Video: MX Nationals RD 7
Wednesday, 6 July 2011
Here is a little video from Rd7 of the MX Nationals Pro Lites at Albury the past weekend, Jetpilot/Serco Yamaha rider Kirk Gibbs took 2nd overall, and is looking to make up some ground on overall leader Matt Moss in the last two rounds.
GC Compound BMX Fantastic 4 Comp
Tuesday, 5 July 2011
JetPilot is proud to support the GC Compound Fantastic 4 team comp that is being held on the 6th and 7th of July, 2011. We've got some new banners up in the Compound for the event, which promises to be an awesome one. For details check below, or for full details visit www.gccompound.com.
Registration forms are down at the Compound now! So come down and register a team!
Not long to go now!
Make Sure you know the rules!
Each Team Will have to register together BEFORE their Competition starts, Registration forms will be uploaded to the Internet and will also be At the GC Compound to Fill out.
There will be beginner, Amateur and Pro Divisions
You will need a team of 4 riders!
Its $5 for spectators and they go in a raffle draw to win Prizes throughout the day.
The Rules are very similar to a ordinary game of "bike" or "pig"
Two teams Verse each other at a time. the winner progresses to the next round where they verse another team that made it through round 1. this is done until there is only one team left, they will be declared the winners.
At the Beginning of a match a coin is flipped to determine Which team sets* first. the team chooses which rider sets first, that rider must then verbally tell the MC what trick he will attempt. He has one attempt to land the set.
If they are unable to land their trick when they are setting the other team attempts to set a trick.
if the trick is landed the opposing team has to duplicate the trick if they don't want to get a Number, keeping in mind the first team to get up to 4 Loses, they will have 2 attempts land the set trick with the option of using a "mulligan" (which permits you one extra attempt to land the set and not get a letter) or a "Pit Pass" before their two attempts (allows you 1 attempt to resi or Foam Pit before you use your 2 attempts on wood). If the team attempting the set still doesn't land the set trick they receive a number.
In a single match your team must set in order with no one setting twice in a row.
JPS Undergeround Champs Rd 1 - McNeil takes 3rd
Tuesday, 5 July 2011
JPS 2011 Australian Underground FMX Championships, Round 1, via freeridermx.com.au
All photo credits: Magick Photo
Round 1 of the Australian Underground FMX Championships presented by RFDmx, sponsored by JPS, kicked off over the weekend at Zac MacKenzies compound in Gympie, Queensland. With many fresh faces competing for the win on a course that far exceeded the expectations of most riders, it ended up being a case of experience winning over young ambition in the close fought final that saw three Flippers round out the podium.
20 riders rolled up to the venue with jaws dropped and eyes wide open when they first saw the course that included 9 hits in total – 2x75-foot and 2x85-foot ramp to dirt, 1x50-foot ramp to dirt, a super kicker step-up to dirt, 1x75-foot dirt to dirt, and 2 small dirt table tops all prepped as good as any course seen in Australia to date, if not better! To start the series off with the course standard set so high the JPS crew are definitely throwing down the challenge for the round promoters to follow!
Practice got underway early on what was a cold Saturday morning and it was local lad Cam Hermansen who unfortunately was taken out of competition early after testing one of the kickers and landing short due to wheel spin from the damp conditions set by overnight dew. Cam went down hard on the lander and tweaked his shoulder, which forced him to watch from the sidelines and ponder what could have been. Later on talented Sydney rider Pat Bowden was lucky to escape injury when landing awkward trying a SuperFlip. It didn't slow him down heading into his first qualifier though when he made a similar mistake on a Indy Flip towards the end of his run, a mistake that piled the pressure on for him to make amends in the second qualifier, which he was lucky to just scrape through to make the semi-final after obviously being rattled from his crash. Another newcomer to the series, Brodie Çarmichael, learned a valuable lesson about the importance of warming up his KTM250SX before a run when his bike bogged off his first jump causing him to land short and sending him crashing hard into the bottom of the dirt lander. A trip to the hospital put him out for the day. Adam Grope was the only other rider to dust himself in qualifying, which wrecked his chances of making the semi as most riders stepped up in their second qualifier and bumped him from seventh where he was sitting.
After both qualifying rounds were over the eight going through to the semis were Rhys "Razzy" Hillier, Luke McNeil, Joe Sheppard, Matt Smith, Luke Saunders, Pete Anderson, Joel Brown, and Pat Bowden.
