Danny MacAskill a des ailes !

Danny MacAskill has wings!

Tuesday 10 November 2009
by Ben Swales
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Danny MacAskill is out of this worlds! In just a few months he has brought trials into a whole new dimension with a series of spectacular videos, giving the sport an unprecedented amount of media coverage. His insane tricks (including tailwhips, backflips, flairs and unbelievable spins) have opened new doors for street trials, which is now almost synonymous with 24”, and have blown the minds of millions of internet and TV viewers. His video April 09, where it all began, has been viewed more than 12 million times on Youtube, making it the most viewed online sports video of all time! No trials rider has ever defied the laws of gravity in the way that Danny does, or generated such a following. Who would have believed at the start of the year that street riding could have pushed trials into such a spotlight? Thanks Danny!!

PNG - 283.9 kb The top Inspired rider is continuing his dazzling rise to the top. It’s been official for a few weeks now, Danny has wings! That’s right, he’s now riding for the famous brand that sponsors the biggest names in extreme sports: Red Bull! In October Danny travelled to the States, to San Diego, to officialise his new shock contract with a spectacular photo shoot (during which he injured his shoulder – get well soon Danny!). As we informed you a few days ago, his operation went well, they put a couple of screws into his shoulder, and Danny should be back on his bike in about six weeks. Below are the results of the shoot, taken by photographer Michael Clark in the centre of San Diego…

Danny MacAskill in San Diego :

A big thanks to Isabella Noichl and the Redbull team for these superb images. Click on a photo to open the lightbox and see them in HD. Photos: (c)Michael Clark/Red Bull Photofiles.

Bunnyhop Tailwhip in the centre of San Diego...

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Danny jumps from one obstacle to another on the aircraft-carrier USS Midway, almost 60ft up!

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Dropping from a trellis in the city centre

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A quick stop in the studio to take a portrait shot of the star…

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A more relaxed pose…

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Danny launches a flair off a sculpture in the city centre…

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180° between two train tracks...

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A well-earned rest…

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before launching into another of his famous flairs!

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A quick can of Red Bull for the road…

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to give him wings for this X-up over a fence!

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A 360 tyre tap over this picnic bench to finish the day!

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Coming soon: an HD video of Danny’s antics… We’ll keep you posted!

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