Scottish stunt rider Danny MacAskill, a relatively unknown mountain bike trials/freeride/flatlander before his popular YouTube video launched in April, has signed with Rasoulution’s athlete management programme.
Nearly 10,000,000 viewers have watched the 23-year-old BikeRadar Live star’s YouTube video.
The Rasoulution team includes the Lacondeguy brothers Andreu and Lluis, Martin Soederstroem, Benny Korthaus, Trond Hansen and Roger Rinderknecht.
“Since the days when the video was uploaded, Danny got addressed from all over the world in order to get autographs or for booking requests for shows around the globe,” said Rasoulution managing director Tarek Rasouli. “Danny had a busy schedule so far and now, since he eventually decided to work with rasoulution, he is confident and happy.”
MacAskill performs at the 2009 munich bike expo.: macaskill performs at the 2009 munich bike expo. David Ulrich
MacAskill’s riding is different than anybody else’s. He rides trials, but also integrates elements from BMX, street and even flatland, together with mountain bike freeride. In his videos you see him doing flairs (backlip-180) on a tree, bunny-hop tailwhips, 360 drops of huge staircases. He rides along on a skinny fence or wheels backwards on his front wheel.
Born on the picturesque Isle of Skye, MacAskill now lives in Scotland’s capital city of Edinburgh. A rider since 1996, some are calling the Scot’s style ‘progressive trials’ or ‘urban freeriding’.
“I’ve always really enjoyed riding bikes from a very young age and it is exactly the same today, I still ride my bike just for fun!” he said. “I don’t ‘train’ or take myself too seriously!”
In September, MacAskill is planning to go to Interbike in Las Vegas; meanwhile he’s shooting a commercial and wiill ride some shows as well.
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