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DownUnderGround video results

The DownUnderGround flatland series for which we’ve been long time supporters of recently just had their latest video round go down. You can see the winners & all videos entered by clicking here now. Shane Badman came out in 2nd place & you might even notice Mr. Millar in the mix with a respectable 3rd place? A big thanks to Freestyle Now & BMX Flatland Australia for getting behind these events.

The finals are on this weekend in melbourne, so if you’re into flatland & want to see what it’s all about head on in to the Imax in Melbourne for some flatland action. Click here for more info.

DownUnderGround Round 3 the finals Melbourne November 2014

Down Underground final

Get down to Melbourne on the 29th of November for the Down underground series final that is happening at Imax. We are supporting the event and you can read more about there event here.DownUnderGround Round 3 the finals Melbourne November 2014

Down Under Ground Rd 2

Round 2 of the Down Under Ground flatland series is a video round. So get out there & film your own 2 min run & get it entered. Click here for full info on the BMX Flatland Australia website for full details.

Downunderground round 2 - the video round 2014

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Shane Badman update

Hey guys, daylight saving has arrived which means more riding time. Stoked. Got a busy month or so coming up with some demos at the T20 and heading to Japan next week for a riding trip with a bunch of rowdy BMXers… good times ahead. I also did a interview with BMXflatlandAustralia in their Who’s Downunder series. You can check it out here.


Shane Badman_water tank | Photo by Andras Pentek

Photos by Andras Pentek.

Shane Badman update

Hey guys – it’s been a long, cold winter down in the south in country Victoria where I’m living at the moment. Still been pushing on though and had got the chance to do some demos at Federation Square in Melbourne in July, then in August went on a 3 week road trip up the east coast with my good mate from Hungary, Andras Pentek, to Brisbane where I was stoked to catch up with the Boss, Clint Millar and get out for some flatland sessions! From Brisbane, I then drove straight to Adelaide for a few days, then back to country Victoria. Good times on the bike and the road.

Stoked that summer is on it’s way. Will be heading to Japan in October for 8 days on a riding trip, then soon as I get back, keep a look out on your TV’s as I’ll be getting busy doing demos at the T20 International Cricket matches in Adelaide and Melbourne. Thanks to Freestyle Now for that hookup, will be good to get Colony and BMX out to the masses.

Keep in touch on Insty @shanebadman Thanks to Greg Barnes and Andras Pentek for the images.

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Shane Badman_Perth_Photo by Andras Pentek

Simon O’Brien back in AUS

After quite some time in Japan Simon is back on home turf and going hard at it. He has been posting up daily content via his Facebook page so be sure to check that out for constant amazing flatland moves…


Simon O’Brien – Deja Vu

The first half of Simon‘s Deja Vu dvd is now online which is great to see. flatland wizard with some crazy tech park moves. More to come…

Simon O’Brien

Simon sent through another great shot that Jason Halayko took. Simon is about to head home from a 3 month trip in Japan. From the sounds of it he has been riding more then ever!


More from Simon

Just a quick update to what I’ve been up to,

The other weekend I went to the monster street comp in Odaiba, Tokyo. Some amazing riding went down. I caught up with Shuhei who is the Japanese Colony team rider, he was shredding and had made a big trip to the comp.

Last weekend I went to ‘Trinity Skatepark’ in Ikebukuro, Tokyo for the ‘On it’ jam. This was a great event, while riders and skaters rode the park, there was live bands, djs and food stalls. It was pretty much a party…people who wanted to ride could, those who wanted to drink and enjoy the music and riding also could.

This weekend coming im going to a big flatland jam on saturday then a demo on sunday. Should be good.




Flatland Fracas 2014

We are supporting the Flatland Fracas this year over in Massachusetts on July 20th so be sure to hit it up if you are in the area.


Simon O’Brien in Japan

From the emails I’ve been getting from Simon lately it seems he has been having a blast over in Japan, here is the latest…

I just got back from the Toyama C3 jam which is on the north west side of Japan. As well as checking out the sites of Toyama including the cool castle there, I had a good ride with everyone and also judged the contest.

Lately I’ve been spending alot of time in Tokyo lately. Catching up with some street rider and flatland mates. The last few days ive been cruising the city with Jason Halayko (Japans No 1 Redbull photographer) and getting some great shots. More photos here.

