Danny MacAskill shows his mettle as he takes his tricks to disused iron works (+ video)

Latest video forms part of Channel 4's Concrete Circus programme

by Simon_MacMichael   August 16, 2011  

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Street trials ace Danny MacAskill is back with a new video, shot as part of the Concrete Circus programme shown on Channel 4 yesterday evening which showcased urban sport such as parkour, also known as free running.

The Scot shot to fame in 2009 with a YouTube video shot in Edinburgh by his friend Dave Sowerby, which has now gained more than 24 million views.

The resulting publicity and queue of sponsors allowed MacAskill to give up his job as a bike mechanic to concentrate full-time on his bike stunts, including shooting an ad for Volkswagen and a music video for the band 'Doves'.

The latest video, called Industrial Revolutions, was shot in MacAskill’s native Scotland in a disused iron works and railway sidings.

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What video?

posted by Shwa [30 posts]
16th August 2011 - 10:46

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Also, "hannel 4"?

posted by Shwa [30 posts]
16th August 2011 - 10:47

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Video should be displaying now, sorry about that!

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [8491 posts]
16th August 2011 - 10:49

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See it now, cheers! Smile

posted by Shwa [30 posts]
16th August 2011 - 11:58

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he's handy on a bike like, no mistake.

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posted by joemmo [903 posts]
16th August 2011 - 12:28

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He must have rubber bones in his legs. I saw him at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last month, impressive to say the least. his riding has developed with more stylish moves than he had in his early videos.

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posted by OldRidgeback [2308 posts]
16th August 2011 - 13:44

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Watching it again (after concrete circus last night) is no less impressive, perhaps even the opposite. Particularly like the flat work and the hops-to backwards rolling-endo.

Fabulous.

Agree with OldRidgeback about the show at GoodWood, seriously impressive stuff.

I reckon I might *just* be able to recreate the big skid at the beginning of this vid. That's about it though.

posted by dlp [51 posts]
16th August 2011 - 16:22

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I'm very sad and watching it for the trains. I do hope he has had his tetinus jabs with all that rusty iron work.

posted by DevonChap [36 posts]
16th August 2011 - 19:41

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Danny Megaskills...and NO FEAR! Always worth a good few watches to catch all the stuff!

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posted by The _Kaner [495 posts]
16th August 2011 - 19:53

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Don't forget Keelan Phillips! Top flatlander in the UK, and personally speaking, the best edit (though Danny's edit is a very close second...) SO good to see 'minority' sports getting some serious airtime!

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posted by Morgan [60 posts]
18th August 2011 - 7:43

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