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Bassendean skatepark skateboard, scooter and BMX skatepark competition – February 2021

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Freestyle Now hosted another skateboard, scooter and BMX skatepark competition at the Bassendean skatepark. This one was a long time coming. The last skatepark competition at Bassendean skatepark was in 2019 and there was one planned in 2020 but bad weather stopped it from taking place and before it could be rescheduled covid restrictions came in. So it was great to host another competition at Bassendean thanks to the Bassendean youth services, Always supporting the skatepark. As always there was a great turnout for the Bassendean skatepark competition with a good number of competitors spread over the three disciplines. Again a big thank you to Bassendean youth services and out supporters Grit Scooter , 4 skateboard co and Colony BMX. Be sure to check our coming events page for more information on all of our coming events. A full list of all the competitions that Freestyle Now has hosted can be found on the past competitions page here.

 Clockwise from top left – Cory Van Dam taking 1st place in the open scooters. – Amos Hadad took the win in the open skateboard class. – It was good to see Freja Iburg at Bassendean, she is progressing well and took 4th in the intermediates scooter class. – Ryan Aqulina has probably been riding this skatepark since it was built, he has been riding for at least 20 years. He took 1st place in open bmx. – More photos can be found on our facebook page here.

Bassendean skatepark competition 27th February 2021 – Official results

Competitor’s points are listed after their name

Scooter beginner – 1st Jayce Blakers 64, 2nd Bianca Martin 61, 3rd Felix Curran Ragan 58, 4th Rory Wright 56, 5th Noah Allison 55, 6th Jayden Hunter 54, 7th Zac Martin 50, 8th Fiona Krasnoff 48, 9th Luna Surianingrat 46, 10th Tsuguma Ando 45, 11th Calais Blakers 44, 12th Channing Radcliffe 43, 13th Lyon Surianingrat 42

Scooter intermediate – 1st Josh Schniereh 196, 2nd Hayden Brewer 176, 3rd Tobi Iburg 170, 4th Freja Iburg 167, 5th Oisín Hunt 155, 6th Billy Suthlerland 150, 7th Riley Duggan-Smith 132, 8th Roman DePiazzi 118

Scooter open – 1st Corey Van Dam 303, 2nd Tyler Jennings 292, 3rd Xander Bailey 140, 4th Ben Vua 137

Skateboard beginner – 1st Kenzo Coogan 61, 2nd Ringo Coogan 59, 3rd Anthony Scaffidi 57, 4th Sol Evans 56, 5th Mason Clark 55, 6th Rory Wright 49, 7th Jayce Blakers 46, 8th Fiona Krasnoff 44, 8th Luna Surianingrat 44, 10th Cassian Meakins 35

Skateboard open – 1st Amos Hadad 261, 2nd Damo Boulton 238, 3rd Wesley Kidd 236, 4th Arnoald Pearce 235, 5th Che Millington 212

BMX beginner – 1st Zac Cicanese 57, 2nd Jayce Blakers 56, 3rd Callum Duff 54, 4th Billy Sutheland 52, 5th Bianca Martin 50, 6th Fiona Krasnoff 47, 7th James Macdonald 42

BMX intermediate – 1st Jesse McEwen 174, 2nd Albie Livesley 164, 3rd Roman Depiazzi 149, 4th Wyatt Murphy 146

BMX open – 1st Ryan Aquilina 308, 2nd Luke Tooze 289, 3rd Steven Heuer 273, 4th Tyler Jennings 269, 5th Jack Carwardine 266

 

 

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Ellenbrook skatepark BMX and scooter competition – January 2021

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Freestyle Now hosted another skatepark competition at the Ellenbrook skatepark for bmx and scooter competitors. The day as always was action packed with a great turn out with lots of competitors and spectators. A big thank you to the City of Swan for their support and also to our supporters Grit Scooter and Colony BMX. Be sure to check our coming events page for more information on all of our coming events. A full list of all the competitions that Freestyle Now has hosted can be found on the past competitions page here.

 Clockwise from top left – Jake Welhan took the 1st place in intermediate BMX. This guy has some awesome style. – Jarrod Fautley came to Ellenbook competiton won open scooters and took home  a new scooter deck. – Jack Hooper is a rad dude who like to ride BMX and won the open BMX class at Ellenbrook. – Maison Russell with a feeble down the hubber on his way to 1st place in scooters intermediates. – More photos can be found on our facebook page here.

