Danny MacAskills clip „The Ridge“ was one of the biggest surprises of the year. With almost 26 million views the Scottish biker’s ride along a ridge in his home, the Isle of Skye, is now one of the most popular bike clips ever.
But what may look easy and playful in the video was the outcome of hard work, trial and errors and imagination. Four brand new ‘making-of clips’ show how much time, sweat and passion was put into the edit.
With his bike on the back “Inaccessible Pinnacle“ shows Danny’s ascend to the top of the mountain
Always pushing the limits of his riding, “The Frontflip” clip shows Danny’s attempts at nailing the first ever bump front flip on a big bike
“The Ledge” portraits the dangers of climbing in the pouring rain for a location check along a path, that didn’t leave any space for mistakes
And the fourth clip, “The Gap” shows the difficulties of the boulder gap – a stunt, which required full concentration and maximum strength to do on a full suspension bike
Danny’s skill and inspiration was matched only by the incredible filming talent of Cut Media. The outcome was one of a kind and for Danny probably one of the coolest things he’s ever done.
Danny’s website: http://www.dannymacaskill.co.uk/