Luke "Revy" Saunders, who was feeling a little under the weather, pulled out the stops in the semi throwing down a big Holy Grab to RockSolid landing one handed, big Ruler, KOD Indy, and Flatliner to name a few, to be the only non-flipper to advance through to the final four. Pat Bowden regathered his composure from his qualifying mishap and threw down a Whip Flip, Super Flip, was the first to Flip the super kicker step-up, and ended his run with a massive Turndown Whip to secure his spot in the final. Luke McNeil also stepped up with some big Flip combos, and showed good speed linking the course together, but missed out on being the number one point scorer in the semi due to not nailing his execution. Razzy, who top scored in both rounds of qualifying, once again proved strongest in the semi thanks to his experience and putting together solid clean runs with every trick executed well. Against the newcomers he knew what it took to give him the points in all categories, which set him up to be the final rider out on the track in the finals, giving him the advantage of seeing what his competitors threw down first.
Revy, first one out in the final, continued his good form throwing down a similar run to his semi, but didn't have enough oomph in his bag of tricks to make ground on the young chargers Pat Bowden and Luke McNeil. Bowden, one of the most talented riders we've seen come along in a while, showed he deserved to be amongst the top four by throwing in a Nac Flip and Jackhammer into his run, and then blowing everyone away by Flipping the 75-foot dirt double on his last jump, the only rider to do so all day! It was a step-up from his previous runs and next out, McNeil, had to come up with a perfect run to make a shot at the number one spot. He went out like a man on a mission and managed to sneak in a few more jumps than Bowden including a big Flatliner, Nac Flip, Cordova Flip, Super Flip, Lazyboy Flip, all big Flip tricks but lacking a little in the execution department, which is to be expected in the early days of learning such tricks. McNeil also Flipped the step-up, but it wasn't enough as Razzy came out strong busting out a perfect Ruler, Jackhammer landing one handed, Whip Flip, Nac Flip, Rock Solid with great extension, and finished off with a huge Turndown to just pip his young rivals for the number one podium spot, followed by Bowden who only pipped McNeil by a whisker, who rounded out the podium!
Overall you couldn't ask for a better way to start the 2011 Australian Underground FMX Championships. The RFDmx crew excelled themselves in pulling the whole deal together, as did the venue host – Zac MacKenzie's Dad Stu, and the support from round sponsor Jamie Staff – JPS, was inspirational to say the least. When you come away from an event like this you can't help but feel the future of FMX in Oz is in very good hands, bring on round 2!
Results Round 1 JPS 2011 Australian Underground FMX Championships
1st Rhys Hillier - 25
2nd Pat Bowden - 22
3rd Luke McNeil - 20
4th Luke Saunders - 18
5th Matt Smith - 16
6th Joel Brown - 15
7th Joe Sheppard - 14
8th Pete Anderson - 13
9th Adam Grope - 12
10th Aaron Gunthrie - 11
11th Dean Matherson - 10
12th Sam Balnaves - 9
13th Dan Obrien - 8
14th Jamie Obrien - 7
15th Brent Logan - 6
16th Gyles Stainton - 5
17th Brodie Markham - 4
18th Ben Heindrich - 3
19th Brodie Carmichael -2
MX Nats Rnd 7 Wodonga - Gibbs grabs 2nd
Monday, 4 July 2011
JetPilot team rider Kirk Gibbs has claimed second spot on the podium at the MX Nationals held in Wodonga this weekend. Round 7 of the 9 round series. Gibbs, who placed first in two of the four motos of the round, now affirms his position as outright second on the overall MX Nats Pro Lites leader board.
Matt Moss stretched his championship lead in the Motul Pro Lites with a consistent day of two 3rd and two 2nd places to return to the top step of the podium.
"It was a great day, the team have been sticking behind me with the last couple of rounds being up and down but it was good to get it done this weekend," Moss said.
"We are gunning for that championship, we want it and really need it so i hope we can do that. My fitness isn't an issue, the first motos where pretty smooth but once it got rough my bike handled awesome. I got crappy starts all day but i fought past a lot of riders so it's good to be standing up on the top spot of the box and leaving with a win," he concluded.
Runner up Kirk Gibbs had trouble in the opening two motos but came home strong with two wins in the final two motos, ending the day with a 5-7-1-1 score card.
"I had that unreal round at Murray Bridge and since then have just struggled with a few little things and starts," Gibbs said. "It was better today, i didn't have the best first two motos but came out swinging in the last two and got it done."
The Serco Yoshimura Yamaha rider is still a faint championship hope despite being 58 points down on Moss in the championship.
"It's not over but i just want to have a clear mind and take it race by race and not even think about the championship. Obviously Matt's got a big points lead and anything van happen so we will see what happens," Gibbs concluded.
Fellow team rider Josh Cachia didn't fair so well, but still notched a solid effort to finish 11th overall on the day.
For full wrap up, leader boards and more visit www.mxnationals.com.au.
Video: Sammy Byrne Joins JetPilot
Monday, 4 July 2011
Young cable shredder, Sammy Byrne, has joined the JetPilot wake team this week. We're stoked to have Sam on board and he is absolutely killing it at the moment on the cable. Check out this clip below to see what we're on about...
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