WATCH IT: Danny MacAskill rides San Francisco

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Taking us back to where it all started in 2009 with a pure street riding film, Danny MacAskill returns to his roots in ‘Postcard from San Francisco’.

Press Release:

Danny MacAskill Reimagines San Francisco With Breathtaking New Video Edit Years in the Making!

Danny MacAskill continues to raise the bar, over a decade on from his viral sensation and breakout street riding film ‘Inspired Bicycles’, as the professional mountain biker and YouTube pioneer put his body on the line once again to create arguably his best riding edit to date.

A long way from Danny’s hometown on the Isle of Skye, this unique journey through a city steeped in a level of cult status when it comes to action sports films features structures and obstacles unlike anywhere else in the world for the renowned trials legend to explore. Set against the backdrop of infamous landmarks and architecture like The Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island and the streets of Chinatown, Danny Macaskill reinterprets the iconic city in a way that only he knows how.

The new film almost never happened after Danny suffered a broken kneecap five years ago during filming. After years of hard work and dedication to rehabilitation, Postcard from San Francisco sees Danny at the best of his riding abilities. The film follows a ride across the city, from the skate spots that flood every legendary skateboard film, to the steep street views we see in Hollywood pictures. Danny stops at nothing to perfect the impossible in this ride across the city.

The unpleasant injury didn’t hold the Scottish street trials star back from delivering what he can achieve on two-wheels, overcoming the odds to deliver an edit that will sit within a collection of hits spanning over a decade, generating hundreds of millions of views.

Danny is finally back showing what can be done on two-wheels, with arguably one of his most iconic feats on the bike, making the breathtaking stunts look effortlessly smooth, despite the clock ticking for filming permissions at key locations.

“Postcard from San Francisco has definitely been a true passion project. Since making my first street film Inspired Bicycles all these years ago I have often focused on different

conceptual videos but this time I really wanted to revisit making a proper pure street film. I knew it was gonna be tough as crashing onto concrete isn’t very pleasant. Some of the lines took over three hundred tries to land and also even a broken kneecap in between. It was really cool to finally push through and get the project done and I am really happy with the outcome.” says Red Bull athlete Danny MacAskill.

With Danny’s mind-boggling skill at the forefront, the film also captures his creativity as the audience is treated to the unique way in which the infamous landmarks and architecture are interpreted by Danny and his bike. He perfectly balances risk and reward to channel his outstanding bike handling skills and perform complex, high-consequence tricks that really, shouldn’t be possible. From high impact tricks like his stairset front flip at the Alcatraz Recreation Yard to highly technical balance moves like his ‘chain ride’ at Fort Point, Danny’s skillset is broader than ever.

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  • WATCH IT: Danny MacAskill rides San Francisco
  • chipps
    Full Member

    Nice to see ‘street’ Danny back. The Tennis Court move wins it for me…

    weeksy
    Full Member

    I like it… lots… But i prefer a bit of Wibmer.. Danny seems to lack the sparkle that Wibmer has… despite the fact he’s incredibly talented.

    He peaked with the Toybox one for me.

    nedrapier
    Full Member

    gosh. stand out for me was the Administration building bail (he came out out that so well – years of bailing practice there!) then the race back to the top for another go – that’s what his vids are sometimes missing, that sense of travel and flow. It can be a bit nicer to watch than just incredibly hard move – cut – incredibly hard move.

    It’s the bits between the bits that can show you how good a rider he is, rather than 2 second clips of the very hardest thing he can imagine doing, which can be a bit hard to relate to, and hard to make look stylish.

    kayak23
    Full Member

    Wow. Absolutely incredible as ever 👏

    supersessions9-2
    Free Member

    Great video as ever. Liked the shins soundtrack as well.

    franksinatra
    Full Member

    Makes me want to go back to San Francisco. I bloody love that city.

    dangeourbrain
    Full Member

    Well that’s something to stick on whilst on the turbo later.

    Just wish I’d not read the accompanying marketing puke.

    vinnyeh
    Full Member

    Makes me want to go back to San Francisco. I bloody love that city.

    Was there over the summer- it’s been a bit, err, sanitised for the film.

    Watched this, then went back and watched the Inspired Bicycles video again, still an astonishing edit, not a fan of cycling videos but it’s really a wonderful film (helped by a great soundtrack!)

    desperatebicycle
    Free Member

    Top skillz 😁

    leffeboy
    Full Member

    Still works for me. He looks effortlessly smooth even though clearly it isn’t

    seriousrikk
    Full Member

    Love it!

    Like how he’s included a few occasions where it didn’t quite go as well as he hoped

    jivehoneyjive
    Free Member

    Enjoy it while you can peeps… once the rebrand is complete and wild cycling is all the rage, dangerous activities like this will be frowned upon!

    kayak23
    Full Member

    Some insight from Danny.

    nickc
    Full Member

    Can’t quite believe I’ve just watched a man ride along the top of a tennis net!

    desperatebicycle
    Free Member

    Enjoyed the Alcatraz bit on here

    paton
    Free Member

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISr_KRTUauw

    at about 5:00 in

    desperatebicycle
    Free Member

    yep, same as 7mins in on the one I posted 🤔

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