I wondered...there are a couple of jumps where he landed in the rut of a turn. Unless he has a rudder or knew where to launch that'd be pretty unlikely. Still though...rascal can flat out ride.They do get practice on the course, but mostly its a healthy disregard for personal safety.
You are so correct about the suspension. I was a dirt motorcycle guy before also doing mountain bikes. The lack of suspension on MTB's kept me away from them. Long about the mid to late 90's, MTB's started getting some decent suspension design. I went whole hog into MTB's, especially the big hit, long travel models...doing Moab, UT for 2 weeks at a time on trips, etc.Don't forget those bikes they have now, the suspension on them is insane. Very impressive run, I couldn't do that.
And besides the super suspension is the are the 29" Plus wheel tire combos that are larger in diameter than a 21" 90/90 mc wheel combo.
I was surprised to see a 27.5 plus wheel/tire combo the same size as a 21" 90/90 wheel tire on a DRZ 400.