Danny MacAskill – The Slabs

Mr. Big Deal himself, Danny MacAskill (35), has released a new video where he descends some pretty gnarly terrain on his mountain bike.

Danny starts the video by saying:
For the last few years I’ve really been inspired by rocks climbers, finding and developing new routes on cliffs unchanged for millenia. Which has got me thinking: How can I take this approach and apply it to descending on my mountain bike. The Dubh slabs are one the UK finest moderate climbs, with 500 meters of uninterrupted slab rock, it is the perfect place for me to test what is possible, and how steep I can descend.

He has the following to say about the video and the reason behind it:
With many of our overseas filming plans cancelled as a result of recent times, myself and the crew decided to look a little closer to home for our latest film.

I am a big fan of rock climbing and have been inspired by the various men and woman who set new routes and test themselves on some amazing faces around the world so I set out to find some challenging Slab Rock routes on my home Island of Skye with an aim to ride them in a continuous line and test what was possible on my bike.

The remote Dubh Slabs rising out of Loch Coruisk in the heart of the Black Cuilin ridge provided some of the steepest terrain I have ever ridden as well as an amazing back drop for the film. The remote location and steep face forced us to think outside the box and meant we had to move away from traditional filming techniques, with us opting to shoot the entire film using GoPros mounted on myself and an FPV (First Person View) racing drone.

He wraps up the video with the quite describing sentence:
That was pretty scary!

Which is something we can all agree on…

Editor in chief. I'm a pro trials rider and six times Norwegian champion. I've been riding for almost 20 years! I founded Bashguardian because I love this sport and I like writing. Simple as that!

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