Video: Building the Biggest Jumps in DarkFEST History

Jan 22, 2020
by Ed Spratt  

bigquotesThe build continues for us at the Darkfest 2020 site! We started piling the last jumps, and after a storm in Stellenbosch we are back on track to build the biggest jumps of all time! Sam Reynolds



25 Comments

  • 37 0
 When you use open-pit mining equipment to build jumps you know it's going to be epic!
  • 26 0
 At what point do we stop calling them jumps and start calling them mountains?!
  • 5 0
 Launch Pads?
  • 15 0
 On that last jump landing could be whole trail for us mortals..
  • 2 0
 So having less experience with any jump over 4 feet, why do these takeoffs (and especially landings) need to be so much larger/wider than a comparably sized moto jump? Or does the drone camera work just make them look larger?
  • 5 0
 I believe is for safety, since you gonna have trains of riders trying to trow all the crazy shit they do. So in order to not miss the landing at all, just build them gigantic. And yes, image from drones are normally distorted is some way.
  • 2 0
 Yeah check last year’s event or some of Sam’s earlier videos from this year, there are clips of people overshooting the landing of the old “last jump”. Now it looks like this year they have built up that landing, so less consequence for going too deep, and then added a new jump right after it. Biggest rhythm jump pairing of all time?
  • 1 1
 So is it just easier to gauge speed on a moto since you know you need to be wrapped out in X gear?
  • 9 4
 I'd love to see Semenuk shredding these bad boys !
  • 1 1
 I would too ! It's a Monster sponsored event, are all the riders Monster athletes ? ( BS is a Red Bull guy )
  • 1 1
 @ATV25: Would be sick but will never happen. Risk is to big for little payoff.
  • 1 0
 @ATV25: plenty of RB come and play.

semenuk isnt part of the freeride circle.
  • 3 0
 @ATV25: it is Monster sponsored but it has had many red bull athletes before. (Carson Storch, Andreau Lacondeguy)
  • 3 0
 @mobil1syn: I'd say any rampage rider is 'in the freeride circle'. some may be closer friends etc obviously.
  • 1 0
 @ryan-monson: andreu is not going there, is going to chile
  • 1 0
 @jrocksdh: i wouldnt classify semenuk as a freerider, let alone in the 'circle'. dude has skills, but i havent seen any of his edits or riding in a true raw freeride type of terrain. its always polished lines, with some mind boggling tricks. id like to see him ride some stuff without a shovel or dig crew.
  • 4 0
 UFO at 3:57

What's flying off his bike there lol?
  • 1 0
 I've watched it 10 times and still have no idea haha
  • 2 0
 Absolutely amazing. The segment with the one dude raking that HUGE lander is amazing......really helps you to appreciate the massive size of these things!
  • 2 0
 That's a lot of work put in. Great job guys. Can't wait to see what gets thrown down. "If you build it they will come."
  • 3 0
 Crazy Mofos
  • 2 0
 stunt pikeys .......... brilliant!!!!!! have fun you lot
  • 3 0
 I'm scared.
  • 1 0
 Crickey look at the size of those jumps!

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