Danny MacAskill Rides the Playboy Mansion

Bunny hop takes on a new meaning

Jul 31, 2014
Outside Magazine

Just another day at the mansion, and just another sick jump from "Mad-Skills" MacAskill.    Garth Milan/Red Bull Content Pool

Street-trials cyclist extraordinaire Danny MacAskill has skills that take him to places far away from his Scottish home. This time, they took him into the Playboy Mansion.

The result? A two-minute, Red Bull–sponsored video of MacAskill bunny hopping his bike about the grotto, tennis courts, and gardens.

MacAskill was stateside to promote his new video project, Epecuén, filmed in the abandoned Argentinian town of the same name and recently shown at Red Bull's North American headquarters. The media tour included a stop, naturally (or not so naturally), at the Playboy Mansion.

"Immediately I thought, 'I really hope there's good riding there,' because it's horrible when you go to a location to do something like that and you're not able to do anything legit," MacAskill told Red Bull. "It turned out there were some decent bits to ride, but it was quite hard with all those girls distracting you. … It was a surreal experience, definitely something I can look back on in 20 years' time and laugh about."

When you're the most famous 28-year-old stunt rider on the Internet, the job has its perks.

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