Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Danny MacAskill – Way Back Home

I’m not a huge fan of BMX riding, but this video has certainly changed my mind. Way Back Home follows Danny MacAskill as he travels around the world. Starting from Edinburgh, MacAskill rides on everything imaginable before eventually returning to his hometown Dunvegan, in the isle of Skye.

Insane riding is a given, but it’s the breath taking sceneries that they’ve chosen to showcase his uncanny abilities that make this a stand out. Set against violent seas on rocky shores, massive industrial hydroelectric dams, beautiful sunsets on vast open prairies, or old English castles, MacAskill turns everything into his playground. Rather than the sterile obstacle course park settings, MacAskill creatively uses his natural surroundings as ramps, jumps, and landings.

I’m not too familiar with riding, but my god there literally is no limit to what he does as he defies gravity. He can leap from building to building like urban parkour, climb steep slopes while doing 360’s, or balance his bike on precarious ledges while doing wheelies and spinning around before leaping at least 20 feet to the ground below.

This may be the best 7 minutes and 43 seconds you can spend today.

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