Video: DarkFEST Week 1 Build Update

Jan 19, 2020 at 5:28
by Eric Palmer  

Sam Reynolds, Clemens Kaudela and Nico Vink are back in South Africa and getting geared up for DarkFEST 2020! As usual, these guys plan to make things even bigger and crazier than before and we can't wait to see their plans unfold!

After a year facing the elements in SA, the course has eroded away a bit in some places, but surprisingly enough a lot of it is still just about good to go! The main work will be on the rocket launcher, the last jump of the line and a new jump after that. So it's lots of piling and the dump trucks have been tag teaming and dropping literally tonnes of dirt.

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Watching these guys build is almost as good as watching them ride the line, Clemens and Nico are both like surgeons with these machines and almost no spadework is needed when they are done. Only the smaller areas need a little raking and a little watering, but we are hoping for some rain to settle the dust and compact everything and looks like we might get lucky. In the meantime, we are very grateful that the farm owners have saved their dirty grey water and allowed us to use that to compact a few key areas.

Conveniently injured himself to get out of digging hahaha
Conveniently injured himself to get out of digging hahaha

Lots of progress made this week and sure after next week most things will be polished up and almost ready for testing.

We are proud to announce Kenda and Bobcat as new partners and the guys are super stoked to have help from them and a big thanks to Monster Energy as always for fuelling the dream!

Stay tuned for more updates and keep an eye on Sam's YouTube for a few extra update videos!


  • 15 0
 They can excavate my yard any day.
  • 5 3
 Your yard would not fit 1 tractor tho.
  • 14 0
 @driedmango: I'm pretty confident in the elasticity of my yard.
  • 21 12
 That video was boring AF
  • 6 1
 Wasn't a fan of the video, still shots are awesome though !
  • 11 0
 Disagree! They were going 4 something really different there. Super funny. Riding wasn't bad either Smile
  • 8 0
 Disagree, was funny/entertaining and sharing info on what the goals are this year.
  • 4 0
 Either they chopped and changed that interview or dewalt de bruin had like 7 or 8 drinks....
  • 3 0
 Good to see fest back bigger & better!
  • 6 5
 Surfing had these type of skits in the 90s. Super lame! Get Kirt Vories to direct the humor part.
  • 2 0
 that dump truck really articulates wow
  • 1 1
 Who are those silly fat blokes smoking in front of these professional athletes? Actually never mind, i don't care. Hopefully they don't come back.
  • 7 5
 This vidéo is a waste
  • 2 1
 wonder if building in drainage would help, year after year..
  • 1 0
 I'd like to see more of that container building.
  • 2 0
  • 1 0
 Enjoyed the video! Keep having fun
  • 4 4
 so wtf did they actually do this week. less pissing around next video plz
  • 2 2
 they dont do shit... Dead Horse its about making a video to make a video... no one cares!
  • 2 1
  • 1 1
 horrible video...
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