Ellenbrook skatepark competition 29th January 2021 – Official results

Scooter beginners – 1st Ethan Duirs, 2nd Jayce Blakers, 3rd Jacksyn Wilson, 4th Jayden Hunter, 5th Binac Martin, 6th Fiona Kransnoff, 7th Calais Blakers

Scooters intermediate – 1st Maison Russell, 2nd Kaeleb Sloan, 3rd Brenten Waddingham, 4th Jake Welhan, 5th Kobi Worsley, 6th Tobi Iburg, 7th Freja Iburg

Scooter open – 1st Jarrod Fautley, 2nd Jasen Rhodes, 3rd Joshua O’Neil, 4th Jack Hoopes

BMX beginners – 1st Jayce Blakers, Zavier Morrison, 3rd  Jacksyn Wilson, 4th Fiona Kransnoff

BMX intermediate – 1st Jake Welhan, 2nd Jordan Farrow, 3rd Brenten Waddingham, 4th Maison Russell, 5th Albie Livesley

BMX open – 1st Jack Hooper, 2nd Joshua O’Neil
 

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Shaun Jarvis – Rolling out the rad in April 2021 video

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Shaun Jarvis April 2021 bmx edit has some crazy moments.

Freestyle Now co founder and squadron leader Shaun Jarvis has been riding BMX for 40 years and he is not slowing down just yet at 52 years of age. In April he attended many different locations with Freestyle Now hosting coaching sessions and skatepark competitions. The premise behind the video was to get clips at as many of the locations as possible that Freestyle Now visited. In some cases there was not much time to plan its was simply ride and film. Shaun explains “For me riding is an organic process, nothing should be forced, just let it flow. It was a lot of fun filming the clips. Looking at the spot and thinking how can I interact with what’s here and how does my riding fit with the location. Many of the clips are just freestyled, no set plan just as it flowed out. Some took longer than should have and some were a one and done. Over all I’m stoked on the clips, I pushed myself a bit more than normal, took some heavy slams and the outcome is some great memories. Big massive thanks to Kareece Furneyvall and Amos Hadad for their filming, really appreciate it. Stay rad”

 

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Action Sports Games Returns to Mandurah for 2021

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The 2021 Mandurah Mazda Action Sports Games presented by Drug Aware

The Action Sports Games has been a Western Australians premier action sports event for the past decade. First taking place in Mandurah, then moving to Bunbury and now it is back in Mandurah, one of the most fantastic settings in Western Australia for this type of event. Mandurah has some of WA’s best beaches, incredible inland waterways that are teeming with wildlife and a brand new epic skatepark just screaming for this type of event. Taking place over the weekend of 10th and 11th of April at Hall Park on the Mandurah Western Foreshore. The Mandurah Mazda Action Sports Games presented by Drug Aware is one weekend you don’t want to miss. The Mandurah Mazda Action Sports Games will be a combination of wakeboarding, freestyle motocross, skateboarding, BMX and scooter events into an action-packed weekend of extreme sports along with the Food Truck Festival and DJ’s keeping the good times rolling all day long. Have a look back to the 2020 Action Sports Games in Bunbury or the last time the Action Sports Games were in Mandurah in 2015

 

Over the two days the wakeboarding competition will be taking place on Mandjar Bay with freestyle motocross demos sprinkled in throughout the day. With a new skatepark freshly finished the skateboard, scooter and bmx competitions will defiantly be a highlight over the weekend with many top competitors all seeking to compete on such a rad skatepark for the over $4000 in prize money and prizes. With competitors able to enter a range of different classes form the young to the not so young including the pro class, who will be taking home some cash money on the day.

The skatepark action kicks off at 9am Saturday 10th April with the skateboard competition and then at 1:30pm the scooter competition kicks of running into the last afternoon. Sunday 11th April will be totally dedicated to the BMX competition. The full skatepark competition schedule and registration link is listed below so be sure to check it and then get registered. This is going to one epic weekend that you do not want to miss.

Headspace skateboard, scooter and BMX competition schedule

As part of the Mandurah Mazda Action Sports Games Freestyle Now will be hosting a skatepark competition for Skateboard, scooter and BMX competitors. There are many different classes for competitors to enter so be sure to check the information and schedules before you enter the competition.

