Sam Reynolds: A Fest Story - This is UR World Episode 3

Feb 5, 2018
by UR Team  

The 2018 version of Sam's DarkFest is approaching – the contest is normally held this weekend – so we thought it would be the perfect time to take you on a ride into the life of Sam Reynolds. This 26-minute TV documentary is only available for 72-hours on the internet and wants to show you why Sam loves to ride such big jumps. It's a "must watch" movie for anyone who loves to jump and have fun with their friends, but also for anyone who thinks these guys are completely out of their minds! This episode is part of the This Is UR World series - from the Polygon UR team.

We are super stoked to release the episode 3 of This is UR World Season 3: Sam Reynolds, a FEST Story presented by Box Components.

We followed the MTB freerider and internet superstar Sam Reynolds and his friends as they built and hit the biggest jumps on the planet: the FEST series. The FEST Series is the only series of Freeride MTB events created by the riders, for the riders.

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The DarkFEST is part of the FEST series and is built by Sam Reynolds, Nico Vink and Clemens Kaudela in South Africa. The venue is featuring one of the biggest jumps ever seen, along with one of the highest and scariest roll-ins, enough to make the event even crazier!

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It's really amazing to see those riders always pushing the limits and going bigger and bigger each year!

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Get ready to join Sam Reynolds living his MTB freerider dream, shredding with his mates, and having a good time!

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52 Comments

  • + 34
 This reminds me that a re-watch of the original Pure Darkness is well overdue... God I love that vid. It doesn't make me want to go for a nice pedal, it makes me want to tear the sleeves off my shirt, shave half my head, blast out some metal and fucking send it. Tom Grundy you are a legend.
  • + 10
 That was amazing! Nice work Sam, UR, and team
  • + 8
 Props to whoever can ride a Fest line
  • + 3
 "Free Ride" = Free to Ride how you want, no preconceived ideas!
Right on Sam and the crew doing it your way soot on!
Great do n to earth comentry, nice love it keep it up!
Kahunas! Cos the fest crew has some seriously big un's!
  • + 2
 Out of interest, why is Sam's Fest event in south Africa? What is Sam's connection? Family over there? Because I thought the idea was that the fast riders invite everyone to their local spot.
  • + 5
 there's a story about that out there. It all started with Matt Macduff

www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4i7aE6BJe8

Just saw an behind the Lens Film on Insight TV called "the sectret of darkfest" you can watch it on youtube for free

www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dowe-CC01Q&list=PLUW2K2w7vlq2TH91MkgIySTRkupzXUWVk
  • + 1
 Was about to say much the same as above. Also, he briefly explains it in this video at about 16 minutes in
  • + 3
 He says it in the video Wink
  • + 0
 Thanks for your help dudes! You've really answered my question. I'm really grateful.
  • + 2
 We also have great weather winter or summer and .... our currency is worth nothing. Many Euro commercials get shot here too for
  • + 2
 ...for that reason.
  • + 1
 Most campaigns get shot half a year before they get released. So summer campaigns get shot in the winter and vice versa. So they need a place where it's summer during our winter. Combine that with with the amazingly beautiful nature, reliable weather (hardly any rain and not too hot), Western quality of life (in the right neighbourhoods), English languague, etc. It makes South Africa the perfect place to shoot summer campaigns Smile
And also a perfect destination to escape bad weather if you hate winters Smile
  • + 4
 That was sick good work all!
  • + 3
 Just thought of this, did anyone used to watch the "Down" videos years ago? Talking 10+ years, used to love those, freeride!
  • + 3
 really impressive! congrats everyone!
  • + 2
 Insane!! Really enjoyed this Smile
  • + 1
 I like how they completely neglect to mention, even in passing, Matt's attempt at the loop of doom.
  • + 2
 Best video I've seen in a long time...awesome!
  • + 1
 The Fest Series never ceases to amaze me. Kudos to all the dudes who go out and hit that stuff......I can't even fathom.
  • + 1
 anyone else see the elephant take a crap at 20:25?
  • + 1
 That was sick!! Keep up the great work!
  • + 1
 We've got some real fn weirdos on this site.
  • + 1
 3:50..... What the hell vehicle is that?
  • + 1
 @gprotin: WOW! So bad ass!
  • + 4
 Nothing says Aussie bogan more than a wifebeater, mirrored sunnies and a maloo...
  • + 1
 I wanna see a Fest series Movie in an Imax cinema
  • + 1
 Thanks for this.
  • + 1
 Just....Wow!
  • + 1
 Pro-shred-fest-gnar
  • - 2
 We've got some real fn weirdos on this site.
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