Must Watch: Danny MacAskill Rides Skye's Super Steep Slabs

Jan 27, 2021 at 4:29
by James Smurthwaite  

Press Release

Trials and mountain bike rider Danny MacAskill just released his new video The Slabs and once again amazes us with riding we’ve never seen before. After hitting the Gym about a year ago with his trials bike the Scotsman now opts for the mountain bike and explores new terrain back home in the Cuillins on the Isle of Skye. Inspired by some of the world best climbers and their dedication Danny came up with the idea of hitting some rock slabs himself. Danny takes us on an intense and nerve-wracking ride down the rocky and insanely steep slabs. Awesome drone and POV perspective filmed on GoPro only, offer a fascinating onboard experience.

Welcome to The Slabs.

Photos: Dave Mackison



Danny’s latest video, a We are Peny Media production directed by both Robbie Meade and Danny, shows Danny scrambling to just below the summit of Sgurr Dubh Beag / Little Black Peak (733m / 2,432ft.), one of the most technical sections of the Dubh Ridge, unroped with his bike on his back. From here the real challenge begins. Set against the magnificent backdrop of unrivalled mountain wilderness views, Danny navigates his way down an extremely technical one kilometre route over a very steep ledge system of black 'boiler-plated' Gabbro slabs, exposed steps and drop offs, buttresses and grassy clefts, to the shores of Loch Coruisk at sea level.






bigquotesIt really felt so natural to be up on these faces on the edge of cliffs cycling down completely in control and fully trusting my brakes, my tires and the rest of my bike – and of course myself. It’s all about believing in your own skills and it was a cool experience out there and I really loved the feeling of it.Danny MacAskill



281 Comments

  • 409 2
 That is one KOM he can keep
  • 10 1
 And on Conti's!! They can't be as bad as they say....
  • 6 1
 I would really like to see that on Stava. % grade? Heart Rate? Total Descent?
  • 2 0
 The King Daddy-Max-of-Skill
  • 214 0
 I mean the guy has skill in his name
  • 53 0
 If you say it out loud it does sound like "Megaskill" doesn't it?
  • 6 28
flag ridingrascal (Jan 28, 2021 at 5:39) (Below Threshold)
 @akkwlsk: more like Smack a Skill
  • 44 0
 @akkwlsk: No, no, no. It's now, "Gigaskill."
  • 16 0
 Mad-ass-skill.
  • 4 6
 Danny Mac-Kills-It
  • 9 0
 @chas60422: more like Macdaddyskills
  • 212 12
 the drone footage was a bit too spinny. A bit more "cinematic" / subtle look would support the riding instead distracting it
  • 33 9
 This is inherent to the way FPV drone flies. It's kinda hard to control on lower and uneven speeds - you can't brake, only tilt back and apply thrust other way (but view will jump quite unpleasantly), and you can't reverse confidently because you don't see where're you going. So you must always move forward, and if your target suddenly stops moving the only option is to orbit around it.

Using drone that can hover in this case might not be best too, because it'd be too slow to react when Danny actually does faster moves.
  • 19 1
 @pashky: I see.

I think, for example, Sam Reynolds does it well in his drone footage. He just follows the rider with somewhat of a same distance / height, but it might be easier on darkfest style riding.
  • 68 6
 I agree with @bikefuturist. The drone spinning and orbiting really detracted from the video... almost seemed like the drone pilot wanted to showcase their drone-flying skills instead of Danny's riding. Half the time it was so disorienting you could barely tell what was going on in the video.
  • 9 0
 @bikefuturist: yeah I think the difference is the speed of a darkfest course matches the speed of a racing drone better
  • 11 1
 @bikefuturist: exactly, in jump line there’s much higher and more predictable speed and trajectory.

