Into Week 3 of the DarkFEST build and the course has had some final touch ups after testing the lower part of the line. Sam Reynolds unfortunately crashed testing the new big hit and broke his wrist, Clemens Kaudela has since made some minor changes to the lip to send the riders further forward to get over the landing.
A little more rain has come through and helped settle all the dry moon dust – perfect timing for it and it’s compacted the jumps and run ins perfectly.
With winds picking up there has been little chance to safely test the jumps, and with all the riders having arrived, test sessions are going down with everyone here. Making friends with these giants is not for the feint hearted and even the most talented of riders are taking it slow and giving these jumps the respect they deserve.
We can’t wait for the sessions to start going crazy, all the riders are extremely excited after seeing the course for the first time.
Photos by Eric Palmer.