I just got in from a radical weekend at the 2010 Farm Jam , If you weren't there you missed out on one of the best weekends ofBMX /FMX/MTB flowin,trickin,sendin ,and straight huckin that ever went down in New Zealand!
The Frew farm is Situated just out of winton in Southland and the weather couldn't have been better for the big weekend of two wheeled shenanagans.
Unit clothing came to the party big time at the Farm Jam Throwing down some $coin$ for prize money as well as copious amounts of awesome product and even bringing a a chopper to capture the antics as they happened from some high angles.
Gravity Components also threw down some $$ and great product for the MTB contest which was siiiick! and Red Bull made sure evry one was pumped and not thirsty for the weekend Cheers Guys!
I showed up on Thursday to have a ride and help the team set up some wooden structures and the riders started flowing in from Aussie and all over NZ which was pretty awesome
The frew farm has progressed over the last few years into one the best places you could ever take your bike or moto with a fully sick Moto Fmx dirt/ramp park on top of the hill and a mad set of dirt jumps and a dirt pipe and 10ft dirt quarter at the bottom of the hill for bicycle shrederizing.
The 1st Event to kick off was the FMX and the Field was stacked with Top level riders . the man on top was Unit/Red Bull sponsored Kiwi weapon Levi Sherwood who was ridin loose and hangin it out with some burly trick combos like flip shaolin barhop flip and cordova flips. the dude is made of rubber! The whole FMX event was so good to watch ,those boys go LARGE.
3pm rolled around and it was time for the MTB/BMX throwdown show down ! It was all in MTB BMX rider judged 45 min ride any line you want as many times as you want EXPRESSION SESSION...haha!
Every one was loving the format and things were getting out of hand ,a few highlights for me were , watching Unit rider Dane Searls absolutely destroy the the entire dirt course with steez ,burly tricks and gapping the entire dirt pipe deck which was about 30ft long! Paul Langlands was also on fire , throwing down on the Big line with cannon balls , supermans , flowwy 3's and flips and whips both ways.
The MTB crew were rippin too Conner Macfarlane 3'ed the first drop which was sick and also got loose on the big line with a flip one footX and I think he 3'ed the last jump which I have only seen Brett Frew do before. It was good to watch Elmo C and Phil M shred the course with tricks and steez. Karl B flipped every jump in the big line in a row and boosted the shiz out of every thing.
The Gnarliest thing that I saw all day had to be "The Bastard" FRONT FLIP off the Gravity Drop 2nd try. without even just riding off the drop 1st! sicko !
After the BMX/MTB finished up we went back to the Moto course for the Moto /style race which was basically a chilled race with extra points for rippin it sideways.. Local racer Scotty columb was down with the format and hauled ass around the course throwin some nasty whips and took the win .
All in all it was an amazing weekend of Two wheeled action I was stoked to get 3rd in the MTB and win some $CASH$ I will be be going back next year for sure and so should YOU!.