Video: Course Preview - The Biggest Jumps of the FEST Series have Arrived!

Jul 31, 2014
by Fest Series  


We've just had our first real session on all the jumps and they are crazy, they work and they are the biggest jumps ever!

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93 Comments

  • + 136
 You know the shit is real when Andreu doesnt flip it =D
  • + 14
 You could see the apprehension on his face!
  • + 8
 Sh*t just got real
  • - 7
flag Tombyrne (Jul 31, 2014 at 20:49) (Below Threshold)
 these jumps are not big enough for TALON RIDERS
  • + 20
 I don't know how anyone could flip that, they would have to be rotating so slow you might as well pack a lunch
  • + 18
 ask Zink
  • + 5
 this makes the canyon gap at rampage seams easy!
  • - 2
 Does anybody actually know how big these jumps are. The guy in the vid said 20 meters which is about 65 feet and the canyon gap is 72 feet with a steeper looser run in. They still look massive though.
  • - 1
 People who went there say 20 meters too
  • + 1
 Yea he fliped it =D Braaaapppp
  • + 64
 Im speechless. This is MASSIVE!
  • + 50
 don't think I have ever seen that much hang time on a MTB before
  • + 35
 Did they really guinea pig them on a dirt bike? They are impressive jumps.
  • + 7
 #Belgium... What else? (Joke guys, no need to neg prop)
  • + 51
 I'm a pussy!
  • + 20
 yup. me too bud, me too Frown
  • + 6
 #3 here
  • + 4
 ditto. That is insane.
  • + 40
 you know its gnarly when the pros are shocked at the size haha
  • + 78
 you know its gnarly when they test it on a moto!
  • + 36
 Ok, pinkbike. It's time to air the fest series. One can stand only so much dirtstyle slopejumping.
  • + 7
 The format of the Fest series doesn't really lend itself to live streaming, it's more like a jam than a timetabled comp.
  • + 7
 For sure, crankworx slopestyle etc is amazing but I am loving this move to big bikes on bigger jumps.
  • + 4
 Yeah, for sure. The sick edits at the end of each round of the Fest series are better to watch than a lot of the live feeds, especially if the competition is put on hold or cancelled due to weather etc.
  • + 24
 Wow... First time I saw Andreau been slightly scared of hitting a jump. That speaks for itself.
  • + 6
 It's rare to see fear in his eyes, but this might have been one of those times. Understandable, as those are massive jumps. Did I say jumps? I meant to say launches.
  • + 14
 For those wondering: the jumps work.

Nico, Andreu and Jef cleared the whole line today. No big tricks yet on the 23 and 25 meter jumps.

The airtime is insane! Maybe even more insane is the speed they reach after jump 2 . Almost all riders cleared jump 1 and 2 by the way.
  • + 3
 82 feet! Holy cow, I do not even possess the skills to jump that in my dreams!
  • + 4
 Time to up Rampage's gap.
  • + 18
 Nico vink is belgian. I m so Proud now
  • + 27
 shoot with those amazing waffles you guys make, you shoulda been proud a long, long time ago. Wink
  • + 12
 This is so amazing that I genuinely cant think of an interesting comment...

Anyway, anyone know why the huckfest official highlights didn't make it onto the pinkbike homepage? Link's here if you haven't seen it... vimeo.com/102120145 So awesome but I can't wait to see what they make after loosefest :o
  • + 4
 Thanks for giving me the link to the best bit of bedtime viewing I have had in a long time... +1 to you sir.
  • + 3
 yes dude thank you so much! i watched that three times!
  • + 4
 ^^ "bedtime viewing"? I can't watch wicked awesome riding clips before bed or I can't sleep...too stoked! Gotta bookmark'em until the next day ..hehe

Would someone PLEASE video these events and put'em up dammit!!!
  • + 13
 "Wasn't Belgium supposed to be flat?"
  • + 4
 Not anymore if you move half of it with a digger... Big Grin
  • + 11
 Zink must be worried, if someone flips that jumps he might be in trouble for the world record
  • + 3
 FMB and Fest Series shouldn't be compared, admittedly the Fest Series is more impressive at first due to size of the jumps but most of the tricks on the FMB World Tour would never even be considered doing in the Fest Series, plus City 8 is the most recent FMB Event and it's absolutely dreadful, the course was terrible and riders aren't fully putting out (probably because of Crankworx Whistler), but nevertheless, the two shouldn't be compared, we should just enjoy them both - if you don't like one, just don't watch it.
  • + 4
 Agreed. Both have their place and they should remain where they're at.