Thanks to Jason Halayko for the really nice shot of Simon here…







Simon O’Brien video

Simon O’Brien is a wizard! Even if flatland isn’t your thing this video is well worth a watch. Simon put a lot of time and effort into perfecting his craft and that’s something I can really appreciate…

Simon O’Brien – Made you look

Part 4 of Simon O’Brien‘s solo dvd project from a few years ago. Simon is a true wizard. Check more sections here.

Shane Badman update

Hey guys, the other weekend I made the trip over to Sydney for the first stop of the DownUnderGround Flatland Series for 2014. The series has been going for a few years now and it was awesome to see the turnout with so many riders throwing down in all 3 classes. I managed to get second place in Pro which I was super stoked on!

There’s a full writeup on the DownUnderGround weekend over at BMX Flatland Australia and a few pics and whatnot on my instagram @shanebadman.



DownUnderGround Round One 2014

Next Saturday, on the 18th of January is the first round of the DownUnderGround Flatland Series for 2014. Being held in Sydney it should be a good central event. Word has it that our Shane Badman & Simon O’Brien will be attending.

The organisers would like to make a point of letting everyone know, that all riders are welcome, especially those that are not actual “flat landers” themselves. It will be a great day to hone in those bike controls skills, like hang fives & nose wheelies that are all so integral to modern day BMX riding.

So get yourself along for an awesome day with some of the best flatland riders in the country, should be good times for sure. We are once again proud to support these events & must thank Freestyle Now for organising them as always & for 2020 Magazine for their continued support for series as well.

downunderground round one sydney january 2014

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Shane Badman update

Shane always seems to be up to something cool…

“Busy past few months for sure. Since coming back from my trip to Europe I hit up the final stop of the DownUnderGround Flatland series in Australia in Melbourne and was stoked to take the win!

A good mate of mine from Hungary, Andras Pentek also came for a month to travel, ride and shoot some photos and video for some magazine and web projects that he’s got going on back in Europe. We started in Perth, then Adelaide, then onto Melbourne and a roadtrip through Tasmania. Good times.

While in Tassie, I also did some demos for one of their biggest country festivals, the Derby River Derby which was a lot of fun.

A couple of weeks back, I got an invite to do a flatland show at a professional photographic studio in Melbourne as they were doing a product launch and needed an action subject to test the equipment to an audience of pro photographers. Good times and thanks to Chris Polack for that one.

Gonna be on the road for 16 days over Christmas and New Years across Victoria and South Australia so will keep you guys updated!

And don’t forget to follow me on instagram @shanebadman. I’ve also been updating my site a lot with what I’ve been up to with a heap more detail as well”

Photo: Matt Harvey

Shane Badman - photographer Matt Harvey

Downunderground – Round 3

Round 3 of the 2013 dowunderground flatland series is going down this weekend in Melbourne. If you’re in the area & keen to get in on the action head on over this Sunday to the iMax in Carlton. Hats off to Freestyle Now for putting these events on & for guys like 2020 for getting behind them as well.

DownUnderGround round 3 the finals october 20th 2013

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Shane Badman update

Badman seems to travel more then me which is a good thing!

“Checking in from Europe! So for the past couple of months I’ve been living in Budapest, Hungary out in eastern Europe. Got an awesome apartment in downtown and have just been spending each day riding and having a good time on my bike learning old tricks and working on a bunch of new stuff.

It’s been summer over here so have been making the most of it with a few trips to the UK and Czech Republic along the way. One of the best things about BMX is having friends all over the world and having the opportunity to travel and visit them.

So I’ve got another few weeks here and then back to Australia for the summer there. One of my good mates from Hungary, Andras Pentek who runs a massive shop over here OG Bike Shop, is coming with me so we’re gonna spend a month doing a west coast to east coast trip with a heap of riding along the way. Good times ahead!

Ride on good peoples and will check in again soon…!”


Shane Badman update

Shane sent through an update on what’s been happening with him, always something cool going on…

Hey peeps! I’m over in Perth right now for a few days before I head out to Europe and Hungary where I’ll be living for the next few months. Bike packed and everything is sorted, can’t wait to get over there! Before I left I did a small piece for a magazine that goes around regional Victoria called “The Milk Mag” in the current issue, 19. Pretty stoked on it and the article talks about interesting jobs so being in BMX is definitely something worth a read that everyone needs to know about! You can pick it up in most newsagents I’m told so check it out. Don’t forget to hit me up on Instagram @shanebadman

Shane Badman update

Shane Badman shot through an update…

Busy time for me lately as I’ve been trying to ride as much as possible as I’ll be heading to Europe for the summer over there and living in Budapest, Hungary. I’ve spent a lot of time there over the years so I’m stoked to be able to go there and just spend all day, everyday riding! Got a bunch of trips planned across Europe and keen to hit up a few events as well. After having all that time off over the past couple years with my injury I am STOKED to be back on it and motivated to ride. Fun times ahead!

