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Barcelona, Spain, August 7th, 2010 – “I want bigger jumps”- everybody in the mountain bike scene probably has heard these words out of Andreu’s mouth. The 21 years old Kona Clump Team rider built the jumps he has been longing for by himself, exclusively for the We Are Family #2 film that covers the best Spanish and some European big names of different action sports. Get a glimpse of the huge airtime and tricks you can expect.

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Andreu is sick of all these small jumps and obstacles: “We are riding mountain bikes, not BMX. So why are the jumps at most contests built like we are on 20 inch bikes?” Even though Andreu does ride on a BMX from time to time as well, he wants the jumps big as soon as he sits on his mountain bike. Andreu has a strong background in downhill racing as well as Freestyle Motocross. He just wants a lot of airtime. This year, the 2008 Kokanee Crankworx Whistler Slopestyle champion and 2009 best trick winner concentrates only on international competitions that at least cover his personal minimum concerning the size of the jumps – like the 26TRIX in Leogang. Of course he will also compete at the upcoming Kokanee Crankworx Slopestyle and shred the bike park with his fellows from all over the world. Prepare to see some first class hardcore action from Andreu in Whistler this year. In addition Andreu plans to ride this year’s Red Bull Rampage.

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So what did Andreu do all season long? He rode a lot and progressed a lot. Not only dirt jump spots, but he was also riding downhill, Cross Country, BMX or his motorbike. On top he founded BLACK MEDIA together with his friends Sebas Romero (a well-known action sports and lifestyle photographer), Pablo Moreno (a freelance editor, photographer and freerider), as well as Mito and Javi Echevarria, the producers and masterminds behind the first We Are Family film. 

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To lift the second edition of this unique multi sports video to a new level, the BLACK MEDIA crew built a special set up only for the video shooting with Andreu at La Fenasosa, near the city of Alicante in Spain. It consisted of three jumps, a step down to get the proper speed, a very long distance jump (over 20 meters / 60feet) as well as a huge double (12 meters/35ft.) with a FMX launch ramp and an almost 4 meters (over 12ft) high dirt landing. Which tricks he pulled on these jumps cannot be revealed yet. You will have to wait for the official premiere of the We Are Family #2 film.

If you are interested in a selection of high res pictures for your print magazine, please contact Sebas Romero: sebas@sebasromero.com or high@rasoulution.com .

All media related requests about Andreu are very welcome to be sent to: high@rasoulution.com 

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k.shiz k.shiz 8/8/2010 6:07 PM

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Joel - I agree with you there. I think the CW course this year is spot on... it feels super mtb'y

http://www.pinkbike.com/news/crankworx-slopestyle-graham-agassiz.html

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I think we can agree, mtb needs to stay mtb... However, rider safety and fun level need to be taken into consideration. As a rider, I really don't care what the spectator wants to see... leave it to us to throw down and entertain the crowd at our own expense. MTB is dangerously close to the BMX rider revolution that happened 12-15 years ago (I proudly was part of that). Promoters need to cater to the guys hucking their meat and breaking their necks and start building stuff riders have fun riding. If they don't, this shit is dead in the water.

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Joelalamo45, i see what your point but i think we'll see plenty of progression with bigger slope courses. The progression might be different than just more complicated tricks..

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@ryan_daughtery as a rider, I'm sick of courses being built for spectators... If you want a course 100% non-ridable by a bmx'er then you better build courses like Chatel. See how far "slopestyle" progresses then.

Side note.. A-Rev, I'm the old guy who got worked on a 720 at Teva Games. Met you right after I picked myself up. Nice meeting you dude!

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i'm with him... as a spectator i want to see bigger stuff. Everything on a pro MTB course needs to be 100% non-ridable by a BMX bike. Stoked to see him at Rampage this year.

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