Samson Ross Edit

A short edit I found of my manlover Samson Ross.


Jordan Mang Video

Jordan Mang (who has the coolest last name I've ever heard) sent me this video of himself to put on the site. Some cool stuff in there. Check it out.


Tempered Online Store

The TempereBikes Online store is finally up!
After months and months Mitch and myself
finally got our heads around this and you
can now purchase any Tempered gear simple
and easily over the net.
Head over to the tempered site and click
on the Online Store.


Matt Bell in Brisbane

Matt Bell just spent a few weeks over here
in brisbane and we hooked him up with one of
the new Temperedbikes Treason frames, so i thought
it would be a good idea to get up a bike check.
We didn't seem to get any good weather
so the pics were taken in the rain.

Frame: TemperedBikes Treason “21”
Bars: Fit northwests
Stem: EDH
Fork: Odyssey race classics
Headset: Flybikes
Cranks: Primo powerbites = no snapage = no shredded shins
BB: Odyssey Mid
Seat clamp: Shadow Alfred light
Seat/post: Macniel sl with stump post
Sprocket: Tree light 25t
Grips: Odi longnecks
Bar Ends: Kink lighter
Chain: Khe hollow half link
Front wheel: Odyssey sevenka, ? spokes, TemperedBikes revolt hub
Back wheel: Odyssey sevenka, Dt swiss spokes, profile mini lhd 9t driver
Tires: Front fly ruben, rear animal asm
Extras: ti spindle, ti seat combo bolt, ti axle, ti driver


Micky Soole Out.

Micky Soole sent me an email discussing why
again he is off his bike for a few months.
It seems Micky keeps hurting his back and
is being forced to take a few months off
his bike each time, After previously
inflaming some discs in his lower back.
Get well soon Micky.


Todd Meyne and Levi's BMX

I just noticed over on vital that west oz
ripper Todd Meyne won the Levi's Red Tab
Awards and got himself a $500 levis
gift certificate.
I have ridden and spent a lot of time with
Todd, the dude has a lot more tricks in
his bag than whats on this video.
Check the Levi's other winnders and Todds
video here.


Christmas Jams!

A few people have let me know about Christmas Jams on this weekend.

The first one is on Saturday and is at Jindalee in QLD. Not too sure on the details but the halloween jam was a blast so I'm guessing this one will be too.

The second one is on Sunday and is at Mullum in NSW and starts around 10am. Email Callum ( or Jaya ( for more details about that one.


TemperedBikes Filthy Drains Jam Video

I finally got a bit of spare time to put together this quick edit from the TemperedBikes Filthy Drains Jam. Thanks to Emancipate, Cropthorn, Stowaway, Animal, Focal Point and of course Tempered for making the jam the success it was. Enjoy.


Daniel Kershaw Video

Shane Batchler sent me the link to this cool video he made of Brisbane northside shredder Daniel Kershaw. Check it out.


Jimmy Levan Raffle

Paul from Stictlybmx sent me a few days ago about a raffle they are having to raise money for Jimmy Levan.

LiveWire 07

Theres a bunch of pictures and mini write
ups from the 07 LiveWire Jam that was in
West OZ over on WestOzBMX.
I really dig this photo of my boy, warren.
Check here for the Article.


How Hard Is It, Finally!!!

FINALLY, the long awaited "HOW HARD IS IT" dvd
from westozbmx is finally here, you can grab
your copy from Graeme himself by email,

I watched this dvd just the other day and i
was amazed by the level of riding in the dvd.
Definitely worth the buy.


Daniel Johnson Bike Check

Theres a really fresh bike check of
Daniel Johnson over on the FocalPoint
site, click here to check it.


Hush Trails Session.

Hush session from scott greentree on Vimeo.
I was just over on the NaturalBMX site and
watched the video, i really fucking enjoyed
this edit.
I read the trails are now being demolished
in just a few days, someone tell me what
went wrong with all the signatures from
the petition?


Kie Ashworth Edit.

Pulled this video from the FBM Website of
West Oz Kie Ashworth.
Theres some solid clips in there, but i
did notice there was some re used scrap
clips from the WestOZ DVD "How Hard Is It"
Whats up with that?