I know from personal experience that making watchable footage in many ways is harder than hitting tiny gaps and cool lines that only other pilots will understand. So I figured I need to chip in for this guy Smile
  • 5 0
 @pashky: You can fly a racing drone standing perfectly still in the air just like any other quadcopter, and for a half decent pilot it's not particularly difficult.
The problem here is the lack of a controllable gimbal for the camera like a DJI Mavic would have. The camera on a race quadcopter is usually angled up so that you can still see level-ish at forward tilt, i.e. when flying at speed. So when hovering still, the camera will point up, and you'd have to fly lower than Danny to still see him, but then you'd also see sky instead of down into the valley.
So it has to keep moving forward/orbiting to get a decent view. I think for this instance, less cam tilt would have served better, but it gets better after the initial intro shot.
  • 29 5
 @pashky: we should take a moment to praise the drone pilot. Don’t think Danny took too many takes on this. Pretty impressive
  • 23 7
 I really liked the drone footage. It really gave a three dimensional perspective and showed the enormity of the area. I think this was one of the most beautifully shot videos I’ve seen since Gee’s Ridgeline.
  • 4 0
 Check out Andrew J Lawrence on instagram, he did this any pretty much every other drone video you've seen, the guys basically a jedi and I get the impression if this looks spinny, then it was 100% intended to be.
  • 2 0
 @rarerider: that was exactly my point, maybe I just didn't explain it well. You can't keep hardmounted camera fixed on something moving with varying speed. With high uptilit as soon as you level to hover your subject either goes out of frame, or you have to lower altitude which is very noticeable and may not be possible in close proximity to terrain. With zero uptilt you'd be looking into ground once you start moving.
  • 4 1
 100%. Half the movement out of the drone would have been a way better video. I think alot of these filmers forget the video is about the rider.
  • 17 4
 Seriously. I came here to see Danny shred gnar not see the POV of a mosquito trying to bite him.
  • 6 3
 @nlibes: thanks for expressing my frustration..almost got sick watching it,pressed stop after 2 minutes
  • 4 1
 @lenniDK: came here to say the same thing.
  • 7 3
 Was SO terribly bummed at the drone footage style. What amazing riding and what shite filming.
  • 7 3
 @nlibes: agree - all technical talk aside the filming was disorientating and really seemed to reduce the scale...
seems like a few test shoots at other locations to ‘proof’ the videography concept would help. Just didn’t feel like the right tools to tell the story.

I didn’t finish the video (scrubbed through to avoid air sickness) however what I did watch I spent thinking “I wish I could tell how steep that is, or how fast he is going on that section” yet with a moving camera and target you instantly loose the ability to judge speed and likewise Birdseye view and understanding of angle and distance is diminished.
  • 5 0
 There were a few bits where the spinning came in a bit fast, but I'm guessing this is not an easy job, especially with minimal takes (if there was even more than one). I thought it gave a great perspective on the surroundings and lines he was riding. The drone 360 around Danny from 4:35 for example ... I think this is mint and provides a very interesting shot.
  • 4 2
 @BigAlfonz: there are certainly ‘moments’ but, it really isn’t the job of the viewer to search for them... that’s what making a movie, cinematography and editing all should combine to do?

Here’s Danny - risking his ass, in a trail riding helmet. The idling down what most of us probably would consider a cliff, sure he has the skills - but death is still an option on this one.

Then cinematically the effort just doesn’t match... basically the movie opens with an establishing shot, by drone... then stays in that shot for the entire moment (excluding a few seconds of POV). Has anyone ever seen a movie at the cinema that just showed the establishing shot for the whole movie? Or variants there of?

Red Bull, Santa Cruz, amazing rider, crazy location.
1 camera man, 1 drone and it feels like very little planning or effort to tell the best story possible from the adventure...
  • 2 0
 I don’t want to get too high brow here... but check out the the cinematic legacy of Ed Masters, that man knows how to tell a story
  • 1 1
 This drone footage is great but IMO Nate Hills drone/POV video if Kong on November 6th was the sickest video footage I’ve seen. Deserves way more views than 60k
  • 2 2
 Made me dizzy, quit after a minute.
  • 1 1
 spot on. drone filming was terrible and took away from the skills that Danny is showcasing. i kept thinking the whole time during the video, "just slow down and let's let Danny's riding be the showcase, instead of how cool of a drone pilot you are".

Awesome project, rad riding, terrible documentation. Do it again and show us what Danny does best.
  • 121 3
 Would have been the same video with Sram brakes, but 6 mins of screaming turkey warble
  • 12 0
 LOL this made me proper laugh
  • 2 0
 Top comment right there
  • 25 4
 Imagine 6 minutes of figuring out where the bite point is going to be on Shimanos!
  • 111 1
 “It’s all about believing in your own skills.”