Saturday 10th April – Skateboard 9am – 12:30pm  / Beginner, Intermediates, Girls / Ladies, Open, Pro

Saturday 10th April – Scooter 1:30pm – 8pm / Under 10’s, Girls / Ladies, Beginners, Intermediates, Open, Pro

Sunday 11th April – BMX 9am – 6pm / Under 10’s, Girls / Ladies, Beginners, Intermediates, Over 35’s, Over 45’s, Open, Pro

Mandurah Action Sports Games skatepark competition judging criteria
There are 3 judges that use the below judging criteria to award points according to the judging criteria
Skateboard competition is both run added together to form your total score. Highest points win
Scooter and BMX will be best run counts.

Difficulty. Best score possible from one judge – 20 points

  • Definition
    • Tricks that are difficult to execute
    • Technical tricks
    • Difficult lines within the park
    • Large gaps or high airs will also be taken into account

Diversity. Best score possible from one judge – 20 points

  • Definition
    • A run consisting of various types of tricks (grinds, stalls and airs)
    • Using the park to its full capability (tricking on as many obstacles as you can)
    • Using the park in ways that other competitors are not (original lines through the park or tricking parts of the park that no one is tricking.)
    • The more varied the run and the more obstacles ridden the higher the score.

Consistency. Best score possible from one judge – 20 points

  • Definition
    • A run that has been done without any feet touching by mistake or crashes.
    • Tricks done but not pulled smooth will also come into account with consistency points
    • The less touches or crashes and the smoother the run the higher the score the competitor will receive

 

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Bridgetown skatepark competition – January 2021

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In 2008 Freestyle Now held a competition at the Bridgetown skatepark, one of the first at the then new skatepark. Now just  over 12 years and 5 competitions later Freestyle Now was back to host another skatepark competition. This competition was the sixth one at Bridgetown skatepark and it was just as awesome as the past 5. With a great turn out of competitors and spectators the radness got rolled out by many. There was lots of prizes on offer and everyone that entered took home products, when that happened its awesome. A big thank you to Blackwood Youth Action and also to our supporters Grit ScooterThe 4 skateboard co and Colony BMX. Be sure to check our coming events page for more information on all of our coming events. A full list of all the competitions that freestyle Now has hosted can be found on the past competitions page here.

Clockwise from top left – Jayden Sammit lives in Perth but returned to his home town of Bridgetown just to come and roll out the rad and take the win in the scooter open class. Great riding from Jayden. – Seth Jiblet took the win in the BMX open class riding brakeless and chainless. Great flow and smooth riding was one of the key factors in his win. – Noah Almond took home a 5th in scooter beginners but as you can tell from the photo his determination will defiantly set him up for a win soon enough. – We were stoked to see Cooper Clause compete in Bridgetown and take the 5th place in skateboard. Cooper is the son of Ben Clause who used to ride for Freestyle Now back in the early 2000’s. Its great seeing the off spring from past riders coming on through. More photos can be found on our Facebook page here.

Bridgetown skatepark competition 15th January 2021 – Official results

Scooter beginner – 1st Max Munday, 2nd Jacob Almond, 3rd Chevy Maxwell, 4th Max Self, 5th Noah Almond

Scooter intermediate – 1st Kelly Egertoh, 2nd Riley Kelly, 3rd Kaden Gough, 4th Max Power, 5th Jacob Dupe, 6th Decklan Frey

Scooter open – 1st Jayden Sammit, 2nd Luke Gorey, 3rd Joshua Sloan, 4th Harry Stevenson

Skateboard – 1st Jasper Porteous, 2nd Dainel Rogers, 3rd Max Self, 4th Jackson Dudley, 5th Cooper Claus

BMX beginner – 1st Riley Kelly, 2nd Max Varnavites, 3rd Bayden Miller, 4th Hardy Vitali

BMX intermediate – 1st Seth Jiblet, 2nd Kade Humble, 3rd Lex Wright

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Bremer Bay skatepark competition – January 2021

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Bremer Bay held its first skatepark competition on their new skatepark in January. Freestyle now had the pleasure to host the skatepark competition for the Bremer bay community resource centre thanks to Live Lighter be active campaign sponsored by Healthways. The day before the competition Freestyle Now hosted a skatepark coaching session. Lots of participants learnt new skills and gained confidence with navigating the skatepark. Freestyle Now also spoke to the participants about how a skatepark competition is judged and how to plan out a competition run. At the competition many of the participants put this advice to good use. The competition was well attended by the town of Bremer Bay with many spectators and supporters, which was great to see. At the end of the competition all the participants no matter their placing took home a prize. It was also good to see some participants entering more than one discipline, yeah more prizes. A big thank you to the Bremer bay community resource centre and also to our supporters Grit Scooter, The 4 skateboard co and Colony BMX. Be sure to check our coming events page for more information on all of our coming events. A full list of all the competitions that freestyle Now has hosted can be found on the past competitions page here.

