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Rayment Rock N Ramps – bmx jump competition

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New Years Eve is a time to party but for 2018 Freestyle Now decided to get rad. Freestyle Now teamed up with Whildfyre to set up Rayment Rock n Ramps. Local rock band Whildfyre are four young rocker who are on a mission to bring back rock music one rock song at a time. Freestyle Now took over Rayment Park and set up three jumps using our portable ramps. Riders came and were stoked on the set up, jump box, volcano spine finishing with a deck spine. The competition was easy and simple. There were two classes to enter, the good class and the great class. Three judges gave a score out of ten for each run. The riders had 6 runs each with the 3 lowest scores dropped, the remaining 3 scores were added together to form the points, highest points wins.
Between the classes Whildfyre played a killer set and then it was onto the great class. The day finished up with another set from Whildfyre before the results were given. It was great to have Freestyle Now squad member Jason Parker rock up and be one of the judges for the day. A big thanks to Local BMX for their support on the day. It defiantly was a fun way to end 2018. Freestyle Now will be keen to hold another Rayment Rock N Ramps for 2019. Make sure you check out our coming events page to see where our next event will be taking place.

Josh Garwood goes high, like really high and when he goes high he goes big. It’s hard to pass up this big lucky dip (grabbing the seat through the handle bars) as one of his wining tricks.

Everyone loves a good x up and it was Zenith Riley who did one on this occasion, and took the win in the good class. More photos can be found on our facebook page here

Highlights from the awesome day. Thanks to everyone that came and got rad

Freestyle Now Rayment Rock n Ramps BMX jumping competition – 31st December 2018 – Official results

Good class – 1st Zenith Riley, 2nd Tyler Gayski, 3rd Jaxon May, 4th Keagnan Robertson, 5th Cody Steel, 6th Taj Hamilton, 7th Kingsley Mitchell, 8th Angus Lewis, 9th Campbell Wilson , 10th Cooper Morrow.

 Great class – 1st Josh Garwood, 2nd Dan Davis, 3rd Ryan Aqulina, 4th Jack Carwardine, 5th Adam “Kila” Lewis
 

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DownUnderGround – Australian bmx flatland championships – 2018

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DownUnderGround is the Australian bmx flatland championships and the 1st December saw the finals hit the iconic location of the Melbourne Imax. Bmx flatland riders from around Australia and the world converged on Melbourne to partake in one of the hardest forms of bmx riding, flatland. It was good to see a great turnout with a few international riders attending. This was the tenth year of DownUnderGround, the first contest took place in Perth in November 2008. Over the past 10 years many riders have attended at various locations around Australia to compete and have fun. In Australia bmx flatland riders would rarely get to hang out if it was not for DownUnderGround. It’s not just about a competition, it’s a time for riders to come together, share tricks have good times and build the bmx flatland scene in Australia.

David Rooney is progressing well in the beginner class ad took another win in Melbourne for DUG 10.

There have been many changes with DownUnderGround over the ten years. When it first started there were four contests around Australia, now there is only on physical contest along with the video contest, this makes travelling easier for the riders. Melbourne has the biggest bmx flatland scene in Australia so it makes perfect sense to hold the contest where the majority of riders live.

Clockwise from top left – Year end title holder Philipp Frueh mid hitchhiker – Freestyle Now boss man Shaun Jarvis moving into a upside down backward wheelie and a 3rd place in expert – Freestyle Now squad member Paul Chamberlain doing his best strong man pose while wearing some of that Freestyle Now rad dude merch – Heru Anwari returned from Indonesia once again to throw down some of his radical riding like this front wheel to back wheel whip transfer.

In the beginners class heading into the contest it was Paul Griznic who had a great video entry and was sitting in fist place. He didn’t ride as consistent as he would have wanted to and only took a 3rd in Melbourne. His progression is good though and its rad to see that passion. In Melbourne it was local rider David Rooney who ended up taking the win from Rusty Eylward-Pyko in the beginners. David was just a little bit more consistent than Rusty but both rode well. With his first in the video round and a third in Melbourne it was Paul Griznic who to the year end title in the beginners class. What was great to see with all of the beginner riders was the willingness to give it a go and not care how sketchy they were, that is what is needed at more competitions.

