Scooter-mad mayhem in Matamata
THEY often find themselves taking a bit of flack for riding their scooters on footpaths and in other public places but last Tuesday skilful scooter riders were celebrated in Matamata.
Jaxon Andrawartha, 17, is part of the Team Australia Madd Gear Pro Scooter team and while he was in town visiting his mother and sister he decided to head to the skate park.
He wanted to see if anyone would be interested in competing in a scooter riding competition.
Jaxon got more of a response than he expected.
About 60 people congregated at the skate park last Tuesday to watch some of Matamata’s finest scooter riders in action.
‘‘This is massive in Australia. It’s really starting to catch on here though.’’
Prizes worth $750 were awarded to riders who were first, second and third or to those who helped out.
Participants in the competition were judged on general technique including the best trick.
Sean McFadyen was crowned the king of the Matamata scootering scene with Wyatt Pemberton coming second followed by Kyle Smith.
A number of other scootering competitions were held by Madd Gear around the country including in Auckland and Wellington.