Clockwise from top left – Taz Darvill dropped into the bowl while spectators looked on and then ending up winning the beginners skateboard competition – Seth Jolley used all of the skatepark even the bits that were not technically the skatepark to take the win in the scooter intermediate class – Kalani TeHula jumps the rail, after a few attempts, landed it sweet and got a massive amount of noise from the spectators – Rocco Lemon won the scooter beginners class and took home some brand new Crisp scooter bars, he also took home the 2nd place in skateboard beginners. Prizes galore. More photos can be found on our facebook page here

 

Bremer Bay skatepark competition 13th January 2021 – official results

Scooter beginners – 1st Rocco Lemon, 2nd Zaden Newton, 3rd Matthys Burger, 4th Damon Walker, 5th Ruby Clews, 6th Macca Clews

Scooter intermediate – 1st Seth Jolley, 2nd Ayden Maley, 3rd Joshy Mitchell, 4th Victor Formica, 5th Harry McLeod

Skateboard beginner – 1st Taz Darvill, 2nd Rocco lemon, 3rd Harry McLeod, 4th Macca Clews

Skateboard intermediate – 1st Kalani TeHula, 2nd Keegan Lemon, 3rd Kye Harman, 4th Maisie Mitchell, 5th Giovanni Doctor, 6th Dane Hunter, 7th Flynn Jackman, 8th Mason Francis

BMX – 1st Damon Walker

 

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Port Kennedy skatepark competition – December 2020

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Port Kennedy had an old skatepark It was built at a time when it seemed no one knew how to work with cement. The City of Rockingham after years and years finally got the funding to build a new skatepark, and what a awesome skatepark it is. The designers and builders got this one about 90% correct. Good lines, good flow and good a good range of elements. Freestyle Now hosted the first skatepark competition at the new skatepark. As always at Freestyle Now skatepark competitions all disciplines and skill levels were catered for. It was really good to see the great turn out of competitors. A big thank you to the City of Rockingham and also to our supporters  Grit ScooterThe 4 skateboard co and Colony BMX. Be sure to check our coming events page for more information on all of our coming events. A full list of all the competitions that freestyle Now has hosted can be found on the past competitions page here.

Clockwise from top left – Madison Ware took the 2nd place in the skateboard beginners class. She had some great skills and put together a great run around the skatepark – Brandon Newbury won a new skate deck from the 4 skateboard company for winning the intermediate skateboard class – Jack Hoopes travelled the 1 hour long train ride and then the 30 minute pedal from the train station to get to the Port Kennedy skatepark competition. It was great to see that level of commitment. A 2nd place for Jack along with some great riding. Thanks for coming and rolling out the rad Jack – 1st place in the scooter intermediate went to Kaden Hodson. With a great mix of skills using many of the different elements of the skatepark, Kaden put together some killer runs. While many riders were focusing on just a few banger tricks and getting their trick list done Kaden focused on flow and a range of skills and tricks all over the park.

More photos can be found on our facebook page here

Port Kennedy skatepark competition 4th December 2020 – official results

Scooter beginners – 1st Seth hall, 2nd Lincoln Fairlie, 3rd Keiran Hall, 4th Jayden Barton, 5th Lucas Gibbins, 6th Mason Newby, 7th Cruz Domney, 8th Zane Newby, 9th Jayce Blakers, 10th Fiona Krasnoff. 11th Calais Blakers, 12th Charlie Anderson.

Scooter intermediate – 1st Kaden Hodson, 2nd Brodie Donno, 3rd Shannan King, 4th Tyler Reid, 5th Jaden Andrews, 6th Toby Avis.