Beginners L-R – 2nd place Rusty Piko, 1st place David Rooney and 3rd place and year end title holder Paul Grzinic.

In the expert class it was a close result between Philipp Frueh and Shaun Jarvis. These rider had scored 2nd and 3rd in the video round so only 5 points separated them going into the championships in Melbourne. With western Australian rider Trent Karow not at the competition it was up to Tasmanian rider Chris Letchford to ride well enough to take the win in the expert class with Philipp and Shaun taking the 2nd and 3rd spots respectively. With two seconds it was Philipp Frueh who took home the year end Australian championships title in the expert class. Good work Philipp.

Chris Letchford has been heading to DownUnderGound for 10 years now and in Melbourne took home to Tasmainia a 1st place.

Experts class L-R – Philipp Frueh with a 2nd place and the year end title, Tasmanian Chris Letchford in 1st and Freestyle Now squad member Shaun Jarvis stoked on his 3rd place.

The open class is was all about Agentinian rider Gonzalo Bellanti. With taking a first in the video round he was almost untouchable to take the year title. Indonesian rider Heru Anwari was present to keep the heat on him though. Heru won the Australian championships last year and was back to defend his title. With 3 run each the riders were able to be a bit more relaxed on the runs knowing that their lowest score would be dropped. Gonzalo had more combos completed and rode a bit more consistent than Heru who had some fast cross footed techniques but consistency defiantly held him back. So 1st to Gonzalo and 2nd to Heru. DownUnderGround veteran Paul Chamberlain took home the 3rd place in the open with some great riding but consistency was down.

Gonzalo Bellanti rode with consistency and difficulty for the win.

Open class L-R – Heru Anwari from Indonesia with a 2nd, Argentinian Gonzalo Bellanti taking the 1st and the year end title and Freestyle Now squad member Paul Chamberlain in 3rd place.

DownUnderGround 10 was awesome. It had a great relaxed vibe. All the riders were happy with the new format of 3 runs and dropping the lowest run, it worked well. Planning has begun for DUG 11 which will no doubt take place in Melbourne towards the end of 2019 along with the video round announced around mid year.

Thank you to the competition supporters Freestyle NowColony BMXSneaky WholefoodsAnchor BMX,

DownUnderGround BMX flatland contest – 1st December 2018 – Official results

Open – 1st Gonzalo Bellanti, 2nd Heru Anwari, 3rd Paul Chamberlain, 4th Aristyo Rahadiyan (Ais), 5th Lee Kirkman

Expert – 1st Chris Letchford, 2nd Philipp Frueh, 3rd Shaun Jarvis, 4th Matt Wootton, 5th Matt Spencer, 6th June Dungca

Beginners – 1st David Rooney, 2nd Rusty Piko, 3rd Paul Grzinic, 4th Seth Piko.

More photos can be found on the facebook page here. Full results of DownUnderGround from 2008 can be found here

 The open class runs

 

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Freestyle Now in Japan video

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In October 2018 Freestyle now headed to Japan to attend the legendary Flatark contest. With flight all book the contest was cancelled a few weeks prior the date, so it was still all systems go to head to Japan and go on a riding holiday. Freestyle Now squad members Shaun Jarvis and Paul Chamberlain headed from both sides of Australia while Dez Maarsen traveled from his home in The Netherlands. Meeting them in Kobe was Freestyle Now recruits rider and Osaka resident Naotada Yamada. Shaun Jarvis documented the 10 day trip with making a video of each of the day’s activities and riding. It was an awesome time with so much riding going on almost every day. The video highlights the Spaceark jam that happened in Kobe which took place due to Flatark not happening, and the Freestyle Now jam that took place the day after at Nagai Park in Osaka. While in Japan and in Osaka Freestyle Now also added young shredder and good friend of Naotada, Jigin Omotehara to our recruits squad. So much great riding took place. Also there are many riders from around the world who also were riding in Japan as well as so many of the Japanese bmx flatland riders. Give it a watch to see some amazing bmx flatland.

