Video: Reed Boggs Hits the Huge New Griffus Line at Evo Bike Park

Oct 9, 2019
by Hutchinson  
©Pierre Henni & Thomas Di Giovanni

Hutchinson have just launched one of the biggest European lines at the Evo Bike Park in France. The Griffus Line was opened during the yearly Evo Jam Session on September, 21st. American freerider Reed Boggs came right after winning Proving Grounds to open and ride this massive line alongside some top French freeriders.

The idea of this new line came from Romain Baghe and Hugo Schoonheere, freeriders and co-founders of the Evo Bike Park, who wanted to offer something really massive there.

bigquotesWe looked for a spot in the bike park with enough downhill parts but also room for very big jumps. We really wanted to have one big jump at the beginning, two huge jumps in the middle and one tricks jump at the end. We designed the rest of the line around this. The goal is to have a maximum of air time. It’s a mix of speed, huge jumps and tricks.Romain Baghe, Evo Bike Park


©Florent Prestigiacomo


©Florent Prestigiacomo

Reed Boggs riding the Hutchinson Griffus Line
©Florent Prestigiacomo


©Florent Prestigiacomo


©Florent Prestigiacomo


©Florent Prestigiacomo


©Florent Prestigiacomo


©Thomas Di Giovanni

bigquotesWe wanted a drop at the beginning and then there was some room left so we built a small speed jump just before the wooden kicker. The middle of the Griffus Line is the 'flowy section'. We wanted something cool and technical, not too steep there. As we love new stuff and as you can’t find a lot of them yet, we created an on/off. Then after the turn, it’s full speed to jump the huge hits: the first one is 19 meters and right after there's a 14 meters long one. The Griffus Line ends up with one last kicker, to finish with some sweet tricks.Romain Baghe, Evo Bike Park

©Dunkan Bossion

The video of the Evo Jam Session will be released at the Roc d’Azur on October, 10th. The Griffus Line will be opened for pro riders during various events at the Evo Bike Park. For any special request, please contact the bike park.

Special thanks to the Evo Bike Park crew Romain, Hugo and Thomas Di Giovanni. Thanks to our riders Reed Boggs, Adolf Silva, Antoni Villoni for coming and sending it !

©Thomas Di Giovanni

Thanks also to all the riders who came at the Evo Jam Session : Thomas Lemoine, Antoine Bizet, Pierre Edouard Ferry, Vincent Tupin, Olivier Cuvet, Franck Chauvet, Camille Blanchard, Marc Diekmann, Louis Reboul, William Robert, Paul Couderc, Makken, Anthony Rocci.

Credits : Videos - Pierre Henni, Thomas Di Giovanni, Dunkan Bossion.
Photos - Florent Prestigiacomo & Thomas Di Giovanni.



17 Comments

  • 11 1
 How many people are actually riding this stuff? Must be a lot if they built a whole section for it.

Plus: had to stop after 30 seconds because I felt like King Koopa was going to throw his hammer at my head.
  • 5 4
 Also if Joe Schmoe (or frenchie Jaque Schmaque?) the 50ft gap jumper shows up for the day, how do you pre-ride, re-ride, and free ride? Is there a morning session where one of the staff tows the new people in to each jump so they don't clog up the trail? Or maybe its just reserved for pros and video shoots.
  • 7 3
 @Sardine: work your way down, feature by feature, dont get what your question is, new riders have to figure it out and if they cant do it they cant hit it
  • 9 0
 There's nothing wrong with a mtn that has a huge jump line.
  • 4 0
 Coming to a friday fails video soon. Great job on the trails though.
  • 1 0
 @jorgeposada: More like youtube "sporting deaths"
  • 1 0
 ". The Griffus Line will be opened for pro riders during various events at the Evo Bike Park. For any special request, please contact the bike park."

I kept looking through because I was thinking no way they leave this open to the public. People would be getting heli-vaced on a near daily basis.
  • 3 0
 Only in France could this be built where general public will ride...when people screw up and mangle themselves they don't file lawsuits
  • 3 0
 I guess you have never seen Dream Track then
  • 2 0
 That on/off is super sweet. I'd love to see more of those.
  • 2 0
 I love the look of this whole bike park, cant wait to ride here.
  • 1 0
 That is an amazing trail....well done. Great edit and beautiful riding......awesome all around!
  • 1 0
 Looks super fun. Is that open to the public?
  • 1 0
 hopefully spring will be nice and early, i need to check those lips too!
  • 1 0
 Did Hutchinson sponsor this?
  • 1 0
 Is Silva already back from his snapped femur???????
  • 1 0
 This is why drones exist

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