During lockdown, Danny MacAskill has not only amazed us with lots of different ways of using palettes in his front yard and stepping up his e-bike trials game on the new Santa Cruz Heckler, but the Scottish trials and mountain bike rider also took time to go through his archive, selecting his favorite, and hardest, tricks from the last ten years. The first episode in this series features the famous Log Slide from his movie Wee Day Out. “I’ve always wanted to do a log-slide on a mountain bike. I really like the idea of two wheels kind of sliding on stuff, slightly unnatural – just something I never seen anybody else do,“ says Danny as he explains the idea behind the trick and goes on about his motivation and commitment: “Of course you are going to fail a lot. You will have lots of crashes and lots of frustration I suppose, but my main driver is knowing that I am trying to do something new, something that is my own idea and something that is really gonna make the whole film that we are working on come alive.“
But why did he send his mate Nash around the countryside for 3 months before filming? What was the hardest part of the whole trick? How many tubes of Vaseline did he use and what new problems did that bring up?
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Danny’s website: www.dannymacaskill.co.uk
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#dannymacaskill #weedayout #logslide #thestorybehind #redbull #fredmurray #rasoulution #mtbmagasia
When it comes to the agency’s newest athlete, Tarek Rasouli immediately raves: “I've been following him for some time on Instagram and immediately liked him. I was blown away when I watched "Chase Her". Tomomi rides really, really well; his technical tricks remind me of Fabio Wibmer and Danny MacAskill. I also find the exclusively positive user comments he seems to attract very likeable,” says the motivated managing director of RASOULUTION after their recent signing with Tomomi.
The person Tarek speaks so enthusiastically about is Tomomi Nishikubo. The Japanese rider is a true artist on the bike. Now 28-year-old, he started riding motocross at the age of five. Seven years later, his passion for bikes without an engine was ignited and Tomomi started his trials career. In 2013, he competed in the UCI Trials World Championships in South Africa and finished 25th. His greatest successes, becoming Japanese Trials Champion in 2016 and 2017, made him known within the country. However, Tomomi is not only at home on the Trials bike, his broad ability is illustrated by his win of the Japanese Downhill Series (Expert) in 2018. His switch to street trials also paid off with victory in Trials at the Ninja Games last year. Trials, downhill and freeride are among his prime disciplines all of which he combines spectacularly in his great passion - the making of videos.
Thanks to the high-quality clips paired with his riding class, he also made a name for himself even beyond the national border. “Plot, jokes and above all his riding is really good. Especially in his last video “Chase Her” there were some really technical and cool things about which I can only say: “Hats off. Pretty awesome." He has a cool style and understands how to show it in videos," says his role model Fabio Wibmer enthusiastically.
Next to his riding career, Tomomi works part-time as a filmmaker and consultant for social network services in Yokohama. The partnership with RASOULUTION will help him take the next step in his career. “I have some big film projects in my head that I really want to realize. RASOULUTION is the ideal partner by my side not only for this. I was also directly impressed by their extraordinary network and professionalism. I am thrilled to be part of the team that also includes my idols Danny and Fabio,” the likeable Japanese is looking forward to the collaboration and can hardly wait for one thing: “I hope I can soon go to Europe and ride with them."
With his riding class and his good eye for video productions, Tarek sees great chances that the Japanese will establish himself in the global bike scene: “Tomomi has huge potential. We want to help him to spread his passion around the world so that he can inspire and motivate even more people to ride bikes.”
