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Night Harvest 2017: photos and results

South Africa is quickly becoming a home from home for Sam Reynolds, not only has he hosted the first ever DarkFest this year, but he also grabbed himself second place in the main comp and best trick at the Night Harvest.

Photos: Eric Palmer and Sam Clark

The comp was won by local lad Nick “Tricky Nicky” Clarke for the second year and the best trick by Swede Lucas Skiold.

The jumps needed a good dousing to keep the dust down

A jam format meant a relaxed atmosphere for the riders who could drop whenever they fancied it in front of a crowd fuelled up on booze and beats. Bad weather has spoiled the event in recent years, but a winter long drought, broken with only a few sprinkles of drizzle, ensured the jumps were running prime this year (every cloud, eh?).

With the wind and rain working in the event’s favour it was the first year in a while that each heat had a full run and then it was time for the grand finale, best trick on the massive trick jump.

A BMX comp ran alongside the MTB jam and Tom Isted took the win with a double barrel roll

A few riders were pretty beat up after their runs and opted to take it easy, but  Sam Reynolds was spinning a huge cork 720, but unfortunately didn’t manage to stick it. Lukas Skiold is from where they make tech master riders in Sweden and didn’t disappoint and took the MTB best trick with a flip whip to barspin!

Bikes and beats, a perfect combo
Nico Vink turned up and was throwing down T-bogs with style



First placed man Nick Clarke
And the best trick from Lukas Skiold
Adolf Silva went ham with this rock solid
It's great to see Matt MacDuff competing again after his horror crash a year ago
Tricky Nicky
Head builder Justin novella busting out a flat-as-a-pancake table

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