A DIFFERENT APPROACH TO GARDENING

… And so the neighbours witnessed backflips and high flying whips over their hedges

A home

A patch of grass. A bed of flowers. A house with a deck. It sounds like any other house on the road in the little village of Slagslunde. And it is. Young man Danny Sørensen tend his garden with the same precision and planning as his next door neighbours. They all enjoy the pleasing combination of hard work and siesta time that a garden presents. 

Photo: Martin Paldan | GripGrab Media Crew

Less than a minute

A shed is a platform for dropping in, in order to gain speed for the first kicker – a gap. The landing that follows is designed with a small difference in level to give a fast pump in order to maintain speed for the second kicker – Recently turned into a wooden kicker, instead of the less flexible dirt jump – Next up is the hip along the eastern hedges. Don´t hit the rhododendron! Then you dive into a subterranean pump that thrust you out and if you´re skilled – delivers you in a stylish 360 on the lawn! 

 

Photo: Martin Paldan | GripGrab Media Crew
Photo: Martin Paldan | GripGrab Media Crew
Photo: Martin Paldan | GripGrab Media Crew
Photo: Martin Paldan | GripGrab Media Crew
Photo: Martin Paldan | GripGrab Media Crew

A dirtbuilder by heart

Danny bought the house a several years ago, and had already before signing the papers, envisioned his dream. The sloping garden was perfect for his project, and soon the backyard was turned into a construction site. Mini diggers juggling with pumpkin sized rocks made the neighbours curious, but as soon as Danny shared his vision with them, they accepted and even helped him along with the hard work.

Having co-founded the company Dirtbuilders, Danny is no newbie in shaping and constructing dirtjumps and pumptracks. He knows what he´s doing, and with the bonus of being a garden designer, his backyard has been transformed into a beautiful example of a classic BBQ backyard meets New school Dirtjump backyard.

Photo: Martin Paldan | GripGrab Media Crew

Never ending story

Regard this as part 1. Danny continuously gets new ideas. Latest he converted the second jump into a wooden kicker. He installed a rusty cool motorcycle up against a tree. He build a cave. He began playing guitar. He got a girlfriend. Let´s make a promise: This summer we will make a Danny´s Backyard part 2 with all the updates….

Photo: Martin Paldan | GripGrab Media Crew

Slagslunde, Denmark. April 2017.

Danny is riding with the GripGrab Vertical glove featuring InsideGrip.

  Photo credits:  Alex Buck and Martin Paldan | GripGrab Media Crew