner to the pros, it was so awesome to see. There were many different riding styles all interacting with the Scarborough Beach bowl. There were a few disappointed beginners who wanted to enter but were yet to be able to either drop in or get out of the bowl or both. There were a few beginners who had only just dropped in the day before they were that keen to enter. This was great to see the younger riders wanting to push themselves to ride such a mammoth bowl. All competitors had two runs in the qualifying rounds with only their best score counting. This set them up in the battle finals order. Qualifying was super important with riders qualifying first put them in prime position for the battle finals.


Be sure you give the highlights video a watch. Capturing all the radness from the Zambrero BMX bowl battle was not an easy task as there was just so much radness flowing all day. Be sure to attend next years and see it live.

The battle finals were epic with some dam fine radical skills being unleashed from the riders to make sure they will progress into the next round. Each lower qualifying rider had to battle in out against the next highest qualifier. The winner of this battle then took on the next highest qualified rider. Survival of the fittest and the raddest was the order of the day that’s for sure. Each rider had two 60 second runs to make sure they were the rider that would progress to the next round. Riders were judged on the overall impression of their run by the three judges, each giving a score from 0 to 30 points taking into account, difficulty, diversity, consistency, speed, height, flow, lines, and tricks. Each of the battles that took place were awesome, but there were two battles that were epic standouts.

The first epic battle was in the beginners, between two siblings, 15 year old Zac Martin and 8 year old Bianca Martin, brother and sister rolling out the rad and this is why BMX is so rad, no matter what age, size or sexual orientation, skill is the requirement. Zac had qualified in 5th and took on Brenton Waddingham. They both rode well but the judges gave the win to Zac, who only had only dropped into the bowl for the first time a few days previously. The 5th place was given to Brenton and Zac now had to ride against his sister Bianca. The winner from the round could then challenge Morgan West for the 2nd place. Zac dropped in first and powered around the bowl with some great lines 60 seconds later Bianca dropped in. The amount of speed and height 8 year old Bianca expressed was outstanding. Zac was then in for his second run which was the same as his first. Bianca’s next run started as a double peg drop in on the medium size transition, from there it was massive airs and great lines and good use of the hips. There were not many points between them but it was Bianca that took the win, on announcing that she was progressing to the next round the crowd let out the biggest cheer of the competition.

Zac claimed the 4th place and Bianca went on to challenge Morgan West, who had only just dropped into the bowl for the first time that morning. Again it was Bianca for the win over Morgan. This left the final battle in the beginners between two 8 year olds, two good friends Bianca Martin and Albie Liveley. While Bianca was airing the massive deep end at the tiles Albie was half a metre out of coping. It was Albie for the win and Bianca second place.

The stoke was high for all the place getters

Albie Livesley has only just turned 8 years old and is blasting like a pro. When you scale up his height and bike size that 12 foot deep bowl that he is airing to a adult rider would be 16 foot. This is a massive air. 1st place beginners.

The other epic battle took place in the pro class. Two West Oz legends, Dempsey and Aquaman. Both of these riders have been riding for 20 years, both grew up pedalling everywhere they go, in some cases they would ride 50 kilometres just to ride a skatepark, both of these riders are legends and have so much skill and dexterity on a bike they can ride anything. Looking back to when Dempsey and Ryan Aqulina were teenagers no one would have even thought that twenty years later they would be in one of the biggest bowls in Australia battling it out in the pro class. Dempsey qualified in 5th and rode first. He was on fire during warm up but a few too many foot downs and bails put him at a lower score. Dempsey did some great fakie variations which seem to be a lost art in BMX at the moment so that was great to see but Aquaman went higher had more airs and had less foot downs. It was Aquaman who took the forth place and Dempesy in fifth. Both these riders are not what you would call bowl riders, they ride all forms of BMX but they rode for the fun and it was so rad to see them interacting with the bowl with their style of BMX.

