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Danny MacAskill gets Slacklining with the ‘Frenchies’ in The French Alps for Channel 4 show Daredevils.
Danny MacAskill is a YouTube superstar. His spectacular bike tricks won him fame online. But a decade of daredevil stunts has taken its toll on this young man from the Isle of Skye.
He’s suffered a series of injuries and is now recovering from surgery on both his knee and his spine. He can’t ride yet, and although he sustained his injuries while riding, he dreams of getting back on his bike.
Danny wants to know why young people take risks by pursuing the ultimate sensations and extreme sports. He meets his heroes – many of whom are also stars of the YouTube era – to understand what drives them to take risks.
Why do they seem so fearless compared to ‘normal’ people? And what do they actually gain from taking these incredible risks?
As well as speaking to psychologists and scientists who may be able to provide some insights into the motivation behind such extraordinary risk taking, Danny meets TT legend Guy Martin, fearless high liners ‘The Frenchies’ and wingsuit proximity flyer Jokke Sommer.
What will he learn? Are participants in extreme sports simply ‘adrenaline junkies’, or is that label fundamentally flawed? And can Danny resist the temptation to experience these sports himself?
10pm Mon 2 July 2012
4OD LINK – channel4.com/programmes/daredevils-life-on-the-edge/4od#3376893
Seb Montaz ‘I Believe I can Fly Trailer’ – vimeo.com/31240369