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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ICEA classic – skateboard jam session

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Freestyle Now hosted a skateboard jam session at the 2018 ICEA surf classic. On the day Freestyle Now brought in some of our portable skatepark for skateboard participants in the coaching sessions and the jam sessions to use. Cottesloe beach was a perfect location to set up the ramps and let the skateboarders roll out the rad. There was some great participation levels and lots of skaters won some rad prizes on the day. Good friends of Freestyle Now Brendon Cross and Aarron Winter were there to help other skateboards learn new skills and gain new levels of confidence. It was a great day had by all. Big thanks to the ICEA foundation for hosting the event and to all the crews who came down to skate.

It is refreshing to see some of this old style being displayed by the new generation of skaters. Go fast and grab on the rails.

Brendon Cross using the ramps for rolling out the rad and helping new skaters gain confidence. More photos can be found on our facebook page here.

 

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Kalgoorlie skatepark competition – bmx scooter skateboard

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Freestyle Now travels around Australia hosting many skatepark competitions, on this occasion we were in the Western Australian gold fields town of Kalgoorlie to roll out the rad. A great number of competitors came out to win some awesome prizes. It has been a few years since Freestyle Now was in Kalgoorlie so it was good to be back to see a lot of new riders and some of the older riders still killing it. It was a good turnout of competitors with many spectators coming out to watch the action on the skatepark. Many competitors went home with great prizes. A big thank you to the City of Kalgoorlie Boulder for their support and also to our supporters Kickass BMXThe 4 skateboard companyModus BearingsGrit scooter. Our next skatepark competition takes place on the 30th January 2019 at the Balajurra  skatepark so be sure to check our coming events page for more info.

Clockwise from top left – Danny Mayes took 1st in the scooter beginners. It is great to see a father riding the skatepark with his children and entering competitions, great work – Leon Vermey took the first in BMX open with some great skills like this flair in the bowl – Illist Orr won the BMX intermediates, it’s great to see the son of another BMXer who had entered many Freestyle Now Kalgoorlie skatepark past competitions taking the batton and competing in competitions – Jasely Dimet won the scooter open class, backflip 180. More photos can be found on our facebook page here.

Kalgoorlie skatepark competition – 24th November 2018 – Official results

Scooter beginner – 1st Danny Mayes, 2nd Liam Trott, 3rd Nicholas Shaw, 4th Nate Higgins, 5th Ollie Johnson, 6th Martin Close, 7th Alshay Wright, 8th Ebah Mayes, 9th Nicholas Thomas.

Scooter intermediate – 1st Julius Draunikau, 2nd Ash France, 3rd Jaden Oram, 4th Jimmy McCulloch.

Scooter Open – 1st Jasely Dimet, 2nd Hugh Strowger, 3rd Connor Forward

Skateboard beginner – 1st Issac Lund, 2nd Nicholas Shaw, 3rd Jeff Schutze . 

BMX beginner – 1st Illist Orr, 2nd Nicholas Shaw, 3rd Evo Joseph, 4th Isa Malik.

BMX open – 1st Leon Vermey, 2nd Isaac Lund, 3rd Jason Raudell, 4th Bradley McKay, 5th Sam Pearce, 6th Lincoln Trinidad

 

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Banksia Grove skatepark competition bmx scooter skateboard

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Banksia Grove has recently had a new skatepark opened up and Freestyle Now hosted a bmx, scooter and skateboard skatepark competition on the opening day. It was a good turnout of competitors with many spectators coming out to watch the action on the skatepark. Many competitors went home with great prizes. A big thank you to the City of Wanneroo for their support and also to our supporters Kickass BMXThe 4 skateboard companyModus BearingsGrit scooter. Our next skatepark competition takes place on the 9th January 2019 at the Ellenbrook skatepark so be sure to check our coming events page for more info.

Everyone likes to get prizes. The stoke is high. The Banksia Grove skatepark competition had lots of prizes to give out to the competitors in BMX, scooter and skateboard classes. When Freestyle Now hosts a skatepark competition we let the winners choose their own prizes from the prize products on offer. Then we let all competitors come up and pick their prize in order of placing until all the prizes are gone. In many cases even 10th place receives a prize.

Banksia Grove skatepark competition – 27th October 2018 – Official results

Scooter beginner – 1st Casey Spritling, 2nd Jake Crompton, 3rd William Percell, 4th Caylen Percell, 5th Jorja Cranberry, 6th Mac Gibson, 7th Asah Cranberry, 8th Xavier Furness, 9th Xavier Frost.

