Saturday, October 15, 2016

Danny MacAskill's Wee Day Oot

14 comments:

Sixty Grit said...

What a great movie. I laughed out loud at the "Road Liable to Flooding" part.

And as much as I used to love mountain biking, it is guys like that who made me realize that my derring-do was insignificant compared to their bike handling skills. Well done, Danny.

MamaM said...

Evi-sighting at 1:13, or one of her relatives.

Watching this was the visual equivalent to reading a ChipAhoy post!

MamaM said...

Just prior to finding this up, I'd seen one on Andrew Short, "a man who lives with cerebral palsy, and his trainer Lee, applying the concept of neuroplasticity - that the brain can change - to overcome his disability," which was equally amazing.

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/thefeed/article/2016/09/24/brain-changed-walking-kokoda-trail-cerebral-palsy

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

tl;os (too long only skimmed) but that's some good-looking cinematography.

Leland said...

Good little movie. Glad to see the oops stuff at the end. Nice to see Evi get some love too.

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

Danny is a good boy (he is respectful to bovines).

MamaM said...

Danny takes on life and whatever is in his path or alongside. I found it heartening to view him taking on the challenges in an energetic way that rings true even if there is more going on than meets the eye.

Chip Ahoy said...

When he gets to the end I noticed a a good deal more in the progress bar and thought, now they're going to fill it with unwanted bullshit. But instead they showed his mishaps, in order. We see him try five times to land the railroad rail, and all the other failures are delightful to see, especially the hay roll. Seeing all that take several attempts made me enjoy the film a lot more. He puts himself through quite a lot of abuse to make it all look easy. I appreciate that more than anything.

AprilApple said...
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AprilApple said...

Evi - you make a camio.

AprilApple said...

Danny was featured a few years ago in one the Banff Mountain Film Festivals short films.

Isle of Skye

AprilApple said...

That is who we need as a presidential candidate. Controlled. Practiced. Amazing.

Skillz. Girls like guys with skillz.

MamaM said...

That is who we need as a presidential candidate.

Willing to get up over and over and make an ass of himself to fulfill what he believes to be his purpose?

Skillz are a mixed bag that cover a lot of ground, challenges, obstacles and pitfalls.

Some girls like guys with enough skillz to fund their own lives without begging and persevere through adversity.

AprilApple said...

Like Melania?