Skateboard beginners – 1st Zac Cunningham, 2nd Madison Ware, 3rd Mel Nagueira, 4th Parker Ware, 5th Stone Hopper, 6th Destiny Gordon-Stable, 7th Ryan Barton, 8th Charlie Anderson, 9th Owen Fuerste, 10th Noah Nagueira, 11th Osca Sullivan.

Skateboard Intermediate – 1st Brandon Newbury, 2nd Kenny Do, 3rd Stanley Vickera, 4th Ethan Lillas.

BMX beginners – 1st Aaron Murray, 2nd Jayce Blakers, 3rd Fiona Kransnoff, 4th Georgia Montgomery.

BMX intermediates – 1st Daniel Gibbins, 2nd Jack Hoopes, 3rd Albie Livesley, 4th Jerome Montgomery, 5th Jacob Groeneweg.

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2020 Western Australian bmx freestyle state championships

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The Western Australian bmx freestyle state championships took place at Bayswater skatepark on a weekend in November that saw record rain fall. The competition was meant to take place on the Saturday but leading up to the day rain started to fall and did not stop. The Saturday was so washed out that a canoe would have been better at the skatepark than a bike. Competition goers were notified that if it did not clear up the competition would be scheduled for the Sunday. Saturday night the rain was still falling at a rate that would fill an ocean. Come Sunday morning the rain had stopped but the weather was still looking less than favorable, but it was all systems go for the 2020 Western Australian bmx freestyle state championships.

Bayswater skatepark was picked as the choice of skateparks due to it scheduled for demolition in the new year. It is making way for a multi level carpark for a new train station, the community has great hope for a good replacement in the future. For 18 years Bayswater skatepark has seen its fair share of radness and hosted its fair number of competitions and it was only fitting that a final competition would be a great way to finish up the life of Bayswater skatepark (it has now had a reprieve and due for demolition in 2022)

Luke Tooze the 2020 Western Australian state champion in the open class.

Clockwise from top left – Albie Livesley rode really well in the under 10’s class. The 7 year old has got some rad skills. 2020 state champion. – Imogen Denison took the win and the championship title in the girls / womans class but only just from her mother Rachel Denison. This was a great competition to see mother and daughter riding together. – Roman Depiazzi is now the current bmx freestyle Western Australian state champion in the beginners class. He is definitely moving forward into the intermediates soon enough if he keeps on progressing. – The 2020 state champion in the intermediates is Ronan McCamish. Such a rad kid who loves bmx and like to do no handers of the beast box at Bayswater.

Clockwise from top left – Justin Edwards has been riding Bayswater skatepark for years, we wonder how many times he has done no handers over the beast? over 35’s state champion. – At 52 Freestyle Now co founder Shaun Jarvis is the over 45’s Western Australian state champion. Double pegin down the kinker ledge. – Ryan Aquilina is a living legend of Bayswater skatepark. He has rode there almost every day over the past 18 years. We are sure he could do this tyre tap on the wall with his eyes shut. Ryan rode so good but just missed a few points and took home the number 2 placing. – Luke Tooze has been on a mission this past year. Winning the Scarborough beach bmx bowl battle only a few weeks before winning the Western Australian bmx freestyle state championships. This 720 over the beast was super clean and Luke took the well deserving state championship.

BMX freestyle skatepark is now an official Olympic sport. It was meant to be rolling in the 2020 Olympics but due to world events it’s hoped that the Olympics will run in 2021. This was the second Western Australian state championships that Freestyle Now has hosted (2019 being the first). There were a good number of riders who entered the competition which catered for many ages and skill levels. Under 10’s, Girls /womans, beginners, intermediates, over 35’s, over 45’s and the open class. The level of riding is always growing and it was good to see the level of riding in the under 10’s. In the girls/womans it was most awesome to have daughter and mother take out the 1st and 2nd places, big thanks and congratulations to Imogen and Rachel Denison. We are unsure if that has ever happened in a bmx competition before.

There were lots of different styles of riding going down over the different classes, some riders going wide open and some riders being super technical along with a mix between them all. All up it was a great representation of the riding that is currently taking place in Western Australia. The riding in the groups was all really close. Each competitor had two runs with only their best run being taken into account for their points. A big congratulation to all the riders who entered and especially to the riders who took out the number 1 positions. Freestyle Now hopes to roll out the 2021 Western Australian state championships soon.

We would like to thank our supporters for the 2020 Western Australian BMX freestyle state championships, Colony BMXLocal BMX, and Aus Cycling.

