VIDEO: Andreu Lacondeguy Australian Vacation

Mar 24, 2011 at 18:01
by Unit Clothing  
Unit hooked up with MTB team rider Andreu Lacondeguy recently in Australia, and organized a special opportunity for Andreu to ride Cam White's infamous dirt jumps. The film shoot was epic!

Spanish freeride MTB wild-man Andreu Lacondeguy has returned to his homeland after successfully becoming the first mountain bike rider to dominate Cam White’s huge dirt-jump line in Canberra, Australia.

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Lacondeguy, 22, and his brother Lluis, swapped the cold European winter for the balmy Australian summer during a four-week holiday Down Under, and took time out to hit the 2008 Dew Tour champion’s infamous dirt jump line that is widely regarded to be one of the world’s biggest trails.

PHOTO: Andreu, Lluis and Darren scope out the line. All photos by Raine Turnbull


“The line is just amazing!” Andreu says. “It’s probably the best spot ever, man. You are hitting those 10ft ramps so fast, and they send you very high. It’s just the best fun ever.”

PHOTO: After only 2 runs at the jumps, Andreu had the whole run dialled.


Lacondeguy wasn’t content to just flow through the line, and threw all his biggest tricks over the massive booters, including his trademark Superflip Indies, 360 Nacs and boned-out Seatgrabs.


“Watching Andreu on those jumps was one of the most amazing experiences ever,” says Unit filmer Allan Hardy. “He has such a flamboyant personality, oozes confidence, has incredible style on a bike, and when he crashes he springs back up like a cat. He really is a freak!”

PHOTO: Andreu takes the old superman seatgrab to a whole new level.

PHOTO: Cam White helped out so much, and got the whole set up and running just for Andreu.

PHOTO: One of the locals, he was stoked when the entourage of riders and filmers walked in and gave his little take-away more business than it could handle.

PHOTO: Cam White is only just coming back from injury now, so he was on the sidelines while Andreu rode. He came in handy on the camera though.

PHOTO: Somehow we managed to fit 4 guys, 3 bikes and a load of camera gear into our little rental car.

PHOTO: Filming with the Canon 7D. We used this for most of the set-up and scenic shots, we had a Sony EX3 to help with the riding stuff and audio.


55 Comments

  • 13 0
 this is soooo sick, how easy did he get out of that flip whip !!!! Australia is rad
  • 7 3
 Andreu will still continue to be my favorite rider..
  • 3 0
 Ya Andreu is boss. that "trick jump" was a real heavy hitter
  • 3 0
 "Dude lets just do it man, like whats going to happen? You're gunna crash? And then what, get dirty?"
  • 12 1
 Nice riding. I feel sorry for the crockodile though Frown
  • 1 0
 ya huge hitters and total freedom....coinciding with the crocs' complete lack there of cause and affect baby...don't fuck with the universe or she'll fuck with you
  • 5 0
 new meaning to huge. good effort on getting a mtber to cam white's spot! sick article!!
  • 3 0
 Aaaah I totally enjoyed that, what a great start of this day. So ill!
  • 5 0
 Looks like a dope set-up!
  • 2 21
flag hondarider241 (Mar 25, 2011 at 5:46) (Below Threshold)
 i hate Andreu, but this video is sick. they need to get more MTBers at the place! but wasnt there a MTB in the last jam they had there? if memory serves, there was a lone MTB in there.
  • 2 0
 why do you hate him ?
  • 2 1
 he's like the James Stewart of MTB, only he doesnt win everything. i just dont like his personality
  • 1 0
 the who of mtb ? do you even know him ?
  • 5 1
 why didnt he ride Dan Searl's jumps in the gold coast?
how many times did he say MAN though. haha
good riding.
  • 1 0
 THAT's what i want to know
  • 2 0
 he's the tony montana of mtb, mang!
  • 1 0
 Was hoping Andreu riding Dane Searl's would be the next installment?
  • 1 0
 Dan's jumps are still wrecked from all of the rain that hit them, they are getting rebuilt though.
  • 1 0
 ya but its like almost 3 months since the flood. and it hasnt been raining that hard at goldcoast lately so the jumps should be finished and good to ride.
  • 2 0
 Hey guys, we are working on the jumps at the moment. Dane was injured for a little while, and only returned from injury in time for Cams Jam and then Farm Jam. But now that he is back, and the weather is a bit better, we are getting it done. It is a massive task though, and we are not only trying to rebuild the jumps, but get them running smoother and safer for Dane. Stay tuned...
  • 1 0
 cool i cant wait... i personaly would realy want to ride Dan's jumps though... haha
'Unit'.... is andrew going to ride Dan's jumps at gold coast when it finished?
  • 1 0
 His name is Dane. It's like Dan but with an 'e' at the tend
  • 4 0
 Man that 7D setup is sweet
  • 1 0
 do you know where i can buy it?
  • 4 0
 Oh yeah! the spot is massive! The superman seatgrab is insane!!!!
  • 3 0
 yeah andreu's crazy riding and Bliss n' Eso pumpin the speakers!!!!
  • 3 0
 Hey these dudes should get together with the cam m and bro to shred.
  • 3 0
 HUGE!!!!!!!!!!!! biggest flips on a mtb for sure!
  • 2 0
 andreu is such a boss!! pause at 5:04, right after he bails while he is falling, look at his hands!!!
  • 1 0
 you are so damm right man
  • 2 0
 its the rock n roll eject button
  • 1 0
 those guys have to be some of the crazy people I have ever seen. "I mean whats gonna happen if you crash? Ya gonna get dirty?"
No I think you could break your neck or worse!
  • 1 0
 does anybody know how to find one of the open face dj helmets that lluis is wearing in the video? ive been searching for ever
  • 1 0
 love the riding and the first tune was cool. its not often you get to hear some quality aussie skip hop.
  • 2 0
 why does his bike look too big for him?
  • 5 0
 cause he is to small...
  • 1 0
 i love his shirts!! ha ha andreu is my favorite djer! his extensions are wild
  • 1 0
 SOOOOO crazy man. Totally crazy.
  • 1 0
 Bravo Andreu!! those jumps are insane!!
  • 1 0
 That was just pure class. Awesome.
  • 1 0
 i sh!t my pants just watching this video
  • 1 0
 This can easily be Video Of the Day. Amazing footage!
  • 1 0
 Good to see Cam let MTB`s ride his trails, nice man!!!
  • 1 0
 Just brought mountain biking to a whole new level with that! HUGE!!!!!!!!!
  • 1 0
 fuckk yeahh !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 1 0
 Andreu shows a real soul of a rider SICK
  • 1 0
 holy shit he is SOOO fucking smooth even when he falls
  • 1 0
 that guy is a legend!!! he even styles his bails!!!!!
  • 1 0
 HUGE!!!!!! Love it....
  • 1 0
 sick..........
  • 1 0
 so impressive
  • 1 0
 MASSIVE
sweeeet Big Grin
  • 1 0
 he's sick!
  • 1 0
 Sick.
  • 1 0
 such a sick jumping site

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