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Weekly Video Showcase 57: China, Googoosha, and KRAP

Sick view from the Red Bull Art of Motion Qualifiers in Santorini. Those ships…

And while we’re talking about the AoM Santorini, here’s the whole event.
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Weekly Video Showcase 52: TITs, Ghosts, and One Hand

Brief update on the Ollo Sapien shoes: they’ve relaunched their Kickstarter campaign with a lower goal and more time, so now you have more time to consider – or if you had previously funded, you’ll need to do so again. On to the videos!

TIT JAM 2012!!!!

No lie, this is one of the most epic edits I’ve ever seen. Continue Reading →

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Weekly Video Showcase 50: The Philosophy Edition

For Weekly Video Showcase number 50, I wanted something more than the usual video of run-jump-flip-spin-run-jump-flip-roll-run. You can find that in any of the other 49 editions of the WVS. Today, not quite a year since FYPK was founded, we’re taking a look at the sometimes surprisingly deep philosophy behind the discipline of parkour.

Choose Not To Fall

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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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Should I Do Parkour In Gloves?

The brief answer: No. The real answer: No, but there are exceptions.

These are the reasons why you shouldn’t wear gloves while doing parkour, plus an explanation of why it may sometimes be okay to wear them. Continue Reading →

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Daniel Ilabaca To Play Faith in Live-Action Mirror’s Edge Movie

As Parkour Generations reported a few days ago, there’s a live-action Mirror’s Edge movie in the works. It has now been exclusively revealed to FYPK that parkour star Daniel Ilabaca has been tapped to play female protagonist Faith Connors.

“Daniel Ilabaca was the obvious choice,” said the unrevealed director of the film, which is slated for release in 2014. “His long, flowing black hair, his name recognition among traceurs all over the world, his incredible style and skill, all come together to make him the perfect candidate for the live-action version of Faith.”

“Our only problem might be prying him loose from Wrigley. After doing that totally freaking sweet commercial for their 5Gum product several months ago, I’ve been told that it’s very difficult to get him away from his computer-generated parkour paradise. He even sleeps there, it’s been reported. However, we think we can entice him away from that blue and orange wonderland with the promise of a custom-designed parkour house in the location of his choice, as well as a hundred pairs of any shoe he wants. We’re even willing to commission custom shoes for him – in any color he wants! At least, as long as they’re red.”

When asked about the problem of Ilabaca being male and Faith being female, the director brushed it off as trivial. “The wonders of modern CGI will take care of that easily. I mean, have you seen Avatar? If James Cameron can make convincing blue kitty people, our crack team of animators can easily deal with the effects of an errant Y chromosome. Not a big deal. Piece of cake.”

“We’re very excited about Danny coming on board,” FYPK was told by other personnel involved in the movie-making process. “We think he’ll make a brilliant Faith.”

No word yet on who will play Faith’s sister Kate Connors, although the director hinted that Daniel Arroyo, on account of his previous experience doubling females, was in consideration.

Update: Yes, this is in fact an April Fool’s joke. Daniel Ilabaca will not be playing Faith, although the Mirror’s Edge movie is supposed to happen.

But wouldn’t it be funny/awesome if he did?

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