In the pro final battle 1st place qualifier Luke Tooze was challenged by 2nd place qualifier Ben Gately. After Jay Roadly was challenged by Ryan Aqulina, Jay won the battle but took some injuries so forfeited the next round and claimed the 3rd place. Luke was so fast, went super high, had trick variations and was flawless. Ben rode like Ben does, long flowing manuals and some great flowing bowl lines, it was beautiful to watch. Luke Tooze took home $1000, 1st place and a massive smile. (rumour has it he brought a car with his winnings)

We would like to thank the Groundswell festival for making Scarborough beach the place to be over the weekend. Big thank you to Zambrero for being the major sponsor of the Zambrero BMX bowl battle. A massive thank you to our supporters Colony BMX, Sneaky Wholefoods, Local BMX, Cult Crew and Division Brand, be sure to support these brands. And we would also like to thank all the competitors and spectators who came out to support BMX in the way you did. Planning has already begun for 2022, let hope we can have some national and international riders attending by then.


Dempsey and Aquaman battle runs



Luke Tooze and Ben Gately in the pro class final battle


Jake Welhan is a radical bmx rider and has the best one footer tabletops. His use of the bowl just pushed him up a few points for the win in the intermediates class.

Clockwise from top left – Ben Gately rode super stylish and placed 2nd in the pro class – Jay Roadley did some rad flairs and opposite flairs on his way to 3rd in the pro class – West oz BMX legend Aquaman (aka Ryan Aqulina) is a super rad rider and it was great to see him adapt his street skills to the bowl, 4th place pro – Dempsey is another west oz legend and had some rad tabletops, his finals battle with Aquaman was some legendary west oz BMX history.

Clockwise from top left – Brad Evens was so pumped for the comp that he rode with only one knee. We hope that after getting it fixed he will be back at full capacity for 2022. So stoked to have him rolling in the Zambrero BMX bowl battle – Bianca Martin was the only female competitor and at only 8 years old rode super rad and went so high in the deep end, a well deserving 2nd place in the beginners – Levi Brown did the best one footers of the whole competition, 6th place in beginners. We hope to see him back in 2022 going higher and faster and still doing one footers – Roman Depiazzi did one of the best runs of the competition, tail whip to bar spin to 540. The combo was so clean. Roman is on a progression mission and he will defiantly be a hot contender for next year’s Zambrero BMX bowl battle 1st place position, if he continues with the rate of progression maybe in the pro class?

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Zambrero BMX bowl battle official results – 9th October 2021.

Sponsored by ZambreroGroundswell festival, Colony bmxSneaky Wholefoods, Local BMX, Cult CrewDivision Brand


Final battle results – 1st Albie Livesley, 2nd Bianca Martin, 3rd Morgan West, 4th Zac Martin, 5th Brenton Waddingham, 6th Levi Brown, 7th Harlen Pfeifer, 8th Matheus Pascussi,
Qualifying results – 1st Albie Livesley, 2nd Morgan West, 3rd Bianca Martin, 4th Brenton Waddingham, 5th Zac Martin, 6th Levi Brown, 7th Harlen Pfeifer, 8th Matheus Pascussi


Final battle results – 1st Jake Welhan, 2nd Roman Depiazzi, 3rd Joel Brunino
Qualifying results – 1st Jake Welhan, 2nd Roman Depiazzi, 3rd Joel Brunino


Final battle results – 1st Luke Tooze $1000, 2nd Ben Gately $600, 3rd Jay Roadley $300, 4th Ryan Aqulina $100, 5th Dempsey, 6th Nick Morgan, 7th Brad Evans, 8th Michael Pidgeon
Qualifying results – 1st Luke Tooze, 2nd Ben Gately, 3rd Jay Roadley, 4th Ryan Aqulina, 5th Dempsey, 6th Brad Evans, 7th Nick Morgan, 8th Michael Pidgeon


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Freestyle Now once again headed to Langley Park in Perth to perform some bmx stunt shows at the 2020 Perth Sky show. The day was warm and sunny and the crowds were loud. As always with the Perth Sky show people gradually build during the afternoon till it is packed toward the end of the afternoon. Freestyle now performed some amazing bmx stunt shows throughout the day, the audience were really getting into it and making lots of noise. Freestyle Now squad members Shaun JarvisJosh Garwood, Luke Tooze  and recruits squad member Taj Hamilton. Jack Carwardine was there as back up announcer getting the crowds amped up. To round out the radness guest rider Nathan Joson was also in attendance. The Perth Sky Show crowds were turning up the noise as the day progressed, the louder the crowd gets the more hyped the Freestyle Now show performers get to roll out the rad. It was a great show, the crowds at were amazing, with every show having great numbers of spectators all coming to see the radical bmx stunt show that Freestyle Now was performing. 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 34 years can be found on our past stunt show page.

