For a second and third time in history we witnessed what a double backflip on a dirtbike looks like at the 26TRIX in Leogang. Can you share with us what it feels like?
The second jump in Leogang is one of the best for doing a double backflip – it’s big and the take-off is very steep. During the first tries on the dirtbike the double flip feels crazy. You have 100 percent control, but you feel like you’re going to die.
Please describe what goes on in your head between the time you put foot to pedal and make a successful landing.
That happens in about two seconds. You don't have much time to think. The only thing to do is to make sure the flips work, and get ready for the landing.
How long do you prepare for such a difficult and dangerous trick as the double backflip?
I managed to do some four days before Leogang, but I’ve been practicing for ages ...
For FMX star Travis Pastrana his double backflip was a once-off thing. Is it like that for you?
No, I definitely want to do more for photo-shoots, and in every big event.
Tell us a few details about the private Andreu. What are three things you can’t live without?
Dirt. Riding. Partying.
What was the last thing you laughed about and the last thing you spent money on?
I laughed hard watching a comedy on TV, and I spent money on a hot dog.
One thing fascinates you almost as much as dirtbiking: FMX. What are the differences between freeride and FMX, besides the obvious?
The biggest difference is that FMX bikes can jump bigger gaps – up to 70 feet – whereas we can only jump 20 to 30. But to balance it out, we freeriders do more tricks.
Could you imagine giving up dirtbiking and becoming FMX pro like your friend Edgar Torronteras?
Well, I’m not sure. But sometimes I ride in Edgar’s FMX backyard and it’s amazing. I want to do a 70-foot backflip with a 250 cc dirtbike. It looks like fun!
Your brother Lluis is also a successful freerider. In what other areas of life do you compete with each other?
Maybe for the TV remote control ...