“The next round of DownUnderGround is now here. Riders from around Australia have been out filming a contest run to submit for round two of DownUnderGround. The video contest concept is simple, each rider gets to submit one contest video run, between one and two minutes long, as if they were riding at a flatland contest. The video run gets judged using the same criteria as a normal contest, difficulty, consistency and variety. Points are awarded and these points go towards the year end title. It is good to see the amount of videos being submitted from riders who never get out to film. This type of contest helps to promote bmx flatland in Australia. The Australian scene is a small one compared to many other countries with most riders over the age of 30 years old. New riders are needed to get into flatland and this is one of the primary goals of the DownUnderGround contest series is to help promote bmx flatland in Australia.
A big thank you to Freestyle Now for the first place prize, pro and advanced winners get to share in $400 worth of travel for the next rounds of DownUnderGround. We would also like to thank Colony for supplying prizes for 2nd and 3rd place getters. The judges will now start the judging process and we will post the results shortly. DownUnderGround round 3 – the finals will be taking place on the 28th of November in Melbourne.”