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Tag Archives | Chase Armitage

Weekly Video Showcase 53: Pain, Jumpings, and Greece

The Painreel (Parkour Bails)

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Weekly Video Showcase 43: Chasing Time and Detail

Chase Armitage 2012 Training

Bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy. Continue Reading →

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Traceurs You Must Know

Who's who? The parkour world is filled with massively skilled traceurs – so much so, in fact, that it can sometimes be difficult to tell one from the other. There are hundreds, probably thousands of people out there who could be on a list of world-class traceurs. Figuring out who’s who in the parkour community used to be something you would have to do by spending massive amounts of time watching videos. Or, you could have a friend sit down and talk you through all of them.

Today, I am that friend. This is a shortlist of the world’s most skilled and influential traceurs. Continue Reading →

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Music You Should Never Use

Music is an important part of any showreel. When the audio fits the visuals, it can vastly enhance the viewing experience. When the music doesn’t fit… the opposite happens.

And sometimes the music fits the movements, but the song is inappropriate because it’s…

  • overused
  • associated with a more popular video
  • overused because of that association

Why is this a bad thing?

Copying the music from a popular video is a simple, quick way to add excitement to your own showreel. But! Realize that viewers will probably have already seen that popular video – and when they hear the music start to play, their minds will drift over to that video, instead of staying focused on yours. Originality is key to an interesting video. With that in mind, here are a few of the most notable songs you need to avoid. Continue Reading →

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Puma Faas 500 Review

Puma Faas 500

Any shoe that’s worn and recommended by such parkour greats as Chase Armitage, Ryan Doyle and Sam Parham has a high reputation by default. Let’s see if the Puma Faas 500s live up to the expectations brought on by the endorsements, both implied and overt, of such well-known traceurs – and while we’re at it, let’s find out if they’re worth the $90 price tag.

Puma Faas 500

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Weekly Video Showcase 17: Happy New Year

Incredible.

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