 

Riders included in the video – Paul Chamberlain, Shaun Jarvis, Dez Maarsen, Naotada Yamada, Jigin Omotehara, Joel Schallhorn, Naoto Tamaru, Masato Ito, Dan Hennig, Benjamin Hudson, Jorrit van Drumpt, Minato Sato, York Uno


Freestyle now squad members L to R Paul Chamberlain, Dez Maarsen, Naotad Yamada and Shaun Jarvis

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Freestyle Now – Meekatharra outback festival bmx stunt show road trip video

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Back in September 2018 Freestyle Now travelled the 750kms to Meekatharra for the Meekatharra Outback festival to perform some bmx stunt shows. Meekatharra is 750kms north east from Perth Western Australia. On the trip for the show performance was Freestyle Now squad member, show veteran and co founder Shaun Jarvis along with three guest riders all of who have performed bmx stunt shows with Freestyle Now before, Luke Tooze, Josh Garwood and Nathan Dobbie. The journey out to Meekatharra was a long 12 hour drive and a 12 hour drive back home. A lot of time was spent in the FN rig. On the day of the shows Freestyle Now set up the portable jump box on the street in Meekatharra and proceeded to perform six bmx stunt shows over the course of the day. Freestyle Now performed some great entertaining bmx stunt shows with many rad tricks taking place. The three day journey was epic with good times taking place as always. The three day journey was epic with good times taking place as always. The crew filmed their journey along the way have compiled a rad trip video so be sure to give it a watch.

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.

 


Josh Garwood boosting over Shaun Jarvis, check the video to see Josh come down incorrectly on one of these jump overs

 

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Freestyle Now bmx stunt show at Kwinana skatepark

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The new Kwinana skatepark recently celebrated its first year. The old skatepark was torn down and a new one was built. Freestyle now had the pleasure of doing a skatepark stunt show and a jam session at the celebrations day. Freestyle Now squad members Dylan Schmidt, Matt Adkins, Jack Carwardine and Taj Hamilton were there to roll out the rad along with good friends Luke Tooze and Nathan Dobbie. It was a fun afternoon with lots of prizes given out to other bmx riders who participated in the jam sessions.
Make sure you check out our coming events page to see where the next Freestyle Now bmx stunt shows will be going down. If you would like this type of great entertainment at your next event please get in contact with Freestyle Now with your requirements.

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

 

 

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DownUnderGround – 2018 Australian bmx flatland championships – Video round results

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DownUnderGround is the Australian bmx flatland championships and has been going since 2008 with Freestyle Now being the competition organizer. Once again DownUnderGround will return to Melbourne for series 10 of the national competition on 1st December at the iconic Melbourne Imax in Carlton.

DownUnderGround also has a video contest to help riders earn points toward taking the Australian bmx flatland title. Riders submit a contest video between 1 and 2 minutes in length. The rider has to perform their tricks on camera as if they were at a physical contest. Riders are then judged according to the judging criteria. This year the video round judges were –

Paul Chamberlain, Freestyle Now squad member and flatland rider who is no stranger to competitions having judge and entered many DownUnderGround competitions

John Yull, Winner of the 2017 Master Of Creativity video contest and judge of the 2018 master of creativity video contest

James McGraw, With decades of bmx flatland competition experience and is the guy behind the American Flatland Association

We would like to give a big thanks to the judges and it was great to have their input into judging the video round.
Thank you once again to our competition supporters Freestyle Now, Colony BMXAnchor BMX and Sneaky Wholefoods. Hope to see many riders at DownUnderGround on the 1st December at Melbourne Imax in Carlton, come on down to witness the best bmx flatland riding in Australia.

