Video: Danny MacAskill Controls the Weather

Oct 16, 2019
by rasoulution  

Nothing really seems to be impossible for Danny MacAskill. The 33-year-old has tricks in his portfolio that most bikers can only dream of. But now, could it be that Danny is even able to influence the weather? In his latest project “Eberspächer & Danny MacAskill – Control YOUR climate” the Scottish bike professional controls the weather as he pleases, thus creating completely new challenges to play out his tricks. All with a single click in the app, whose features become really handy in Danny’s everyday bike life: He creates tailwinds to facilitate a climb and “uses” some thunderclouds to clean his bike.

Nothing really seems to be impossible for Danny. The 33-year-old has tricks in his portfolio that most bikers can only dream of. But now could it be that Danny is even able to influence the weather In his latest project Ebersp cher Danny MacAskill Control YOUR climate the Scottish bike professional controls the weather as he pleases thus creating completely new challenges to play out his tricks.

Nothing really seems to be impossible for Danny. The 33-year-old has tricks in his portfolio that most bikers can only dream of. But now could it be that Danny is even able to influence the weather In his latest project Ebersp cher Danny MacAskill Control YOUR climate the Scottish bike professional controls the weather as he pleases thus creating completely new challenges to play out his tricks.

bigquotesSince I was a child I’ve been used to riding my bike in any weather – with the right equipment, there is no bad weather. With this video project I entered uncharted territory. With lots of special effects, I magically created ice, storms and snow as well as nice sunny weather. Controlling the elements was great and secretly I sometimes wish that I was able to really influence the weather out on the trails.”Danny MacAskill

Nothing really seems to be impossible for Danny. The 33-year-old has tricks in his portfolio that most bikers can only dream of. But now could it be that Danny is even able to influence the weather In his latest project Ebersp cher Danny MacAskill Control YOUR climate the Scottish bike professional controls the weather as he pleases thus creating completely new challenges to play out his tricks.