Luke Tooze, Josh Garwood and Nathan Joson in the middle of a triple back flip.

Clockwise from top left – Taj Hamilton getting his nacnac on – Nathan Joson in the middle of a 360 tailwhip – Josh Garwood jumps really high, 3 meters over Shaun Jarvis who is standing on top of the 2 meter tall ramp – Luke Tooze table top 360. More photos can be found on our Facebook page here

How much action can one ramp have going on at once, Shaun Jarvis balancing a mod hopper while Luke Tooze flairs


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Freestyle Now bmx stunt show – Geraldton Sunshine Festival


Freestyle Now headed to Geraldton to perform some bmx stunt shows at the 2018 Geraldton Sunshine festival. Freestyle Now squad members Shaun Jarvis, Dylan Schmidt, David Pinelli and Matt Adkins all performed some amazing bmx stunts throughout the day. The crowds at the Geraldton Sunshine festival were amazing, with every show having great numbers of spectators all coming to see the radical bmx stunt show that Freestyle Now were performing. The Freestyle now squad members worked the crowd with some of the most amazing bmx stunts that they had seen, Dylan Schmidt with his superman tailwhips, David Pinelli was doing 360 variations on every jump, Matt Adkins front flipping and Shaun Jarvis risking it by being jumped over while balancing on his bike on top of the jump ramp. Freestyle Now performed some great entertaining bmx stunt shows with many rad tricks taking place.
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.

David Pinelli in one of this 360’s as he jumps over Shaun Jarvis with Dylan Schmidt getting set up to jump over as well. Freestyle Now really put on a great entertaining show at the Grealdton Sunshine Festival

Have a watch of one of the 6 bmx stunt shows that Freestyle Now performed at the 2018 Geraldton Sunshine festival. Check out our YouTube channel for more of our videos.

Clockwise from top left – David Pinelli not doing a 360 just to change it up a bit – Dylan Schmidt jumps over Shaun Jarvis with one hand as if it was nothing, the crowd goes wild – David Pinelli flairs as Shaun Jarvis balances, professionalism is paramount at Freestyle Now stunt shows, Matt Adkins mid front flip, a crowd favorite. More photos can be found on our Facebook page here.


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Freestyle Now bmx stunt show – Perth Sky Show


On Australia day in Perth Freestyle Now performed some awesome bmx stunt shows at the City of Perth Sky Show. Freestyle Now squad members Shaun Jarvis, Dylan Schmidt and David Pinelli along with reserves squad member Jack Carwardine and new recruits squad member Taj Hamilton in his first stunt show, were all there to roll out the rad. We also invited good friend Luke Tooze to join in displaying the radness. During the afternoon Langley Park was slowly filling up with spectators for the Sky Show. As the afternoon moved on more and more people filled the fence line to see the show. Freestyle Now performed some awesome bmx stunt shows. The crowds were loving it and getting into the shows with great crowd interaction. When asked they made lots of noise to get the Freestyle Now bmx stunt show performers pumped and ready to hit up the large tricks. Freestyle Now performed some radical bmx stunt shows for the families that had gathered and attended the City of Perth Sky Show. Be sure to check out our coming events page to see where and when Freestyle now will be rolling out the rad next.

Be sure to give Freestyle Now a contact if you would like this type of entertainment at your next event.

Dylan Schmidt back flips over while Shaun Jarvis balances on his bike in a Norie stand.

Freestyle Now bmx stunt show - 2 Perth Sky show 2018

Clockwise from left – Dylan Schmidt with a massive superman seat grab – David Pinelli with a massive Indian air seat grab was right behind Dylan who has just landed his superman seat grab (see previous photo) – David with a large 360 table top – Our new recruits squad member Taj Hamilton gets his can can going on.