This is similar to what you have in surfing. There's the pro tour and then the big-wave events. It seems to work just fine for them, so why not mtb?
  • + 5
 When I saw the dirtbike I was lik "no, kidding... " and then the same with mtb "OH F**********CK! HUUUUGE!!!"
  • + 4
 Shitty fanny batter they were huge! The Ron Jeremy line...
  • + 1
 Lacondeguy flipped the biggest jump today: www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152287781731173&set=vb.253708131172&type=2&theater

just f*cking massive to see in real life
  • + 4
 They just went so dam big that my computer just froze, no shit!!!
  • + 4
 I'm scared just watching.
  • + 4
 WOW! THATS F*CKIN HUGE FOR A MTB!
  • + 5
 Nuts!
  • + 1
 Are they gonna have enough speed to hit the other 2 doubles? This looks amazing!

On a side note, stoked to Lluis Lacondeguy there to, hopefully he'll be riding as well and bringing his super extended tricks back to mtb
  • + 2
 He would win the world if he rides it on the bmx hahaha
  • + 5
 Holy shit!
  • + 2
 Sheeiit! When Andreu has to wear body armor, those are some big mother fucking jumps!!!!!!
  • + 3
 Real mtb.. Unlike city 8.. And basically all fmb events for that matter
  • + 15
 These fest series articles really bring out the hate - getting pretty predictable, though, as every time we can expect a "FMB is weak" type posting.
  • + 8
 "Rampage used to be about the riding...now it's all techno, energy drink, and wooden features."
  • + 1
 FMB is weak! Their jumps are tiny and make MTBing look like its for washed up BMXers who can't hang anymore.

Kinda like that?
  • + 11
 When compared to FEST even your mum is tiny.
  • + 1
 City 8 was the most boring event to watch ever. Tiny jumps , pedal between every jump, usual no flow or speed course & tricks that were done on a bmx 15 years ago. Time to move on guys!
  • + 1
 Disagree, reno-be. I thought the portions that I watched were quite entertaining. Those guys do tricks I'd never dream of. In fact, the jumps are big enough that I don't think I'd even hit them, and I'll wager that I'm not alone in this.
  • + 1
 I know, it's different tastes of riding, I'd much rather watch Lacondeguy send a clean straight flip or superman on a 25m long double at full speed than some sketchy flip whip 360 cash roll wathever by some washed up foam pit jock over a 12m wood kick jump Wink
  • + 2
 Reno- I've got the same tastes but I don't know of any rider in the FMB that's a washed up foam pit jock.
  • + 2
 THIS IS AT MY LOCAL BIKEPARK AND IM OUT OF THE COUNTRY RIGHT NOW IM SO PISSED!
  • + 2
 Jumps are 20, 23 and 25 meters long… Andreu flip the third one today!!!!!!!
  • + 1
 show some viddy! i wanna see that flip
  • + 3
 They're so big that some top 3 FMB ranking guy showed up, looked at them & went home Razz
  • + 1
 I don't have some vid's right now, but they are coming!!!!
  • + 1
 See on lancondeguy's facebook athletes page! www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152405390338813
  • + 2
 Damn those are monsters Eek
  • + 2
 props to Vinny T for opening the line!!!
  • + 2
 Those guys are totally insane!
  • + 2
 If they're bigger than Aggy's, you know you're going massive. Damn!
  • + 2
 Just watching this video put butterflies in my stomach
  • + 2
 Holly what in the fuuuuuck boys??!!?! DECENT!!!
  • + 2
 i like how the dude gets on his moto and hits them haha
  • + 2
 What will be in 10 years then... To the moon!
  • + 2
 Would somebody put this in Bluray or dvd! Woohoo goddamn massive!
  • + 1
 Wtf! Hahaha smoke another!
  • + 2
 FAAAAAHHKKK!!!
  • + 0
 oh my days. Would love to see what Brendog would do on these
  • + 2
 I dont want to sound like some jerk but .... i think that Brandog could help with building it.
  • + 7
 Ah Brandog, Brendogs wheaty cousin
  • + 1
 THEY SO BIIIIIGGGGGGGG
  • + 0
 Holy crap on a shit! That is huge!
  • + 0
 That's insane
  • + 0
 WOW IS RIGHT!!
  • - 2
 Too big
  • - 1
 WT.....
  • - 1
 F!!!
  • - 1
 jeezuz.
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