Be sure to check out all the photos from the competition on our facebook page here

Western Australia bmx freestyle 2020 state championships – 15th November 2020 – Official results

Girls/ womans – 1st Imogen Denison, 2nd Rachel Denison, 3rd Georgia Montgomery, 4th Fiona Krasnoff
Under 10’s – 1st Albie Livesley, 2nd Cody Steel, 3rd Jerome Montgomery, 4th Angus Lewis, 5th Kai Denison, 6th Levi Brown, 7th Brody Brown
Beginners – 1st Roman Depiazzi, 2nd Kayden Taylor, 3rd Brenten Waddingham
Intermediates – 1st Ronan McCamish, 2nd Jake Welham, 3rd Maison Russel, 4th Tyler Gayski, 5th Oliver Rosie
Over 35’s – 1st Justin Edwards, 2nd Adam Lewis, 3rd Steven Hughes- Landers
Over 45’s – 1st Shaun Jarvis, 2nd Barry Livesley, 3rd Corey Brown
Opens – 1st Luke Tooze, 2nd Ryan Aquilina, 3rd Jay Roadley, 4th Daviel Davis, 5th Brad Evans, 6th Jack Carwardine

 

Girls/ womans – 1st Imogen Denison, 2nd Rachel Denison, 3rd Georgia Montgomery


Under 10’s – 1st Albie Livesley, 2nd Cody Steel, 3rd Jerome Montgomery


Beginners – 1st Roman Depiazzi, 2nd Kayden Taylor, 3rd Brenten Waddingham


Intermediates – 1st Ronan McCamish, 2nd Jake Welham, 3rd Maison Russel


Over 35’s – 1st Justin Edwards, 2nd Adam Lewis, 3rd Steven Hughes- Landers


Over 45’s – 1st Shaun Jarvis, 2nd Barry Livesley, 3rd Corey Brown


Opens – 1st Luke Tooze, 2nd Ryan Aquilina, 3rd Jay Roadley

Freestyle Now squad members took 3 number 1 titles in the competition. Albie Livesley winning the under 10’s, Shaun Jarvis winning the over 45’s and Luke Tooze having a cracker of a run in the finals to take the win in the open class.

 

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Kalgoorlie skatepark competition – November 2020

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Freestyle Now hosted a skatepark competition at the world famous Kalgoorlie skatepark. One of the best skatepark in the world, it allows multiple users to use the skatepark all at the same time. The skatepark has great flow which allows for great competitions and has a large assortment of obstacles and ramps to suit everyone’s styles and skill levels. The lines at the Kalgoorlie skatepark are endless. The competition took place on the Friday night with a skatepark coaching session on the Saturday morning that was well attended by all disciplines and all ages. A big thank you to the youth team at the City of Kalgoorlie Boulder  and also to our supporters Grit Scooter, The 4 skateboard co and Colony BMX. Be sure to check our coming events page for more information on all of our coming events. A full list of all the competitions that freestyle Now has hosted can be found on the past competitions page here.

Kalgoorlie skatepark competition participants all went home with some great prizes and big smiles on their faces.

Kalgoorlie skatepark competition 6th November 2020 – official results

Scooter beginners – 1st Jarryd Kirkwood, 2nd Retief Valasich, 3rd Viliami Fisi, 4th Memphis Kearns, 5th Chace Whincup-Lunder

Scooter intermediate – 1st Tarmeka Smyth, 2nd Kye Meier-Shore, 3rd Bryce Grout, 4th Jesse Lupton

Skateboard – 1st Reilly Fowler

BMX – Lincoln Trinidad, 2nd Staceson Mulligan, 3rd Jesse Lupton, 4th Kieren Bennett, 5th Bouyden Hogan

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Groundswell festival 2020 Scarborough Beach BMX Bowl battle

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Scarborough Beach bowl, right on the beach, perfect for a bmx bowl battle.

