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Did someone say power?

PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:34 am
by ninearms
Don't know if anyone's seen this before, but some of the things this guy does are about as close as I've seen to a bike equivalent of the snatch or the clean and jerk. Some serious power generated by this guy to shift that bike.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 11:00 am
by cyclebot
waw
just waw.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 11:00 am
by fredrikw
Yeah, that video is truly amazing. The guy is apparently an ex-gymnast. Mind you that the bike probably weighs less than 10kg, so the weight he's shifting is not that huge. Doesn't make it less impressive though :)

PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 11:07 am
by SpugFab
Was watching that yesterday, stunning stuff.

He's a mate of a mate of mine (or maybe more accurately a mate of a mate of a mate).

PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 11:14 am
by buzz
Awesome video, saw it the other day. Edinburgh as well eh, and he's a mate of a mate of a mate of mine (spug's mate's mate).

PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 11:17 am
by SpugFab
I think i might have overstated the quality of our relationship. I think he's a mate's mate's mate's mate.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 11:18 am
by SpugFab
I love the shots where people come running to check what happens when he drops over a wall :D

PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:03 pm
by bob_summers
buf! namedropping? :wink:

i saw this on bikesnob, juxtaposed with a video of someone doing tricks on a fixed wheel bike. guess which video ended up looking just a little bit sedentary...!

the really cool thing about it is, when i rode bmx years ago, all we did was complain that the council wouldn't build facilities for us. this guy can clearly do without!

PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 4:35 am
by Dave Noisy
Aye, this was forwarded to me last week, pretty amazing skills!!

My fav was when he got his front wheel on the railing, and the rear was just pressed against the wall..damn!!

PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:45 am
by xrodolfox
wow.

Just wow.

Now, can I say that this guy is a (mate)^4 of mine?

PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 4:58 pm
by Fallen_Horse
Actually yes, but only if you are spugs mate. :D


And I think I have a new hero! That is cooler than parkour even...

PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:35 pm
by Johnstuff
Thanks for the link!

That's Danny Mac, he's one of the best street trials riders ever! I saw him at the outdoors show.

I do trials but I'm nowhere near his level. I can't believe some of the stuff he's doing.

I'm thinking of getting that frame (Inpsired Foreplay). It's a 24" trials frame that's well suited to street trials, almost like a cross between a bmx and a mtb.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:08 am
by helmut
wow thats amazing! that vid really made my day. i love the bit where he rides straight up the tree, the first time! i wasnt expecting that. and then he does it again, but does a somersault! wow. vid was really well put together too, not repetitive at all :D

PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:07 am
by baldy
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/8012235.stm
Got this related news story off a mtb forum.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:23 am
by SandGroper
Yup, he's good alright. This vid was doing the rounds a while ago:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYIKfEU8yl8

A good story there too, Baldy. I like this guy's attitude.

John, be sure to post some pics if you get the new bike.