For the first episode of the What Does It Take Podcast, I went to London to meet Danny Macaskill. We had lots of fun riding around London from spot to spot. We also sat down to talk about Danny growing up in Scotland, being a bike mecanich, having success from one day to another, trying tricks hundreds of time, having multiple injuries, spending days to film a trick, working on the craziest projects, dealing with fear.
We can all agree this Covid-19 situation sucks. And staying home is the best thing you can do right now. BUT! Staying home does NOT mean sit on your couch and stare at your phone. I have had a workout routine the past 3 years that has helped me becoming a better BMX rider, preventing injuries and most of all staying in good shape.
2 years ago Red Bull Photography challenged Matthias Dandois and Hadrien Picard to shoot a serie of photos on a single roll of film. Harien decided to put a Kodak Tri-X 400 in a Nikon F100 and took it around the Parisian suburbs.
Paris is always known as « the city of lights » that’s why he wanted to show the total opposite in this series: that shadows can also be beautiful.
Recognized for legendary style and performance, the French freestyler infuses his personality and a pop of color into this classic with a first-ever BMX Wafflecup outsole. This holiday, Vans, the original action sports footwear and apparel brand, proudly drops a brand-new Matthias Dandois signature colorway in the Old Skool Pro BMX. The global team rider and seven-time world freestyle champion’s shoe-of-choice represents an upgraded Vans classic, enhanced for BMX-specific performance with a first-of-its-kind Wafflecup outsole meant to increase support and pedal feel.
The Matthias Dandois signature colorway adds a playful-yet-purposeful pop of color among an otherwise sea of black. Infusing his personality into the shoe, Matthias has added his custom “Dent-Doigt” (pronounced “daen-dwah,” like his namesake) heel graphic, which translates to “tooth-finger” in English.
A visual depiction comes to life on the custom UltraCush insole, all developed by Matthias’ tattoo artist and friend, who inked the rider’s original inspiration for the graphic: a tattoo on his right forearm.
Vans UltraCush HD sockliner delivers the highest level of impact cushioning, keeping the foot close to the pedal without packing out over time. The shoe is built with Vans Wafflecup BMX sole, the sport’s first-ever vulcanized cupsole, specifically designed to improve support without sacrificing grip and pedal-feel. The Old Skool Pro BMX is complete with Duracap, reinforcing high abrasion zones and prolonging
Matthias Dandois has been a part of the Vans BMX Family for 10 years and has podiumed at nearly every flatland competition he has ever entered. The winningest flatland World Champion celebrates the Old Skool Pro BMX Matthias Dandois edition with a minute in TIME.