That’s me screwed then…
  • 54 1
 This edit's a slab in the face of us mortals Frown
  • 17 26
flag scott-townes (Jan 28, 2021 at 3:49) (Below Threshold)
 Its called meth. That shit will make you believe in just about everything.
  • 1 1
 yeah, a proper slab
  • 4 0
 I would have ridden the inside-line !
  • 42 1
 Magura: "suck on that Shimano & Sram"
  • 19 2
 STAY ON YOUR BIKE DANNY!
  • 2 0
 I want to see him climb it now. Like, rig up a climbing rope to his drive train with some pulleys or something. So he can pedal his way up a nearly vertical rock climbing route.
  • 2 0
 His Trial Your Funeral--even the singlehanded ascent looks stressful. Stealthy rubber marketing tho
  • 3 1
 @ceecee: I don't know, I reckon I could have a go at this. However, Red Bull wouldn't pay me to sit in a hotel for 2 years waiting for the rock to dry.
  • 1 0
 @BenPea: Uh huh... everything looks easier on camera.
  • 1 0
 @BenPea: since the caveman from Red Bull heli is going to be the highlight anyway, a limestone slab in Dolomites will suffice. Start practicing
  • 2 0
 @landscapeben: That is what I was thinking, Magura saves lives.
  • 1 0
 @Phoncus: that's what I run and I'm still alive Beer
  • 85 1
 Danny mac - the adult's Fabio Wibmer
  • 17 0
 You mean Gabriel's cousin?
  • 81 0
 ‘Must watch’ and ‘Danny MacAskill’ in one sentence is kind of redundant.
  • 7 0
 Danny is unrivaled in his ability to make me yell curse words at my computer. "HOLY ****! NO ****ING WAY!"
  • 79 8
 Jeez, I got bad motion sickness from that drone footage at the start.
  • 38 17
 Watched it.
In awe of Danny’s skills
In awe of the beauty
In awe of the rock slab.
Ruined by an over zealous drone pilot.

Sadly the whole drone spinning thing made me feel so sick I quit after about 20 seconds into the decent. The still photos are great!
  • 10 0
 Yeah, nearly canned it with that drone footage at the start. Glad I kept watching though...
  • 6 11
flag pbuser2299 (Jan 28, 2021 at 8:03) (Below Threshold)
 @Richt2000: I just watched it again to check just how wrong you are, can confirm 100%. Every angles pretty much perfect, they just come at you so fast because of how quickly the terrain's changing.
  • 8 3
 @Richt2000: "old man yells at cloud"
  • 58 0
 Can’t wait for my great aunt who heard I like bikes to tag me in this on Facebook three years from now.
  • 2 0
 Get out of my head!
  • 50 1
 Me: If there's terrain that calls for a big, slacked out plough machine, this is it.

Danny: the 5010 goes brrr
  • 36 0
 I'd be wanting a mullet bike for that - like 29" front, 16" rear.
  • 43 0
 A little bit of wee just came out
  • 84 1
 So you could say, "a wee day out"?
  • 42 0
 He sounds Scottish, but he's from another planet
  • 24 1
 scotland is basically another planet.
  • 37 1
 Remy, we still love you, but Danny has bigger ... slabs Wink
  • 112 1
 Remy would have gap this.
"So basikely I pop here and I land over zere, and don't forget the code Remy15"
  • 4 0
 @breizhval: incredibly accurate
  • 10 0
 @breizhval: to which Yoann would have cackled madly and Wade Simmons would have reply, "yeah, you just kinda go 'braaap brraaap' "
  • 50 20
 Dear Pinkbike, would you please stop embedding videos in full monitor/display width? Like this, desktop PC users only have the option to watch it with the top/bottom cut off, or at full screen, most of the time.
(not useful at work, but shhhhhhh!)
Thank you!
  • 10 1
 Double click the video...
  • 21 1
 watch it on youtube bud
  • 5 4
 @qblambda: That opens it in full screen. But that's not what I meant/want. I would rather have it as a small video embedded within the site with space around it, so it does not fill the complete screen.
  • 6 2
 @Morrrice: Top tip: use firefox. It has a feature where you can detach the video from the browser and resize any size you want.
  • 16 2
 @Morrrice: Such beautiful landscape, and yet you want to see that in a thumbnail.
  • 4 1
 @qblambda: True... But sometimes there are other "factors" that come into play Wink
  • 7 0
 @Morrrice: or you do what I did: wait until you've finished work and cast it onto the telly.
  • 1 0
 @Maxcommencemal: Impossible to wait, to look at the new bikes videos :o
  • 2 0
 @Maxcommencemal: It seems I have neither the discipline nor the patience to wait until after work. Big Grin
But yes, on the big screen it's even more impressive!
  • 27 0
 For the first couple of minutes I was thinking that doesn't look so bad, I might have skills and the balls. The he started riding really close to the edge, taking harder lines and from around the 4 minute mark I was feeling scared & queasy just watching...

