Danny MacAskill: Imaginate

Yesterday saw the release of one of the greatest anticipated bike videos of the year. Two years in the making, Imaginate was finally released. It most certainly delivered, and then some.

To celebrate the release, Danny Macaskill did a Q&A on Reddit yesterday afternoon, to answer questions from fans. Here is an insight into the project, Danny and his riding.


Q: So….how many attempts did it take to bounce from the ball to the track in your new video?

Answer: The ball front flip to the train tracks took about 250 takes…it was a lot harder on the cameraman than on me! He was having to run up and down with a steady cam. We worked out he ran about 6 Km in about 2 hours. I was dizzy by the end


Q: Hey Danny, big fan! What tips would you give to someone wanting to learn more advanced tricks in trials? Also is there anything you’ve found away from the bike that helps you develop your skills back on it?

Answer: Learning flip tricks it’s a good idea to go to your local skate park that has a foam pit, that’s where I first learned to do front and back flips. For more advanced tricks, you first have to master the basics – it’s all about working up to the more complex tricks, and they’ll come in the end.


It’s been a busy time for Danny, working solidly on Imaginate over the past few years and filming for the past six months, working alongside Red Bull he has most certainly been able to go all out on his most ambitious project to date. Director of Imaginate, Stu Thompson worked alongside Danny to bring the project to life. It’s been a long time coming, and a lot of hard work, but most definitely worth the wait. Check out the gallery below for a preview of the set of Imaginate, and some behind the scenes shots. You can take a look at more videos over at Red Bull to see what Danny had to say about the project here.

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