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Old 04-19-09, 10:28 PM   #1
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Holy ****!

I know this isn't something you normally see on the MTB forum of BF but I couldn't deprive you all of this ****.

Danny Mac.
http://freecaster.tv/bmx/1007689/danny-mac-april-2009

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Old 04-19-09, 10:33 PM   #2
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Yeah, that just got posted in the General forum. Absolutely insane. I've never seen a trials video like that...all the other ones I've ever seen have a lot more trackstanding. It's almost like watching a parkour video on bikes. Incredible.
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Old 04-19-09, 11:12 PM   #3
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Speechless!!!!
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Incredible!
I luv it!
scary!
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Old 04-20-09, 12:36 AM   #5
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Those wheels must be absolutely bulletproof. And the fork.

Now I feel like a wimp for just buying 160mm travel for mostly XC riding...
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The comments there sum it up pretty well, absolutely amazing.


I wish i had those kinds of skills, it must be a lot of fun to have those abilities and just be able to do almost anything you want on a bike.... the hardware really is bulletproof though, he was doing as much as he could to absorb the impacts, but that stuff still bore the brunt of all those drops.
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Yeah that last drop from the bridge. That was like 18 feet, all absorbed by the rear wheel.
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always stunns me what humans can do (and survive) when he umps off some of those 12+ to flat drops (like off the building) i just don't understand how you do that and not even blow a tire w/o any suspension

and that flip off the tree was redic

also those didn't look like the 20" wheels i was expecting but not big enough for 26, was he riding a 24?
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Old 04-20-09, 01:29 AM   #9
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also those didn't look like the 20" wheels i was expecting but not big enough for 26, was he riding a 24?
Good eye.

http://www.inspiredbicycles.com/prod...product_page=1

And yes the back flip off the tree was completely bonkers
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Old 04-20-09, 01:34 AM   #10
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Seriously this guy has the sickest control I have ever seen, my mind might be blown. His name is very very fitting Danny MacaSKILL.

Here is another one
http://www.vimeo.com/1831788

Wait for end.

And another:
Disclaimer music is NSFW so turn it down.
http://www.vimeo.com/2627207
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loved it! Thanks yellowjeep.

That fourplay trials frame is interesting... it's got an MTB style dropout and chain tensioner (so at first I thought it was an SS)... and it also has a saddle (which made me think it was a 24" BMX).

I've seen some similar tricks in BMX, but this Danny Mac does them BIG! WOW!



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very cool
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Stunning!

I know nothing about trials bikes; is that thing a ss? Or is it some kind of odd kick-back hub?

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Single speed AFAIK. Though in a trials competition I think you have to be running at least 6 gears in the back.
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But isn't he somehow pedaling the bike backwards? I am not sure exactly what a kick-back hub is, but I gather it functions like a ss in that it allows you to coast, but also has pawls that engage when you pedal backward.

He is my new hero, btw.

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Originally Posted by From Inspired's site.
Can you give us a quick run down of your current bike spec?

Inspired Fourplay frame, Easton carbon bars, Middleburn cranks, Hope Pro2 hubs, Atom Lab rear rim, Maxxis Holy/High Roller, Avid Juicy 5 front brake, Maguras HS33 with Rock Pad blue rear brake
I think what you are seeing is just him rolling backward and letting the pedals carry his feet over.
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I had time to see the video, but it has been taken down already. Bummer, I always send the new videos to my friend, and he didn't get to see this one.

Out of all the segments of cycling, street trials is by far my favorite. I would do anything to ride like that.
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Found another link and edited the top post
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Found a new, good link for anyone that missed it.

http://freecaster.tv/bmx/1007689/danny-mac-april-2009

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But isn't he somehow pedaling the bike backwards? I am not sure exactly what a kick-back hub is, but I gather it functions like a ss in that it allows you to coast, but also has pawls that engage when you pedal backward.

He is my new hero, btw.

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It's gotta be that, he wouldn't get the unicycle-like control of the rear wheel without it, that's a fanceh piece of hub tech though.
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Thats some sick ****. Street trials is some much more fun to watch then comp trials. More "action" less track standing. Don't get me wrong, those comp guys are skill, but street is like a cross between urban assault, bmx, ad trials all in one.
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Pretty sure its just a hope pro2.
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Wow...words are insufficient.
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Besides looking cool, I'm pretty sure pedaling backwards doesn't mean he's using a special hub to "drive" the bike backwards. Although it looks that way, the backward movement is actually leftover momentum and it will gradually slow down. They have to back pedal so as not to engage the hub ratchet and stall the trick. Hub ratchets only free-wheel forwards but not backwards.

My son's been learning the trick for months and I've seen him doing it down the drive, he can only manage to balance one or two backpedals then the bike is quickly turned to go forward again. Very hard to do.

We were just talking about this subject last weekend - why some "park" BMX guys prefer not to use super high quality racing hubs (like Chris King) with a lot of ratchet teeth with near zero-lag to engage. Some BMXers like a bit of ratchet lag so they don't accidentally "nudge" the ratchet forward during the trick.

Danny Mac's hub is in all likelihood a conventional hub.


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Chelboed before he went to the big wheels.
Ed's twinney four
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