The other week we got a look at Pascal Lafontaine‘s latest edit (that we re-embedded down below) that was an absolute BANGER. Not only was the riding amazing, but it was also Pascal’s way of showing that despite losing his leg to cancer, he didn’t let it stop him from crushing it on his bike! After a ton of rehab and learning to ride with a prosthetic leg, Pascal absolutely achieved his goal of getting back on his level of riding. Like any heavy project, Pascal took plenty of slams and put in a ton of work for this. Hit play to check out over 30 minutes of raw footage filmed while creating that amazing new video.
“You may remember a few weeks ago we dropped a video that changed our perception of what’s possible on a bike. Well, now you can watch the whole process behind filming on the new Pascal Lafontaine video. This has to be the toughest human in BMX. Pascal, we salute you.” – DIG
Watch the full edit below!
“Back in 2015, after filming a couple of head-turning video parts, Canada’s Pascal Lafontaine was diagnosed with bone cancer and had to undergo the horrifying process of losing his leg. Understandably he thought that those videos had become the last he’d ever film.
After three years of rehab he learnt to walk and even ride about on his bike, all while going through chemotherapy and dealing with 15 separate foot breaks. He is still in chemotherapy and trying different treatments but he managed to relearn how to ride with his prosthetic leg and slowly but surely got back his skills on a bike and filmed whenever he could. Fast forward to a few weeks ago and Pascal emailed us asking about a DIG exclusive – needless to say we couldn’t believe our eyes when we saw the footage he had been collecting. If there’s one video to watch this year, it’s this one. Nothing is impossible. Sit back and enjoy some of the most incredible and inspiring bike riding from one of the toughest people out there. Look out for the full story in the next print issue of DIG, coming soon.
“I really want to thanks all of my friends that helped me ride again and film this videopart.”
Filmed by William Gladu, Alex Magnan and Cedrik Morin.” – DIG