Follow Tomomi’s adventure here:
#tomominishikubo #partnership #rasoulution #japan #mtbmagasia
CONTRASTS - TAIWAN - 3OF3
DALI - YUNNAN - CHINA
URUMJI - XINJIANG - CHINA
#mtbmagasia #issue #66 #contrasts #taiwan #interview #danchiang #penny #enduro #mtb #dali #yunnan #downhill #pumptrack #urumji #xinjiang #china #looseridersflamingmountains #digging #issuu
#mtbmagasia #issue #9 #2014 #touring #adventure #landofhighpasses #soloride #ladakh #himalaya #india
What’s better than being locked in the house with nothing to do and loads of free time? Being locked in the house and filming a sick Trials-bike edit! That’s what the last four weeks have been like in Fabio Wibmer’s household in Innsbruck, Austria. In Home Office, the Austrian Bike- and YouTube star takes us around his house in true Wibmer style - sprinkled with a serious dose of creativity.
Right from the start of the five minute action-packed edit it becomes clear that Fabio Wibmer’s life isn’t complete if he’s not on a bike. Doing chores without a bike clearly doesn’t entertain the Austrian, and nobody comes to his living room signing session – so he plans his creative escape from lockdown boredom – of course using his bike. From the get-go, Fabio goes big with a jump from his roof and from there on in, it’s boredom no longer. Jumping on and over homemade obstacles, balancing on household items and using his laundry machine for far more than it’s intended, Fabio cruises around the house, annoying his roommates while he’s having the time of his life.
He doesn’t only annoy his roommates though – he helps them with the laundry or keeps his friends’ company during lunch and the afternoon yoga session. Taking a leaf out of the Dude Perfect book, he also takes out the trash, plays a bit of basketball and shoots some darts. As if that wasn’t enough, Fabio puts his balance to the ultimate test – riding over plenty of obstacles, including a seesaw and his second trials-bike, and let’s not forget about the bag- jump, the trampoline and the pool. The cherry on top is the "Pit Stoppie" - a nose manual, where Fabio rolls his loose rear wheel against a wall and then mounts it back on his bike, without ever leaving his pedals.
Home Office was shot in Fabio’s house in Innsbruck over the last four weeks and shooting it was everything but easy. “We knew we wouldn’t be allowed to leave the house for a while and despite not really knowing how long the lockdown would last, we wanted to put something together which would let people take their mind off of things. Even if it was for just for five minutes we wanted to provide an escape from what’s going on in the world and put smiles on faces,” says the 24-year-old Austrian.
“At the same time, we of course wanted to make sure we didn’t take unnecessary risks or show anything dangerous – it was extremely important not to get hurt, we wanted to avoid that at all costs. This is why we had to get creative with what we had. As we could only film in the house and in the garden, we needed to plan everything, try everything, to see what would and what would not work. For some of the tricks, we needed more than 600 tries. The Dude Perfect guys would give us a big thumbs up.”
Follow Fabio online:
#homeoffice #fabiowibmer #redbull #austria #stayathome #mtbmagasia
TRANS HONGKONG - HANS REY / MARTIN MAES
CONTRASTS - TAIWAN - 2OF3
SHREDDING AT HOME - NEPAL
#mtbmagasia #issue #65 #transhongkong #hongkong #hansnowayrey #martinmaes #enduro #contrasts #taiwan #singlerides #mtb #2of3 #shreddingathome #stayathome #kathmandu #nepal #issuu
To keep you entertained during this crazy times: over 11 min of LOOSE riding from all over the world.
Featuring Antoine Boulard, Luca Cometti, Vilibald Vitek (Loose Riders Czech Republic), Loose Riders Slovenia, Damon Iwanaga, Loose Riders Limburg, Jelle Harnisfeger, Chelsea Kimball, Anthony Lombardi, Jamie Welford (Loose Riders North East England), Julian Clauss and Honza Faistaver (Loose Riders Czech Republic).
BIG IN JAPAN
#mtbmagasia #issue #6 #2013 #biginjapan #urban #dirt #bike #wearamask
Visiting "The smile of Asia"
#mtbmagasia #issue #4 #2012 #visiting #thesmileofasia #dirt #downhill #freeride #adiridas #adidas #cebu #philippines #asia
#mtbmagasia #issue #64 #madmantrails #enduro #bhutan