Tuesday, May 22, 2012

KILLING the Wallflips

Hello there!  Again decided to neglect my homework duties and made a video instead :)

KILLING the Wallflips

I went to Waterloo, Ont to spend the May long weekend with my awesome girlfriend.  While she was studying away I couldn't resist the nice weather and had to do some parkour around the University of Waterloo campus.  I was thinking I would have a relaxed session but I must have been super powered by the sun because I ended up throwing down HARD!  I tried and landed 5 NEW WALLFLIPS for the FIRST TIME outside!  Everything other than the first 2-step wallflip I have never tried, or even really thought about trying outside before!  After that major boost I continued to explore the campus and found some pretty decent spots.  I really like the chest high concrete block I found where I did those 4 flowy-ish combos.  Towards the end of the day Cass joins me and does a few tricks of her own!  Amazing and unexpectedly successful day!!

Interesting Pic of the Day!

I know its a few weeks late but its still good.  Why is one considered appropriate and the other ridiculous?

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Instead of Doing Homework I made Videos!

Hello Everyone!  So this is my first post in a few weeks because as the title implies I have started school.  I am taking a whole lot of summer school courses to finally finish my degree!  Yay!!  Unfortunately this means I wont be able to spend as much time making sweet videos.  Boo!  I finished an exam the other day so I thought that was a good excuse to catch up on my videos!  I had footage from three days so you get three videos today.  I'll try and keep them coming regularly but that kind of depends on my work load.

Tricking in a Swarm of Bees

Jonny, Dylan, Eli and I were on our way to a rock climbing session but decided to do some outdoor tricking as a warm up.  We scoured the area around the climbing gym and found a lovely looking patch of grass, BUT attached to that was the beginning of a forest trail.  OBVIOUSLY we took trail!!  It lead us into a ravine and found a river at the bottom where the video starts.  After we explored down there we headed back up for our tricking session but we didn't realize that that patch of grass was home to a colony of bees.  The more we tricked the more they came out and by the end they were probably thousands!  But for whatever reasons these ones were chill.  They didn't want to sting us, just fly all around us.  They were grey-coloured and looked smaller than normal wasps but definitely were wasps.  If there are any bee experts out there who want to shed some light on this I am curious to find out what was up with those little guys!

Awesome Gym Pk Session

Another night at Scarborough Gym Elites means another night of new tricks!  I'm so productive when I am there!  I landed both a palm flip and a reverse fly-away barani for the first time!  Now I just have to do them outside!!

Parkour: Tony Hawk Stlye

Jonny, Eli and I headed to a skate park near Eli's new condo.  It was a really great session as the park wasn't busy and wasn't too big.  There weren't tons of ramps/jumps to use so we had jump get a little creative and combine our individual tricks into a bunch of group shots.  I am actually quite pleased with how these shots we threw together came out after just one or two tries! ...alright maybe three or four :P

Oh and Eric, Carl and I were in Gak Attack's latest video!  Check it out!!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Magical Parkour Adventure

Hello World!  Another Flipping Out SPECIAL here for you today!  Plus you get an extended version of the adventure we took.  What a treat!  :P

Magical Parkour Adventure
Jonny, Dlyan, Eli and I headed to the Scarborough Bluffs for some outdoor parkour fun.  Little did we realize we would be undertaking an awesome adventure up, over and down the cliffs, through swarms of insects, clearing massive gaps and tight-rope walking across perilous bridges!!  There was even a fawn to guide us!  Kidding <3  Seriously we did get up to an awesome adventure, we had really great time doing it and had a lot of fun jumping around the rocks at the water's edge after.  We had  such a good day that I thought I should make a SPECIAL out of it.  I hope you can get a sense of the fun we had through this video :)

Plus check out the extended version if you want to feel what it's like going on a hike with us.  Listen to all our stupid jokes and witty(?) banter!  I personally love when Jonny overshoots his jump and hangs on by his toes!

Magical Parkour Adventure EXTENDED ADVENTURE EDIT... Now with more adventure
This is the extended version of Magical Parkour Adventure.  We had such a great time on the hike that I thought I should post a mostly unedited version so you can hear what we say to each other and really feel what it's like to go on a hike with us.  Check out the full version if you want to see more flips and blend modes :)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Sick New Moves

Hello Everyone!  Short video today from my training session last night :)

Sick New Moves

Had a productive training session at Scarborough Gym Elites!  I finally landed my first reverse fly away!  After I worked on a big kong to grab on the uneven bars.  I did this well last week, but I wasn't quite as successful this time.  Maybe the bars were farther or higher?  Also I learned the push wall side flip or whatever you call it!  I have wanted this move for a long time but always forgot to train it.  I wish I had done it sooner because it is actually really easy, but still a sweet new move!!  Yay!  :P