We have a new concept. It’s call the Take Flight Billboard.
It’s really simple. See that large timeline photo on our Facebook? Most companies use static pictures to advertise products. Us? Nah, we’re going to use it to promote messages and ideas. And get this; in billboard fashion it will always be changing.
Below are three of our billboards which you have already seen. You can expect a lot more of these as this will be updated frequently (we expect 2-3 times a week). Best of all, now you know where to go for the immediate Take Flight news and message. Checking out the billboard is now the must do for all Take Flight friends and followers.
Today we are announcing one of the most exciting launches in Take Flight history! No, it’s not a new shoe (we’re working on those and expect them to be out later this year). We are announcing the launch of the Take Flight Affiliate Program.
Our affiliate program is a way for us to profit share with the entire Parkour world. What it does is give anyone with a website (including a YouTube channel and/or Facebook and/or Twitter page), the ability to share in our success and make money from us Take Flight.
There’s no better way to explain it than the actual page, and you can click here to navigate to it. Here are a few more details as well:
- Sign up as an affiliate (it’s free) at you’ll get paid a 10% commission on all orders you refer.
- You computers and tracking systems do all the work. When people click the Take Flight links you post then if they make a purchase in the next 60 days you get a percentage.
- By signing up as an affiliate you will also get one-on-one coaching to help you make money through the program.
We’re thrilled to be bringing this opportunity to the Parkour world and we look forward to working with you and giving back in this way!
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There’s a new Parkour gym in the world and it’s called True Nature Training (TNT)!
TNT is a Parkour, natural movement, and gymnastics facility in Austin, Texas. They are funded and ready to go, but they are looking for a little help from the Parkour community to complete their spring floor. They have set up an Indiegogo campaign to help them get there, and they have some pretty great gifts for those who donate including a very “Texan” Parkour shirt, and you can even get your name on their warped wall.
If you live in Texas or just want to help another group feel free to donate and can add them to your list of Parkour pilgrimages for 2013. (continue reading…)
There is a new initiative in the Parkour world that we want to announce. It’s exciting, dynamic, simple, and it will give Traceurs everywhere the opportunity to travel around the world and do Parkour in a community fashion at a more affordable price. The initiative is ParkourGlobe.com.
The site is a based on a simple concept: have a site where Traceurs everywhere can post themselves as hosts and travelers so we can find each other and support each other in our Parkour travels around the globe. Kind of like couch surfing but for Traceurs. Maybe we’ll call it concrete surfing :-)
The founder and brand manager of Take Flight is Adam Dunlap. Since the founding of the company he has remained very quiet and has rarely spoken publicly about the company or its actions. When we asked him recently why he had chosen to do this he said:
I wanted to let the company and brand speak for itself. Take Flight is a community organization and conglomerate of passionate individuals and Traceurs that work together with a common vision. I’m the founder, but I just help steer it. I don’t think the worlds needs or wants to hear my opinion on everything.
In a recent change (a New Year’s resolution, maybe?) Adam has decided to be more accessible. And in a move we never thought he would do, he has decided to make his personal email public so that anyone can contact him. Here it is:
We held an End of the World Design Contest. The mission was simple: find the Flight Man in the Maya Calendar, or incorporate him into it.
So, so, so many great entries were made that we couldn’t decide who the winner was! So we posted the top five on Facebook and let the fans decide. A clear winner emerged, and it was William Zhuang.
Below is William Zhang’s winning Maya Calendar. Let’s just say that according to Flight Man was really good friends with the Mayans :-) Or as one fan put it, “The Flight Man saved the world!!”
William won a Parkour Hoodie for his winning entry. Thank you William and to all the other entries in the contest!!
The time has come! The official unveiling of the entire 2013 Take Flight team. Read down the list and see who you recognize.
Aaron Hakala (Sweden)
Adrian Pueyo (Spain)
AJ Aljaafreh (USA)
Alberto Tribello (Spain)
Aleksey Savin (Russia)
Alex Yde (France)
D’Ondrai Jones (USA)
David Belle (France)
Diego Lopez (Spain)
Dzhabrailov Zelimhan (Russia)
Fang Gu (Korea)
Hyun Dol (Korea)
Hyun Gun (Korea)
Jevin Dulak (USA)
Jiho Kim (Korea)
Joey Adrian (USA)
Jonathan Tapp (USA)
Keegan Swirbul (USA)
Ludwig von Berliner (Spain)
Luis Alkim (Portugal)
Miguel Angel Garcia (Spain)
Miguel Espada (Spain)
Nathan Jones (UK)
Nikolay Stasolik (Russia)
Pablo Barcala (Spain)
Pablo Valera (Spain)
Pedro Salgado (Portugal)
Santiago Asgi (Spain)
Stanislav Lazdan (Latvia)
Stephen Laster (USA)
Thibaut Granier (France)
Thomas Mougne (France)
Thomas Tapp (USA)
Toby Segar (UK)
Tony Nation (Korea)
Will Sutton (UK)
We have hand selected every one of these Traceurs for their amazing qualities as athletes, Parkour representatives, and as wonderfully positive people. We’re thrilled and honored to be able to work with them, and if they are any indication of the future (and we believe they absolutely are!) then 2013 is going to be an amazing year.
Thank to you guys and your support, we’ve done it!! We crossed the 50,000 fan mark on Facebook!
We weren’t there when it happened, but we were able to figure this cool fact out. Do you know who fan #50,0000 was? Adam Moukirm. Here is the first picture we snapped of the page after it cross 50K.
Congratulations to the Take Fight world, Traceurs everywhere, and thank you for your support! We have a lot in store and we look forward to bringing it to you on a bigger and grander scale.
TF<3 is now at 50,000+. Jump. Fly. Dream.
Less than a month ago we published this blog and the picture below.
The picture is now truer than ever as a few days ago we crossed 10,000 subscribers.
We have some great videos that we’ll be releasing soon that feature international Traceurs in Parkour clothing. Keep your eye on the Take Flight YouTube for all that we have in store!
In May (19 weeks ago) we began a weekend series where we showcase Traceurs from around the world. Here is a recap of who we’ve showcased so far.
Week 2: May 12 & 13
We have loved this series and plan to continue doing it, so if you have any Traceurs you would like to nominate write them in the comments below!