Unit hooked up with MTB team rider Andreu Lacondeguy recently in Australia, and organized a special opportunity for Andreu to ride Cam White's infamous dirt jumps. The film shoot was epic!
Spanish freeride MTB wild-man Andreu Lacondeguy has returned to his homeland after successfully becoming the first mountain bike rider to dominate Cam White’s huge dirt-jump line in Canberra, Australia.
Lacondeguy, 22, and his brother Lluis, swapped the cold European winter for the balmy Australian summer during a four-week holiday Down Under, and took time out to hit the 2008 Dew Tour champion’s infamous dirt jump line that is widely regarded to be one of the world’s biggest trails.PHOTO: Andreu, Lluis and Darren scope out the line. All photos by Raine Turnbull
“The line is just amazing!” Andreu says. “It’s probably the best spot ever, man. You are hitting those 10ft ramps so fast, and they send you very high. It’s just the best fun ever.”PHOTO: After only 2 runs at the jumps, Andreu had the whole run dialled.
Lacondeguy wasn’t content to just flow through the line, and threw all his biggest tricks over the massive booters, including his trademark Superflip Indies, 360 Nacs and boned-out Seatgrabs.
“Watching Andreu on those jumps was one of the most amazing experiences ever,” says Unit filmer Allan Hardy. “He has such a flamboyant personality, oozes confidence, has incredible style on a bike, and when he crashes he springs back up like a cat. He really is a freak!”PHOTO: Andreu takes the old superman seatgrab to a whole new level.PHOTO: Cam White helped out so much, and got the whole set up and running just for Andreu. PHOTO: One of the locals, he was stoked when the entourage of riders and filmers walked in and gave his little take-away more business than it could handle.PHOTO: Cam White is only just coming back from injury now, so he was on the sidelines while Andreu rode. He came in handy on the camera though.PHOTO: Somehow we managed to fit 4 guys, 3 bikes and a load of camera gear into our little rental car. PHOTO: Filming with the Canon 7D. We used this for most of the set-up and scenic shots, we had a Sony EX3 to help with the riding stuff and audio.