We are back with another big contest for all our fans! This month there is no excuse not to enter because we are doing a photo contest! Below are the rules and regulations** (aka, the details of how you can win some awesome prizes just for loving Parkour):
- Take a picture (or pictures) of you doing Parkour while wearing Take Flight clothing (or you can be posing. Completely up to you).
- Feel free to edit the picture in any way you like, add effects, add wording, or whatever you want to make the photo stand out.
- Give your picture a title, and name the picture file with your name and title (e.g. john-smith-taking-precision-seriously.jpg).
- Send all your entries to us at email@example.com. (Multiple pictures are welcome, but there is a max of five entries per person.)
- All entries are due by 11:59pm on Sunday, February 12th.
- We will narrow the entries down to the top 25 and create a contest specific photo album on the Take Flight Facebook page.
- We will select and announce the winners on this blog on Thursday February 23rd.
1st Place (1 winner): $75 TF Gift Card
2nd Place (1 winners): $50 TF Gift Card
3rd Place (1 winners): $35 TF Gift Card
Runner Up (5 winners): $20 TF Gift Card
How We Pick a Winner (this is going to be really, really hard we already know)
- We will look all the entries and take into account picture quality, creativity, showcasing of Parkour, showcasing of Take Flight clothing, and over all impression + all the little things. Details matter! (please remember that judging photographs is subjective. We will remain absolutely neutral, in order to provide the fairest contest possible, but it is possible that not everyone will agree with the judges decisions.)
- Bonus points and tie breaks will be given/awarded based on fan interaction on each photo in the finalist album. The most likes and the more positive comments tip the scales in that photo’s favor.*
*Negative comments will not count against a photo. We prefer to be supportive of everyone so for future references if you don’t feel like leaving a good comment then just don’t comment : )
That’s all there is to it. We look forward to seeing your entries! Lights, camera, action. Or as we usually say Jump. Fly. Dream. : )
**Contest rules subject to change based on number of entries.
***All entries in the contest are submitted with the understanding that entering photos gives Take Flight the right to use the material in marketing on our site, blog, social networks, advertisements, and other facets. In other words, the owner of the photo will retain rights to the photos, but by entering the owner gives Take Flight the right to use photos in marketing.
The newest addition to Take Flight partners is Parkour Foundations! They were organized in 2010 in the United Kingdom in the city of Portsmouth. Parkour Foundations reports that their training and workshops are going really well at the moment. They are a group of Traceurs that aims to teach, train, promote and perform Parkour & Free Running throughout the UK.
The vision of Parkour Foundations is “to create opportunities within the Parkour/Free Running community to develop projects such as an Indoor Parkour Facility in Portsmouth, professional and affordable Parkour performance services, regular coaching sessions and to upstart various training academies throughout the UK.”
The new Take Flight home page is here! We’ve been working on it for some time, and if you haven’t seen it yet… well it is now unveiled :)
Our new home page was designed specifically to give you a better resource and direction from our home page. Instead of just a few images and links, the TF home page now includes:
- Featured Parkour products
- Official Take Flight photos
- Take Flight blog updates
- TF Facebook post updates
- Facts about Take Flight and our products
Embedded in the majority of this content are links to different places on the site too which will help you find the clothing, information, and the Parkour news and updates you are looking for!
This is just one example of the daily improvements we at Take Flight make in our constant goal of continual improvement and progress. It is, after all, the Parkour way. We hope you enjoy this update and it brings benefit to our friends and fans and Traceurs worldwide!
Take Flight sponsored Nick Bishop is one of the most talented and fastest rising Parkour athletes in the country. With a background in extreme rollerblading Nick has a unique movement style and an unparalleled comfort with aerial movements that is turning heads and making waves in the Parkour world even though he is relatively new to the scene.
After months in production Nick has finally unveiled his initial 2010 demo edit for the public to see. The video is embedded below from its position on the Take Flight YouTube channel. In the video Nick sports exclusively Parkour apparel from Take Flight including the Original Parkour Tee, the Original Parkour Pants, the Vault Man Tee and the Parkour Wings Tee.
This video is only a small preview of what’s in store for Nick Bishop. He is hard at work producing new videos, and has some big events coming up soon as well which we will unveil shortly.
Daniel Ilabaca is one of the most gifted and talented Tracers in the world today. The magnitude of his movements is eye-popping, his mastery of technique is flawless, and what he does physically is only rivaled by his unparalleled mental control and focus. Tracers around the world would do well to study, emulate, and strive to move like Daniel. The seeming effortlessness and awe-inspiring beauty of his movements in all capacities is nothing short of spectacular.
Following is the extended version of Daniel’s 2007 Showreel. True to Daniel’s abilities and style, the video is packed with vaults, rolls, and a plethora of flips and tricks.
A few days ago one of our members in the MisterParkour.com International Forum posted a link to a spectacular video featuring Stephane Vigroux. The video was so good that we have decided to add the video to the MisterParkour.com library which is what we have done in this post.
The short documentary below, by Craig Pentak, features an extensive interview with Stephane Vigroux intermittent with scenes of Parkour training in London. During the interview Stephane talks about the origin and history of Parkour, the Yamakasi, and the word Tracer. He also discusses the mental aspects of Parkour, and his own personal journey finding Parkour and establishing Parkour Generations. In addition, Stephane discusses the obstacles he feels the art of Parkour is currently facing including the push by some to commercialize Parkour and promote Parkour competitions. To this end the documentary is concluded with Stephane discussing his own views, including David Belle’s and Sebastién Foucan’s opinions, of the recent World Freerun Championships.
This video is definitely a must see for everyone in the community; great insight from one of the humblest and most skilled practitioners on the planet.