I also had a chance to hang out with Simon O’Brien the other day when he had a weekend away from his hardcore Navy training that he’s doing at the moment. Was good to spend time hanging out and riding. Also got a mini-interview done with him which is up on the BMX Flatland Australia site that you can check out here. We’ve got a few more things planned in the coming weeks if he gets the chance to get another weekend away so stay tuned….

Talk soon peoples and don’t forget to hit me up on Instagram @shanebadman

Simon O’Brien interview

Simon has an interview over on the Flatland Australia website where he talks about his transition into The Australian Navy and how important BMX still is to him.

Simon O’Brien’s next chapter

As we posted a week or two ago Simon is off to join the Navy here in Australia. ESPN did a interview and also a video to coincide with Simon’s move, make sure you check it all here.

Simon O’Brien joining the Navy

Simon is off to join the Australian Navy so riding won’t be as frequent as in past years but this wont be the last you see of him. Amazing skills… Put together by Stu Munro. Click here now to see the video.

Sydney demo’s

Simon and Shane were just down in Sydney doing demo’s at the waterpark in Penrith where the rowing was held at the 2000 Olympics, the guys said it was a solid turnout and a great day.

Down Under Ground Sydney…

The Down Under Ground flatland event recently when down in Sydney on the weekend & by the reports all went really well with a good turn out as well. Simon O’Brien took the win & had a blast doing so. Thanks to everyone involved… we will always support Australian flatland where we can with events like this.

Here are a few words from the man himself…

I went up to Sydney for the DUG, a pitty about some rain, would have been more riding. But we had a great turn out and ride out at bondi, with people stoked on the event and a BBQ afterwards at Paul’s. A great summer comp.

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Simon O’Brien video

Stu Munro put together this video of Simon reflecting on flatland along with some great footage, check it out!

Downunderground Finals

November 24th is the date set for the final jam of the Downunderground series for 2012. Get yourself along for some of the best flatland riding this country will have to offer. Put on by Freestyle Now & supported as always by us here at Colony.

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Colony flatland program…

Way back in 1988 when I started riding, I primarily rode flatland. I was however one of the few riders that rode flatland & also did ramp, street & dirt back then. Given my links to flatland back in the day, it was natural that I wanted to do a flatland range within Colony as a company. Especially when good friends of mine Shane Badman & Simon O’Brien were without support at the time it made perfect sense to help them out.

Over the years we have supported flatland as much as we can. It’s no secret that the flatland market is a small one indeed. Through our strong position within BMX as a whole we have been able to support this for some time but at some point we needed the flatland program to support itself. Unfortunately this has not been the case & after much deliberation & sadness we have had to pull the plug on our flatland program.

We will still support Shane, Simon & Shintaro as much as possible with our products but we will no longer be making any new flatland products moving forward.

The guys at Flatland Fuel still have some stocks while they last so if there is something you want before it’s all gone, I would at fast.

I would like to take this time to thank everyone for their support throughout the years, we’ve had some of the best riders on the planet ride some of our products & that is amazing to think about. So thanks for the good times & may the they continue into the future. You never know… we may bring out some very, very limited edition flatland products from time to time.

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Simon off to Redbull Circle of Balance

Simon O’Brien just hit me up & said he has been invited to the very exclusive Circle of Balance put on by Redbull. It’s set for this September in Japan, should be awesome.

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Simon O’Brien checks in…

Simon O’Brien is always keeping busy. Here are some quick words from the man himself…

Recently I did a demo for cancer charity, ‘relay for life’. It was good to see a lot of people doing their part for the charity.
I did a demo and donated DejaVu DVD’s for sale with fund going to the cause and gave out some stickers.

In other Simon news, we recently made him a very special one off DejaVu frame, fork & bars in GOLD ED plated. We did it just a thank you for his hard work with us over the years. Expect to see Simon flaunting this new bling in the months ahead.

You can buy Simon’s DejaVu ranges & all our flatland ranges from fine flatland retailers like Flatland Fuel & Newcircle right now.

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