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Danny MacAskill continues to raise the bar, over a decade on from his viral sensation and breakout street riding film ‘Inspired Bicycles’, as the professional mountain biker and YouTube pioneer put his body on the line once again to create arguably his best riding edit to date.

Taking us back to where it all started in 2009 with a pure street riding film, Danny returns to his roots in: Postcard from San Francisco.  A long way from Danny’s hometown on the Isle of Skye, this unique journey through a city steeped in a level of cult status when it comes to action sports films features structures and obstacles unlike anywhere else in the world for the renowned trials legend to explore. Set against the backdrop of infamous landmarks and architecture like The Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island and the streets of Chinatown, Danny MacAskill reinterprets the iconic city in this, his most challenging project to date.

The new film almost never happened after Danny suffered a broken kneecap five years ago during filming. After years of hard work and dedication to rehabilitation, Postcard from San Francisco sees Danny at the absolute pinnacle of his riding abilities. The film follows a ride across the city, from the skate spots that flood every legendary skateboard film, to the steep street views we see in Hollywood pictures. Danny stops at nothing to perfect the impossible in this ride across the city.

The career-changing injury didn’t hold the Scottish street trials star back from pushing the limits of what he can achieve on two-wheels, overcoming the odds to deliver an edit that is poised to sit alongside a collection of landmark viral hits that have famously generated hundreds of millions of views over the years. Danny is finally back pushing the limits of what can be done on two-wheels, with arguably some of his greatest ever feats on the bike, making the breathtaking stunts look effortlessly smooth, despite the clock ticking for filming permissions at key locations.

“Postcard from San Francisco is a true passion project of mine, it reflects pure hard riding that no practice prepares you for. Some of these stunts have taken over 300 tries to land perfectly, but I’m stronger than ever and will always thrive to push the boundaries of the sport to create progression.” says Red Bull athlete Danny MacAskill.

With Danny’s mind-boggling skill at the forefront, the film also captures his creativity as the audience is treated to the unique way in which the infamous landmarks and architecture are interpreted by Danny and his bike. He perfectly balances risk and reward to channel his outstanding bike handling skills and perform complex, high-consequence tricks that really, shouldn’t be possible. From high impact tricks like his stairset front flip at the Alcatraz Recreation Yard to highly technical balance moves like his ‘chain ride’ at Fort Point, Danny’s skillset is broader than ever.

Tue 29th Nov, 2022 @ 3:30 pm

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