08/10/2013 | by Mike Brindley
Number one in our list is this epic from Scottish trials bike rider Danny MacAskill. Funded by Red Bull (who else?) this is quite simply the coolest action sports concept we’ve ever seen committed to celluloid (you can’t say committed to hard-drive, it doesn’t have quite the same ring, does it?) In fairness, almost any of MacAskill’s previous videos would probably have been worthy of this top 5 (check out the incredible Industrial Revolutions if you haven’t already seen it) but this one trumps all of them.
It’s not just the concept, or even the fact that MacAskill’s riding is standardly mind-blowing, it’s that the execution of the whole thing. Even the bit with the kid playing him at the beginning is nicely shot and done well, especially when you consider how cheesy it could have been.
Whether or not the idea of kids toybox style obstacles would ever have translated into snowboarding we’re not sure, but we kind of wish a snowboarder had thought of it first and given it a go. I mean how cool are that tank and the toy soldiers? And how much fun could you have with a bit of snow on that train station…?
If you think we’ve missed any videos off our list that deserve to be there, please post them in the comments below, and we’ll share the worthy ones up on the website!