[Updated] Video Round Up: Huge Sends, POVs & More from Darkfest 2023

Apr 22, 2023 at 5:03
by Ed Spratt  
Riders are continuing to hit the massive features at Darkfest with some huge sends across the week including Tom Isted's record-smashing 120ft dirt-to-dirt backflip. Check out some of the action that riders have shared from the event so far.

Kurtis Downs' FPV Drone Run:

bigquotesViews from the sky following Kurtis Downs down the Darkfest 2023 course. GoPro

Bienvenido Aguado:

bigquotesBienvenido Aguado laying down a spicy run busting out a bag full of tricks and a 110 ft backflip all in the process at Darkfest 2023. GoPro

Daryl Brown:

Sam Reynolds FPV Drone Flythrough:

bigquotesTake to the sky from a birds eye view of Sams Reynolds top to bottom run sending it at Darkfest 2023. GoPro

Tom Isted:

bigquotesIn this video I’m still out in South Africa at Darkfest as you have seen from the thumbnail I set a new world record Backflip at 120ft also breaking the longest ever dirt to dirt jump ever done on an MTB. Tom Isted

Kade Edwards:

bigquotesKade Edwards showing us how it's done with creative angles for a top to bottom run at Darkfest 2023. GoPro

Matt Jones:

bigquotesDark Fest is the most insane MTB event I've ever got the chance to ride. As a professional mountain bike athlete I've ridden all around the world but this event has the most crazy dirt jumps and features I've ever witnessed. Riding this event has been a dream come true. Especially seeing riders hit and trick the biggest MTB jumps in the world with double backflips, front flips, huge tricks and combos etc. The crashes have also been wild and I can't wait to see what the rest of the week brings. Enjoy watching my MTB freeride progression on my downhill bike, along with some sick MTB POV shots on the Insta360 X3 action camera.
Matt Jones

Johny Salido:

bigquotesLayin down the smooth 90ft Backflip like it's nothing. Johny Salido is getting his reps in at Darkfest 2023. GoPro

Daryl Brown:

Clemens Kaudela:

bigquotesClemens Kaudela lays down a smooth Top to bottom run in this full course look at Darkfest 2023. 360's, backflips and big airs. GoPro

Robin Goomes:

bigquotesRobin Goomes throws it down for the ladies and puts down the 1st Top to Bottom run from a female rider at Darkfest 2023 GoPro

Sam Reynolds:

bigquotesDarkfest continues to progress every year and this year, a 110 ft jump has been added. Sam Reynolds throws down a first hit on the 110 ft Monster-sized jump! GoPro

First Hits:

bigquotesHere it is, the moment we are all waiting for! The craziest riders in the world are here to ride the new and improved course! What's going to go down? All will unfold soon! Enjoy the riders arrivals, first impressions and first hits! Sam Reynolds

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 the build level of those jumps is just insane, not to mention the riding, props to all involved!!!
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 Thanks for putting this together!!
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 I wanna ride like a girl
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 Isted smashed it. Awesome
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 The giant backflip train with Hodgy, front flip tuck on the rocket and then the ridiculous backflip. Quite the event for one person!
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 Incredible skills and guts. Good work Robin. Keep it up!
  • 1 0
 Great job Gopro (or possibly Pinkbike) with butchering the spelling of Johnny Salido, a.k.a. Johnny Sadlio
  • 1 0
 Whats happened to Andreu Lacondeguy? He has sort of dropped off the scene.
  • 1 0
 Him and Vink seem to be doing a lot of stuff together in South America and Europe. They’ve been doing a lot of big mtn stuff in Chile.
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 Yeah, right, Vink is not around DF either.
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 @polarflux: I think it has to do with the fallout from last year when DF was removed from the fest series
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 @tnelson91: I sort of recall the controversy, but not specifically: some sort of politics; my eyes glazed over at the time.
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 Pretty fast video of Robin Goomes...
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 All involved killed it, from the build to the sends. Mad props
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 No bike checks?
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 Probably too busy doing actual bike checks after those hits!
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 @IUChris: Especially Isted on his £300 eBay special Smile

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