Bravo Mr Macaskill.
  • 9 0
 The photos are way more impressive.
  • 32 1
 STAY ON YOUR BIKE DANNY!
  • 28 0
 F**k how good are those brakes
  • 62 0
 Magura are at this very moment, clapping their hands and ramping up production
  • 3 0
 The forks too.
  • 5 6
 @Bollox64: Magura apparently just ended Sam Pilgrim's sponsorship. I guess we now know where the money went.
  • 1 0
 @rayme: nnnooooooo
  • 10 0
 @rayme: Danny has been on magura for quite a while now
  • 3 0
 I cannot imagine he did this in one go without stops. Every brake would start to blaze, wouldn't it?
  • 1 0
 @yoobee: I think he did, but would love to know for certain.
  • 1 0
 @rayme: Yeah, they had to pay for all these brake pads somehow!
  • 3 0
 @g-sewell: Thanks for the link, man. That adds some more depth to how Danny planned all this out, and actually accomplished this. Hopefully there were few outtakes on this video!
  • 22 5
 Woot! Love that Arcade Fire track.
  • 3 2
 Indeed. Was listening to them right before watching this..like my playlist was porting into my next platform.
  • 3 3
 Dito. Wonder how much crackbull paid to use that? I can't wait for their next album.
  • 13 0
 Must say - this is one of those times where the still images do a better job showing the sheer size and scale of the task at had, the images are amazing and, for me, really show just how gnarly and massive this was - would love to see more
  • 1 0
 I’m wondering how the photographer got to where he was for some of those shots
  • 16 0
 And with that, half of Squamish started looking up Skye property prices.
  • 1 0
 This is funny.
  • 13 0
 Remy- "Check out my new Squamish slab video!"
Danny- "Hold my beer." (or Scotch)
  • 12 0
 Crazy skills. I'd probably end up on a different metal slab if I tried that. I'll stick to chocolate slabs.
  • 12 0
 Danny MacAskill. Skye. Arcade Fire ... I'm in.
  • 12 1
 "Rampage is the most dangerous thing you can do on a MTB"
Danny - Hold my Redbull
  • 11 1
 Tire sponsor: What rubber durometer softness do you need tire wise?

