Thinking about heading to the deep south for the Frew Farm Jam? Well you should let the following couple of pics make up your mind. Brett and Dan Frew have been putting in serious work on the farm and built a whole new MTB line with hips, step ups and a dirt pipe. The Jam is on the 6th of March and you can read the full press release below.
With the help of our amazing sponsors we have stepped everything up this year, and we are very excited about it. Unit Clothing (www.unitriders.com) from Australia, has continued its unparalleled support bringing some huge sponsorship and also bringing some big name riders over the ditch to compete at the Jam. This year we have also aligned with Red Bull, the involvement with these two companies has brought a huge progression to our ability to take 'Farm Jam' to the people of the world!
'Unit FMX' - Typically a FMX competition involves a steel ramp and a big pile of dirt to land on, if not an ugly Truck. Farm Jam FMX is a 12 jump circuit with all-dirt jumps, as well as 2 steel ramps in place for those who want to throw backflips in their runs! Also included this year is the new jump over the hill, reaching out to a mere 150 foot. We have 12 riders lined up, four of whom are coming over from Australia to compete, and then also New Zealand's best available talent. You might have heard of Nick Franklin?
'Unit MX Race'. For the first time we are planning to run a Motocross race at Farm Jam, typically not in your traditional form, we will be having 'Head to Head' style racing, around the Jump circuit. This means one-lap races and two riders going for it! This is guaranteed to be a great spectacle to watch, because these guys can ride!
'Protec BMX' and 'Gravity MTB' - A wealth of New Zealand's best BMX and Mountain Bike talent is congregating this year to test out the new lines at the farm, it's gonna get crazy! We have constructed a totally new line of jumps, six jumps in a row with transfer options, leading down into an all new Dirt Halfpipe style bowl thingy that will provide some wicked new lines.
'Reaper / Pitster Pro Pitbike Racing'. This year we are moving the racing to around the main FMX track, obviously not sending them over the ramps, but there will be heaps of action and awesome spectator viewing.
'Jim Beam Best Trick' - Best Trick means best trick of the whole jam, so will it be a front flip on a BMX? Or a superman backflip on a motocross bike? or perhaps a barrel roll on a mountain bike? Find out on the day.
'Slide Best Style'. Farm Jam is all about making yourself, and the park, look good so ride with style!
Farm Jam is organised, captured, ridden, and judged by the riders. It's a huge collaboration of of the Freestyle Bike Industry from around Australasia, and March 6 2010 is going to showcase everything that is the Southern Freeriders.
To keep an eye on progress: www.southernfreeriders.blogspot.com.