Wham bam thankyou mam 2013 Unit Farm jam is all over once again. you all know the drill..., the green grassy rolling hills ,the flocks of sheep chowin down a mean feed of grass in the paddock , the coming together of the two wheeled codes in the ultimate playground for BMX MTB and FMX shenanigans ,hundreds of bike riding FIENDS congregating in one place huckin off dirt ramps, gettin all craaazzzzy in mid air then lighting massive bonfires and generally having a hec of a great time .
I think this was farm jam number 5 for me and I can honestly say was the best one yet , unfortunately I crashed out , used my face for brakes and smashed my spine into a pulp during practice then was forced to watch the comp from the side line ..But the the weather , attendance of international riders, course additions and general atmosphere were unmatched at the 2013 Farm Jam .
With Unit and Red Bull coming to the party in a big way this year it was possible to get some of the country's top trail builders and excavator drivers to combine heads and shovels with legends of 2 wheeled escapades The Frew Bro's to add some extra dimensions to the long running event. The FMX crew carved up some new terrain and created a whole new stomping ground accross the valley from the old course. The FMX comp went down in two halves the first one on the new setup , it got pretty wild check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HbJyDi7hwIo
The BMX/MTB lines also got some love and were looking siiiick with a few extra lines throwin in there too . Just watching fridays practice and seeing the level of riding going on it was pretty obvious the jam was going to go off like a pork chop in the sun! waking up on Saturday to pretty decent weather was exciting and before we knew it , it was Huck'oclock. With the Help of Gravity Components MTB kicked off first , Groms and well knowns were seen to be sending themselves towards the moon in a bid to get the vote of their peers and get a spot on the podium , It was great to watch . The NZ contingent of shredders were going nuts , Nick Dethridge , Phil Mclean,Lewis Jones and Conner Macfarlane all smashed it with new lines , rad tricks and general rowdyness on their way to the podium but it was the little spanish savage Andreu Lacondeguy who took 1st place with some mega steez and mega tricks all done at high Altitude , not to mention making an appearance in every discipline farm jam had to offer . FMX , BMX and MTB ...Andreu punishes them all,nice work mate.
BMX was next on the bill and Whoooa shit got out of hand , I have traveled alot and been to a few Bmx comps before but I have never seen Bmxers gettin after it like that! . The level was so High it was hard to take it all in . The Highlight of the day for me was watching young Aussie shredder Kyle Baldock absolutely shut the place down, I have never seen anyone tear it up so much in one sitting , His tricks were off the charts but the thing that blew me away was the height he did them at , I could break down the trick list for you but it would be way better for you to check it out for your self on one of the Web edits sure to be smashing your crack book account very shortly . Epic.
|Moments before I stretched this no hander and held it hahahah!|
You have to give the Frew boys and their huge crew of family, mates, helpers and sponsors credit for having the vision and drive to make this unique event come out of the ground every year , Every one who walks or rides in the gate has a blast, Spectators old and young, guys who have just learnt to do Xups to the best riders in the world, the event is so chilled and fun it is impossible to have a bad day . Nice work cuzzys you are doing the NZ scene proud !