Also: The lack of updates are due to both
Mitch and I be very busy in the last few
weeks leading up to the drains challenge,

Filthy Drains Jam Tomorrow

The TemperedBikes Filthy Drains Challenge is on tomorrow and its going to be off the hook. Animal and Stowaway are now on board as sponsors as well as Diversity, Cropthorn, Emancipate and of course Tempered.

Be there tomorrow for your chance to win some great gear and witness some crazy riding.

Springfield Drains, next to the tavern and across the road from the skatepark, 2:30pm.


Yet another filthy drains teaser

Another teaser for the Tempered Bikes Filthy Drains Challenge. It's on this Saturday and starts around 2:30. If you're unsure of the location holla a comment on the diversity myspace and I'll try and sort you out.

Also, if you're thinking of drinking on the day, please don't buy your drinks from the bottle-o next to the drains and walk straight over, they're starting to get a bit suss about it.


Shane Batchler Section

Nice little section of Brisbane killer Shane Batchler. Shane seems to be pumpin out the vidoes these days and they're always fun to watch. Check it out.


David Girsch video

Spotted this video on youtube of a David Girsch, 15 year old shredder from Cairns. Check it out, some cool stuff in there. Also, Apologies for the lack of updates, Matty and I have been busy working on the drains for the TemperedBikes Filthy Drains Challenge

Filthy Drains Challenge Teaser

Just another little teaser video I threw together for the Filthy Drains Challenge. As you can see its right next to a bottle-o. Be there December 8th to get loose and have a good time.

The jam will start around 2:30 and should go well into the night. Please don't go to the location beforehand as the last thing we want is the spot getting shut down a few days/hours before the jam.


Cooper Brownlee

I just spotted on FocalPoint that Cooper Brownlee has
not one but TWO interviews come out, one with sponser
wethepeople and another with Australian NaturalBMX.
Natural Interview.
Wethepeople Interview.

TemperedBikes Filthy Drains Challenge

This is the official flyer for the TemperedBikes Filthy Drains Challenge. Make sure you keep the 8th of December free. You won't want to miss it! Stay tuned for more details.


Stephen Murray Jam video

Adam Stone sent me this video from a benefit jam for Stephen Murray on the 11th of November. All up they raised $2425 dollars which Stephen got around a week ago.


Tempered Eye Candy.

TemperedBikes have just released their
08 Treason frames to the public for sale.
If your local bike shop does not stock
Tempered then get in touch with matt via
their myspace here, Their site is still
in the works.
You saw it first on Diversity.


Ugzine Video Comp Winner.

Our very own Mitch Wood submitted his Pirate
Video into the Ugzine video competition and
came out winning hands down.
For those who haven't seen the edit, i reposted
it for your viewing pleasure.
Check out some of the other entries here.


Tahmoor Trails Jam

I don't know much about this jam other than
whats on this flyer, if your in the area,
Check it out!

Also: I heard there was a new skatepark
opening somewhere in Brisbane this weekend.
Any one



HARMONYBMX is a new online apparel store based
in sydney, i don't no much about it so to give
you a better idea i pulled this from their site.
"We're a new clothing mailorder in aust selling bmx softgoods exclusively based in Sydney. We're only small at the moment but our goal is to carry the widest range of soft goods you'll ever see! Shirts, stickers, caps, belts and banners are what we're carrying at the moment, but hold on for more and a bigger range of proddy!"

Pics From The Far West.

Just checked out some new pics that have just
been uploaded to the WESTOZBMX main site, theres
some pretty solid shit in there! And i noticed
theres still some shots of me in their from like
4 years ago.

On another note we apologize for a non update
yesterday, Mitch has been real busy getting his
filming on for some high profilers and i was away
on a trip, excuses dont mean shit tho.



Cooper from FocalPoint just sent me this NEW flyer
for the Flem Banks jam, they changed the date from
the 8th of december to the 15th, so change your



Spotted this nice edit on westozbmx, these dudes
are definately killing the streets of perth.



Oddly enough it seems ben from westozbmx has found
himself a new computer after 12 months of no updates
and is now starting to rebuild the site.
Its looking pretty fucking tight.



Stowaway are giving out free dvds AGAIN!
All you need to do is head over to their site and
read all about it.
Also check out the new covers of their winter
catalogues featuring my boy Kie Ashworth.