Danny: Yes
  • 2 0
 Are they round? That'll do.
  • 6 0
 Wonder how good those Continental Kaiser are, really hard to have reviews/feedback of the last versions.
The price is right, made in EU, supposedly great rubber but the thread looks kind of shallow and I wonder how a fairly light 1000g tyre survives aggressive riding (like a DD would)
  • 6 2
 Conti has great rubber but shitty carcas. They are very grippy, but you will be lucky if they seal.
  • 5 1
 I'd have to disagree, just put my Kaiser 29ers on and the profile depth seems to be on par or even steeper to my Assegai / DHR II combo.
They seal very well, zero issues there.
  • 2 0
 @Mr-Gilsch: Mind I commented on the thread depth/lug height purely from eyeballing pics on the internet.
Any experiences with casing resistance to pinch flats and cuts? I'm on Wild Enduros but find the rear one a little fragile
  • 5 0
 @lkubica:
Sealing used to be a big problem but they solved it like two years ago... running Baron projekt for about 4-5 years...
  • 1 0
 @fleischist: Bought 2 Barons a year ago, one was sealing for 2 weeks, one did not seal at all. On DT swiss rims.
  • 1 0
 @Arierep: All good mate, the pictures don't really do them justice. I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the box.
Due to the amount of snow and type of riding in the local terrain here, I don't have any relevant experience to share regarding pinch flats. But traction on snow is better than on Maxxis, in case that's of interest haha
  • 1 0
 @lkubica: maybe try different sealant?
I even got the Speedking tyres sealed on sram Roam wheels and stopping to "bleed" sealant after two rides.
  • 1 0
 @Mr-Gilsch: Using Stans, it was not sealants faoul, all other tires (Maxxiss, Schwalbe) seal without a sealant in the first place. But Conti were leaking like crazy through the tire bed.
  • 1 0
 @lkubica: could it be the ones you got were manufactured before the update
  • 1 0
 @Arierep: Quite likely. But are they really updated? No info on the site that something has changed.
  • 2 0
 @lkubica:
They even look a little different. The first ones i had leaked through the side wall like crazy and it really sucked getting them sealed no matter what sealant. Now they are just as painfree as maxxis for me. Also using standard stan‘s sealant. If you like the rubber maybe give them another try. The newer version has a small „tubeless ready“ on the side wall, the old ones didn‘t have that.
  • 1 0
 About casing resistance, any comments?
  • 1 0
 @Arierep: I attempted to switch to Conti. I tried the new Der Kaizer (after the update). I found the grip to be tremendous, and preferred the ride feel over any Maxxis I've had. Unfortunately, weak casing lead to many pinch flats so I was forced to crawl back to Maxxis. My last pinch flat on a Kaizer was @ 30psi with an insert.... not sure what else I could have done really.
  • 1 0
 @lkubica: get 2020 production. Got mine from bike24 (they always state production year). Seated them up without sealant on Spike33s and left them 48h to stretch, no pressure loss
  • 1 0
 @Maestroman87: it's this kind of report that those then out of the equation for me. Thanks
  • 1 0
 @Arierep: I have 2 rear wheels, one w/WE + Cush Core, other w/Kaiser + Tannus Armor. They are both a couple of the best tires I've ever used. WE rear tends to wear pretty quickly and tear lugs a bit, Kaiser so far seems like it will last a good bit longer. WE has more knob spacing so does ok in mud where Kaiser is more for dry conditions. Kaiser is ~150g lighter but not sure on durability yet. WE hasn't given me issues with punctures or tearing and I've put a few holes in the Cush Core Pro insert w/o any pinchflats. I can't tell much difference in rolling resistance on my 37 lb Spec Enduro.

Also, Kaiser seated easily. It took a couple rides to hold air but didn't weep sealant at all. I have about 12 rides on it now and you can just start to see wear, where WE would be 1/3rd worn out.

Seems like a winner to me so far!
  • 1 0
 @Maestroman87: What insert? If you're putting a hole in a Cush Core Pro + a pinch flat at 30 psi I'm not sure I'd put that on the equipment...
  • 1 0
 @davec113: thanks mate.
They also have the DH Apex version of the Kaiser (the one without Protection in the name, go figure). Most sources suggest a rather moderate weight for it, so it could be and alternative
  • 6 0
 My wife and I got married on the shore of that loch and I never once thought those steeps were rideable when I was looking at them in person. Truly incredible skills and riding. Also a miracle they were able to get a dry, sunny day too!
  • 2 0
 Gorgeous location. And he thought it was a wee too dry and rode through that puddle before the really severe sections.
  • 8 0
 Literally putting his life on the edge several times...impressive...great advert for Magura's!?
  • 5 0
 I know the feeling conveyed in this video pretty well. That "holy crap this is steep, gotta get low, use the brakes, but not that much brake, kinda hope this works out" feeling. Only for me it's on stuff with about 5 percent of the danger factor.
  • 7 0
 Excellent to see the progressing in his videos - From urban trial to stuff like this!!
  • 8 0
 The Scottish tourist board should be sponsoring him.
  • 2 0
 I could be wrong, but I think they have supported a previous video
  • 5 0
 Free climbs it with his bike on his back then sends it down. Total package of fitness, skills and mental abilities. Amazing. I’m OK with Conti tires too.
  • 7 0
 A W E S O M E photos!
  • 4 0
 Wholly consequence. Didn’t Tippie or Simmons once ride down part of the super steep rock face atop the Coquihalla highway summit once years ago?
  • 1 0
 I always look at that slab and think "looks so rideable....when 500mm brake rotors get released"
  • 3 0
 Tippie rode Yak Peak. I immediately thought of it as well.
  • 2 0
 This is mind boggling but I have to say the Tippie line on Yak Peak is another level of nutter.
  • 2 0
 @waffleShirt: You can get 622mm rotors already...you don’t even need a separate rotor, it’s built right into the rim! Ingenious technology! ????
  • 2 0
 @MaplePanda: err mah gerrd, I need to get my 2003 Giant Boulder ready to ride again!
  • 1 0
 @jstubb: is there footage of that ride anywhere? (tippie on yak peak) I saw it in print but never video
  • 4 0
 Someone just asked me if I thought it would scare the shit out of me trying to ride ANY of Danny's lines........

