Danny MacAskill's Epecuen
[/quote]Supposedly that frontflip with the tap on the sign is a world first. I don’t know how much more different you want?
Therein lies the problem. It was only the fact they showed it from 3 different angles that made me suspect it was probably something impressive, but to my eyes it was just another front flip. Incrementally increasing the difficulty of a trick people have seen many times before is nowhere near as impressive as showing off a brand new trick.Posted 3 years agowarpcowMember
Seems like people watch his videos for different reasons (surprise!). There are those who want to see new tricks; pushing the limits of biking, blah, blah, blah. Then there are other who want a good video; something new, involving, artsy, blah… I suppose I’m in the latter group. I prefer Akriggs videos because they’re all a bit different, even if the riding’s similar. Danny’s always look like basically the same thing with different backdrops. Still unbelievably impressive though. Just the manualling along the roof-edge with the hops onto the pillars was great.
I doubt I’d have noticed the product-placement if it wasn’t for the complaining here. Then all I could think was that the name/logo wasn’t even facing the camera. Idiots!Posted 3 years agoeuans2Subscriber
Why do people always feel the need to bring up Akrigg in a Danny video? It’s like comparing apples and oranges, they are both very different riders and don’t do anything that is remotely similar to each other!. Personally I enjoy both their videos for very different reasons.Posted 3 years agostilltortoiseSubscriber
Why do people always feel the need to bring up Akrigg in a Danny video?
How many of us can name another “trials” rider who is actively making videos?
they are both very different riders and don’t do anything that is remotely similar to each other
Did you see Danny ride along that tree branch just like Akrigg did in Road Bike Party 2? Granted Akrigg is not the gymnast that Danny is, but I’m surprised you can’t see the similarities.Posted 3 years agoremoterobMember
I’m a tad concerned that the word “juxtaposition” has appeared more than once… not sure i’m on the right forum these days!
Your observations of the Zeitgeist has identified a paradigm shift.
As for the video, I was sadly more curious about the history of the town. I didn’t want this to be the case, it’s just that the riding displayed is impossible to relate to and the ‘wow’ factor has diminished with repetition.Posted 3 years agoisitafoxMember
You can’t compare Danny to Chris as they’re two completely different types of rider. The reason Danny’s vids are such highly polished numbers is purely down to the fact Red Bull pay for them, do you know where this film was actually premiered? Also this was filmed by the same guy who did the original April 2009 vid which again you can’t really compare it to as that was just a video he made to show off his riding like most of us trials riders do every now and again, just this time shit got serious.
His close mates keep pestering him to do a low key vid on a regular trials bike as he’s pretty baller on that but sadly due to the whole Red Bull thing he can’t, and he definitely isn’t a natural rider!
Almost on topic, a couple of other vids you may be interested in, both of them teasers.
[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uG5zcCglNdA[/video]Posted 3 years ago
I sat down and watched it with my kids
About halfway through they asked if they can watch the bike video where the man gets splashed by the puddle…..as per some previous comments, Macaskill is known as the man who does the somersault off Edinburgh Castle. They’ll watch ‘five’ all dayPosted 3 years ago
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