Video: A Minute of Matt MacDuff Highlights from Darkfest 2020

Mar 4, 2020
by O'Neal Racing  
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Words by Matt MacDuff

DARKFEST is a special time of the year. The crew is incredible and the vibes are awesome. You get to wake up in a house with all your friends, then get shuttled up a mountain to the biggest set of jumps in the world… it’s heaven on earth. It’s such an inspiring environment, and after what I’ve seen and experienced I feel as if anything is possible.

For the first time ever at DARKFEST I was fully kitted out in O’Neal gear. Repping my usually big bike set up with Legacy Pants and Sender Shoes I took it a step further this year, adding the Prodigy 50yr Anniversary Jersey, Gloves and the all new 5SRS Moto Helmet.

Matt MacDuff DARKFEST 2K20 DARKFEST is a special time of the year. The crew is incredible and the vibes are awesome. Photo credit Fernando Marmolejo

I believe if you look good, you feel good. If you feel good you ride good. That philosophy prompted my decision to go with a full kit for DARKFEST 2020.

Matt MacDuff DARKFEST 2K20 DARKFEST is a special time of the year. The crew is incredible and the vibes are awesome. Photo credit Fernando Marmolejo

I enjoyed putting the kit on. Almost every time I suited up I felt ready for battle. Basketball and hockey players have routines before games, why shouldn’t mountain bikers have them as well? I felt I looked like a professional everyday, about to ride the biggest jumps in the world and I believe that translated into my riding.

Matt MacDuff DARKFEST 2K20 DARKFEST is a special time of the year. The crew is incredible and the vibes are awesome.


Looking forward to the rest of 2020 and I plan to be working much closer with O’Neal on developing custom kits for video projects and events.


Matt MacDuff DARKFEST 2K20 DARKFEST is a special time of the year. The crew is incredible and the vibes are awesome. Photo credit Fernando Marmolejo
Matt MacDuff DARKFEST 2K20 DARKFEST is a special time of the year. The crew is incredible and the vibes are awesome. Photo credit Fernando Marmolejo

I didn’t get all the tricks I wanted but that’s ok. I’m looking forward to putting even more work in this year, and coming out next year even stronger.

Matt MacDuff DARKFEST 2K20 DARKFEST is a special time of the year. The crew is incredible and the vibes are awesome. Photo credit Fernando Marmolejo
Matt MacDuff DARKFEST 2K20 DARKFEST is a special time of the year. The crew is incredible and the vibes are awesome. Photo credit Fernando Marmolejo

Matt MacDuff's O'Neal Gear Kit at DarkFEST 2K20

O Neal team rider Matt MacDuff did wear the O Neal 50 years anniversary kit at DarkFEST.
O'Neal 5SRS Helmet
O Neal team rider Matt MacDuff did wear the O Neal 50 years anniversary kit at DarkFEST.
O'Neal B-50 Goggle
O Neal team rider Matt MacDuff did wear the O Neal 50 years anniversary kit at DarkFEST.
O'Neal Prodigy Jersey FIVEZERO

O Neal team rider Matt MacDuff did wear the O Neal 50 years anniversary kit at DarkFEST.
O'Neal Redeema Knee Guards
O Neal team rider Matt MacDuff did wear the O Neal 50 years anniversary kit at DarkFEST.
O'Neal Prodigy Gloves FIVEZERO
O Neal team rider Matt MacDuff did wear the O Neal 50 years anniversary kit at DarkFEST.
O'Neal Legacy Pants


O Neal team rider Matt MacDuff did wear the O Neal 50 years anniversary kit at DarkFEST.
O'Neal Sender Flat Pedal Shoes
O Neal team rider Matt MacDuff did wear the O Neal 50 years anniversary kit at DarkFEST.
O'Neal Holeshot Roost Guard
O Neal team rider Matt MacDuff did wear the O Neal 50 years anniversary kit at DarkFEST.
O'Neal Mayhem Hexx Jersey

Matt MacDuff DARKFEST 2K20 DARKFEST is a special time of the year. The crew is incredible and the vibes are awesome. Photo credit Fernando Marmolejo

I want to thank Sam Reynolds, Nico Vink, Clemens Kaudela and the entire DARKFEST crew. You guys are taking the sport in an incredible direction and it’s an honor to be a part of it. Thank you for one of the best weeks of my life.

We need more events like this one for sure!

MMD


Photo Credit: Fernando Marmolejo


13 Comments

  • 12 0
 So good. It's amazing that a guy known for riding street, who then suffers a crash that would have killed any other person, would then make a come back and smash a fest track.
  • 9 1
 mega jump skills: not included !!!
  • 5 0
 met matt up at highland one year. so much positive energy! it's fun to see him become the big air spirit animal
  • 3 1
 highland mtb park?
  • 5 0
 Song: Carberos - Tomas Herudek
  • 2 0
 So sick. I'm amazed how windy it looked up there and they are still sending the jumps.
  • 3 0
 I could watch an hour of Matt MacDuff highlight. Make it happen.
  • 3 0
 I think it’s time to revive Review Bazooka
  • 2 0
 Cool vid for sure.
  • 1 0
 Matt! Bring back your show!! PLEASE!!
  • 1 0
 11 111$ réparations for the loop
  • 1 0
 Sick riding MacDuff and styling too????

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