At Rampfest, we live and breathe Action Sports - and our mission is to get you as stoked as we are on BMX, Skateboarding, Scooters, MTB, Roller Skates or any other wheeled sport.This guide is here to help you plan your first visit to RampFest. So let's get started.
Step 1: Which Session Should I Book?
At RampFest, we have several different sessions & programs available - and most of these are based on your existing skills and experience. To help you pick the best session or program for you, we've broken our sessions down into four main skill levels:
Which category best describes your skills?
You’ve never been on a Skate Park before and this is all new to you - or maybe you've been a couple of times to the local park, but are still a bit unsure of the whole thing.
You might have some basic "handling" skills on your scooter, skateboard, BMX.
You want to improve your basic skills and learn how to use the Skate Park safely.
You'll need a suitable BMX Bike, Skateboard, Freestyle Scooter, pair of Roller Blades / Skates. When you're checking you're equipment, have a look at:
Tyre pressure (for bikes)
Bars are correctly aligned & have Bar Ends (bikes & scooters)
Wheels are all rolling smoothly (bikes, scooters, skateboards etc)
Grip Tape is in good condition (scooters & skateboards)
Nuts and bolts are all tight - nothing feels loose or rattles (bikes, scooters, skateboards etc)
If you’re not sure about your gear, you can get in touch with us before your visit on (03) 9311 3998 or Info@Rampfest.com.au . You can also ask our friendly staff for advice when you arrive.
Safety Gear & Clothing:
At a minimum, you'll need closed in footwear (no thongs or sandals please), and a suitable helmet.
When checking your Helmet, please make sure that
It fits firmly on your head, and sit just above your eyes
The strap should sit under your chin, but not be choking you
Ideally be certified to an Australian Standard – and shouldn’t have any visible cracks or damage before use
We also recommend that you use some additional safety gear - such as knee pads, gloves, elbow pads, etc. But this is a matter of personal preference. Please ask our staff if you have any questions, and you can see the range of helmets and safety gear we sell here:
If you don’t have your own gear, don’t panic! We have hire scooters, skateboards and helmets available for you at RampFest for $5 each p/session.
Step 3: Skate Park Safety
Safety is our number one priority at RampFest - we want everyone to have fun and progress their skills without getting hurt. To help you out with this, please read our Ride Safe Tips
1. Wear your Helmet!
The single most important part of safety – protect your head. A helmet must be worn at RampFest and we strongly recommend you use an Australian Standards Certified Helmet at all times.
2. Look Before you Go
Look left, right, front to back before you drop in. It’s like crossing a road, but with more looking.
3. Take short turns
Don’t hog the park – short turns make sure everyone gets a good go. You won't get as tired (less chance of falling), and you're less likely to cut someone else off.
4. Wait in a Safe Position
Always sit back from the edge of ramps, and never sit at the bottom of a ramp (you can't be seen here).
5. It's a Skate Park - Not a Playground
Ramps are not slippery slides and the park is not a running track. Stay on your bike / scooter / skateboard at ALL TIMES.
And lastly, please remember to RIDE TO YOUR ABILITY. It's not a competition or a race - work up to every skill gradually, at your own pace.