Earlier this year it was typically crappy weather in Scotland so DIG's Fred Murray joined Alex Donnachie, Kriss Kyle, Si Gibb and Jack Campbell for a quick holiday in the British favourite - the Costa Del Sol. Sun burn, too much bevy, spicy lemon, and a lil' bike riding was on the cards, and safe to say all of that got handled professionally.
What does it feel like to jump out of a helicopter with your bike? Kriss Kyle has done it and explains how it feels. He also got to ride some giant slides of a waterpark in Dubai. Interview number two on the project. Worth a read.
What did you think Dubai would be like before you went? Kriss Kyle: Before I went to Dubai, I didn’t really know what to expect because you see it on tv and it looks like this incredible place. Everything looks so high-end. I have thought about riding there in the past but I didn’t know it would be possible. I saw the skating video We Are Blood so I knew there would be amazing spots, but they had security helping them access all the spots.
Kriss Kyle lands incredible stunts on his BMX across Dubai's most famous landmarks. Home to the world's tallest building the Burj Khalifa, Dubai is renowned for its breathtaking skyline. With stunning buildings, huge water parks and bustling souks, a place like this is the ultimate playground for thrill-seekers. Who would have thought that it's also a BMXer's dreamland?
What’s the best way to conquer a lifelong fear of heights? For Scottish BMX star Kriss Kyle, throwing yourself out of a helicopter is one way of doing it. The unique attempt is the first in riders’ latest edit which sees him turn the unique architecture of Dubai into a giant BMX park. Opening with a huge cityscape shot, we see Kriss leaning out of a helicopter as he approaches the iconic Burj Al Arab Jumeirah hotel, one of the world’s tallest hotels and most unique buildings. We then see him jumping 14 feet from the helicopter – 720 feet up – and onto a helipad on top of the hotel, before immediately tackling a second equally daring drop and heading into the building itself.
Kriss then makes his way throughout Dubai, which sees him flying down the twisting slides of the Wild
We asked Kriss Kyle some questions what it's like to jump out of a helicopter with his bike and the video projects he gets to do with his sponsor Red Bull. Boil some water for that tea and enjoy the read.
How many views in total did your kaleidoscope video get? Kriss Kyle: Almost 5 million now!
So, how was recording the video Kaleidoscope compared to the new one? Kriss Kyle:I guess, recording this video, compared to Kaleidoscope was completely different, because
Monday's at the DIG Glasgow HQ are not your average hellish start to the week - they're usually reserved for an early morning ride and hang with BSD's Kriss Kyle and Substance BMX shop owner Si Gibb. For the last few we decided to take out the camera to document some of down time, jibs, laughs, and even golf.
The Sections series continues with an in-depth look at the time Kriss Kyle spent filming for his BSD Transmission section, chatting over some of his favourite moments, fun memories, toughest clips, and much more.