ahead with huge jumps, insane tips and heavy steel spotlight edits.
The crew is increasing their idea by presenting a brand new format: Fest Classes.
Fest Classes take a again to fundamentals method by exploring all facets of freeride. With the straightforward objective of having fun with classes with associates, this format will happen on huge jumps, in bikeparks and all through the backcountry, bringing all kinds of terrain to the world’s finest and most fashionable freeriders.
“Fest was being labeled as guys who ride big jumps, but that’s only a part of what we love and we want to highlight all aspects of riding that we are passionate about. For me, Fest Sessions is going to offer new locations for freeriding and sessions.”
Fest Classes kicked off in Malmedy, Belgium with the BikePark Ferme Libert Version. Hosted by Nico Vink, the Classes method had Nico specializing in constructing a complete bikepark and making a playground for freeriders. By the point the construct was full, BikePark Ferme Libert boasted a brand new medium jumpline, an unlimited double-sided hip and extra hidden transfers and gaps than there have been folks to experience them. Whereas using the massive line is all the time the cherry on prime, Nico is aware of how wind and climate dependent the world’s largest jumps are, and with this new method there wasn’t going to be a single missed day of using. With a heat and calm September week forward, the Session introduced collectively a scaled-down crew of 11 riders. They have been lucky sufficient to get loads of classes on the massive traces, with veterans like C Canine and Sam Reynolds pulling huge trains whereas newcomers Ike Klassen, Jackson Goldstone and William Robert introduced their distinctive type to the road. Construct crew Purple Belge and Kristof Lenssens proved they’ve simply as a lot enjoyable behind handlebars as they do in a digger.
Nico Vink, Andreau Lacondeguy, Szymon Godziek and Adolf Silva all confirmed as much as get pleasure from limitless classes, a non-public setting and jumps you’ll be able to solely discover in choose places worldwide. Whereas the rider checklist of a Fest Session is undeniably smaller than at a Sequence occasion, the end result was precisely what Nico Vink had been in search of:
“The fact that it’s smaller allowed me to spend more time with the people who came from all over Europe, where in the past we’ve barely had time to chat, hang out and ride. It was very cool to do that this year.”
Fest is a shared imaginative and prescient for freeride centered on development by way of using bikes, constructing greater jumps and having good instances with associates. It exists to create the final word freeride setting by placing riders first and inspiring boundary-pushing.
Hosted by: Nico Vink
Constructed by: Nico Vink, Jeroen ‘Red Belge’ Meersman, Kristof Lenssens & Alois D’adamo
Ridden by: Andreu Lacondeguy, Szymon Godziek, Nico Vink, Sam Reynolds, Clemens ‘C Dog’ Kaudela, Adolf
Silva, William Robert, Ike Klassen, Jackson goldstone, Jeroen ‘Red Belge’ Meersman & Kristof
Sponsored by: Monster Power, Reverse Elements, Vink Creations
Filmed by: Chris Seager, Bart Cautaerts, Jelle Harnisfeger, Ca Greenwood, Hector Money, Sam
Reynolds, Jan Crommenlinck.
Photographed by: Fernando Marmolejo, Tom B, Hanna Retz, Maurice Tillaard, Ryan Franklin
Held: September 14-20 in Malmedy, Belgium in compliance with all native Covid-19 laws
Particular because of Jean-David and Marie-Helene for encouraging us to rework their ski slope
into large piles of dust!