I don’t really know what I just watched. A guy cheats death and we’re supposed to cheer and his helmet saved him? Considering a RedBull athlete didn’t clear the epic last year, this just seems in horribly bad taste from some industry bros? You can tell me if this is epic, awesome stoke or what. Here’s the backstory:
On Saturday March 19th, Matt Macduff sustained a terrible fall attempting to make his way around the Loop Of Doom. After over 3 year of research, determination and hard work, Matt managed to find everything he needed to make his project happen.
Built in a month at the Garden Route Trail Park in South Africa, the gigantic structure rises up to 40 ft. in the sky. The crash left him with 10 fractures in his right wrist and 3 fractures in his right ankle. The story behind his stunt is as impactful as the structure itself. A real story of determination. After spending a week in a South African hospital, Matt is now home in Ontario, working on his rehabilitation. Just as he started to walk again, we catched up with him to get his version of this incredible story.
In previous posts about the Loop of Doom, there was a lot of interrogations from the readers so we did our best to cover all the aspects of the project. Keep on reading to take a journey through the mind of a young man determined to leave an impact on the sport he loves.
Read the rest of the death-cheating story here, and note this year many we’ve lost too many.