Video: Cut Media
Photos: Eberspächer / Dave Mackison


67 Comments

  • 100 0
 Happy to say the trail he's riding was built with these very hands.
  • 6 0
 Nice work!
  • 4 0
 Nice - where is it? I feel I should recognise it. Other bits were filmed where I live.
  • 2 0
 That the wee tweak in there?
  • 1 0
 @davechopoptions: Campsie Glen Smile
  • 1 0
 @r08mky: Sure is ma man. Smile
  • 1 0
 @glasvagas: Need to get my ass over there.
  • 1 0
 @davechopoptions: Where you from dude? You tube Nipple Tweaker. Plenty videos up there.
  • 1 0
 @glasvagas: Milngavie - so not far away. Had heard those trails had suffered through the bad weather/lots of traffic - is that not the case?
  • 1 0
 @davechopoptions: Who told you that? They're running as good as ever! Any trail will need maintenance, which we try and keep on top of.. Clearing the stream crossing blockages etc. There are muddy bits if that's what you mean? People tern to use the term "cut up" if the trail is riding badly with too many horrible ruts all over the place but the trails up there never get that bad. If you ping me your number I can add you to the ride group.
  • 1 0
 @glasvagas: cannae mind. I’ll fire you over my number- would be good to meet up. Not averse to a bit of mud!
  • 38 0
 If i get to have half as much fun as Mr Macaskill on any single day i am a happy man
  • 32 0
 That gate. I have always wanted an easier way to get through those bloody gates! And there's your answer. Pity I couldn't do that in my dreams let alone in real life...
  • 5 0
 Que a lot of gates being smashed from various attempts. Ha Ha Great work from Danny. Smile
  • 3 0
 @notenufbikes: there's a big gnarly metal one at the back of my house, I reckon even my hamfisted attempts won't brake it , practice, practice, practice Smile
  • 25 0
 Something about a Danny Mac video always makes me smile. Every other rider may get a wow or a htf, but Danny gets that and a smile.
  • 20 0
 I HATE advertising for many reasons. However, this is wtf I'm talkin' about! Creative advertising like none other. Ad companies take note, make your ads NOT suck. Appeal to our senses with Danny Mac and we MIGHT pay attention!
  • 5 0
 and maybe mention what ur selling. was it clothes? hvac repair?
  • 3 3
 Yep - I feel the same, get rid of all advertising on the web - like you, I would also prefer to pay for every site I visit to get better content, also what does Danny need money for, I heard he gets millions from RedBull EVERY WEEK!!!.. These freeloaders making vids are also selling out, web content is free, so why should they get paid .. we don't amirite .... Stand with me and LOTOP and end the free web... say NO to free web and YES to Pay-Per-Site
  • 5 1
 @see-the-world: You must be confusing cycling with soccer. *No one* in the entire world of MTB gets paid millions per week. Red Bull pays a cyclist four-maybe-five figures for the honor of displaying their colors a bicycle helmet. In 2016, after *seven* years w/ Red Bull, MacAskill's net worth was $750,000, and a good deal of that was from his YouTube revenue, as well as bicycle, shoe, and other sponsorships. Dani has these other sponsors because you need a million dollars in the bank by retirement age just to manage a reasonable, middle-class retirement. Just to put things in perspective, Lionel Messi earns a million dollars every *three days.* Compared to other sports, the problem w/ pro cyclists is they haven't "sold out" enough: without collective bargaining agreements they'll never be able to earn more than a few pennies on the dollar earned by major-league stick & ball sports athletes.
  • 1 0
 As a rider, totally agree. As a marketer, absolutely terrible.
  • 2 0
 @savagelake: air conditioning and heating for mobile campers and vans by erberspacher
  • 2 0
 It does what a modern ad should do, gets people talking about it and isn't overly brash about what it's actually advertising! The name will be hidden in your mind and when the time comes to (hopefully!) build your own biking van it'll pop back in when you look at the options. They don't need to be brazen about what they sell as they're a pretty niche company and product but if you're looking for that product their name will jump out due to this ad.

It's also fun so will get multiple repeat views and shared round social media, the vast majority of viewers won't care or remember who the advert was for but those that matter will. Top work Danny and Eberspächer.
  • 15 1
 It's a blatant advert, but who cares, it's a thing of beauty like all of MacAskill's stuff and put's a smile on the face of most people to watch it! Thanks Danny Beer
  • 7 0
 Between this and Bryn's Norco spot it's been a good week for advertisements.
  • 3 0
 Yep, an advertisement with Danny Mac riding in it still has way more Danny riding than an ad with no Danny. They've earned 2 of my minutes.
  • 4 0
 I don't understand - every Danny vid is sponsored - they dont get made otherwise
  • 13 1
 ...Anyone else notice he controlled every type of weather except sunshine! ...Even that App can't do that in Scotland Wink
  • 1 0
 You get more sunshine on east coast of Scotland & less rain
  • 16 7
 This was so fake.

YOU CAN'T CONTROL THE WEATHER WITH AN APP ON YOUR PHONE!!

The snow was probably just cotton balls or something. And that cloud at the end was totally CGI because you can't make clouds with phone apps!

I'm thinking it might not have even been Danny riding. Probably an intern with the face photoshopped in.

And why were the kids laughing after throwing the "snowball"? Totally fake. Nobody even told a joke. Maybe they laughed because they knew it was a fake snowball made of cotton balls and elmer's glue.

