The Danny MacAskill YouTube phenomena, best bit?
Tree flip is awesome, but I really liked massive stair drop into the subway (loved the shot of the folk gathering at the top of the stairs to see if he was alive or not!).
It’s all amazing though… makes me want to get a trials bike and learn some skillz (no illusions of doing anything like what he’s doing, I’ll be happy to just be able to jump over things, I love the idea of making the city your playground 😀 )Posted 8 years agocrouch_potatoMember
For me it’s the way that watching this (and stuff like it) makes you “think” about the potential of the environment around you differently. Having ridden around the areas shot a lot, it’ll make me consider them differently in the future.
If there had to be one thing though, I’d say the fence ride- pretty creative, difficult to execute, high price of failure. But then, it’s all like that…Posted 8 years agoAndy RSubscriber
I’ve watched it about five or six times now, and that stuff just gets more jaw-droppingly amazing every time.Posted 8 years ago
It’s so far beyond what I could ever have hoped to do that it might as well be riding from a different planet.
I (and most other people too, I would imagine) find that level of skill, confidence and panache almost unbelievable – nice soundtrack and quality filming too.sam42Member
simply the sickest street/trials on youtube, number one view in the uk today!Posted 8 years ago
for the tiny minority who haven’t already viewed this….
But question is….. best bit?
I’m torn between the silky backwards manualling/nose-manualling action and the show stopping tree ride flair……….
MY life has never been the same since I bought Evolve – such a great vid and inspiring. 30 minutes of this sort of riding, far more of the pedal-kicks between tiny obstacles and less of the jumping off stairs.
Seriously going to dig out some spare cash for a 20″er now, made my mind up 🙂Posted 8 years agoMr AgreeableSubscriber
Not really, bend your arms, bend your knees, how hard can it be? 😆
It’s a good point, a lot of the tricks in that video are BMX inspired if not outright borrowings. Mixing street and trials riding is nothing new either. I remember seeing the Trialskings in MBUK a few years back, Jeff Lenosky has been going for ages, and there was some trials guy who entered the Race Face UFC a few years back with a video that included lots of similar stuff, including a backflip off a tree.
That’s not taking anything away from Danny’s riding though, it’s utterly phenomenal stuff.Posted 8 years ago
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