I just said "DEPENDS" lol
  • 5 0
 Deleted scene: Danny throws his bike in the Loch and the heat from the rotors instantly boils the whole Loch dry.
  • 4 0
 That line leading into the 4 minute mark was fire! No room for error and the narrowest of escape routes. Sound track was perfect!
  • 2 0
 Start of the video: "O, this ain't too bad!"
2 minutes later: "Ok, I take everything back! Shitting my pants without riding there myself..."

Beautiful place by the way. Loved Edinburgh when visiting on a 3 day city trip, but would really love to explore Scotland more after the corona stuff is finally over someday...
  • 2 0
 So, there I was at the pub with Danny and I say... Lemme show you this line, you're gonna love it! and he say's Nooo fawking way.. and we run it and about halfway down the damn alarm goes off someplace & in my head, I realize I'm gonna be late for work & have to get my lazy butt outa bed ... A line like that is only in a mere mortals dreams (nightmares) ... scared the crap outa me just watching it.
  • 5 1
 All ways wondered if was a route down those slaps, but also knew that I was not the one to attempt it?
  • 9 1
 Now you know there isn't!
  • 5 0
 The one video where you wish people to not go fast!
  • 4 0
 Hey Danny - Etive Slabs maybe? Does make the BC steep slabs look a bit tame don’t you think?
  • 1 2
 Yes there is lots of other Slabs of rock out there, that could be ridden on bikes,
But promoting riding down or up stuff like this, could lead to stupid people with no skills killing them self's?
WHERE do you draw the line?
  • 3 0
 amazing......was it really one continuous rideable (for Danny) line?? I hope so! Makes those BC slabs look a bit short if so :-)
  • 3 0
 Once things open up again, Remy needs to invite Danny to Squamish for a collab project. Maybe a game of “bike” on the slabs?
  • 1 0
 Great video, to get it that dry on Skye too! Looked pretty darn steep in places, the scale is the most impressive part of this, just holding on and having the legs is super impressive in itself. Things like the original crazy train chutes, trespasser steep bits, the sections off the side of kaibers pass are crazy steep too and dont have the grip of these rocks. Kaisers for the win on rock slabs.
  • 1 0
 Danny is a skilled rider no doubt. I have to ask did he hike it up all the way with his bike? The footage in the beginning shows him hiking it up with his bike on his back. I would think after that long way up with a 27# bike on your back, not sure if you have the energy reserves to go down that smoothly. Again, I am not Danny, and don't have sponsor setting me up with helicopter drop off.
  • 3 0
 that braking control tho,
danny: rides down near vertical rock face with perfect speed and control
me: locks up brakes on tiny chute, skids, goes out of control, goes otb
  • 1 0
 Brilliant skills from all concerned. Filming was brilliant too... have to laugh at the poor cry-babies that can't hack some spinny photography without spewing; very much doubt they're any good at biking either with such weak stomachs ROFLMAO!
  • 4 0
 He must be feeling skye high
  • 4 0
 Magura did a hell of a comercial!
  • 3 0
 hmmmm, if the local heros here aren't eyeing up the Apron now I'd be surprised. Amazing effort, perfect tune, beauty!
  • 4 0
 Figurative and literal G.O.A.T
  • 1 0
 Miss the signature squeaky brakes - damn you Magura MDR-P!

And the drone pilot / cinematogropher planning that shoot for making it extra hard to follow for all those twists and turns...
  • 1 0
 When Danny M says something was "pretty scary" it gets my attn. lol

