LooseFEST 2016: Days 3-4, Pushing the Limits - Video

Jul 24, 2016
by Fest Series  


MENTIONS: @TheFEST



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64 Comments

  • 81 1
 Conor F#*&ing MacFarlane! Hopefully Conor gets a wild card entry to Rampage again. I reckon the new format (more time, more natural) and new area would suit him.
  • 27 0
 That flip was savage!
  • 38 1
 I really want to see an average mountain biker try to do these jumps. i want to know if it's worth dreaming about Wink
  • 207 4
 I work in an emergency room ... I would say the "average mountain biker" should stick to dreaming.
  • 11 4
 an average mountain biker ...with balls, won't be average after a thousand hours of practice but i guess the beer and the sofa it's a much easier and safer way to do it. Just saying
  • 6 1
 Now watch this.
  • 15 2
 @beatjumper average is a very subjective word...certainly someone who is far less talented "could" hit these jumps, but it's unlikely anyone who wants to remain out of a wheelchair and has enough jumping experience to even consider it would do it.

I would think the biggest difference for a park jumper would be the speed required to clear these, full out commitment.

Reminds me of watching less experienced jumpers try crabapple hits at whistler (obviously a lot smaller, but still a step up from anything else available there). Most of them come out unscathed, but a lot of times look seriously sketchy...the penalty for failure is high enough there...here you are almost certainly going to get really f*cked up, especially if you don't have a lot of experience will proper crashing.

unless you're really serious about pushing limits I can't imagine any "average" rider trying to work up to something like this -
  • 9 5
 Go big or die tryin'...
  • 8 4
 Anyone could hit these jumps, as long as they have decent jumping ability and can control a bike in the air, they might even be lucky enough to land it.... However the amount of practise these guys have had gives them a fairly slim chance of crashing badly, someone without experience, would have maybe only a 1000 to 1 chance of landing successfully on their first try, they might not get a 2nd try either...
  • 36 0
 Hold my beer
  • 12 0
 You know how it feels to go 35 mph down a sketchy ass trail on the verge of crashing?...now add another 10 mph and add in a 100ft jump.

40 years ago there was one dude that would do something like this...Evel Knievel. No there's 100 on bikes and another 1000 on dirt bikes. Progressing so fast.
  • 7 0
 gotta remember , a lot of fest series riders ride MotoX . They'll learn the jumps on the X'ers an then switch to the DH bikes
  • 8 0
 My buddy came out to Whistler a summer ago, with a background in fmx and bmx. Stayed with me and another mate and then came in one day saying he'd been riding with Nico Vink. A few moths later he got invited to loose fest, that was a year ago! He's in this one as well! Jasper is mental, not your 'average' rider but he was one of the localsSmile


massive balls as well!
  • 2 1
 Here are some impressions of the size of theese things...


www.pinkbike.com/u/jim-laden/album/Fest-Series-Loose-Fest
  • 1 0
 i'm assuming you can just turn up and watch right? I need to see this irl so bad
  • 1 0
 @ferretca18: I ride with jasper from time to time when he's back home such a sick rider
  • 1 0
 @won-sean-animal-chin: PASS me that bottle...I'll be right back.
  • 1 0
 @bx-bmrz: I don't do cig butts or piss. I'd mark you up after you pass out
  • 1 0
 @won-sean-animal-chin: Or get knocked out when I case one of those things. As you should.
  • 1 0
 @bx-bmrz: send it , I'll take the pic
  • 28 1
 Hold my beer I got this...
  • 23 1
 Where the f is lacondeguy?
  • 77 3
 He's taking a year off to let everyone else catch up. Its only fair.
  • 10 0
 @prevail: reality sucks, hope all's well Andreu
  • 1 0
 @pigman65: was just really hoping he wasnt injured, we need him for RaMpAgE....hope alls well for ya andreu....
  • 8 0
 the last backflip!
  • 8 0
 Yeaaah Connor!
  • 7 1
 Love those big 3's by Ethan Nell.
  • 3 0
 Yes Ethan Nell, those 3's by Ethan Nell are pretty dialed. Hahaha
  • 3 1
 You may want to create 5 different accounts if your intentions are to post about how Nell (who obviously isn't you) is the greatest/favorite rider on Pinkbike on every single article and video shared with the community. With that being said I hope he (or you) gets a Rampage wildcard for progressing so quickly and having the opportunity to ride with some great people. That's what it is about after all. Smile
  • 5 0
 What kind of protection do they use when their balls of steel hits the frame?
you know, so they don't crack the frame.
  • 7 0
 SackBlock
  • 4 0
 Madness. Those jumps are so big it seems like they are all hanging on to clear them, not much trickery, just insanity
  • 8 2
 Those jumps are small
  • 5 0
 Three days in a row of Fest coverage seems a bit excessive......NOT!
  • 4 0
 That bail! Well done Sir!
  • 3 0
 i'm glad they put the safety balls on the power lines.. Aviation warning devices have to be mandatory at the Fests
  • 3 0
 That's just rad. There's no other word for it. Just fucking RAD!
  • 3 0
 that got my pulse racing!!! i need to lay down...
  • 2 0
 UFOs, UFOs, UFOs everywhere Nice to see Vink killing it!!! Riding 'n Building
  • 4 0
 Every bike a 26! Wow!
  • 3 0
 Conor McF is awesome rider!
  • 2 0
 The fact that everything looks tamer on video makes this even more terrifying.
  • 3 0
 no andreu ?
  • 3 3
 is the last rider in the train at 2:50 him?
  • 1 1
 he had to leave early because of some private stuff to deal with..
  • 2 0
 Hope Sam Reynolds heals up quick....
  • 23 0
 I'm alright thanks dude! just battered and bruised! Will be back for Huckfest!!
  • 2 0
 La Chouffe would be a better sponsor than Monster Smile
  • 3 0
 I drank more chouffe than monster there!
  • 1 0
 @gprotin: Bien vu! Wink
  • 2 0
 Boom!
  • 2 0
 WTF.....
  • 2 0
 Ooh yeeaaah!
  • 2 0
 simply unbelievable..
  • 2 0
 oh lordy lord..
  • 1 0
 There just plain sick in the head Shake and bake
  • 1 0
 That was one McGazza inspired backie right there
  • 1 0
 most ra dude 0:21, throwing thailwhip
  • 1 0
 Holy dang!!! Now that's an edit!





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