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  • Premier Icon xherbivorex
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    for me it’s either the flair or the riding along the top of that spiky fence…

    ferrit
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    Tree flip. No question.

    sam42
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    damn yeah the fence ride is pure cheekyness…..

    sharki
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    i liked it when he put the barrier back….

    Premier Icon Mr Agreeable
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    Funny that everyone’s singling out the tree bit, when people (especially BMXers) have been pulling moves like that for ages. But admittedly that one is hey-yuge. 🙂

    psychle
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    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 😀 )

    twohats
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    The big drop to grass bank and all the people looking over the rail to see where the hell he went!

    Jamie
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    I really like the huge drop down the stairs into the subway. How does he not break a) himself and b) his bike is a mystery.

    psychle
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    That’s what I wonder, it’s a fully rigid bike, how’s it (and he) coping with the landing forces? Looking a the tyres I guess they’re like 2.5″ or something, I guess that helps?

    jojoA1
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    The spiky fence ride. I mean, look at the penalty for failure, dude! I just couldn’t get the image of impalement injuries out of my head, even though some ‘falling off’ footage is shown.

    grumm
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    The massive 360 down the stairs into the subway does it for me too. It’s crazy that a bike with no suspension can handle such things.

    J0N
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    I like the huge drop to grass. But best is all the standard trials skills that he has enhanced like the 360 spin side hop aswell as all the rolled stoppies, wheelies with spins and hops.

    sq225917
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    The drop to wall from the copy shop parapette, that’s huge and it’s a small target.

    noteeth
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    His riding ability is so immense and he sticks some **** incredible moves – but I love the manual on the rail at about 3.43. Simple and beautiful.

    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…

    Premier Icon Andy R
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    I’ve watched it about five or six times now, and that stuff just gets more jaw-droppingly amazing every time.
    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.

    CaptJon
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    Fence ride or the tailwhip side hop.

    That lad has serious talent. Unfortunately it won’t get as many hits as that woman who turns out can sing.

    i love the 180 hop over the barrier, at night. rolls backwards and then does what i imagine to be the bike equivalent of a kick-flip.
    at 2.05.

    druidh
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    From The Scotsman

    Even Danny has had his fair share of war wounds. Since he started riding trials bikes aged 11, he has broken his wrist and dislocated his index finger.

    Err – that’s even more amazing than his stunts

    noteeth
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    His rolling reverse at 3.35 is so bludy smooth, you’d be forgiven for assuming that the footage was rewinding! 😀

    Greatly cheering to see a bike vid get so much coverage.

    sam42
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    simply the sickest street/trials on youtube, number one view in the uk today!
    for the tiny minority who haven’t already viewed this….
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z19zFlPah-o
    But question is….. best bit?
    I’m torn between the silky backwards manualling/nose-manualling action and the show stopping tree ride flair……….

    PeterPoddy
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    On first view, it’s simply the lines he sees. Like where there appears to be nothing to ride. No available line. He just rides it.

    I am impressed.

    Richyb
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    Incredibly impressive I also love the Chris Akriggs vids click

    Zedsdead
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    Edinburgh is a wonderful city.

    GaryLake
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    Tree flip and tail whip side hop. But also the fact that he just strings so many moves, which would be impressive in their own right, seamlessly together…

    twohats
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    Also from The Scotsman article:

    Buy a specialised bike. A regular bike is not appropriate.

    😀

    coffeeking
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    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 🙂

    adstick
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    Granted he’s a fantastic rider but does no one on here watch bmx videos?

    coffeeking
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    Yeah, but I find BMX nowhere near as fun. Likely to invite a tirade of abuse but its personal preference in my case.

    theflatboy
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    but all of it is quite amazing.

    thepodge
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    grumm – It’s crazy that a bike with no suspension can handle such things.

    BMX guys have been doing stuff just as big without any suspension for years.

    coffeeking
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    Remarkable how much stronger a 20″ frame is, especially when it’s not build for super-light-weight-weenies.

    thepodge
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    yeah my BMX weighs a ton but its much easier to throw around and takes a load more punishment than the mountain bike

    chunkychew
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    It’s the slanty wall hip to slanty wall landing for me. That’s massive.

    It’s the slanty wall hip to slanty wall landing for me. That’s massive.

    I know that spot well and that made my jaw drop. But the tree ride flip is just awesome.

    grumm
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    BMX guys have been doing stuff just as big without any suspension for years.

    It’s crazy that a bike with no suspension can handle such things.

    Premier Icon Mr Agreeable
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    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.

    chomp
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    the mad carve on the ’round banks’ bit was my fave bit (3:48 ish)

    ianv
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    I think its the combination of street and trials that makes the video different.

    For the BMX perspective, check this out:

    mtbmatt
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    I was loving it right from the start, but the tree flip was a genuine “Oh my god, what the !!” moment.

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