Pure Darkness 3 | Building Week Two - Dirt

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Pure Darkness 3 | Building Week Two

Bikes, bungees and mini bikes... oh and monster jumps

We caught up with part 1 of this new mini series a few weeks ago here, well now here comes part 2. Watch it and weep…

“It is now more than two weeks since Sam and Matt landed in South Africa and set about building their dream set up at the Garden Route Trail Park. In this week 2 build update the boys took on a giant bridge bungee jump, built a mini bike track for some lunch time fun and spent over a day and a half patting in the giant 30ft lip from the 2015 step up.”

“You know its like a painter, painting a painting and you look at it 3/4 way though, It looks terrible right? Well its the same with our dirt jumps” Matt Macduff

Sam Reynolds and Matt Macduff have been based out of the Garden Route Trail Park in South Africa for a little over two weeks, working towards making their dream dirt set up a reality. With a mammoth task ahead of them they set about resurrecting the colossal step-up from 2015. Shaping and patting in the lip on this beast took nearly 2 days alone. Meanwhile Macduff set about piling up the tonnage that is needed for the new line.

“The Biggest challenge so far has been shaping the 30ft lip for the step up. It took probably a day and a half of pretty hard slapping.” Sam Reynolds

Not happy with building the most insane line of their lives alone they took some time to cut out a mini bike track to keep the fun alive during the heavy building task ahead and took some time out to hit the one hell of a bridge bungee jump. Check in on what’s gone down with the week 2 video now!


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