Video: Matt Jones Builds & Rides a Huge Tree Gap

Jan 17, 2021
by Ed Spratt  


bigquotesEver since doing this trick a few years in my Red Bull Frames of Mind video, I've always wanted to build a way bigger jump and ride even further down a tree in the woods. For me it's such a cool mountain bike trick that incorporates dirt jumps, trail building and trees. I found the perfect tree at Chicksands Bike Park a few months ago and they've given me access to build and ride this crazy feature on my dirt jump bike whilst the bike park is closed to the public. Enjoy some new build lapses, and the scariest riding I've done in ages. Matt Jones



80 Comments

  • 66 1
 Treemendous
  • 30 1
 Fir play, looked insane
  • 5 3
 Chip of the old block that one
  • 24 1
 He's barking mad. I'd wear a full face helmet for the next one.
  • 4 3
 This trick was rooted in a long stem.
  • 21 1
 I wooden't even consider attempting that!
  • 8 3
 How does he think of these treecks?
  • 5 1
 Genus!
  • 6 1
 I'm glad to see him branch out and build a bigger line
  • 9 1
 Will the face plant grow....
  • 4 1
 Leaf the puns out...
  • 1 1
 Is it three or more attempts?
  • 7 0
 He will need to conifer with his Doctor.
  • 4 0
 @metong: *tree or more attempts
  • 8 0
 Should have spruced up the landing a little more.
  • 34 1
 Planted himself.
  • 30 1
 Such a humble dude and totally get him calling it after smashing his head another time. Matt stick on a full face for the test runs dude, no shame in that! The height he gets on the tree looks incredible!
  • 2 1
 I actually thought the same for the first time but then i thought maybe the full face would dig more into the landing on the impact and cant slide away like this DJ helmet. Maybe this is the reason why he doesnt run a fullface helmet.
  • 1 0
 Guess it might be impairing his sight too much
  • 23 0
 I suppose there must be lots of dendrologists who ride MTB as I often hear people enthusiastically pointing out yews from the chairlift
  • 10 2
 Ash soon as I read this, I knew I needed to spruce up my puns. I pine to make one as good as yours... but it's tough to write them in context and not just make a non-sequoia-ter.
  • 21 0
 I wonder if head injury assessment protocols in other sports also include recalling types of coniferous tree
  • 2 1
 yeah those gonna get cancelled
  • 15 0
 Brutal! Top effort but why not wear a full face?
  • 4 1
 You're barking up the wrong tree.
  • 3 1
 Good thing he was wearing a mouth guard though.
  • 11 0
 I would say: a bad idea well executed!
  • 10 0
 Hero! Still there with the bants even when concussed!
  • 8 0
 Episode 2 up now: youtu.be/rR79yvs_sDs

I won't give it away but the dude's got balls!
  • 5 0
 Just trying to work out why and how he thought to jump up a big ass tree then ride down it head first on to a landing 7 times smaller than the take off...actually now that I say that it sounds perfectly normal
  • 6 1
 Event the pros suffer from the 'you okay' syndrom when the rider is motion less on the ground.
  • 2 0
 What do you do?
  • 2 0
 @RonSauce: hold my face in horror and go ooooh crap man you look like you are dead. Thats going to help asses the situation.
  • 5 0
 I love how they post the first video here today and Matt has already posted the second on his channel today. Catch up PB!
  • 3 0
 if this were a skate video, there would have been three clips. 1.Crash one 2. Crash two 3. The make. What was that about youtubers ?
  • 1 0
 the 3 clips would be titled 1. Absolutely eating it 2. Eating it less 3. Stomped it
  • 2 0
 @T4THH: no no , they don't get titles because they all happen consecutively. 123. Done.
  • 3 0
 Great to see his honesty at being terrified, and then doing it anyway. Pros are human after all...
  • 1 0
 Matt posted this to Youtube several days ago. Anyone seen/heard from him since? I wonder how he's feeling? Obviously concussed, but I wonder if anything got broken?
  • 4 0
 he just posted part two
  • 2 0
 Nah I liked the dodge ram 1500 hell kat truck trex fly through the air over a river
  • 2 0
 I wear FF for trail riding and he doesn't wear one for that????!!!?%&^@£+
  • 3 0
 Rooted...
  • 1 0
 You definitely put in maximum effort there, Matt! I'm sure you'll nail it next time mate!
  • 1 0
 He should of put more effort in a few extra shovels of dirt on the transition for the landing.
  • 2 0
 Wear a full face next time mate!
  • 3 3
 I wood't leaf my full face at home if I was going to branch out into crazy tree stunts. I hope he went home forest afterwoods, he'll be pining fir a good lie down after that.
  • 2 0
 In episode 2 he gets another concussion.
  • 3 1
 He called it
  • 2 0
 Ouch Eek
  • 4 2
 BEST YOUTUBER ON YOUTUBE
  • 1 0
 The tree power slammed him!! Should've asked it for permission.
  • 2 0
 Is this gap Fir real?
  • 1 0
 180 to tree plant to face auger looked rather painful! This guy is tough.
  • 1 0
 Never mind. He just posted his follow up to it with a re-do!
  • 1 0
 Tree planted, face planted.
  • 1 0
 Commit to the send like no other! Respect.
  • 1 0
 Kinda jealous of that tree cuz it got your number Wink
  • 1 0
 Blimey....gnarly for sure
  • 1 0
 What a unit
  • 1 0
 ouch.
  • 2 4
 Don't get me wrong, this is sick. I'm just not pleased with them drawing this out into multiple videos in order to get views.
  • 1 1
 Yep, call me crazy, but I could give a crap about watching people dig...just show the jump.
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