Scooter intermediate – 1st Jarrod Loyid, 2nd Benjamin Capper, 3rd Lochie Morris, 4th Jakob Stockdale, 5th Jacob Rovsvell, 6th Jayden Hani, 7th Aden Morris.

Scooter Open – 1st Tyler Jennings, 2nd Sam Num, 3rd Bailey McCormick, 4th Cameron Lindsay.

Skateboard beginner – 1st Avier Furness.

Skateboard intermediate – 1st Lachlan Berg, 2nd Noah Fernardaz, 3rd Ollie lane

BMX beginner – 1st Campbell Wilson, 2nd Angus Lewis, Kacey Harrey, 4th Chris Walker.

BMX intermediate – 1st Callum Sharpe, 2nd Jeremy Wilson, 3rd Taj Hamilton.

BMX open – 1st Jay Roadley, 2nd Daniel Davis, 3rd Jack Carwardine 4th Nick Therealmorgs.

 

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Freestyle Now bmx stunt show – Brunswick Junction agricultural show

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Freestyle Now recently performed some bmx stunt shows at the 2018 Brunswick Junction agricultural show. The Brunswick Junction agricultural show is one of the biggest one day show in Australia, the crowds were large. Freestyle now performed some amazing bmx stunt shows throughout the day, the audience were really getting into it and making lots of noise. The more noise the crowd make the more the riders get amped to perform bmx stunts. 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 ever done over the past 32 years can be found on our past stunt show page.

Clockwise from top left – David Pinelli doing his signature move a dipped 360 spin in the air, its not a back flip but he almost goes upside down – Nathan Dobbie is a awesome bmx stunt rider and this bike flip is living proof of that awesomeness – Luke Tooze loves to do x ups and the crowds love them as well – Nathan Dobbie with a classic bmx trick the turndown, click in and locked.

More photos can be found on our Facebook page here

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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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Bridgetown skatepark competition bmx scooter skateboard – Round 6 freestyle now western Australian skatepark series

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Round 6 of the 2018 Freestyle Now Western Australian skatepark competition series took place at the Bridgetown skatepark. It was great to have some good weather for the Bridgetown skatepark competition as in the past it rained on several occasions. It was a small but good turn out with many bmx riders making the journey down south to attend the competition and make a weekend of riding some of the south west skatepark. The competitors were all keen to show off their skills in the skatepark competition. With participants in scooter, skateboard and BMX the competition was a great success. The riding at the competition was as always off the hook with competitors pushing themselves to get their tricks done in the runs. A big thank you to the Shire of bridgetown–Greenbushes for their support and also to our supporters Kickass BMXThe 4 skateboard companyModus BearingsGrit scooter. Our next skatepark competition takes place on the 9th January 2019 at the Ellenbrook skatepark so be sure to check our coming events page for more info.

Clockwise from top left – James Hart was one of the local riders who was flowing the skatepark well like this x up over the spine – Seth Mathews gets his finger whip on in this fly out of the flat bank – Donnybrook bmx shredder Fabio Canetti is on the rise. Over the past year his skills are only going up. This rad tabletop over thi Bridgetown skatepark hip was impressive for sure – Hunter McGill is a rad skater and its always a pleasure to see him skate and destroy a skatepark with this rad skating. More photos can be found on out facebook page here

The open bmx class final runs.

Bridgetown skatepark competition – Round 6 Freestyle Now Western Australian skatepark competition series – 6th October 2018 – Official results

Scooter beginner – 1st Oscar Ralston, 2nd Decklan Fry, 3rd Mitchell Paget-Steadman, 4th Bonnie Parks

Scooter intermediate – 1st Hayden Waller, 2nd Vaughn Ward, 3rd Jack Williams, 4th Seth Mathews, 5th Thomas Marshall

Skateboard intermediate – 1st Hunter McGill, 2nd Jayden Percival

BMX beginner – 1st Nick Russel, 2nd Kasey Topham, 3rd William Smith

BMX intermediate – 1st Jaxon May, 2nd James Hart, 3rd Ben Asa.

BMX open – 1st Nathan Dobbie, 2nd Jack Carwardine, 3rd Ben Gately, 4th John Graham, 5th Daniel Davis, 6th Fabio Canetti.
 

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