Navigating that crazy off-camber section at 3:43, and the end descent down the steep section at 4:40. It's good advertising for his tires.
  • 3 0
 i wonder how many weeks they had to wait for a sunny day in that region, rains 300 days a year haha
  • 1 0
 We just tell people that to keep them away. lol
  • 3 0
 So are full helmets not cool anymore? How more extremme does it has to get?
  • 1 0
 Well he was wearing knee pads, so he was pretty much covered in case of a fall.
  • 2 0
 Love the simplicity of this video concept: "I wanted to see if I could ride down those huge rocks." Nice contrast to some of the more story-based stuff.
  • 1 0
 Yes, nice , not to see all this time of marios, braap , bla bla, super dressy, dirt troghing, Enduro crap.
Thank you ManyDad ass kill, made my day
( with longer hair you look like hans)
he he
  • 1 0
 Lot of talk here about coming down. But can we talk for a second about him climbing up that bit at the beginning carrying his bike? I wonder how much of this he actually had to climb that way.
  • 2 0
 I nearly looked away!!! He is bonkers! That is amazing. Never mind the skills, he must have a mind of steel!!!
  • 3 0
 Hope, I can find the segment on Strava :-D :-D
  • 1 0
 Would be interested to see the grade on the last decent. Has to be hovering around 25% (maybe more?).
  • 2 0
 @njcbps: 25%??? The grade looked over 100% (i.e. steeper than 45 degrees) in spots.
  • 1 0
 @Ginsu2000: I was waiting for the correction...lol. I watched it again and realized 25% was wildly inaccurate.
  • 3 1
 Such a positive chap always cranking out uplifting videos. Makes me sick. ????
  • 2 0
 damn that fourth photo makes my palms sweaty as hell. if his goal was to replicate rock climbing, he did a pretty good job!
  • 3 0
 Damn! Those are some glaciated boulders he's riding!
  • 3 0
 Is this a testicle pun?
  • 3 0
 I had to unclench my sphincter with my sweaty palms after watching that.
  • 2 0
 Yep. They did a great job of conveying the sweaty palms and sphincter-clenching factor here.
  • 1 0
 So if there is no Gopro effect, and I think that I couldn't even think about doing these, does that mean that these slabs are actually insanely step?
  • 2 0
 That's scary to watch even WITH the gopro effect. I can't imagine that in person.
  • 3 0
 Skye looks beautiful in this video!
  • 3 0
 Danny for Rampage, nobody will ride his line.
  • 4 0
 The polar opposite of Aggie. It would probably take Danny Mac like 18 minutes to get to the bottom of the mountain.
  • 1 0
 @RonSauce: but the volume of trickery would be insane.
  • 3 0
 He won't need a dig team either.
  • 3 0
 And I thought the White Line in Sedona was bad.
  • 2 0
 me: Why does he have the massive ebike rotors on his bike??

(watches video)

me: Ahhh, I get it.
  • 2 0
 I wonder if he had a 27.5 on the rear so he could get back more without the tire buzzing his ass.
  • 2 0
 He almost certainly did. And on the front. He's riding a 5010.
  • 1 0
 mind boggling!

Is the drone operator Andy Lawrence the same guy that created the Perspectives + Waterworks bodyboard movies ?
  • 2 0
 He needs a laundry detergent sponsor. I can't imagine he didn't poop just a little.
  • 1 0
 that was next level heart stopping riding , bring on rampage 2021 !! , Danny for the slowest line , remy for the fastest and Brendog for the steezist ,
  • 2 0
 Wot...no front-flip into the water like at the end of Cascadia? Meh.

/sarcasm
  • 3 0
 Is that a double black diamond? Can't seem to find it on trailforks!
  • 2 0
 My hands were sweating at the end of the video, reminds me of Free Solo. That was great Thank you!!
  • 2 0
 What, no e-bike? With e-bike, he could just sit back and pedal up, at least that's what e-bikers keep telling me.
  • 2 0
 Up next.... Mount Everest!
  • 6 5
 'fully trusting my brakes, my tires and the rest of my bike'

its almost as if this guy's sponsored or something?!
  • 1 0
 hmmm, u think?
  • 2 0
 Those brakes must have been red hot. Amazing stuff.
  • 3 0
 From the cuts in the footage, I think he rode a series of shortish segments, allowing the brakes to breathe and cool down, instead of an uninterrupted descent. This way or the other, balls of adamantium
  • 3 0
 El Cap next, right?
  • 2 0
 Next up: MacAskill vs Ondra. Wink
  • 2 0
 Genuinely world class boys. Insane!
  • 2 0
 Hey Danny.... Rock climbers use ropes. Jesus man, serious stones.
  • 2 0
 This deserves bike check! Will be nice to see what his setup is for this
  • 2 0
 "that was scelly" - Danny Mac
  • 1 0
 Watching that gave me anxiety like no other riding event, jump line, whatever, ever has. Danny is a madman
  • 2 0
 Can we have a helmet cam, top to bottom unedited video. Thanks.
  • 2 0
 Damn marketing... now I *need* a 5010
  • 1 0
 Not only rides that ballsy line, but throws in a stoppie to bunny hop to boulder for run midway down
  • 2 0
 Waiting for the first V-Brake descent.
  • 1 0
 When GoPro footage looks terrifying, you know it’s twice as scary IRL. Amazing!
  • 1 0
 Did it on a 27.5 wheel bike MTB Marketing Depts around the world in shambles
  • 1 0
 Most videos I watch thinking "how is he going so fast?!" This video I watched thinking "how is he going so slow?!"
  • 2 0
 If Danny says it's scary then it must be terrifying for us mortals.
  • 2 0
 I don't think clenching your butt for that long is good........
  • 1 0
 Makes a mountain look like riding down the Levels of a multi storey car park