Focal Point "Clocked In" Review on The Come Up

Theres a review of Focal Point's new DVD "Clocked In" on the infamous Click here to check it out.


Droppin' Clips Review on Focal Point

Cooper has done a review of Troy Charlesworth's new DVD, Droppin' Clips on the Focal Point site. Check the review out here.


Save The Trails.

This photo has no relevance to the Canberra
scene at all, just a cool photo.

If you ride a bike, no matter where you are, click here
and sign this petition to save the "Hush" trails in Canberra.
Simple as that.


Adrian Fox Last Chapter Video

Video of a shredder by the name of Adrian Fox. Dudes good. Taken from the Last Chapter myspace. Check it out.


Mitch Lowry Clips

Matty filmed some clips of Mitch Lowry today and he decided to bust out. Check it out.


EDH Local Assualt.

Theres a bunch of photos for the Local Assualt jam held
by EDH and a bunch of other sponsers over on the
Local Assualt website. so go check them out.


TemperedBikes Filthy Drains Challenge

Something big is happening very soon. Start saving money for flights now. Stay tuned for details.



Just spotted this pic on the Stowaway Distrobution site. Not sure who or where it is or who took it, only that its gnarly as fuck.


Kie Ashworth Bike Check.

Click picture to enlarge.
I got a hold of my boy Kie Ashworth for a rad story with
his bike by FBM Bike Co.
the frame is the grey stairmaster fbm frame its pretty gnar
i like it heaps, i tried to keep my stuff simple grey or close
to grey, so i have chrome ape hangers they are cut down like
1cm on each side and running coalition grips grey city series
think they are rochester ones and seriously my favourite new
thing real soft thick, i reccomend them to all my friends they
love them too. my fbm seat is grey also is sweet i love it lots...
they are pretty much my favourite parts on my bike that make
it what they are, so i got new wheels yesterday coalition hubs
with alex rims kane built them real good.
primo cranks(no hollow bite no snapped arms no hospital)
25tooth fbm wurlitzer sprocket its been strongest one ive had
which was good. got some real homo pedals called 'da bomb' i
got them mostly because of the colour described to me as 'bird shit'
yeah i regret my decisions buying them, stupid mountain bikes.
forgot to say i have that new john povah stem coalition its been
re done its real good i like that also, my tires are animal glh
back and i was running a federal front but im to shy to ask stowaway
for a new one so i purchased a odyssey instead but now have spare
animals in my room so imagine thats on the front right now, animal.
i also got like federal lt forks no problems there, coalition post
and clamp which do there job awesomely. my bikes pretty simple thats
all i got i think, i cut down axles i will cut off the mounts real
soon i have a ti spindle which does nothing but add fear to my
bike breaking. oh and pegs i run fbm feather weight on the rear
and a new coalition on the front its alloy light and slides real
good for some magical reason.

If anyone wants to set up a distro over here for farmers
union iced coffee i got your back(no homo) organise that to feed the addiction.


Video Comp Winners!

Congratulations to Jamie and Josh who won the doubles video comp. There were a decent amount of entries, some good, some not so good. In the end this was the easy winner. Jamie and Josh win some hot shirts courtesy of Last Chapter and a swagger of other goodies. Keep up the good work!


Stephen Murray Benefit Jam.

- Got this in an email from Josh Mete.

As you may or may not know. On July 22nd at the AST Dew Tour in Baltimore, Stephen Murray suffered career ending injuries to his spinal cord and vertebrae in BMX Dirt finals. Stephen is recovering, but his medical bills are reaching astronomical dollar amounts. So the BMX community has come together all over the world to help support Stephen Murray and his family through this difficult time. There has been benefit jams and competions all over the world to help raise funds for his medical bills and other expensive. Well a few guys from Melbourne Australia have decided that it was time to show our support and have a benefit jam also. On the 11th of this month there will be a benefit jam held at hill and dale box Jumps Park to raise money. Forgotten Bikes, Tempered Bikes, Fly Bikes, Triple Six Distribution Worth Ten And Rural Clothing are sponsoring the jam so far but every bit counts! There will also be sausages and soft drinks available for $2 each, All the product that sponsors donate will be auctioned, raffled sold off and 100% proceeds will go directly to the Stephen Murray Family Fund.