The Groundswell festival was an amazing event. Right on the beach with a amazing bowl just perfect to a bmx bowl battle to take place. Freestyle Now hosted the first BMX bowl competition in Perth and it was fitting that is was at the biggest bowl this side of the Simpson Desert. Everyone took home a plethora of prizes thanks to the Groundswell Festival, Colony BMX, Sneaky Wholefoods and Local BMX. There were two classes that the riders could enter, The RAD and The RADDEST. Very easy to work out who should be in which class.  The format was a battle final. Qualifying was super important, qualify in first and the other riders have to battle their way to take you on. Two riders would go into a battle round, each rider would have two 60 second runs back to back. If you won your battle round you would take on the next place rider. The three judges would vote who would progress into the next battle round. It was an exciting final to watch, with each class taking alternating turns so rider got to have a rest. You had to be in top form or you got the cut. Keep the radness flowing and you would progress into the next round.

Luke Tooze floating it over the hip, one of the great lines that he was taking around the bowl.

 

 

Such a rad video of the competition, this one is really worthy of a play and then a replay and a replay.

The RAD class.

It was great to see Noah Campbell-Ward drop into the bowl for the first time during practice and then come up and enter the comp. 7th place. In the battle finals it was a battle between father and son. Corey Brown (5th place qualifier) was challenged by 6th place qualifier Levi Brown. The two riders went back to back for two 60 second runs each. With three judges voting who was the best of the battle. Two votes for Corey Brown and moving up into the next battle round. Levi Brown 6th place. Rowan Cosh (qualified 4th) was waiting for his challenger. Rowan rode well in the qualifiers but somehow lacked the same level of riding in the battle finals. Corey was flowing the bowl which could have been why he got two votes from the three judges and he moved into the next battle. Rowan Cosh 5th place. Roman Depiazzi (qualified in 3rd) is 11 years old and he was waiting for his challenger, over 40 year old Corey Brown. This was the third time Corey had to ride in the battle, but he was still looking good. Was he as good as Roman? It was a tight one to judge, with the judges taking a while to cast their votes. Corey had speed and power in his run but Roman did a rad 360 out of the top waterfall and also did manage to manual across the waterfall hip. That could have been the deciding factors that gave Roman the two votes needed. Corey Brown 4th place. Albie Livesley (2nd place qualifier) is 7 years old. He sat waiting for the results of the previous battle to see who is challenger was going to be, Roman Depiazzi. These two young riders are definitely rad and it could have gone either way. It was super close. The judges took some time to cast their votes weighing up all the rad factors of each of their two 60 second runs. But it was Roman who took the two votes, could have been his 360 up the waterfall that was the deciding factor. Albie Livesley 2nd place. Tyler Gayski had been waiting for his challenger after qualifying in 1st. Tyler has been riding bmx for a lot longer than Roman and is a lot more powerful in his riding. Roman put up a good challenge but it was a unanimous decision from the judges, three votes to Tyler Gayski. Great riding, good airs and lots of flow gave Tyler the win. Roman Depiazzi 2nd place, Tyler Gayski 1st place.

Clockwise from top left – Tyler Gayski took the win in the Rad class with some great flow and dexterity. – Roman Depiazzi sent it hard in the battle finals, this manual across the waterfall hip help to secure the 11 year old the second place. – Albie Livesley lets his riding do the talking, he lets it speak loudly. Racking up a respectful 3rd place. Great riding from the 7 year old radical rider. – fourth place went to over 40 year old Corey Brown. Age is a number and skill is a level. He rode really well in the Rad class and it was awesome to see the father and son battle in the finals.

Jacob Kestel with one of the most raddest moves of the comp. Old school bmxers call this trick a Hanna named after motocross legend Bob Hannah other will just call it a front tyre head butt. Whatever you want to call it is definitely rad.

The RADDEST class

This was going to be one rad competition with a good mix of riders of different styles. In qualifying it was Luke Tooze that was 34 points ahead of 2nd place qualifier Brad Evans who had 132 points, 3rd place was Ryan Aqulina 131 points and Jay Roadley qualifying in 4th place with 130 points. That is a super tight qualifying result. Heading into the battle finals Nick Morgan had to taking on 6th place qualifier Kieran Ramsay. With 3 judges all voting on Kieran to move onto the next round. Kieran sent flairs and good air and flow as well as a few handplants which sealed the deal for him. Nick rode good but just was airing not as high as Kieran. Nick Morgan 7th place. Going into the next battle Kieran was taking on Jacob Kestel. These two guys were only 1 point separated in qualifying. Both completely different styles. Jacob rode well in the qualifiers but in the battle finals spent a bit too much time trying to jump from the waterfall hip up and out over the coping to the top of the ramp. Had he pulled that he would have moved up into the next round. Jacob did some awesome tricks in his run though, his downside handplants looked rad just like his head butts on the front tyre jumps and drop ins. Judges gave two votes to Kieran. Jacob Kestel 6th place. Kieran Ramsey was moving into his third round and had to take on Jay Roadley. Jay had some tech skills that Kieran did not. Jay rode with more variation although Kieran did put up a good fight to progress into the next round but it was Jay that got the two votes from the three judges that sent him into the next battle round. Kieran Ramsay 5th place.