Check the DownUnderGround video to see the contest runs from the riders

2018 DownUnderGround – Australian bmx flatland championships video competition results

Beginners – 1st Paul Grzinic – Melbourne, 2nd Troy Williams – Whyalla

Expert – 1st Trent Karow – Perth, 2nd Phillip Frueh – Melbourne, 3rd Shaun Jarvis – Perth

Open – 1st Gonzalo Bellanti – Melbourne, 2nd Mohamad Aristyo Rahadiyan (Ais) – Melbourne

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Freestyle Now bmx stunt show – Geraldton Sunshine Festival

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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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RU OK day – Freestyle Now school assembly presentation

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RU OK day is a great initiative that encourages people to meaningfully connect and support those struggling with life through conversation. Its ok to ask someone RU OK, sometimes that’s all it takes to help someone out of a bad situation. We all have got the ability to make a difference if we care to ask, listen, and just regularly look after each other.

Freestyle Now headed to the Waroona school once again to do a school assembly presentation based around RU OK day. It was the fourth time that Freestyle Now has attended the school for such a presentation. Freestyle Now moved the ramps into the undercover location due to the rain and proceeded to roll out the rad with a great positive message.

Freestyle Now can come to your school and bring a great positive message to the students using the medium of bmx, scooter and skateboard radness.

Contact Freestyle Now for more information

Squad members Shaun Jarvis and Tyler Jennings also invited good friend Luke Tooze along to bring the message of positivity to the students during the school assembly presentation. Shaun spoke about the importance looking out for each other, as the signs of depression and mental illness are not always seen like other illnesses and sickness. He also spoke about how it’s the small things that you do that can have a large impact on other people’s lives and you would not know the importance that has played in that person’s life. The presentation was well received by all the students from all the grades. Question time followed after the presentation with the students asking many questions about riding and life in general, which was great to see.

 

Some of the action that went down on the day, the students loved it as you can tell with the amount of noise they were making.

 

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Freestyle Now northwest skatepark activation sessions

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Freestyle Now in the Northwest Australia 2018

Back in June Freestyle Now spent a week in the northwest of Australia to activate several skateparks. Pannawonica, Paraburdoo, Tom Price and Onslow were the target locations. Freestyle Now squad members Shaun Jarvis and Ben Thomas invited super skateboard guy Dylan Recce along for the trip to help roll out the rad to all of the locations.

Clockwise from top left – The outback roads are awesome – Tom Price winners are stoked – Jackson was stoked to win some new bars in Paraburdoo – some of the Onslow crew.
More photos can be found on our facebook page here

Flying into Onslow on the Tuesday morning the first stop was Pannawonica only a few hours drive away. A great session with the local skatepark users, learning new skills and winning some rad prizes, it was a nice fun park to ride for sure. Wednesday morning the 6 hour drive began to Paraburdoo. Driving through the northwest of Australia is beautiful, so much colour and beauty. Arriving at the Parraburdoo skatepark to see lots of skatepark users all keen to get involved in some of the coaching and mini comps. Another fantastic session was had with a long bunnyhop session taking place with Jackson winning a set of Grit scooter handle bars. Jason had moved to Paraburdoo from Mt Isa in Queensland and had remembers the Freestyle Now comps a few years ago that we did in Mt Isa. Thursday morning was a short 1 hour drive to Tom Price. Tom Price park is rad with a good halfpipe. Again in the afternoon we held another skatepark activation session with some skatepark coaching workshops and mini comps. Returning to these skatepark on a regular basis is great when you chat to the riders and they show you their progress they have achieved form the skill development you gave them last time. On Friday after a 5 hour drive Onslow was the next stop. Freestyle Now had been attending Onslow on a semi regular bases over the last few months as part of an ongoing activation session with the community. Friday afternoon was a skatepark coaching session at the awesome Onslow skatepark with the level of skills starting to take hold with the participants. Saturday another activation session took place in the afternoon with a large cache of prizes to be given out. It was great to see the participation level very high with lots of people partaking in multiple disciplines all eager to win some of the rad prizes. Sunday morning was our final session with some more skills being taught and shown to the skatepark participants. Roll on Monday morning and it was the flight out of Onslow to return to Perth. Seven days in the north west was a rad time. Lots of skatepark participants got to win some rad prizes, get autographs and learn new skills, a great success. We would like to thank the Shire of Ashburton, BHP for their support and to all of the people who came to the skateparks to hang out and engage. Check the video below of the trip to know what took place and how the radness was rolled out.

 
 

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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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