Focal Point Issue 9 Download

Back Issue 9 of Focal Point is now available to download in PDF form. Click here to download issue 9 and here to download issue 8 if you haven't already.


More From The West.

I got a chance to speak with Perth animal Calvin kosovich
and decided to get some bike checks from him
for you all to read, check it.

Click picture to enlarge

Frame: hoffman bama Forks: sunday night. Bars: mutiny glams baby.
Stem: slave and master xlt. Cranks: profile race ti spindle.
Pedals: JC no studs. Sprocket: 25 tree. I roll with profile minis
front and rear midway back 7ka front. Macneil sl seat , animal seat clamp.
Two pegs.
"All up its a ghetto but i like it."


Focal Point DVD available.

Focal Point's brand spankin' new dvd, "Clocked In" is available to buy. I saw this at the Brisbane premiere and it was off the hook. Only $25 from any decent bike shop or straight from Focal Point via mailorder. Check the site for more info. You might wanna buy two incase you wear your first copy out.


Q and A's With Nikko Smithson.

Heres something new for everyone to read, tell
me what you think in the comments.

Tight jeans or Loose fit?

Myspace or Facebook?

2020 or FocalPoint?

Whips or barspins?

Trails or rails?

Blondes or Brunettes?
Both, yes asian

Sponno or no sponno?

Mail Order or Aussie support?
Aussie support

Helmet or no helmet?
No helmet

Ham or chicken?


News From The West.

No one ever speaks about the west or sees or hears
anything from that region of Aus, times have changed.
Kie sent me a bunch of photos and i decided to put
these three up. There was some other rad shots
and ill use them in the future.
Expect to see a bunch more from these guys and
many more.

Jay Wilson with a hot 270 bars.

Kie Ashworth, Dope as fuck old school air.

Matt Bell, Clicked as shit turndown to fakie.



Ugzine's James Wade has just sent me some links to his
new run of tee's for his clothing co, Dishonour. The
new threads are pretty tight if you ask me.
Dishonour only does one run of each design they create
and they always sell out fast, so get on it.
Check there myspace here.


Five Challenge With Justy B

Top Five Websites?

Non salty people?

1.XXXX gold
2.XXXX gold
3.XXXX gold
4.XXXX gold
5.XXXX gold

Places to get flats?
1. beenleigh
2. crestmead
3. logan village
4. springfield
5. springfield again

Riding Spots
1.browns plains
2.runaway bay roundabout

Myspace comments?
2. love
3. people saying how much they miss me hahaha
4. people saying how much of a mad cunt i am haha!
5. hot babes saying we should meet up, chyeah chyeah!

People to buy your drinks?
1. MUM
2. Corey
3. Jessica ann
4. matty styles
5. lora gora


Perth Street Jam.

Jordan from Perth sent me this flyer over myspace and asked
me to post it up.
It's pretty straight forward, theres a jam happening in Perth
on he 11th of November, meet at the landing.
Check out the westozbmx forums, I'm sure there will be a bunch
of info about the jam on there.
If everyone rocks up and puts in the effort, the day should be dope!


Lanky Nathan Video

Found this video on Youtube of Brisbane BMX machine Nathan Philps. Not sure who edited it but I know its a compilation of alot of other footage.



The NEW batch of frames arrived in Australia just last week!
Jerry and myself drove all he way out to the harbor just to
pick them up in his ute!
Here is a sneak preview at the frames before we sticker them
up and release them to the public late this week!
The website is currently under works so check out the

Steve McCann.

Steve McCann has bike check over on FatBMX.
Click here to read it.
Dope Ride!


Flatline Samples.

Derrick from Flatline BMX just sent me these photos of their
Sample frames, Flatline is a pretty new company but seem
to be really big in their local scene.
Check out their myspace here.

Jindalee "Gnar-B-Q" Jam Video

Some footage from the jam at Jindalee yesterday. It was awesome fun and had a really good vibe. Enjoy.

-Captain Manbeast (Mitch)

Rural Clothing.

Rural Clothing is a small clothing company based in NSW.
They have some pretty hot gear and i think they will have
a bunch more to come.
Check their myspace here.


EDH in Australia.

