Going Massive at Loosefest 2017 - Eric Palmer Photo Epic

Aug 2, 2017 at 6:57
by Eric Palmer  
Dirt Art - Bottom hip s lip has moved back


Loads of people have heard of Nico's massive masterpieces, but nothing quite prepares you to see them in the flesh. All of the newcomers stood in awe with their jaws on the floor. So huge and scary, but you know they're doable. These guys are at the top of their game and nerves are not always a bad thing. These massive mounds of dirt demand respect! A big crash at your local trails is multiplied by at least ten here, so the consequences are high, but when you see the smiling faces at the end of the line, you can see it's more than worth it.

This one is about the images, so I'll let them do the talking… sit back and enjoy!


C-Dawg Conor and Bas putting in work before the session. You don t want to hit a rock at 60 km h
C-Dawg Conor and Bas putting in work before the session. You don't want to hit a rock at 60+km/h

The boys absorbing Nico s amazing creations
The boys absorbing Nico's amazing creations.

Lots of bikepark runs during the day Joel close behind a sideways Bas
Lots of bike park runs during the day Joel close behind a sideways Bas.

Edgar Torronteras dropped in for a day and shredded with the boys destroyed everything and was out.
Edgar Torronteras dropped in for one day and shredded with the boys, destroyed everything and was out.

Tom Isted is more comfortable upside down. Once he flipped this jump in the woods I m pretty sure he flipped it every run from then on.
Tom Isted is more comfortable upside down. Once he flipped this jump in the woods I'm pretty sure he flipped it every run from then on.

Everyone was having too much fun on the bikeprk line during the day. Conor stretching his arms a bit.
Everyone was having too much fun on the bike park line during the day. Conor stretching his arms a bit.

It s nearly impossible to capture all of Tyler Bereman s awesomeness in one frame. The man knows how to make throwing a bike around look good
It's nearly impossible to capture all of Tyler Bereman's awesomeness in one frame. The man knows how to make throwing a bike around look good.

Sam Reynolds was absolutely killing it going so much higher than everyone and sideways and upside down. Not actually sure how he got some of these whips back without a throttle
Sam Reynolds was absolutely killing it, going so much higher than everyone, sideways and upside down. Not actually sure how he got some of these whips back without a throttle!

Tom Isted was getting more and more sideways on the first and after a few warm ups cracked this beauty out
Tom Isted was getting more and more sideways on the first and after a few warm ups cracked this beauty out!

Loosefest is about fun on bikes. Sam and Edgar demonstrating the point beautifully.
Loosefest is about fun on bikes. Sam and Edgar demonstrating the point beautifully.

The scale of these jumps is like nothing else. One of the fans getting a front row seat to the show.
The scale of these jumps is like nothing else. One of the fans getting a front row seat to the show.

Bas was oozing style on all of the jumps
Bas was oozing style on all of the jumps.

Watching these guys whip this big never gets boring
Watching these guys whip this big never gets boring.

Nico floating effortlessly over the third from then on things get serious haha
Nico floating effortlessly over the third, from then on 'things get serious' haha.

Remy having fun in the woods. After his massive crash on the last hip he was taken to hospital and checked out. Not great news but he will be ok. With all his injuries they put him to sleep for the rest of the week and last I heard they were going to try to wake him up the Monday we left 24 July to see how he was feeling. Our thoughts are going out to him and hoping he makes a speedy recovery
Remy having fun in the woods. After his massive crash on the last hip he was taken to hospital and checked out. Not great news but he will be ok. With all of his injuries they put him to sleep for the rest of the week and last I heard they were going to try to wake him up the Monday we left (24 July) to see how he was feeling. Our thoughts are going out to him and hoping he makes a speedy recovery!

Nico and Kristof friends for life playing together doesn t get much better than this
Nico and Kristof, friends for life having fun together. It doesn't get much better than this.

Tyler yanking it upside down on the last hip.
Tyler yanking it upside down on the last hip.

Conor didn t waste time getting to trick the hip.
Conor didn't waste time getting to trick the hip.

Antoine Boulard was making all sorts of crazy shapes all over the place.
Antoine Boulard was making all sorts of crazy shapes all over the place.

The step down is definitely one of the scariest things on course such a blind run in but Bas still manages to squeeze some style in there.
The step-down is definitely one of the scariest things on course—such a blind run in—but Bas still manages to squeeze some style in there.

