Video: Mind Spark - Dreams - Matt Macduff

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Matt Macduff sees things differently than most. Matt built the Sanctuary of Fun with the goal of building features that no one has seen, no one has ridden (much less tricked), but better yet, stunts that would define himself and his unique style of riding. After spending a few weeks with Matt, I quickly realized that he has one of the most creative minds I have ever encountered. Matt and I ended up having some major weather issues while I was down there and only ended up getting a day and a half of shooting in. This video only shows a small portion of the entire plan for SOF... expect a sequel. But for now, enjoy! -Nic Genovese




Drew Bezanzon approached me last winter explaining that his friend Jay has a bunch of land in Nova Scotia, and that if I were to come out and help him build, I could build what ever I wanted. I ended up meeting Jay that same day at Joyride 150 and we threw ideas back and forth at each other. I showed him some drawings I had from past ideas and he was instantly stoked. After some time passed, I ended up getting a plane ticket out east to go check out the property and to see if what I had in mind was even possible. After seeing the property and hearing Jay’s vision of the bike park he wanted to build, I knew there was some serious potential. So a week turned into two, and before I knew it I was there for two months. We started the project in May, and all together I have spent four months in the woods basically by myself building the first stage of SOF. Jay and Drew gave me a place to make my dreams come true, a once in a lifetime opportunity. -Matt Macduff


Moonrise barspin

Moonrise barspin

360 table



Photography: Julien Grimard
Special thanks to:
Jay Leil
Kelly Leil
Drew Bezanson
Steve Lennox
Hurricane Heidi's
Brian Dean



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113 Comments

  • + 61
 i'm sorta digging this whole mind-spark thing...
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 They should change their name to mind f-ck cinema... that dj park and 360 triple barspin was def. f-cking with my mind a bit.
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 Absolutely loving it.
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 More Slo-mo than i like, but creative and awesome it still is
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 2:22 was so Canvas rider style.
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 The riding at peggys cove was real sick. Always wanted to do that!
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 @mnorris; he went to claymore challenge and the judges hated on him for going brakeless...besides Matt is too cool for FMB
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 ^ I highly doubt they hated on him for going brakeless... I'm going to guess that that isn't true...
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 Uh huh... again I highly doubt this. I'm guessing his tricks weren't on par because of the insane-ness of riding brakeless so really you saying he was docked points for having no brakes really means that you're angry that he wasn't awarded more points for having no brakes. The number of levers you have on your bars isn't going to affect your score you nubbers. There's nothing on the score sheet that awards or detracts if you have brakes or not.
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 Uhhh @scott, heres the proof: www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150356809970008 I wasn't saying he was deducting points for him going brakeless, I just thought the annoncer was being an idiot.
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 If you guys saw his run from this year, you would probably agree that he should have got scored higher. Like he nolied t-whip of the boner and trucked off that drop... it was crazy. But in the end who really cares, this video was super nice and he has so much style.
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 poetic- I never said they detracted points for him being brakeless, I said that you people are being idiots for thinking they should have added points for him being brakeless... btw its awesome how you said it was the announcers... but really you didn't... you did claimed the judges docked him for being brakeless a few posts above... which is idiotic.

For the people out there that cannot comprehend what I'm saying here it is broken down...

1. Riding that course brakeless is insane... regardless throwing any tricks on it.

2. Brakeless should NOT give you brownie points above others who use brakes but throw gnarlier/risker stuff

3. Slope comps. are not separately judged on whether you ride with brakes or not... nor should it ever be that way. It's about what you throw down and on what features, that's all.