Clockwise from left – Luke Tooze rotating upside down – Jack Carwardine has some rad turndown style – Dylan Schmidt again this time with a superman tail whip – David Pinelli has the 360 variations like this no hander.

David Pinelli is a 360 king, almost every jump is a different 360 variation, like this 360 tabletop. More photos can be found on our Facebook page here


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Freestyle Now bmx stunt show – 30 years ago today


30 years to the day, today the 3rd of March 1987, Freestyle Now busted out one of our all time classic bmx stunt shows at the Fremantle speed classic. This was our third ever bmx stunt show that we had done and our first paid gig. We not sure how we got this gig but looking back it was a great day with many memories. We do have video footage locked away on VHS which should see light of day very soon. We are working on a upcoming mini documentary celebrating the history of Freestyle Now. Click here to have a look at our long list of stunt shows from over the past 30 years.

These three guys are the dudes who started Freestyle Now left to right – Shaun Jarvis, Brad Dyer, Georg Molnar.

Right-  Brad Dyer showing off his incredible balance skills. Left – Georg Molnar riding the flatbank mid fakie.

 Shaun Jarvis with frame stand variation 87

 Left – Todd Triebler throwing down a cherry picker. Todd was the announcer in our first few stunt shows. On this day Georg took a handle bar to the stomach in the 2nd show so Todd came out in the 3rd show to throw down. He did not disappoint and became a permanent member of the squad.
Right – Brad Dyer hopping around on the front end.

 The West Australian New paper ran this photo on page 3 of the newspaper a few days after the show. Shaun Jarvis had this to say about the newspaper article. “I went into work on Tuesday and the boss said that he wanted to buy the paper but was told that they were all sold out, some young bloke had brought them all. I had no clue what the heck he was on about, until a little while later a fellow worker showed me the paper, I was stoked to say the least. The only copy I have is this old photo copied one, still it brings back some great memories from the show.”



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Freestyle now was recently at the Ficifolia Festival in Drouin Victoria to manage a skatepark competition. Drouin is a town in the West Gippsland region about 90 kilometres east of Melbourne. The town is supposedly either named after a Frenchman who invented a chlorination process for the extraction of ore or an Aboriginal word meaning “north wind”. As at the 2011 census, Drouin had a population just under 9700 people. The Ficifolia Festival was a great event with a massive street parade taking place just before the skatepark competition got underway. Drouin Cycles put up a guaranteed $300 for the winner of the BMX open class, they also gave some rad prizes for the afternoon competition. There was only a short time frame to run the competition in the afternoon to fit within the Ficifolia Festival schedule but in true professional manner Freestyle Now got the competition done in time with great accolades from the competitors, festival organizers and parents. There was a great turnout from the town at the competition with one head count at 400 spectators.
At all of the Freestyle Now skatepark competition there are three classes for competitors to enter, beginners (younger and still learning), intermediates (competitors with some good skills) and the open class (consistent and dials tricks) in the three disciplines scooter, skateboard and bmx. We would like to thank the contest supporters McDonald’s Drouin, Drouin Cycles, Michael Robinson photography and the Committee of Drouin for their efforts in supporting such a rad event. Be sure to check our coming events page for all the latest event information on stunt shows, skatepark competitions and coaching sessions.

Daniel Lochki 1st bmx open Drouin skatepark competition february 2017 - photo Michael Robinson photography

 Daniel Lochki took out the 1st place in BMX open and $300 from Drouin Cycles.

Drouin skatepark competition february 2017 - photo Michael Robinson photography

1st place in intermediate scooters and beginners bmx went to back flipping Bailey Pryor – 1st place in BMX intermediate went to Rees Venn, some great lines in the park like this pegs up ledge to fakie grind down helped his placing. If you want to look at more images please check out the photo gallery from Michael Robinson photography

Drouin skatepark competition – 11th February 2017 – Official results

Scooter beginner – 1st Jordyn Hassen-de Kort, 2nd Andrew Hobday, 3rd Kyle Cabral

Scooter intermediate – 1st Bailey Pryor, 2nd Jack Cross, 3rd Ben Golding, 4th Ross Stapleton, 5th Patrick Opie

BMX beginner – 1st Bailey Pryor, 2nd Oliver Ferguson, 3rd Mitchell Carew, 4th Dallan Jeffrey, 5th Branden Lillegman, 6th Dainel Cooper.

