You know this bloke does nothing by halves. Ever since he appeared in a Powell video slaying a mini ramp, Danny Way has pushed himself to the brink of breaking point, got broke and come back for more. Recently he’s endured a slaying from this new behemoth, what could possibly be what he’s called on his insta the ultra mega ramp but from this photo of what possibly could be what he has been referring to, fuck skating that mate, you’re mad – it’s absolutely ridiculous.
Way is said to be filming something very special at the moment and in his own words said today that: “I often question myself, what the fuck have I gotten myself into this time?”
It’s rumoured that Monster and DC Shoes are behind this epic build that could be in a desert somewhere. Knowing that his supposed Plan B section did not materialise in the recent ‘True‘ video, this next part should be something to remember.
In related news his dog apparently has learned how to snuff out rocket 5-0’s…
Danny Way seems to be busy planning something mega in the coming months from an announcement on his insta account recently. He mentioned the words Ultra Megaramp in a post last month setting tongues wagging that a new World Record air is being planned on what could be the biggest ramp ever made by DC and Monster Energy Drink.
“I thought it cool to share what I’m doing to prepare myself as I get ready to take the biggest physical risk of my career. This is one of many obscure exercises that I do within my training regiment. Tornado ball lunges hit about every part of your body, but the goal in all my work outs is to simulate situations that relate to what I do. All my exercises have a core stability and or a balance component that strengthens the fast twitch muscle fibers in return saving joints from exploding under unexpected sudden loads of pressure, impacts or blows. Anyways just a little insight to what I do to keep myself on top of my physical game”.
It was 12 years ago that the Megaramp appeared and blew people away in a DC video, here’s to what’s coming next. Read our interview with him back in 2004 here.
Last night, the new Plan B video ‘True’ was finally premiered in Los Angeles to a packed out Ricardo Montalbán Theatre in Hollywood. From overall observations online it’s said to be amazing, “taken skateboarding to the next level” and has delivered a “face melter”.
If you were wondering if Sheckler took ‘that’ backside flip down the famous steps of El Toro then you will probably have to wait for the bonus section on the deluxe – that’s if they were holding it back of course. The team did introduced Chris Joslin though as their newest addition on the night. He’s said to have dropped an absolutely killer part that includes a massive tre flip down the UC Davis gap. You know the one, think Andrew Reynolds’ kickflip in Stay Gold.
Whilst we await a UK premiere and the official DVD or iTunes release, scroll down to watch some Danny Way footage shot on Bob’s megaramp filmed by Kurt Hayashi that he shared over the weekend ahead of the premiere. No helmet required…
Danny Way’s incredible life adventure depicted so well by Jacob Rosenberg in the ‘Waiting For Lightning‘ documentary will be hitting UK cinemas from the 23rd of June.
This epic journey will be screened for a limited time in various cinema’s listed below, and should be watched on the big screen as opposed to trying to sit through a crap version of it on YouTube.
‘Waiting for Lightning’ covers Danny’s unique life story from birth to the broken ankle drop-in that graced the Great Wall of China and also has killer Hawaiian mega ramp footage.
If you want free Danny Way stuff, instagram a photo of you skating and tag #myWFL, you could be picked and sent some cool stuff. Look out for UK cinema screenings at:
PictureHouse Duke of Yorks Brighton
PictureHouse FACT Liverpool
PictureHouse Hackney London
PictureHouse Komedia Bath
PictureHouse Ritzy London
Showcase Teeside Newcastle
Showcase CDL Leicester
Danny Way’s ‘Waiting For Lightning‘ film has been screening worldwide over the last month with the DC team dropping demos wherever possible. Danny Way, Josh Kalis, Matt Miller, Wes Kremer, Chad Dickson, Micky Papa, Sascha Daley and Paul Trep hit the road for the Vancouver leg and left a demo for the locals that was documented below.
Click here to watch Danny Way discuss the movie from the London screening and the reactions from UK skateboarders who were there.
Jacob Rosenberg’s much anticipated ‘Waiting For Lightning‘ movie screened for the very first time at London’s Prince Charles cinema last night in front of a sold out crowd. UK skaters traveled from all over the country to take in the documented life of legendary skater Danny Way who, alongside writer Bret Johnston, sat back and enjoyed the film before being mobbed and praised by many.
The documentary that can only be explained as ‘epic’, takes you through Danny Way’s history as a child, growing up and skateboarding throughout turbulent family times in Vista, California. It’s a fairly emotional ride, telling a story of the loss, pain, progression, hunger and the ultimate satisfaction of being able to give so much back to skateboarding. The film features the build up to the Great Wall of China jump, the rise of H-Street and Plan B with many guests and close friends and family that include managers Darryl Franklin and Ray Ibe, Way’s mother, Mary, Christian Hosoi, Mike Blabac, Rodney Mullen, Ken Block, Colin McKay, Tony Hawk, Bod Boyle, Steve Douglas and many, many more who share their thoughts on the rise and rise of the most legendary skateboarder of all time.
Scroll down past the gallery of screengrabs from the movie for our exclusive video interview with Danny, ‘WFL’ Bret Johnston and reactions from the UK rabble that left the cinema in awe. Look out for the full DC video that is said to have the creme of the Hawaiian session footage from Danny’s dream home that he spoke to us about in our last interview with him back in 2004.
The wait is over, as news has just reached us with the message that London’s Prince Charles Cinema will host the premiere of the Danny Way documentary ‘Waiting for Lightning’. The much anticipated film directed by Jacob Rosenberg will be shown on Tuesday May 1st with Danny Way attending the event himself.
Tickets will be on sale next week so keep an eye on the Prince Charles website. Watch this new footage of Danny’s Hawaiian mega ramp and scroll down for the flyer.
Danny Way‘s life has been documented in a new film directed by Jacob Rosenberg who looks into his incredible life and his influence on skateboarding.
Waiting for Lightning features many pro skateboarders and industry insiders in the USA reminiscing on Danny’s incredible career and innovation that he has brought to skateboarding since he first stepped on a deck.
Watch a new teaser clip here and join the facebook page for updates. The film will be released sometime this year.
Plan B‘s Paul Rodriguez, Ryan Sheckler, PJ Ladd, Torey Pudwill, Pat Duffy, Colin McKay, and Danny Way headed to Hawaii to celebrate T&C’s 40th anniversary. For those that don’t know, back in the 80’s Town and Country where one of skateboarding’s most influential clothing brands. Watch all the action from the trip here.