Danny MacAskill’s Cascadia VIDEO

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Danny returns to the small (and smaller) screens once again in this romp across Gran Canaria’s rooftops – Bond-style. Gleaming sunshine, great colours and blue skies are a great antidote to British rainy blues.

Danny McAskill, Cascadia, rooftops, gopro, headcam, video, red bull
Rockin’ one minute, rooftops the next, Danny’s been busy

It’s shot on GoPro (who incidentally has just split from importers, Madison) with lots of scary ‘Danny-eye view’ scenes as we get to ride with him (and imagine what 20ft drops-to-flat must feel like…)


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Danny McAskill, Cascadia, rooftops, gopro, headcam, video, red bull

Danny was free to manoeuvre his way around the city from a unique perspective. “The architecture, colors and lifestyle with all the animals on Gran Canaria really spoke to me, and straight away I knew this would be perfect for what I wanted to create. I wanted people watching to really feel the vertigo which is why I wanted to be riding right on the edge, capturing GoPro POV footage.”

Danny McAskill, Cascadia, rooftops, gopro, headcam, video, red bull
Yeah, we can all do that too, right?

SPOILER ALERT!
Assuming you’ve now watched the video, you can read on:
“I really wanted to finish the clip with something memorable, so a 70-foot (20 metre) front flip from one of the rooftops into the sea seemed about right. After a few speed checks, I just went for it and the cameras caught it perfectly so thankfully I didn’t have to do it again. It was actually quite good fun!”

Danny McAskill, Cascadia, rooftops, gopro, headcam, video, red bull
Not jealous. And think of your bearings anyway…

Chipps

Singletrack Editor

Chipps wasn’t around for the dawn of mountain biking in the UK, but he likes to claim that he arrived in time for second breakfast (about the time he shows up for work, then…) starting in the bike trade in 1990 and becoming a full time mountain bike journalist at the start of 1994. Over the subsequent quarter century, he has seen mountain bike culture flourish and diversify and bike technology go from rigid steel frames to fully suspended carbon fibre (and sometimes back to rigid steel as well.)

His riding style is best described as ‘medium, wheels on the ground, trail riding’ though he’s been spotted doing everything from endurance downhill racing to 24 hour cross country racing. He favours mid-travel trail bikes and claims to be wheel-size, gear, brake and tyre agnostic. In fact, his garage spans most bicycle flavours, taking in steel hardtails, carbon trail bikes, even a mountain bike tandem, along with road, touring and gravel/cyclocross bikes.

While he’s happy to chat about bikes all day, his real interest is in the people and places that bikes can introduce you to and he talks as fondly about the trails he’s ridden and riders he’s met as the bikes that took him there.

Comments (7)

    Brilliant, his best yet

    Why doesn’t gravity affect him the same way as it affects me?

    Epic!

    I’m not sure there are sufficient words to describe that. The guy is one of those one in a million talents that transcend sport/age etc.

    And it’s not just his skill on display here. Great work by the DOP, camera crew and editor, too.

    definitely his best yet. outstanding skill!

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