This morning saw the release of trials mountain bike legend Danny MacAskill’s latest video,
Epecuén. Here are a few of the incredible photos to come out of shoot.
To find out more, read
our exclusive interview with Danny here, or watch the video itself here.
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Danny surverys the wreckage of Epecuén.
Before tackling this big drop off.
As the video shows, the town is enormous
And there are endless spots for Danny to explore.
A tail whip is reflected perfectly in Epecuen's lake. It looks still now, but in 1985, the waters rose up to swallow the town.
They subsided 20 years later, leaving it as a ghost town.
Which of course, made it the perfect playground for MacAskill's style of riding.
This exposed beam makes for one of the movie's memorable sequences.
Danny performs a whole sequence in this abandoned slaughterhouse.
Including this incredible combo.
When we interviewed him, Danny said he was keen to "keep things as chilled as possible"
He travelled with a crew of just six people to make the movie, all of whom were his good friends.
The crew experienced some bad weather while they were there, but that for Danny was part of it. "I just wanted to got there with tickets for set dates and we’d get what we’d get and that would be the film," he told Mpora.
"Riding wise I had a few things in mind, like I’d always wanted to try a bump frontflip," Danny told us.
But the movie was as much about the vibe of Epecuen as it was about the riding. "I wanted to just make a really cool-feeling video that kind of captured the place."
One of the coolest things, Danny said, was meeting Pablo Novak - Epecuen's only remaining resident. "He was so cool" said Danny. "he was so cool. I mean he’s 85 years old, living there, with just his dog. You couldn't make him up."
Danny originally got the idea for Epecuen after seeing shots on a blog "about two years ago". "I spend my time looking at strange things online," he laughs.
"I know from previous experience that it’s much easier to go to one location and focus all your attention on one place, and I felt like Epecuén definitely justified being the centre of one video," he said
"We spoke to Red Bull and they wanted to do a project this year and asked me what I wanted to do and that was top of my list just to go to Epecuén."
"But I really wanted to go there before somebody else did. So I said 'I want to go there and we want to do it in like four weeks.' And they turned around and said 'yep, let’s do it!'"
It was, Danny says, "by far the best filming trip I’ve ever been on in my life. The place is just so crazy and we had so much fun. "
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