BMX intermediate – 1st Rees Venn, 2nd Daniel Davis, 3rd Riley Hermans, 4th Zac Trewen

BMX open – 1st Daniel Lochki, 2nd Dean Anderson, 3er Josh Crook, 4th James Stylianou, 5th Bow Crook

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Freestyle Now recently performed some bmx stunt shows at the Blacktown City Council Australia Day celebrations that took place at Rooty Hill in the West of Sydney. The afternoon started out slow with the crowds building as Freestyle Now got set up. By the time the first show was set to go a good number of people had gathers to enjoy the bmx stunt show. Freestyle Now squad members Lee Kirkman and Shaun Jarvis  were joined by Danny Campbell and John Condie to roll out the rad to the masses who had come out to enjoy the celebrations. Some rad bmx stunt shows took place over the course of the afternoon with the riders performing a variety of bmx stunts over the portable bmx jump ramp and the Freestyle Now bmx stunt shows drew in large numbers at shows time. 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.

Freestyle Now bmx stunt show - Rooty Hill - Lee Kirkman super indian air grab

Lee Kirkman is renowned for his no footed Indian air super seat grabs and the crowds at Rooty Hill were not disappointed

Freestyle Now bmx stunt show - Rooty Hill Australia Day 2017

Clockwise from left – Lee Kirkman no footed can can flying the Aussie flag in his helmet – Guest rider Danny Campbell with a perfect super man for the Rooty Hill crowds – Lee Kirkman spinning a flat 360 – Guest rider John Condie throws a slow bar spin over the jump box for the crowd.

Freestyle Now bmx stunt show - Rooty Hill - Danny Campbell and John Condie backflip

Danny Campbell and John Condie timing their backflips just right.

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The above is a video from the last show at Rooty Hill. The crowds really got into it.

 Local radio SWR FM 99.9 produced a video of the Rooty Hill Australia Day celebrations, it was a great afternoon and evening had by all and the Blacktown City Council really put on a great events

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Freestyle Now turns 30 years old


Freestyle Now has been rolling out the rad since 1986.

It’s hard to believe but Freestyle Now started way back in December of 1986. Now 30 years later it has grown from 3 young guys just wanting to promote BMX freestyle with BMX stunt shows to an Australian wide entity. Freestyle Now specialises in entertaining stunt show performances, skatepark coaching workshops, well managed skatepark competitions and motivational school presentations all while making sure inclusiveness and diversity is at the forefront of our ethos. By applying the same philosophy that free sports teach us, to our business ethics, we have persevered to achieve our goal of running well-managed events and entertaining performances. We have accomplished this all while promoting the fun aspects of BMX, skateboarding and scooter riding and associated activities. This has, and will always be our main focus.

freemantle speed classic 3rd march 1987

The original Freestyle Now squad members L to R Shaun Jarvis, Brad Dyer and Georg Molnar taken at the Fremantle Speed Classic in March 1987

Freestyle Now began as an idea in mid 1986 by three friends Georg Molnar, Brad Dyer and Shaun Jarvis. 1986 was a year of new things for these three friends. A new sport was emerging, BMX freestyle. This is what brought these three guys together. In Perth Western Australia where they lived the small BMX freestyle community was tight. There were only a handful of riders and Georg, Brad and Shaun were in the core of it. Shaun started in the BMX racing scene in 1981 and raced in Western Australia until the new emerging freestyle sport took hold of his senses in early 1986. Within a few months, he took a spot on the newly formed Redline BMX trick team which was put together by Padbury cycles bike shop. It was through this shop that word got around about other riders, this is how Brad, Georg and Shaun met each other. The very first show that the Redline trick team did was at Whiteman Park for its grand opening in August 1986. Although this team did a few shows they only lasted a short time and in the later part of 1986 Shaun left. It was upon this leaving that the three friends got together to form their own BMX freestyle team, Freestyle Now.

Where did the name come from? A very popular magazine from America was called “Freestylin”. Freestyle is what the riders did, it’s what they called it. Now is an action word as in do it “now”. So Freestyle Now was the name that Brad, Georg and Shaun settled on as it seemed fitting.

