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Port Bound youth festival 2013

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At the beginning of April Freestyle Now squad members Dylan Schmidt, Tim Rose, Shaun Jarvis and Kie Ashworth headed to the northwest of Australia. Port Hedland was the first stop to host a skatepark coaching session and to perform some bmx stunt shows at the Port Bound youth festival. On the Friday the squad was at the South Hedland skatepark for come coaching sessions with the locals. The Saturday was show time at the festival with some great entertainment going down throughout the day. The Port Bound festival is always a great day out for many, and this year the festival was packed. It was a bit slow to start with, but that is to be expected due to the overwhelming heat of the day. Later in the afternoon it picked up with one of the best turnout the festival has seen. On the Sunday the squad drove over to Karratha to host a skatepark competition. On the Monday it was time to return to home but not before hitting up some of the Karratha locals dirt jumps. Shaun Jarvis had this to say about the trip. “The 4 days seemed like a week. We did so much it was straight up another amazing trip. So good to travel with a great crew, it was fun and we had an amazing time. Being on the road getting out there and meeting new people is the best. Travelling with this crew is great, couldn’t ask for a better lot of guys to be travelling with and performing shows. Good times forever”

Tim Rose is wild on a bike.

Clockwise from top left – South Hedland skatepark will be rebuilt soon with a new park going up. Dylan Schmidt mad flair – Tim Rose in flyout nothing mode – Shaun Jarvis style – Kie Ashworth looks while tooth picking

Clockwise from top left – Dylan Schmidt – Tim Rose – Kie Ashworth – Tim Rose – Port Bound festival stunt shows.

Dylan Schmidt hits an extended superman at the final show at the Port Bound festival. The crowd was loud as the night is dark. Headlights lighting up the up ramp.

From left the crew, Kie, Dylan, Shaun and Tim.

Kie Ashworth has a photo blog, The Nurries Life. These photos have been taken from the blog. Clockwise from top left – Kie barspin at the pipe – Kie at the Karratha trails – Dylan whips second jump in Karratha – Tim’s nac nac are rad.

Kie Ashworth no foot can can, he has the best.

Tim Rose can flow anything, and these trails in Karratha were no exception.

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Andy Fortini bike update

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Freestyle Now squad member Andy Fortini recently built up a new frame and is enjoying the holidays in only a way a super pumped bmx could. 

“Hey all, here is some photos of my new bike. It’s running real good. Super pumped on the new frame, feels nice and big and super stiff and strong. Since I finished uni for the year I’ve just been chilling and riding. I’m making a full length video so I’ve been doing a lot of filming with a bunch of different people. Got some really rad stuff already so it looking pretty good. Apart from that I’ve just been trying to organize things for a trip to India I’m going on at the end of February. Can’t wait to go, I get super excited about exploring new places and India looks amazing.” 

Have a look at Andy’s profile page to view the specs of his new bike build.

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Touch the dream

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Vietnamese Freestyle Now squad member Tánh Gá recently had a guest appearance in a pop music video titled “Touch the dream look”(translated). Look for him busting out on the red bike.

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Andy Fortini profile

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The profile page for new Freestyle Now squad member Andy Fortini has been created. If you would like to find out a bit more information about Andy check out his profile.

Andy Fortini can can grind grind a rail any time time

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Lucas’s seek and win reward

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Freestyle now’s most recent winner from the seek and win competitions Lucas Suradi  sent in a photo of his winning goodies. Lucas was the winner of the Sydney seek and win competition and by doing so recived $400 to spend at Backbone Bmx as well as a set of Nice forks and t shirt from FBM

Lucas had this to say along with his photo “hey freestyle now I am loving my new gear, used the $400 at backbone to get me a new Wethepeople Zodiac. Recently got a flat tyre so it is out of service for a week, the joys of riding a bike I spouse.”

More information about the next seek and win competition will be coming in a few months time, did someone say Canberra??

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Andy’s quest for knowledge continues

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Reserves squad member Andy Fortini who is in America to study teaching, recently sent through an update of his quest for knowledge.

“I’ve been chilling in D.C for the most part lately. I was meant to be going to Vegas during interbike to meet up with some of the westozbmx crew but had to bail on that idea as they had some hassles getting back into the USA from Canada. I’ve got myself a pretty rad crew of people to ride with. They’ve taken me to a bunch of spots all around Virginia and Maryland. We went and rode an indoor park in Baltimore called Charm City. It was the first time I’d ridden an indoor park, so much fun but it was like riding in a rain forest, so humid. Been having a bunch of late night street sessions in D.C too, always something interesting happening. We just had a long weekend which was rad. We went and rode a rad school in Bethesda on Saturday and went to some trails out in Virginia on Sunday. I’m planning to head to Woodward in November with the guys I’ve been riding with, they want to go because apparently there is a new strip club nearby. During the Thanksgiving break we should be heading to Long Island and Buffalo which is going to be rad. The other night we had a party to celebrate it being Tuesday that ended up with us running through the woods for and hour then trekking it 16km to a Macca’s out in the surrounding suburbs somewhere. Yeah anything is a good idea when you can get 1.75L bottles of vodka for $10.

Also somewhere along the way I’ve found time to study and i might be getting a job doing pedal cab tours of DC even though I have no idea what I’m doing.”

Andy hitting up some DP high school action in Bethesda

To check out some more photos of Andy riding at a skatepark in Maryland that his friend shot click  here and here

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Royal Bmx is open

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Western Australia’s first BMX only store is now open.

Royal BMX is located at unit 1/218 James street Northbridge, Phone 08 92271999

Royal BMX stock products from Animal – FBM – United – Demolition – Colony – Proper – Hoffman – Stolen – ODI – Federal – Scavenger – Protec

Here are some quick snaps of the first day open and even Freestyle Now squad member Tim Rose was on hand to mark this monumental occasion

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Andrews’s new ride

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Squad member Andrew McDermott has been riding hard these last few weeks and getting ready to compete in the Downunderground national flatland competition series. As always he has been hitting up the concert hall spot, but he did find time in his busy flatland schooling to get himself a new set of wheels, a 1967 Mustang. A slick looking beast it is and the car is rather nice as well.

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Congrats Phillip Marshall

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Congratulations to Phillip Marshall for his awesome interview in issue 13 of the skateboarding journal

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Maida Vale netball community arts project

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After weeks of planning the Maida Vale netball club house has had it new community art work completed.

Props go out to Bonnie at the Kalamunda shire – word

Top the old bricks – Bottom the new colour

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