How is this up for discussion? He obviously kills it so if he wanted to place better he would ride with whatever set up that allows him to throw the tricks that allows him to qualify for finals/podium. You guys are mindless fan-boys. He rides with what he's most comfortable riding with but that doesn't mean he should automatically be at the top of the pile... after all comp results aren't the end-all-be-all, right? Cheeze and crackers....
  • + 10
 go ride ur bike and shut up
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 11pm at night... riiight. going skiing today BROOO! Wink ;(
  • + 5
 Matt nollie whipped the boner log, trucked the drop and super seat-whipped the last jump at Claymore. I was there, I was competing against him for a spot, and I still thought he got robbed.
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 Not saying he didn't get robbed, I'm just saying that thinking he got robbed because of not having brakes is stupid, to put it bluntly, haha. .
  • + 1
 Sooooo stoked for all this hype on the east coast!!!
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 I wonder if being friends with Bezanson has anything to do with how gnarly McDuff is? You're an asset to the sport Matt!
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  • + 19
 I pretend that I don't like slopestyle/dj videos because these dudes are way radder than I'll ever be. I can't even fake the funk on this one. Shit was sick.
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  • + 10
 3:48 - Who needs pedals when you can just stand on the crankarms? Sick video.
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 who needs pedals when you can dub truck down a drop?
SICK AS F**K MATT! still and will always be the illest rider out there!!!
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  • + 11
 Matt should design FMB slope courses!!
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 Brakeless
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 I was about to say the same :-p
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 his motto should be: f*ck brakes, ride bikes
  • - 7
 bmx riders already do that lol
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  • + 4
 Some awesome shots, loved the B+W. But for me, way to much slo-mo, it just became annoying the amount there was. I can understand the creative shots, they're brilliant, but too much for me personally.
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  • + 3
 Love the MadMax-style, feels like the end of the world has come and one last rider is still out there, sessioning the shit out of his zone. Insane style all throughout that video.
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  • + 3
 So legit. Crazy riding and great shots. But man a little too much slow mo. I imagine it's hard to resist with that new camera, though. Once you have the capability of super slow motion, you can make anything look cool
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 Am I the only one that thought the artist's voice cracking durring the song was hilarious and that tripple barspin 360 was crazy. Such a good video
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 Triple-truck was sick indeed! Personally I was even more impressed with the double-truck off the drop. That said everything was just plain awesome!
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 trippy drivetrain setup there... that loop gap is the sickest thing I've ever seen!
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 Left side sprockets is cool!
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 I don't really get it unless he does mean right side grinds...
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 That he does.
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 Great job Matt peggy`s cove never looked so good
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  • + 2
 Very nice, amazing visuals ! the only thing that would make stuff like this better is a bit of story element, banter or just something other than pure visuals.
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  • + 2
 that was sick, not sure why you'd include a shot of him doing a big 360 to massive case though...let's see a proper trails edit from him, not just trick jumps!
  • + 7
 Because if you were ever there in person you'd realize how narrow those trees are and he had to be at the 180 position to even pass through them without hitting his wheels, its ridiculous really
  • + 1
 just noticed this!! hahaha thanks
  • + 1
 to be honest, when the jumps were in the plans and they said they were building the gap through them i thought they were nuts haha, then to see that 360 through it just blew my mind
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  • + 4
 Didn't I see that guy in Waterworld movie?
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  • + 3
 Am I correct in seeing the drive side on the left? Is there an advantage or is it just punk rock.
  • + 4
 He rides a lot of street/park and some riders do this if they are more dominant in grinding, stalling, peg tricking on the right side. This protects the drivetrain. I'm an older dude, but that is my understanding and I think it is pretty common in street BMX. He was throwing some huge tricks in this video brakeless, which is pretty insane.
  • + 1
 nothing else to had, got my drive side on the left to. Got to love dobermann !
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 Right on. Thanks!
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  • + 3
 God bless everyone involved in the making of this video, for making me smile in the end of a bad day!
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 Gorgeous photography!

Nice circus in the forest!

