Social Roundup: Insane First Hits - Loosefest XL 2019

Jul 19, 2019
by Aidan Oliver  



Loosefest is back and bigger than ever, some would even consider it XL. Part of the Fest Series, the XL event is the chance for mountain biking's top freeriders to push their limits on some of the world's biggest jumps. Set in the rolling hills of Malmedy, Belgium the course has been revamped and newly redesigned. Check out all the behind the scenes action and the first hits from social media.





Course Preview:


Check out the course walk with Nico Vink, Sam Reynolds and Clemens Kaudela





Remy Morton:




Remy Morton is part of the crew who help create the masterpiece jumps at Loosefest. After a huge crash at Loosefest in 2017, Remy broke his next and was in a coma for a month. To see him back at Loosefest creating these jumps and then sending the first hits is amazing.





Andreu Lacondeguy:


Lacondeguy was very stoked on this one





Kade Edwards:

Kaos Seagrave:

It's not just freeriders at Loosefest! Kade Edwards and Kaos Seagrave are here for the World Cup squad bringing their unique style.





Damon Iwanaga:


Damon Iwanaga has been off the bike for a month but it is already sending the big line. Unfortunately, his week was cut short after suffering a broken collarbone on the final hip.





Adolf Silva:


Adolf Silva is a rider who always goes full send and is amazing to watch at any Fest event. Unfortunately, Silva had a nasty crash and has broken his femur in 3 places. We wish him a speedy recovery.





Andreu Lacondeguy:


Andreu Lacondeguy's custom 26 Inch YT Tues for Loosefest XL





Conor Macfarlane:


POV from Conor Macfarlane. Conor arrived a bit later than other riders but was the first to flip some of the jumps.





Szymon Godziek:


Szymon Godziek cruising through the huge jumps. Unfortunately, Szymon took slam last night and suffered a shoulder injury.





Ike Klaassen:


Ike Klaassen is just 15 and sending these Loosefest jumps...





Sam Reynolds:


Selfie views with Sam Reynolds





Kaos Seagrave:


Kaos Seagrave POV





Clemens Kaudela:


Clemens Kaudela sending


46 Comments

  • + 55
 That little bump at the end after the hip would be a massive jump for me.
  • + 1
 Looks fun!
  • + 29
 Did Andreu find his bike back eventually?
  • + 6
 That stoke was Amazing! Just tearing up those bushes!
  • + 28
 They’re in the air so long every shot seems slomo. Nuts.
  • + 21
 That clip of Kaos on the hip might be the most stylish move I've seen on a moutainbike.
  • + 15
 That's Kade.
  • + 6
 @spankthewan: Or him even.
  • + 3
 Kade and Kaos are the next gen of freeracers. They both have some awesome style!
  • + 21
 well, the berm looks fun.
  • + 2
 Don't forget the last little roller. That's my course, a berm or two and that roller.
  • + 2
 @ridesona: me too. It might take me a few goes to work up to it, but I think I could have it dialled after a couple of hours.
  • + 20
 WOW!!!!! My balls have never felt smaller!
  • + 9
 Kade on that hip is out of this world!
  • + 8
 Andreu is a beast bro. Him and McFarlane look to be killing it the most.
  • + 4
 I don't think there is an amount of money that would persuade me to ride that top to bottom and just try to clear everything and make it out of alive. And that's just from looking at the GoPro footage.
  • + 3
 Everyone has their price!
  • + 3
 So for someone who thinks that a few feet of air is plenty, how bad would I die and would it be upon impact or just full on cardiac arrest mid-flight? I am not sure I would see the landing with body and spirit intact.
  • + 1
 I think my body would go into some sort of freeze/statue and I’d fall over sideways mid air, something like that. It must be a weird feeling being in the air for literally two seconds.
  • + 5
 remy, where tf are your knee pads?
  • + 5
 Ya because knee pads are going to help!!
  • + 1
 @Three6ty: +1000 on what you said!!!!
  • + 3
 Love how Kaos tagged the location as NASA Johnson Space Center...these guys are definitely sending to the moon
  • + 2
 The series are getting crazier with every event! Can't wait to see some funky drone footage or a nice edit when the guys get comfy with the jumps.
  • + 3
 15. That's nuts. Way to be Ike. That's some serious isht you're rolling into.
  • + 6
 The Dark Fest track is built on his family's property.
  • + 4
 @Oolex: explains the pair on that youngin!
  • + 4
 Kade Edwards sooooo dirty.
  • + 2
 hes on a tear right now, his instagram clips have gotten me off the couch and on the bike several times this year. sick style and you can tell hes having the time of his life riding too
  • + 3
 Nah I could definitely ride those!
what? and survive? uhhhh ok maybe not
  • + 3
 I thought these were mountain bikers!! Not aerospace pilots
  • + 2
 Umpire: "new balls please"
  • + 1
 This reminds me of how sh*tty my GoPro footage is. I really ought to stop trying.
  • + 2
 Best thing for a case of the 9-5 friday blues!!!
  • + 6
 please dont use the c word around these jumps
  • + 1
 Theo also has some videos up www.instagram.com/theo_erlangsen
  • + 0
 I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many riders broken in one event. With the size of the hits it makes sense.
  • + 1
 Soiled myself watching the POV
  • + 1
 Those guys have some insane build skills
  • + 1
 The injury list is scary...
  • + 1
 2019 and we're watching 240p instagram square videos Frown
  • + 2
 Holy hangtime.
  • + 1
 That's the shit im looking for!!!
  • + 1
 Kade on the hip was summat special
  • + 0
 Remy's corner jump, holly sheet.
  • + 1
 insane is right !!!

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