In 1986 the only form of information available in the BMX world was through magazines. There was no internet to gain instant information from. Only the magazines had the information and this was sometimes up to 6 months old by the time it would reach Perth from either America or England. BMX freestyle teams were all over these magazines, from the large factory teams to the little group of friends that started something. It was this that inspired the formation of Freestyle Now.

The sole purpose of Freestyle Now when it was formed was to promote to the masses the newly emerging sport of BMX freestyle. This was done via BMX stunt shows. December 1986 was when Freestyle Now did their first ever show at the Mullaloo primary school which was followed a few weeks later by a performance at a Christmas dance event in Girrawheen It was the start of something that no one could ever imagine would survive still all these years later.

The second show Freestyle Now did was at the Girrawheen Christmas dance

With the first show done new locations were sought for more stunt shows. For Georg, Brad and Shaun it was all about the promotion of BMX freestyle. Another medium that was also emerging out of America was the “Zine”. A small photocopied magazine that was produced by various people. It was another platform to promote BMX freestyle. So the three guys brought a second hand photocopier and started making the “Freestyle Now zine. These were produced using photos and a cut and glue method. They were put into bike shops and given to other riders. It was a very D.I.Y mentality. With no prior experience it was just hands on and make it work, a true Freestyle Now philosophy.

Another good friend of the trio Todd Triebler, who had also been on the same BMX freestyle shop team as Shaun in early 86 was recruited to announce the stunt shows and as a backup rider. These guys were tight, inseparable, spending every moment they could riding together, learning new tricks and exploring Perth.

The BMX freestyle scene was growing steadily in Perth and the need for regular gatherings was required so Freestyle Now went ahead and held its first competition in January 1988. Riders came from all over to attend. The only way to spread the news was through word of mouth and the Freestyle Now Zine. The competition was a success, so more were organised. Over the next few years, many competitions were held.

The whole ethos of promoting the new sport of BMX freestyle was complete, BMX stunt shows, BMX zines and BMX freestyle competitions.

In time Georg Molnar started to move on from BMX and left the Freestyle Now team and Brad Dyer returned to America. Shaun and Todd recruited new riders into Freestyle Now and kept on performing the BMX stunt shows.


Todd Triebler on the left and Shaun Jarvis on the right at the Bruce Rock show in 1989 performing double no handed cherrypickers.

When the 90’s rolled around a major shift took place in the sport of BMX freestyle. It was as if overnight every rider had quit and stopped riding. There was still a core group of BMX freestylers but the need for competitions had passed. With Brad now in America, the drive to produce the Freestyle Now Zine was in a standby mode. The promotion of the sport had shifted to just the stunt shows.

Over the coming years, Todd and the other riders moved on from BMX and their association with Freestyle Now. This left Shaun Jarvis at the helm steering Freestyle Now into the future. When there were no riders to perform at the stunt shows Shaun just went out and did solo shows. The need to carry on the promotion of the freestyle sport was what drove Shaun to keep going. After 30 years you can check out a list of all of our past stunt shows on our past stunt show page here.

In late 1996 the sport of BMX freestyle seemed to be coming back, new riders were emerging. One of these riders was a young Jason Parker. Jason had heard about the Freestyle Now stunt shows through friends in the south-west area of Western Australia where he lived. When Jason moved to Perth in 1998 he managed to track down Shaun through an advertisement in a national BMX publication for BMX products that Freestyle Now was then distributing. The two guys started riding together. It did not take long for Shaun to recognise Jason’s riding potential, and he was asked to join Freestyle Now in 2000. In an ironic twist, when the two riders met for the first time Shaun showed Jason some BMX photographs, one of the photos was of Shaun at the very first BMX show that he did with the Redline BMX trick team, the one at Whiteman Park in mid 1986. Jason was surprised to see the photo because as a very young 6 year old Jason Parker was in the crowd that day and saw the show. The two new friends could not believe it, Jason remembered the whole show, how a tram came in through the middle of the show location and stopped the show leaving some riders on the top of the ramp. Even to this day, the two riders can’t believe how ironic it was. Jason is still riding and involved with Freestyle Now today and apart from Shaun is the longest serving squad member.