And its awesome to see a video from the East Coast... I'm always wondering what those guys/gals are up to.
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  • + 3
 I've never seen more beautiful falling dirt.
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  • + 2
 Pretty stoked to see an edit from back home in the scosch. Even more stoked that it was a mind spark edit.
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  • + 1
 what drivetrain setup runs left hand srive with mtb hubs? maybe bmx setup with bmx hub slotted into mtb frame and lace to mtb wheel?
  • + 1
 His dobermann frame has bmx spacing for the hub. A fair number of street frames do it, because BMX hubs are a better option for pegs.
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  • + 2
 Found the first song it´s CunninLynguists - "So As Not To Wake You (Interlude)" www.youtube.com/watch?v=tR_GAMgitGk
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  • + 1
 never knew any of these spots were in nova scotia, and its sick to see someone from around here rippin it up like that keep up the good work
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  • + 1
 Cool... my buddy and I ride some of that same coastline not far from Peggy's Cove, had no idea anyone else was crazy enough to do it too...
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  • + 3
 Love this Miike Snow song aaand it's a Vod for sure!
  • - 1
 i was half expecting he'd take off the helmet revealing a "strong nose" and long black hair and break into dance
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  • + 1
 He looks like freakin Brian Deegan with that vest and his goggles all the down off the back of his helmet..
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  • + 1
 Love coming nhome after a few brews and carrying on smilling watching vids like this!
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  • + 2
 peggys cove!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i tried to longboard on that shit once
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  • + 1
 sickest ghetto style setups I have seen! those wooden features were like "WTF"?? Macduff and MindSpark deliver.
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 No doubt an awesome video, but Kirill Benderoni did the loop/flip thing in his video a few months back

www.pinkbike.com/news/2012-Video-At-Home-with-Kirill-Benderoni.html

around the 2:25 mark
  • + 9
 Yes, Krill did do it in that video, but Matt was definitely the first with this back in the spring. Heres a video:

Article Link
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 I think that maybe these guys did it first (over hundred years ago!): www.vitalmtb.com/features/World-Record-1904-Upside-Down-Loop-Jump,272
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 love that shot of him doing that barspin
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  • + 1
 first minute of the video is the best! I just like the editing a lot. The riding was amazing, good job
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  • + 1
 Insane all over the place. The pull-focus dirt throw had me just as pumped as the triple bar!
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  • + 1
 Been waiting for this all week, another brilliant video!

inspiration to go ride and film

Thanks MindSpark

Big Grin
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  • + 1
 would you rather have the dudes crazy camera or macduffs tricks or his bike?
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  • + 1
 Nova Scotia..this place can become the next Freeride/BMX hotspot....hard to find guys to ride in Cape breton.
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 anybody else realise that this guy's riding with no brakes?
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 I was half way through the video when I see the bars and thought, "now those are some naked looking bars...he isn't riding without brakes...he can't be."
Annnnd he totally is. The only "brakes" I could think of are the old "pedal back to break" but I clearly saw him back pedal that 360—that dude is crazy.
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 I have a pair at the end of my legs.
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 Mindspark, amazing again! Did anyone else catch the 3 triple bar at the end?!?! Insane!
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 Killa Video ! And Dude is lookin like Madmax
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  • + 1
 that round-about jump was dope
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 breakless and a full face. originality right there
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  • + 1
 loved no brakes & LHD (Left Hand Drive) !!
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 360 triple bs what!!!!!!!!! hell ya
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 ok is it just me or is his drive on the left?
why?
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  • + 1
 this is what nova soctia is all about
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  • + 1
 really great video and rideing
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  • + 1
 are those the ns district bars ?
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 4.07 I don't even know!
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  • + 1
 just "Beware dobermann"!
first song please!
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  • + 2
 sickest double whip ever
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  • + 1
 Awesome to see some local talent on PB!
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  • + 1
 breakless style.... fuckyeah Sick Rider
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  • + 1
 Ain't no coast like the east coast! Way to go Matt!!
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 The biggest video of history!!!!
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  • + 2
 ZOMG. I want his yard.
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  • + 1
 soo good matt you are the man
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  • + 1
 24" Tiene incluso la horquilla cortada para adaptarla al la rueda de 24"
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  • + 1
 include the song plz..
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  • + 0
 Yes Sir! Where ya brakes 2 buy?
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  • + 1
 the brakeless man
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 the "black rider"
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  • + 0
 theres good trails...then that one
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  • + 1
 WTF that was wierd
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  • + 1
 Nice Photography
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  • + 1
 That video's Sick!!!!
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 WHERE ARE THE BRAKES
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  • + 1
 whats the song ?
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