Must Watch: Agassiz and Lacondeguy Launch 76-Foot Cliff Drop

Sep 26, 2014
by Red Bull Bike  


When Graham Agassiz and Andreu Lacondeguy began building a lip-heavy line at Red Bull Rampage with heavy drops on each end, the rest of the field wondered how they would pull it off. Yesterday, they answered part of the question by sending a gigantic step-down, and they did it by pushing each other out of their comfort zones — watch it happen in the video above.

Aggy is crazy!” says Lacondeguy about the Kamloops freerider after he sailed his bike 76 feet off the drop. High praise from a man who is world-renowned for going absolutely massive.

Sporadic wind and pre-game nerves played a big part in holding back the two marquee riders from hitting the drop, which leads into another step-down and then to the Polaris RZR Moto Booter. While Lacondeguy is pre-qualified for finals on Sunday, Agassiz — who qualified in first place in 2013 but finished outside of the top ten in the final — is required to ride in 2014 qualifiers today.

With uncharacteristic reserve, Lacondeguy took at least a dozen dry runs at the drop before committing, landing more or less where Agassiz did. For today’s qualifier, he’ll cheer Aggy on from the sidelines.

Cheer on from your own digital sidelines during the webcast of finals on Sunday, September 28, starting at 1:00 p.m. MT on the official Red Bull Rampage site.

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162 Comments

  • + 173
 Rampage: Where Downhill and Cliff Diving collide!
  • - 8
flag dirtworks911 (Sep 26, 2014 at 10:24) (Below Threshold)
 I wonder if that set the new record for biggest drop... I bet it did!
  • + 14
 i was like... DAYUMM!! this is gonna be the greatest event of the year!!
  • + 25
 with balls that big, imagine how deadly would be aggys teabagging
  • + 18
 this year it should be compulsory to wear a helmet camera
  • + 8
 yeah or a helmet cam live coverage as well
  • + 84
 you know it's raw when Andreu says "ohh man what the f*ck are we doing"
  • + 13
 so many nationalities, can i join this convo?
  • + 8
 Chile here!
  • + 10
 Such a cool event - be safe guys.
"What the Fu#k are we doing?" Lol ....
  • + 4
 I bet you dont often have Luxembourg in here Wink
  • + 103
 We're definatly living in one of the coolest times in earths history.
  • + 19
 that's what I was thinking, ah man just love this shit!!

thank you PB / RB, coverage so far has been so good just pumped for Sunday
  • + 3
 Stunned. Just absolutely effin' STUNNED. ...so effin' emotional right now even...HOE LEE SHIT. Excited beyond ...just holy shit. Excited...scared....suck me sideways holy shit....
  • + 75
 I can do a 7'6" drop. Close enough.
  • + 1
 LOL!
  • + 13
 got me beat by 4'6 Smile
  • + 39
 I can do a 7.6" drop.
  • + 16
 I cant even get my penis to drop 7.6" hehe
  • + 17
 I couldn't do that pre jump. My comfort zone is way below :-(
  • + 1
 @kerberos lol! that's what I was thinking! :'D
  • - 7
flag torero (Sep 26, 2014 at 13:12) (Below Threshold)
 13 ft Smile
  • + 5
 Do any of you kids remember 1999? I went through 3 rear triangles a 3 pairs of Race Face cranks on my brand new Rocky Mountain Pipeline dropping 20 feet cliffs to soft sand. and we thought we were hot shit! today i think twice before hitting a 10 foot drop.
  • + 5
 That drop was done with carbon cranks BTW. Makes me feel better about mine.
  • + 53
 One of this two, must win this year!!!
  • + 20
 please win lacondaguy, he deserves it so much!
  • + 1
 Haven't seen zinks drop yet and he is gonna do a 360 off it zinks for the win or biggest balls
  • + 27
 I'm going crazy for Sunday. I am excited and terrified that come competition time these athletes are going to be pushed to not just hit these titanic drops, but actually trick them. What the hell is Zink going to do?!