Tom and Joel were getting so close almost next to each other at some points but with the speed on this step down you disappear so quickly
Tom and Joel were getting so close—almost next to each other at some points but with the speed on this step-down, you disappear so quickly.

More 1 legged steeze from Bas
More one-legged steeze from Bas.

Tom and Joel trains just got more rowdy as the week went on. Tom looking at Joel mid flip and almost landing together.
Tom and Joel's trains just got rowdier as the week went on. Tom looking at Joel mid-flip and almost landing together.

Whips in every direction from this man on every jump but you always knew he would have it kicked out.
Whips in every direction from this man on every jump but you always knew he would have it kicked out.

Loosefest Trains Tyler Joel and Bas so good to see the bikes and motos rolling together
Loosefest Trains! Tyler, Joel and Bas—it was so good to see the bikes and motos rolling together.

Sam turning his bike around and upside down
Sam turning his bike around and upside down.

Nico getting some flyer miles into the sunset on the last session
Nico getting some frequent-flyer miles into the sunset on the last session.

The last session on Saturday was so good we were even treated to a good sunset to end it off properly and Bas was the cherry on top
The last session on Saturday was so good we were even treated to a good sunset to end it off properly and Bas was the cherry on top.

Last light trains Sam doing a huge turn up in the middle of it.
Last light trains. Sam doing a huge turn up in the middle of it.

Tyler waited till the last minute to hit the moto lip on the third and after a couple goes he sent this 1 foot whip just before the rain came in.
Tyler waited until the last minute to hit the moto lip on the third and after a couple goes he sent this one-foot whip just before the rain came in.



MENTIONS: @ericpalmer



26 Comments

  • + 24
 i ride my bike for ages, i jump my bike for ages i still have no idea how this is possible
  • + 1
 Progression. Build jumps, ride jumps, increase the size of jumps, ride jumps, increase size the size, ride etc etc.
  • + 2
 Because you only stay optimum but not maximum.
  • + 6
 Yeah, they chose the right heading "massive" because going big just does not describe this shiiyt!
Like, one double has two roads going through it!
  • + 2
 A massive thank you to Nico and the crew! Me any my little one had one truly awesome time at Loosefest. And a huge shout out to the riders sending it. You are an inspiration. Good to hear that Remdawg is on the way to a full recovery. See you next year!
  • + 5
 This is madness.... THIS-IS-LOOSEFEST !!!
  • + 2
 The picture do the jumps justice. You can see just how HUGE these are! Flipping dope son. Dope!
  • + 3
 Hey pb can we get a Remy update?
  • + 7
 As soon as I get more info I'll post it. As far as I know now, he's just resting... had at least 6 bad injuries that are going to take a while to heal up, but he's young & strong, so sure he'll be ready to ride in not too long.
  • + 2
 @bartcautaerts: nice one dude thx for that and palmer don't worry bout the groms who didn't like your pics, not everyone gets it all the time eh!
  • + 3
 @simonusedtoskate: haha Thanks man, luckily I'm used to it by now... can't ever please ém all. Too busy living my dream to let the critics bring me down anyway.
  • + 2
 I don't think rents injuries are being taken seriously enough. I've been riding dh and hitting big jumps myself for a while and I recently crashed the same way he did and I have to reconstruct my shoulder again. I think his injuries are too serious from just hitting jumps. I read his gofundme page and those are really scary. I'm all about sending it big but I don't wanna see someone die and he was riding the line for a minute. It makes me sad to see someone in that condition over going big like this. I hope he is able to heal normally and live a normal active life's. @ericpalmer:
  • + 2
 this make me NOT want to ride!
  • + 1
 Are then this officially the biggest MTB doubles in the world?
  • + 2
 So. Hucking. Big.
  • + 1
 Has anyone ever came up short on that step down?
  • - 1
 well the jumps are yuuuuuuuuge and cool but im not digging overal look of the photos with all do respect to mr palmer
  • - 6
flag Voxran (Aug 2, 2017 at 8:55) (Below Threshold)
 Sad but true, not 1 picture with a good focus or well balanced colors... Frown
  • - 7
flag habitatxskate (Aug 2, 2017 at 9:28) (Below Threshold)
 @Voxran: such epic riding and shit photos
  • - 2
 @Voxran: @Voxran: yep. saturation and clarity to 1000. ah well
  • + 1
 So inspiring!!
  • - 2
 Ummmmm Video please !!!!!!!
  • + 6
 We've put 3 or 4 out last week...
  • + 1
 @

My bad I'll have to look them up

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