I got an email from Stowaway's Jamie Moore in regards to EDH,
there has been a lot of news posted about these guys,
so i thought it would be a good idea to let everyone know
how and when you can get them.
- Jamie Moore, "I met Travis Peek From EDH when I was in the New Zealand a few months
back and we made an agreement to distro his stems which seem to be holding
Up really well.

The Stems are now available in All Good Australian Stores now and
Come in black , purple and green."


Black Lotus.

Daniel Hunt's BlackLotus Has their new website finally up and running.
The site is pretty simple but you get the idea of all their rad new
stuff to come.


Jindalee Jam

Apparently theres a Halloween jam of sorts at Jindalee skatepark tomorrow so get yourself down there. Anyone who dresses up gets a diversitybmx car sticker!


Ditch Jam Edit.

Heres an edit from the Ditch jam that took place in Adelaide.
I pulled the link from the Ugzine forums, im sure there will
be a bunch more edits from the day on the forums so check them out.
Highlights, Kie Ashworth tooth to disaster on some crazy bridge sub?


Tom Stretton Video

Got sent the link of this amazing video of Queensland shredder Tom Stretton. Filmed and edited by Shane Batchelor. Definatley check it out.

Mozzy Follow Up.

I don't usually post two things from the same topic in one day.

But it seemed like a good excuse.

I got in touch with Daniel and got him to do a top fives for Diversity.

Top Fives with Daniel Dunn.

Top Five Places to eat?





hungry jacks.

Top five places to spend alone?

in the toilet.

in the place where im alone.

wheaties bedroomon.

my bike (two people on a bike isnt good)

jogging lol.

Top five Bands?

tegan & sara

the hilltop hoods

jonny cash

le tigre

guy sebastian

Do you like corn chips?

it is a fact that i enjoy chewing on corn chips.

Top five riding spots?

kp (brisbane)

woodcroft trails (adelaide)

mt barker (adelaide)

five dock (sydney)

anything that flows realy well.



Daniel Dunn

I was just browsing myspace because im bored as fuck.
Came across this edit from mozzy, i liked it.
Tell me what you think in the comments.


Jamie Warren on Tempered.

Jamie Warren is officially riding for TemperedBikes full team alongside

Mitch wood, Jerry vandervalk, Justy Bumpstead, Mathew Lawton and

Nathan Saunders.

This kid is just 15 and hails from Perth in West OZ.

I had known Jamie for a while, but on my last visit to perth i spent alot

of time with the dude and he amazed me more and more each day i rode with him.

Expect to see alot more from this ripper.


More From EDH

EDH Have their New online shop finally running, Unfortunately
the only products you can buy from the online shop will be limited
edition runs of products, still rad tho!
Make sure you check them out, EDHBMX
EDH is distributed through Stowaway in Aus and NZ


Drain Jam Photo's.

Rider is Kie. photo by?

Everyone knows about the jam that took place in adelaide on the weekend just passed, but if you have not seen any pics just yet, go check them out on the Ugzine blogs.

Some cool photos, jam looks super rad!


FocalPoint's Issue 8.

Cooper over at FocalPoint has put a back issue of the zine up on the main page to be downloaded.

This is a rad idea if you never got a copy of this issue, you can just click here and download it.

Good issue, i suggest you do it!


Justy Bumpstead.

Justy has a sweet bike check on his myspace.

Usually i wouldn't post things like this on the main page, but his ride is definately hot!

Click here to get to the Bike check.

Focal Point Premiere!!!

The Focal Point premieres for the highly anticipated DVD "Clocked In" happened this weekend, Melbourne on Friday night and Brissie on Saturday. I went to the Brissie one and it was off the hook. I doubt we'll be getting back into that pub again. From what I've heard the Melbourne premiere was wild as well.

As for the DVD, my memory is a bit hazy for some reason... but I do remember that i had to pick my jaw up off the floor on more than one occasion. Big thanks to everyone who came and to Stowaway and Triplesix for supplying some giveaways.

Stay tuned for a review of the DVD. Definatley get your hands on a copy, it'll be worth every cent.


Drainkids Video

Video of the Drainkids from Brissie. Spotted on The Come Up.

Cropthorn Press Release

click pic to enlarge

Cropthorn have just released their new advert featuring, "Mathew Lawton".
Although you see it first on Diversity, the ad is expected to hit magazines mid January.
Check out cropthorn here.