Also, I'll say it again, even though it's getting redundant how much everyone is asking for it, I really hope they do a full video recap of these riders' qualifications! That would be an awesome reason to spend Friday night at home and drink beer by myself. ...Instead of just drinking beer by myself every other Friday night, without a reason...
  • + 2
 Heard that Zink is probably gonna do a 360 on that monster
  • + 26
 and Aggy has to prequalify....WTF
  • + 23
 "As soon as I went off the lip I was like "goddammit"."
  • + 3
 The way he said that was perfect
  • + 21
 Andreu:"What the f*ck are we doin'?"
  • + 45
 watches aggie over-send it by a mile. goes same speed.
  • + 24
 Love when he grabs his head in his hands you know he's thinking fuck I've got to do it too!
  • + 1
 Exactly what I thought as soon as he did it. I actually said it in my head for him.
  • + 16
 76 foot Drop is super rad. Those guys are amazing. I heard Zink has a megadrop. Wonder what that is.
  • + 15
 Even bigger than his balls
  • + 13
 Assuming there's 11 feet to a story in a building, that's like launching off the 7th floor of a building. unfathomable to me.
  • + 15
 its huge, but u have to remember that when they measured it they went from the take off to the landing therefore they didn't measure the vertical distance they measured taking into account lateral so it wouldn't be as high as the 7th floor. (i think)
  • + 18
 ^ yeah that occurred to me but there was no way i was gonna post anything remotely critical of it... f*ck pythagoras let's call it a 76 foot drop and be done with it!
  • + 1
 seeing the video from the side with aggy, it looks fking huge!
  • + 2
 You're correct...that's not how you measure vert..or distance for that matter....but dang that was nutso
  • + 11
 That looks huge on camera.. I can't imagine what is looks like as they coast off the lip..
  • + 5
 This is what I was thinking. Cameras always make everything look small on video so if its big on camera its freaking huge in person.
  • + 9
 I cover a 76 foot drop every day.....from my apartment....with the elevator... -.-
  • + 6
 If these guys were riding low gravity terrain like in the moon, they would enter into orbit... fact!!! I am feeling like the justin bieber of MTB right now!!! Maybe even less masculine than bieber!!! Bye guys, I'm going out to buy a bikini, I don't deserve to ride bikes anymore!!!
  • + 6
 They're f*cking flying !