Pure class ????
  • 1 0
 This one rocks! Danny is the man
  • 1 0
 Sooooo much cooler than me
  • 1 0
 Aaargh, unbelievable! Truly amazing..
  • 2 0
 ...and on a trail bike.
  • 1 0
 The only reason ever to buy Magura brakes.
  • 1 0
 the fork stays high in its travel.. really
  • 2 0
 the stones on this guy
  • 1 0
 I felt sorry for his brake pads! Incredible skills!
  • 1 0
 this had me on the edge of my office chair
  • 1 0
 HOLY SHIT...RAMPAGE BUDDY!!
  • 1 0
 He looks so islander with his fishermans yellow jacket and accordians
  • 1 0
 I should've bought those tyres.
  • 1 0
 The Stickiest of the Ickiest, Continental's new rubber compound.
  • 1 0
 Thanks Danny! Your videos are always a treat!
  • 1 0
 Unbelievable -in particular breaking- skills!
  • 1 0
 So Danny got 5·10 and Continental to do a custom tire? Wow!!!
  • 1 0
 Definitely want to make sure you got a good bleed done on your brakes.
  • 1 0
 Had to ice my forearms after watching this. Insane!
  • 1 0
 Like Blind Squirrel or Mary Jane at Bass Lake
  • 1 0
 Now we just need a video of Jeff Kendall Weed riding back up The Slabs.
  • 1 1
 Awesome riding... horrible drone footage. Less is more with the constant toilet bowl swirl technique.
  • 2 2
 Surprised to see him on the current SC 5010. The current SC lineup is absolutely horrendous.
  • 1 0
 He rides that slab like a skier shedding fresh powder
  • 1 0
 Danny wouldn't have said 'my tires', he'd have said 'my tyres' Wink
  • 1 0
 Holy moly Danny always manages to push the bar just one notch higher
  • 1 0
 Would like to see how the tyres look like after that run.
  • 1 0
 That's Danny's Rampage line. At a boy!
  • 1 0
 . Adrenalin addiction. this affliction ALWAYS ends badly .
  • 2 0
 Music is trash
  • 1 0
 sjeesh.. that was scary. i'm glad i'm not danny's mum. super impressive
  • 1 0
 No crash and bails reel at the end of this one huh?
  • 1 0
 Finally he brakes as much as I do.
  • 1 0
 The Isle of Skye. Where your balls need to be bigger than your rotors.
  • 1 0
 Magura missed a trick not slapping their logo all over this one.
  • 1 0
 Dear God!
  • 1 0
 mental!
  • 1 0
 Arm pump? Smile
  • 1 0
 No Cars Go ❤
  • 1 0
 /r/sweatypalms
  • 1 0
 Radicoulous
  • 1 0
 24 POD/sec
  • 1 1
 The drone footage was making me ill, I sadly had to turn it off Frown
  • 1 1
 300mmm rotors on the Maguras? What a madman
  • 1 2
 He put a Fox 38 on a Santa Cruz 5010(Solo). He has to be the only person in the world who has done that. And thats OK!
  • 3 0
 It's actually a 36.
  • 1 0
 @Pete-Fountaine: I stand corrected. Thank you Sir.
  • 1 0
 Sweaty hands
  • 1 0
 rather him than me
  • 1 0
 sea sickness.....
  • 1 0
 GTAV Mt Chilliad.
  • 1 0
 sick one
  • 1 0
 That rocks
  • 1 0
 Mad mad skills.
  • 1 1
 Grip it and skid it!

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