Jason Parker joined the Freestyle Now squad at the start of 2000. This was Jason’s second show at the Toodyay Moondyne Festival in May 2000. His first show was at the Denmark Country Fair in February 2000

Over time more BMX shows were performed and new riders were recruited into the squad. But now with the growing popularity of BMX, the need for competitions became prominent once again.

In the early 80’s Co-founder Shaun Jarvis helped organise BMX races on the local BMX dirt jumping/BMX track that the youth of the town of Quinns Rock had built. Organising BMX competitions was nothing new as he had done it before as a BMX racer and then as a BMX freestyler. The need for well managed events was something that was required to help with the growth of the BMX scene. Some of the first competitions that Freestyle Now organised were dirt jumping competitions in the late 90’s. These morphed into BMX skatepark competitions for local government and community organisations and were very successful. Freestyle Now was then asked to manage skateboard competitions as well as BMX and then with the rise of the scooter scene the whole skatepark culture was catered for in competition management. All of our past competitions can be found on our past competition page here

In 2001 community T.V. was starting to emerge in Perth via channel 31. There was a show being air called “Cruzin” a show about Perth hot rods and the car street scene. Shaun was watching this show and realised that a show about BMX could be done. Shaun called up Jason and said “do you want to do a television show on community television”. Jason said “sure why not!” and with no prior computer experience or video editing experience “Behind the Bars” was started. The show was a nine part show with each show airing every 4 weeks. It was a major undertaking at first. In the same way, the Freestyle Now zine was done with a D.I.Y. mentality so was Behind the Bars. Learning as the show progressed was the format. It was just hands on and make it work, a true Freestyle Now philosophy.


This is the first episode of Behind the Bars which aired on Perth community television in 2001. All the episodes can be found on the Behind the Bars media page here

With BMX, scooters and skateboards being a great youth involvement activity it was not long until Freestyle Now started its motivational school presentations. These school presentations were to help keep the youth motivated to pursue their dreams and goals. Using the medium of BMX, scooters and skateboards as a way of delivering this motivational message, with self discipline and consistency you can reach your achievement. Tricks done on BMX, scooters and skateboards are a great example of this

To help grow the competitions and to also help new riders Freestyle Now started to host skatepark coaching sessions. These sessions are designed to help younger participants or those needing to progress their skills.

With show performances, competitions, coaching, publications and promotions, Freestyle Now is advancing into the future with positivity paramount. The past was great but the future holds larger aspirations. Freestyle Now continues to grow by using our fundamental ethos of courtesy, respect, inclusiveness and diversity within our cultural industry. Please always remember to Freestyle now……….. before it’s too late…………….


Over the 30 years Freestyle Now has progressed so much. This is one of our stunt shows from January 2015

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Freestyle Now at DownUnderGround bmx flatland finals 2016



DownUnderGround is the Australian national bmx flatland contest series. Round 1 was in Adelaide with round 2 being a video round and round 3 the finals of series 8 took place in Melbourne at the iconic Imax location at the Melbourne Museum. Freestyle Now squad members Paul Chamberlin, Shaun Jarvis and Jason Parker attended the contest with awesome results. With one of the best turn outs that DownUnderGround has seen in recent years the contest was great. Paul Chamberlain took out the win in the open class along with the series 8 year end title in the open class. Very consistent riding as normal from Paul with some great whiplash combos. Jason parker was a surprise entrant as no one knew he was showing up. Being off his bike for 6 weeks due to his up north work schedule can be hectic but it was great to see Jason there. With two good runs he ended up taking the 1st place in the expert class to his surprise. Well done Jason that was epic. Shaun Jarvis rode well and took home 4th place in the contest and in doing so won the series 8 year end title in the expert class. Congratulation to all three squad members for their efforts at DownUnderGround.


Paul rolling out a plastic man on his way to 1st place in the open class


Jason Parker with a upsidedown backwards wheelie on his way to first place in the expert class


Shaun Jarvis fresh from his Japan trip on his way to 4th place with a backyard


Paul Chamberlain (open class) and Shaun Jarvis (expert class) both taking the year end titles for series 8 of DownUnderGround



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