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DarkFEST 2019 was a great race! Sun and dust have fallen on another spectacular event. The boys promised the biggest kickers in the world and have not spared themselves. From the crazy double flip of Adolf Silva on the rocket launcher to the incomparable style of Nico Vink along the way, The DarkFEST has been crazy!
Adolf Silva – No one will ever forget Adolf’s double on the Rocket Launcher. The crazy “Ride Loco” performed a spectacular double behind Andreu and Brendog. He then attempted a double flip on the 27-meter double which he could not complete. We are happy that he has pulled back!
Andreu Lacondeguy – The other half of the Spanish contingent brought home a Flat 450 on the hip and also made a huge Flat Spin on the Rocket Launcher. Viva Andreu!
Brendan Fairclough – Not content with competing all year at the Downhill World Cup, Brendan took the time to come here and show the guys how they behave on the track. His flip transfer on the hips was legendary.
Clemens Kaudela – The most workaholic at the DarkFEST. Not only has he built the whole route and continued to organize the obstacles throughout the week, he even managed to break the 2-bike frame for how heavy it went.
Matt Macduff – He left everyone speechless with a flip candybar on the Step up. All practiced yoga helped the Big Air master shape his body to take super convoluted positions. Long live Macduff!
1 broken wrist
2 broken bikes
1 broken chain
12 broken tires
1 set of broken drone wings
235 hours of shuttle rides
The sessions at golden hour during the week were excellent. Every evening, after 6 pm, the gust wind and the muggy heat gave way to a 2-hour window with perfect conditions. Big left hip and step-up favorite among the athletes, who performed a bunch of crazy moves between enthusiasm and a myriad of five battles.
The seven extreme days have thus ended. In full style Fest Series, the guys who gave more during the week were celebrated in an impromptu awards ceremony. The best ones have taken home a personalized piece of equipment to remember that Fest is Best!