Vital RAW - CruzFest Day 1 18

Take a bunch of big bike blasters, put them on a multi-million dollar property outside the hills of Santa Cruz, let them sculpt massive dirt piles to perfection and get out the telescopes because they're going to the moon. #cruzfest is just getting warmed up.

Credit: John Reynolds
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18 comments
  • Hyperpower!

    4/22/2015 1:40 PM

    Andreu is a beast!!

  • Big Bird

    4/22/2015 6:32 PM

    I guess cross training in FMX pays off a bit.

  • OCsponger587

    4/22/2015 11:59 AM

    smokey up in them hills

  • Big Bird

    4/22/2015 6:33 PM

    Always...

  • sideshow

    4/22/2015 11:56 AM

    I think aside from Redbull putting more money into event coverage, the FEST SERIES is the coolest thing happening in the sport right now. I get it, Enduro is sweet too, but this is just too cool.

  • piranah

    4/22/2015 10:14 AM

    You don't need to open the video to know Lacondeguy is the one sending it on the lead image. Dude is a monster.

  • jojotherider

    4/22/2015 10:03 AM

    There was a lot of stoke there.

  • jbath

    4/22/2015 10:00 AM

    Andreu proving that skin suits are cool.

  • Big Bird

    4/22/2015 6:38 PM

    I thought it was skinny jeans at first. But it looks now like skinny/long shorts and skinny knee/shin pads. He can rock whatever he wants. #Qualified. That was my first hash ever. I don't hash anyway. Feel free to hash it. HASH

  • xyian

    4/22/2015 9:10 AM

    We are entering The Lacondeguy Era. May he PLEASE stay healthy!!!!!

  • Nicholast

    4/22/2015 8:53 AM

    Watching FEST videos, especially with Lacondeguy, is like watching game play of a video game. What the heck trick did I just witness in that last scene?

  • Big Bird

    4/22/2015 8:35 AM

    Rad. Except the part where that one rider hurt his hand/wrist after flat landing. Anyone know who that was or how bad?

  • ChampionP

    4/22/2015 10:18 AM

    I thought he bashed his twig-n-berries on his seat and then his top tube on the 2nd bounce. I rewinded it and saw him dismount as though he wanted that bike away from his nuts. After that he just walks down the slope until he has a place to just collapse and try to deal with the pain. It definitely could be the wrist too, but if you slip your pedals and land with your butt on your seat, your weight is usually on the back of the bike.
    EDIT: I rewatched it using pause to get a good look, and now I think that you're right about the wrist. He really bottomed out his fork, and that caused all the other bounces.

  • bizutch

    4/22/2015 10:43 AM

    Whoever it was @sSpomer may know, he was wearing a Vital hoodie.

  • Big Bird

    4/22/2015 6:22 PM

    It really looked to me like he was holding a hand or wrist. The nuts may also have suffered.

  • FredLikesTrikes

    4/22/2015 1:27 PM

    I believe the rider is Max Kauert with the nut-cracker. Report is he's okay.

  • jonathon Simonetti

    4/22/2015 1:54 PM

    *Max Kauert

  • Big Bird

    4/22/2015 6:31 PM

    If it's the Max i think it is from the body type, I hope he's well. Same to all Maxes and all riders.