And I think this is bigger than the Strait/Zink Oakley drop from last year. Or at least as ballzy. Does anybody can confirm ?
  • + 9
 I'm just waiting for a possible side shot of it like they had with that drop... so hard to tell but to where they landed, I wouldn't doubt it for a second. Holy crap that is monsterous. here's a photo sequence of it giving a different angle... www.vitalmtb.com/videos/features/Aggy-Goes-Deep-at-Rampage,27022/iceman2058,94
  • + 2
 @scott-townes Yeah, I was hopping for a side shoot in the video, but the Vital/PinkBike/MTB-News pics are already enought to shit in my pants...
  • + 7
 Can't wait for the live coverage, even tho I get really nervous during the entire thing!
  • + 4
 Glad it's not only me.
  • + 7
 Whats the beat,song,music?
  • + 21
 Was there music? I was not even breathing!!!
  • + 7
 @richhomework / @robbienroll Music : Five Knives - The Rising (Damn Kids Remix)
Link : www28.zippyshare.com/v/71561731/file.html
  • + 8
 is this real life?
  • + 8
 or is this just fantasy Razz
  • + 8
 Caught in a landslide, no escape from reality
  • + 2
 Let's hope no one gets caught in a landslide.
  • + 5
 I'm just a poor boy, I need no sympathy.
  • + 6
 Because I'm easy come, easy go, little high, little low,
  • + 3
 hehe
  • + 3
 I chuckled
  • + 7
 loving rheeder's WTF face.
  • + 2
 I never thought they can spice up things even more and more from year to year. As a spectator I just thought there is a level, with a limit but they proved there is no limit!! Crazy Smile cant wait till sunday it will be a good evening program Smile
  • + 6
 Hold my beer, I got this.
  • + 4
 "What the F are we doing dude?" - Andreu. That pretty much sums it up. Looks like both of them have raised the bar this seson and are in top form, hungry for the win.
  • + 3
 I think when Andreu starts questioning how gnarly the shit they are riding is, that's when it is getting super-gnarly! That drop looked terrifying. Cannot imagine what went through Aggy's mind beyond 'please just fucking land this thing!'. Huge props to them both!
  • + 5
 i would love to see either of these guys win! both seem so layed back and down to earth and know how to go BIG!
  • + 3
 Man... I am scared.... what a thriller!!! I will stop watching horror movies... nothing is as scary as this man.... holy mother of god!!! WTF!!! So much respect for this guys.... can't even find a number to quantify that!!!
  • + 9
 Over 9000!
  • + 6
 You find horror movies scary? Im scared of 3 things, the ocean, stray dogs, and that drop. Yep that's a 9000 drop alright.
  • + 1
 EVIL KNIEVEL -- FUGHHHHH.. damn why didnt I go.. thx PB for tellin us to get our tickets months ago.. be there next year. I'd gladly pound rocks for three days for these supermen.. ok -- I gotta watch this another 10x and then get back to work..
  • + 5
 i think i caught myself praying in slo-mo
  • + 2
 You were not the only one!!!
  • + 3
 If bender had the 2014 dh bikes we have today , he would landed most of those drops he crashed on. Andreu hit the landing way tail heavy, but his grip and bike saved him.
  • + 1
 At least for me, its really interesting to see how different riders handle overshooting things. Aggy just went for it and tried to soak it all up, while Lacondeguy leaned farther back and let his suspension do more of the work.
  • + 4
 so much better without wooden features!
  • + 5
 Bender must be proud.
  • + 1
 WTF Aggy need to quali for? He already proved himself last year. Everyone should have to qualify, or no one should have to qualify. What a bogus load of bullshit they're still doing this shit wrong!
  • + 3
 Amazing. Hope everyone stays safe and rides hard. Wish I was watching in person.
  • + 1
 I like that it is just a natural feature. No wooden ramps or sponsored set-ups. I realize sponsors make the event happen, but it is nice to see just a bunch of guys out digging lines and coming up with there own ideas.
  • + 4
 instagram.com/p/tav0mDx3bm Godziek flipped the canyongap in quali
  • + 4
 pair of absolute f**king heroes
  • + 5
 holy f*cking shit!
  • + 3
 what he said...
  • + 3
 as soon as i went off i was like...god damnit LOL damn you two are Next Level Elite
  • + 4
 You got to be kidding me, + Suspension saved your life!
  • + 4
 My bollox retracted internally just watching that...
  • + 3
 "Oh, man duude what the f*ck are we doing dude?!"
  • + 1
 From a fans perspective of Graham's Qualifying run.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlbdvJXeyNY&list=UUl1TL_tVKejx6-byzySzS6A
  • + 1
 Man alive did I get sweaty palms watching that, then my heart sank as reality set in that the biggest drop I've done so far was barley over 12 ft... oh well.
  • + 3
 Pure GNAR. Agassiz must have been pumped to hit it first !
  • + 2
 i fucking crashed on my home trail like 5 times today... those dudes make me a little sad
  • + 3
 I hope rampage grows to more Bender-extremeness!! That was insane!
  • + 3
 most badass thing I've seen in ages. that was freaking massive.
  • + 1
 if they would have filmed it from another angle it would be even more spectacular for sure. and landing looks super steep no wonder they overshoot it. huge props
  • + 1
 Exactly ! what a f*ck you are doing !? Im with my broken ankle watching this shit thinking about the same thing ! hahah Good Luck on the competition, you guys are the best !
  • + 1
 So far I thought that drops should be measured vertically.
It seems I was wrong.

