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The picturesque town celebrated Belgian National Day yesterday.

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The FEST Series is all about going big with your friends.

The FEST Series is a group of invitational events with each hosted by a prominent ride. The aim is to create perfect playgrounds for exceptional freeriders in a relaxed environment where they can push each other to take freeriding to new heights.

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The wind and heat in Malmédy only drops at around 7PM which means the tree covered sections of Ferme Liberty Bike Park see lots of action during the day before the riders move over to the main Loosefest line.

The FEST Series usually brings out the biggest names in freeride and Loosefest is no different. The likes of Andreu Lacondeguy, Sam Reynolds, Kurt Sorge and, of course, Nico Vink will all be in action this week.

Just two days into Loosefest and most of the riders are already looking comfortable on the jumps. Although it's impossible for them to block out the fear each time they drop in, the euphoria at the bottom of a clean run gets them back up to the top for more.

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It's tricky to convey the enormity of the Loosefest jumps. This sequence shot of Sam Reynolds gets close.

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Ethan Nell is a youngster worth keeping an eye on. The Utah based freerider showed some serious commitment and charged hard all day.

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The course finishes with the scariest drop off (in the background) with a fast run into a big step up which should be a good spot for some big tricks later in the event.

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Sharing is caring at Loosefest. Moto riders were also invited to hang loose on the bike jumps.

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Even some mountain bikers jumped on their motorbikes. Andreu Lacondeguy going sideways.

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A thanks and good night from Nico Vink at the end of the first day's session.

Loosefest 2016 - POV Course Preview: Nico Vink and Sam Reynolds

https://www.facebook.com/MonsterEnergy/videos/vb.11768835826/10154565192745827

Loosefest 2016 - Day 1 Highlights


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QmNkTTGaWU

Loosefest 2016 - Day 2 Highlights