Video: Behind the Scenes of Danny MacAskill's Trailer Flip

Jun 24, 2020
by James Smurthwaite  

Danny MacAskill’s creativity knows no bounds. While most of the filming was already done for his 2019 project Danny Daycare, in which he carried around his friend’s daughter Daisy (and most of the time this was a doll) in a children’s bike trailer Danny was still missing the icing on the cake. The Scottish mountain bike and trials athlete decided to step up with a trick that most of us can only dream of doing the normal way: “After getting most of the film done over about 1,5 years, it was still really something missing. I kind of had in the back of my mind that it’d be pretty cool to try to go upside down with the trailer in the back. That started a six-month mission: from trying to learn it on a foam pit, then taking it to an airbag and then trying to find a location all the way to making it all work together.”


16 Comments

  • 23 1
 Danny's work ethic is probably the most impressive part of his riding. Sure he's insanely good on the bike, but he also really cares about innovating and pushing the limits. Hundreds of tries, and after he nails hit, he immediately is like "time to get more shots so the video is good!" what a legend.
  • 8 0
 Danny is an outstanding rider, entertainer and just seems like a level headed good dude ! Love it, want more !!!
  • 5 1
 Sheesh! I thought, "there's no way I could be a bigger Danny MacAskill fan..."

I was wrong. Just the most genuine guy, and he has an unbelievable work ethic.

"Inspired" ; )
  • 6 0
 It was flipping well done!
  • 1 0
 I bet the trailer got people hooked on this edit
  • 5 0
 Really impressive how much effort goes into risk mitigation and training on these moves. Pro really are pros!
  • 4 0
 I had wondered if seeing behind the scenes would spoil the magic, but actually this makes Danny’s videos even more impressive and enjoyable to watch. More of these please
  • 2 0
 I like the part about having to rebuild the lander. For every jump and lander I get right you can bet there were three others that I got wrong wrong and had to rebuild.
  • 1 0
 Incredible from Danny, as usual. What I can't figure out, though, is whether this video will enhance, or inhibit, the Law of Natural Selection's access to the human gene pool.?
Any guesses?
  • 3 0
 So good - keep sharing these!
  • 2 0
 Is that a real trailer? I would've love that when my kids were little, way better then a stationary trainer for cardio.
  • 1 0
 Yes, it is the Tout Terrain Singletrailer. The only downside appears to be that it costs $1750 USD!
  • 2 0
 I've had one for a couple of years now for my kids, I picked it up on ebay half price. As a riding dad its one of the best things I've ever bought
  • 1 0
 Brilliant, love these insights into how it all works. I don't think anyone could ever get to the point of saying, "Do you know what, I think i've seen enough Danny Mac now".
  • 2 0
 Worried about not getting his trick because he's having knee surgery in two days. Is Danny MacAskill human?
  • 1 0
 I love the part where he says the 100mm suspension on the trailer lets you do things w/ your kids “Just a wee bit more aggressive”

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