August 17, 2011

Video: Danny MacAskill

Beautiful filmmaking showcases incredible athleticism:

Posted by John Nack at 1:28 PM on August 17, 2011


  • Victor Gavenda — 2:52 PM on August 17, 2011

    Amazing! I wouldn’t have thought those feats were humanly possible. Also a delight to watch for sheer visual pleasure.

    [I took some pleasure in calculating the relative improbability of my achieving any of those feats. “Hmm, is that more a 5,000-to-1 or a 50,000-to-1…?” –J.]

  • Rob — 8:51 AM on August 18, 2011

    That was incredible! At first I was thinking “I hope he had his tetanus shot recently.” Then when he was jumping rails over multiple story drops I realized tetanus would be the least of his worries.

    [Yeah, but wouldn’t lockjaw be a special bitch if you were in a full-body cast? –J.]

    BTW, I’d be likely to break something just trying to jump a curb. I simply cannot relate to being comfortable enough to try that.

  • Nat Brown — 10:19 AM on August 18, 2011

    Doesn’t everyone go out after breakfast and ride their bikes across slack CABLES!?

    My knees hurt just watching some of the jumps.


  • Rick McCleary — 4:20 PM on August 19, 2011

    … and the filmmaking is wonderful. Beautiful and elegant – no SFX.

  • Brian Spence — 6:55 AM on August 21, 2011

    Aazing, thanks for the link. Where do you fnd this stuff?!?!?

  • imajez — 7:06 AM on August 22, 2011

    Brian – This was one of 4 videos made by talented ‘street’ athletes who were featured on the UK Channel 4 programme ‘Concrete Circus’ after they gained attention on You Tube or similar.
    I knew Danny MacAskill had made an serious impression when several of my non-biking friends sent me a link to his first video a couple of years back

    Impressive as the video John linked above, it wasn’t quite the best of the show which can be seen here
    though possibly only in UK and it is well worth watching to get the full backstory of the 4 videos being produced and to see the finale.

  • imajez — 7:20 AM on August 22, 2011

    One thing [of many] that really impresses me about trials riders like Danny is they can jump up or over things with a heavy trials bike that most of couldn’t do without the bike weighing us down.

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