Very unrealistic.
  • 1 1
 yes you can, well not yet but why do you think there is a big space race on right now, Amazon and Bezos going in to space is to specifically to control weather, control weather and you can sell more crap more easily .. So, yes, Alexa and your Amazon Fire tablet will indeed control the weather - just you wait pal, then we will see .. then we'll see!!!!
  • 1 0
 @see-the-world: whens bezos going to start shitting pesos to give to all the good little girls and balls so that they'll stop throwing snowballs and behave like civilised beings. Sheesh I'll take the rain's pennies any day over a fistful of maguras royal blood. Bloody monarchy right there yessum it is.
  • 13 0
 Danny mac is responsible for climate change... Greta is gonna be mad.
  • 12 0
 WTF
  • 4 0
 word
  • 1 0
 Preach!
  • 8 1
 Hands up for Eberspächer's marketing team, such a solid ad here.
  • 8 1
 well, climate change is real !!
  • 5 7
 It sure is.
And it always has been.
Let's put our focus where it matters: pollution.
  • 1 0
 @IntoTheEverflow: they kind of go hand in hand don't they?
  • 1 0
 @BenPea: CO2 is not pollution, it makes the trees grow and does not interfere with the biological processes of life.
Many other chemicals do interfere and for example cause cancer or alter growth.
We should try to cut down a bit on those.
  • 1 0
 @IntoTheEverflow: don't disagree, but if, for e.g., you have cars that pump out no CO2 (yes, yes, batteries pollute, one thing at a time please) they will also be pumping out no NOx and no residual hydrocarbon particles, so there is a correlation. Also, methane, not that I know what to say about it at this time on a Friday.
I'm also inclined to go with the argument that says climate change has bolted from the stable and unlikely to be tamed.
  • 5 1
 The YouTube video title rightly spells out that it is Eberspächer advertising content but the Pinkbike article title should also do the same thing. There is need to mislead to get my eyeballs on a MacAskill video.
  • 6 0
 Anybody who's tried to ride on shear ice without tire studs knows just how insane that ice-slide 360 was. Sooo impressive!
  • 3 0
 I've tried the 360 ice slide so, so many times. Smacked my head on ice almost as many. To be fair to my efforts...I've gotten to 270. But when Danny hopped out is when my bike was skipping across the ice and I was bracing for impact.
  • 1 0
 Had the privilege of meeting Danny at the World Cup in Fort William last year. He was just cycling about the crowd on his orange Santa Cruz. Happy to talk to everyone and have his picture taken. He made my son's (and my) day. One of the nicest guys you could meet. A top man!
  • 1 0
 Danny's videos always bring a big smile to my lips. Great skills and great persona with an air of joy radiating from within. Thinking of his Daddy Daycare video now - funny
  • 1 0
 I don't know how he does it, but his videos make me feel like I'm right there with him enjoying the day. I'm also 100% sure that if he showed up, the sun would get just a little bit brighter.
  • 3 0
 No matter how good you are on a bike, a skid is still rad AF...
  • 2 0
 Cue everyone complaining about the new pedal assist bike!
"These new wind energy assist bikes suck! They're ruining biking"
  • 2 0
 I literally have no idea what that was advertising... But whatever, it's a Danny Mac video so it was rad!
  • 1 0
 Danny cant change the weather, that is a down right lie, you may be a God on a bike?
  • 2 0
 Dang.. another fun day at Danny's Land.
  • 1 0
 The Eberspächer logo looked like they might be a new niche suspension specialist to me... disappoint. :-P
  • 2 2
 An app? Chuck Norris wouldn't need an app for that.

Awesome and playfull video btw. We'd expect nothing les from mr Macaskill . :-D
  • 1 0
 Danny is a modern day trials hero and his skills are the sickest but am I the only one who thought this was kinda lame?
  • 1 0
 Danny is a modern day trials hero and his skills are the sickest but am I the only one who thought this was kinda lame?
  • 2 0
 Woop woop!
  • 1 0
 That's explain everything
  • 1 0
 SILENCE BRAND! Wait nevermind, this ad is actually entertaining.
  • 1 0
 One of the best ads ever.
  • 1 0
 Foken oath, you're all right
  • 1 0
 Cheesy as fcuk.
(Although the kissing gate was pretty cool)
  • 1 0
 Snoooo Sick!
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