Clockwise from top left – Brad Evans or as he is now called Rad Evans did amazing job of bicycle stunting at the Groundswell Scarborough beach bmx bowl battle. Taking the 3rd place and getting rad all at the same time. – Western Australian bmx legend Aquaman a.k.a. Ryan Aqualina straight up ruled. It was amazing to watch him use his bunny nut out riggers on the coping. A 4th place to Aquaman. – Big Orse Kieran Ramsey wanted to look at the Scarborough beach bowl from every angle so he did a flair to see how it looked from that angle, when asked did it look any different his reply was definitely did. – Nick Morgan had a heap of fun and won a stack of prizes. He also got rad as well. Thanks for rolling Nick.

Jay Roadley is a technical rider with fantastic skills. He can also grab some great air and did so at the Groundswell Scarborough beach bmx bowl battle and scored himself a 2nd place in the Raddest class.

Moving into round 4 Jay Roadley was taking on Western Australian BMX legend Ryan Aqulina. Both these riders like to use their pegs and both these rider ride hard. Ryan let loose with some great rad lines and tricks but Jay just had that little bit more. The judges had a bit of time to deliberate as where their votes were going and it was Jay Roadley that would progress into round 5. Ryan Aqulina 5th place. Brad Evens had qualified in 2nd and really wanted to keep that place. Jay Roadley had moved up from 4th place qualifier and now was taking on 2nd place, he was knocking on Luke Tooze’s door whole Luke was just chillin. Brad Evan rides big transitions loves to do turndowns and one handed flatties and they were abundant in his run. Smooth flow great control and style. Jay Roadley sent it hard and threw in 540’s, flairs and 270 barspins smith stalls. Brad had it almost in the bag with one vote to each rider until the last vote from the third judge went to Jay. Brad Evans 3rd place. The final battle round was about to begin. Luke Tooze was feeling relaxed and energized while Jay Roadley had just had 3 battle rounds and was now moving into his 4th. Luke had a relaxed warm up and was ready. Jay sent it hard with bar spins, big 540 in the deep end, a 360 drop in to flat at the small section and a rad barspin fakie to half cab into the waterfall. His two runs were rad. Luke went fast, big griz airs, barspins to x ups gapping the waterfall hip, whips and flairs. At the end of his run the fire brigade had to attend to, Luke was on fire! The judges huddled together to have a chat about what they had just witnessed. They were taking a bit longer than anticipated, while Jay had the tech and tricks, Luke had the speed and flow. The judges announcement came and it was unanimous, Jay Roadley 2nd place and Luke Tooze the winner of the RADDEST class at the 2020 Groundswell festival Scarborough Beach Bowl BMX battle.

 

 

The final battle between Luke Tooze and Jay Roadley is definitely worth a watch.

 

Luke Tooze took the win with great flow and rad tricks like this griz air.

The Groundswell festival 2020 Scarborough Beach BMX Bowl battle was a rad competition. The format was super engaging for the public to witness, BMX was in the spotlight for many people attending the festival. Many different styles of riding were on display. If you did not attend the Groundswell festival 2020 Scarborough Beach BMX Bowl battle you will definitely need to attend next year.

Groundswell Scarborough beach bmx bowl battle – 3rd October 2020 – Official results

Contest supporters Groundswell Festival, Freestyle Now, Colony BMX , Local BMX , Sneaky Wholefoods

The RAD class – 1st Tyler Gayski, 2nd Roman Depiazzi, 3rd Albie Livesley, 4th Corey Brown, 5th Rowan Cosh, 6th Levi Brown, 7th Noah Campbell-Ward

The RADDEST class – 1st Luke Tooze, 2nd Jay Roadley, 3rd Brad Evans, 4th Ryan Aqulina, 5th Kieran Ramsey, 6th Jacob Kestel, 7th Nick Morgan

 

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