It’s been one hell of a good ten years for the sport of mountain biking Screenshot: YouTube (Teton Gravity Research) It’s the end of 2019 which means the second decade of the 21st century has officially run its course. A lot of things have happened in this time (they shut down Woolworths, England made a World Cup semi-final in football etc), and no more is this true than in the sport of mountain biking. Improvements in both filming and bike technology, combined with the natural progression of the riders themselves, has resulted in our minds being blown time and time again by mountain biking edits and films. To celebrate the last 3,600-odd days of bike-riding, we’ve compiled this collection of our 10 favourite mountain biking edits of the decade. From the iconic, to the “go big or go home,” to the viral, to the inspiring documentary, we think this list covers all the bases. We’ve no doubt left out one of your favourites. If we have, please accept our humblest apologies (no, actually don’t… we couldn’t give a flying fudge… go debate it in the pub and / or in the comments on social… just leave us the hell out of it). 1) One Shot – Brandon Semenuk Just one of the most perfect things we’ve ever seen, a real “where were you when you first saw it” moment. If Semenuk had never done anything else since, like even if he’d just found a sofa after wrapping this shoot and spent the rest of his days catching up on all those TV boxsets he’d been meaning to watch for ages… his ‘One Shot’ segment would still be an untouchable legacy. 2) Fabulous Escape 2 – Fabio Wibmer Lot of reasons we’ve put this at number two on our list but mainly… err… Fabio Wibmer literally rides his mountain bike out of a helicopter, mate. Iconic, unforgettable, and regularly ripped and re-uploaded to Instagram by various channels; a mountain biking masterpiece. 3) The Ridge – Danny MacAskill If you haven’t seen The Ridge before then, quite frankly, what on Earth have you been doing with your time? Danny MacAskill’s Skye-based ride has been seen by, and this is just a wild stab in the dark, every single person on Earth… twice. Heck, even your Grandma’s seen this. Even. Your. Grandma. 4) Frames of Mind – Matt Jones A fusion of creative production ideas and exquisite riding meant British rider Matt Jones’ Frames of Mind really left its mark on us. Some very cool moments in this one. If you’ve never seen it before, be sure to make the most of this opportunity and watch it now. It’s great. 5) RJ Ripper – Rajesh Magar A little more in-depth and profound than your standard mountain biking edit, RJ Ripper tells the story of Nepal’s faster rider. Beautiful location, beautiful visuals, a beautiful story beautifully told; this film is well worth 20 minutes of your time. Just brace your feels for a hit beforehand. 6) Lacon De Catalonia – Andreu Lacondeguy Oh, nothing. Just Andreu Lacondeguy hitting up an extremely impressive training compound that he built for himself. This edit first dropped in 2013 and even now, we found ourselves going back to it for an occasional watch. 7) Rival In The Chaos: Endless Night – Brandon Semenuk Semenuk going full-Rampage mode… at night. You love to see it. 8) Rough AF3 – Jordie Lunn That tree drop, man. That flippin’ tree drop. For months after we first saw it in 2018, we’d still be seeing it when we shut our eyes at night. Just an absolute mad one from Jordie Lunn, this; the fine line that separates genius and insanity writ-large in video form. 9) Dream Ride – Mike Hopkins The stuff that dreams are made of. 10) Pure Darkness 3: Going Big Will Never Die – Sam Reynolds, Matt MacDuff, Danny Pace, Andreu Lacondeguy and Dylan Stone Massive. Enormous. Gargantuan. Huge. Big. Supermassive. Sizeable. Gigantic. Immense. Colossal. You get the idea. You May Also Like Harry Schofield | Watch This Nine-Year-Old Mountain Biker Land Flips and 360s World Record Crash | Watch Johannes Fischbach’s Massive 140m Ski Jump Slam The post 10 Best Mountain Biking Edits of the Decade appeared first on Mpora.
Scottish trials bike rider heads to the gym and serves up a spin class like no other New year. New you. New body. New decade. New fitness goals. New gym membership. New Danny MacAskill video for you to get your teeth into. Proving that it is actually possible to have fun working out, if you’re an incredibly talented trials bike legend that is, ‘Gymnasium’ sees your man Danny get increasingly creative in a sports hall adorned with cliched motivational posters and the like. Made in collaboration with Red Bull, this must watch video is Danny MacAskill at his most playful. Taking classic bits of gym equipment like weights, treadmills, and slack lines, he creates himself a personalised “fitness” playground and sets about serving up laughably good trick after laughably good trick. Speaking about the video, Danny said “It’s fair to say that gyms aren’t really my natural habitat. I take my hat off to people who go every day to stay in shape, as I much prefer to hop on my bike and keep myself fit that way. We wanted this video to be a reminder to all those looking to get fit in 2020, that you don’t have to be miserable, there’s plenty of fun ways to hit your fitness goals. For me, it has and will probably always be my bike.” ‘Gymnasium’ is the latest collaboration between Danny and Red Bull, and the newest instalment in a relationship which goes back 10 years. If you liked ‘Way Back Home’, ‘Imaginate’, and ‘Wee Day Out‘, edits that have collectively racked up a view count well into the hundreds of millions, you’ll love this. You May Also Like Control Your Climate | Watch Danny MacAskill Get Creative With The Weather Danny Daycare | Watch Danny MacAskill’s Hilarious Attempt At Child Care The post Gymnasium | Danny MacAskill Visits The Sports Hall And Gets Creative In New Edit appeared first on Mpora.
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Munich, January 10, 2020 – On January 7, Danny MacAskill’s latest video Gymnasium premiered and has already reached over 1.4 million views; once more showing Danny’sability to entertain the audience with his unique approach and style. Tricks that have never been seen before brought big smiles to the YouTube audience and Danny received lots of positive feedback from around the world. Now it’s time to have a look how everything came together in the Behind the Scenes clip. We had a little chat with Danny about his take on Gymnasium. How’s the feedback on your latest edit Gymnasium so far? You probably get loads of messages when a project like this goes live. Danny: Yes for sure, I received lots of very positive feedback from all different sides. And to be honest I am having a hard time answering all these messages, so thanks everyone who sent a message or commented. I am stoked that you like it! What’s your relation to gyms – have you ever hit gyms regularly? Danny: The only time I’m usually in the gym is during rehab, when I am recovering from injuries. Once I am back in shape again, riding bikes is basically the only workout I am doing. How did you come up with the idea about shooting in a gym? Danny: As I was injured a couple of times already, I had to spend time in the gym just to get healthy again. I don’t have a problem with that as I am always motivated to get back riding as soon as possible, but these machines are pretty boring. During my exercises I would always daydream about riding all over the facilities and thought it would be quite cool to bring trials riding into the gym. As always I wrote down a bunch of ideas that I thought would be fun and then as with any other projects it was a combination of planning and creative trial and error. As always it looks super smooth and easy. What was the hardest trick of the video? Danny: The ghosty to bump front flip catch wasn’t only hard for me, but even harder for my bike. It took us about two and a half days and more than 700 goes. We had mats on the side, not for myself, but for the bike. It’s not the kind of thing you do with a carbon trials bike, but I felt it was a good enough idea to justify the punishment. Is there a story/message you want to tell your audience? Danny: I always try to inspire people to be active and I guess my videos show that it doesn’t matter if you’re in a gym or outdoors. As long as you are having fun at what you do, any activity is better than staying at home. Video produced by Cut Media.