BTW: These "holy shit"s sounds like fake orgasms.
  • + 3
 it's lip to landing, not an actual vert drop. both ways count, but with lip to land it can sound bit bigger and chicks will dig it more, altough, aggy still has the biggest balls on earth and chicks are scared of them.
  • + 2
 If you need proof aliens from another planet are amongst us then I'd say you've got it. Jaw dropping.
  • + 2
 Andreu getting so excited he landed it shows the true comradery in this sport. Class acts in this sport all the way around
  • + 2
 Song name !!! I know its Five Knives - The Rising but the name of the remix ?!!!????
  • + 3
 @kingpin2607 "Damn Kids Remix" Wink
  • + 1
 Lacondeguy is gunna stomp it this year!! stepping out of that fourth place, taking podium! \o/
  • + 2
 The only thing I would drop off that is a load in my pants.
  • + 2
 Insane things going on in their suspensions...
  • + 2
 Cotton needs a new pair of shorts!
  • + 1
 UM.............YEah wow! O no ah. ah o shit what are we doin dude.............lmao ! LACONDEGUY! Fest boys will rule!
  • + 1
 Just found thisSmile Smile
www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZ0fsxv-KNw
and it was just 20 years ago..
  • + 1
 This is going to be the best rampage ever! Anyone else on the edge of their seats/holding their breath watching this?
  • + 1
 Dammit.

How am I going to be able to watch the rest of the Rampage with a blown mind?
  • + 2
 Why couldn't they just show it at normal speed?
  • + 1
 PSYCO! My heart was beating out of my chest just watching... can't imagine hucking something even half that size.
  • + 2
 Seriously though this is FUCKING AMAZING !!!!
  • + 1
 Pythagoras told me that assuming he was jumping 40 feet in distance it was a 64foot drop
  • + 1
 I don't understand how Aggy isn't pre-qualified. Just goes to show the current system isn't working for the spectators
  • + 1
 Awesome jump, does any one know the name of the song playing in the video, it's so cool Big Grin
  • + 2
 Song iss nice:-)Name?? so crazy
  • + 1
 Five Knives-The Rising (Funk Generation Remix)
  • + 2
 sick sick sick sick sick sick!!!! those guys have balls!
  • + 2
 ......But can it be back flipped?
  • + 1
 yeahhhhhhhhhhh fucking insane guys over there on rampage!
  • + 1
 It shall be called NoName Icon Sender.
  • + 1
 Well done!!! Flippen crazy!!!
  • + 1
 f*ck the duck!!! balls of steel
  • + 1
 one of the best videos ever...
  • + 1
 Everything on that bike bottomed out, even the rider!
  • + 1
 I have two new riders on my favorites list: Andreu and Aggy
  • + 1
 I watched this 6 times and my asshole puckered each time.
  • + 1
 its gonna be real.... good
Smile
  • + 1
 And that's just training, dudes! :-o
  • + 1
 this year is gonna be super competitive
  • + 1
 dude,,,,,, ! Holy BAAALLLLLLZZZZZ!
  • + 1
 this is gonna be so freaking sick!!!!!
  • + 1
 This is why Aggy is one of my favorite riders!
  • + 1
 Utterly mental - must have a some set of ball to even try it!
  • + 1
 Thats gettin' on with it!!
  • + 2
 Applause!!!!!!
  • + 1
 aaahhh la mierda!!!! que tales hijoeputas!
  • + 1
 Lacon must win this Rampege!
  • + 1
 This is not riding, this is sky diving! Aggy ftw!
  • + 1
 What is he wearing low on his feet? (at 0:20)
  • + 1
 A gps sensor. He just got another KOM.
  • + 1
 you know it is huge when aggy is wearing a neck brace
  • + 1
 elbow pads please
  • + 1
 Holy shit!
  • + 1
 Thats rather large.
  • + 1
 HOLY FUCKIN SHIT !
  • + 1
 brass balls,
  • + 1
 Yeahhhhhhh boys!
  • + 1
 thx
  • + 1
 Not bad.
  • + 1
 another paradigm shift
  • + 1
 QUOI LA NIQUE ??!!!
  • + 1
 andrew did a bender
  • + 1
 Holy shit!
  • + 1
 DAFUQ?!
  • + 1
 fuuckkk
  • + 1
 AGGGYYYYY
  • - 2
 #letaggyin

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