Video: DarkFEST - Week 3: Shaping Up

Week 3 at the Darkest jumps in Africa has seen all the final touches come together and things are ready to go for all the boys!

 

The weather messed us around again this week, so when the sun was out, so were the rakes, spades and diggers! On the down days, they went out to practice their surfing skills and ended up doing some surprise shark spotting.

 

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There was a big trailer camper at the bottom and seeing that there were way too many people staying at the build site, it was a perfect opportunity for some more living space. It was a little worse for wear, but the boys did a good job welding things up and getting her ready for the journey up to the top of the hill.

 

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Most of the riders arrive this week, another good test session went down and some of the boys had a go at the step up, but the bottom of the bomb hole was a bit spongy from the rain and killed the speed. A bit more sun and she should be ready for some proper action!

 

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Ethan found an unattended moto and took it for a spin on the new long and low line and he was soon going through the whole line easily while sending some greasy whips on the last big booter. That got the stoke up seeing how fun and good it looked! Can't wait for the downhill bikes to send it!

 

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Aggy and Sorge landed and headed straight to a mission at the Knysna Elephant Sanctuary where the guys got to feed and interact with the giants. Looks like these guys don't do anything small.

 

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All the riders are here now and after a heavy rain the jumps are a little muddy, so some cleaning is needed, but the sun is blazing, so the dirt should be nice and tacky and perfect to work with.

 

In the next day or two, the fun will get kicked up a gear, everyone is so excited and a little scared, but will soon make friends with these monsters! DarkFEST is ON!!!

 

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3 Comments

Comments

Robbie Stewart, Feb 09 2017 04:03

computer says...NOOOOO...

popcorn_skollie, Feb 09 2017 04:12

Dropping names and throwing horns. This is gonna be epic.

I hope I win the entry to go and watch. 

Josh0, Feb 09 2017 04:20

GRTP rocks! Thomas Sandell rocks!!

I wish I could leave work for a week and go party along with them. I am pretty good with a rake!