Kong Double Gainers, Arrested by French Police, Gnarly Bails and More

Daniel’s first ‘Week of Parkour’ video [February 11th,2018], showcases some amazing parkour athletes and teams.

The big news of the week was Travis Verkaik, who went viral for doing the first kong, double gainer at the bank spot in Southbank, London and it was a big one. Motus’s behind the scenes covered everything from the preparation to the aftermath, giving some great information on how to prepare for it.

Next, we have Simon Nogueria who released a video called Catharsis, which about four and a half minutes long. It is nice and abstract, which keeps you entertained throughout, shot in various locations making you wonder how he got there. Nogueria clearly has put a lot of effort into this video and has some unusual and interesting but beautiful flowy movement. There is also a lot of stuff done at height including some tasty descents. But at the end, it shows him getting arrested. It is definitely one to watch.

The showreels of the week are Lynn Jung 2018 showreel and Will Sutton 2018 showreel, both are amazing and worth a watch.

A less well-known athlete is Lavdrim Elmaz, who created and dropped an amazing video. He is currently producing high-quality videos and this one displays him not being able to make certain lines or jumps and doing some gnarly bails at the start. It then shows him ultimately making the lines plus more. His general flowy movement and creativity in well-known spots really help to elevate video. Favourite part of the video: A line where Elmaz throws a tac then halfway through, makes it to the next bar and bails, this displayed a dedication which left a bittersweet sort of sense leaving you wanting to watch more. Something we look forward to seeing.

Next, the road trip of this week has to be Californication by Alex Schauer and Joel Eggiman. It’s just creative genius. Everything was improvised, it was as if they just got there and winged it.  The video transitions flow together really nicely and it has some amazing vibes. Additionally, it looks like they had a great time making it.

Two mini-clip mentions are Callum Powell and Jared Nahulu, who both put up short videos with high levels of movement.

Then there are the feature teams of the week, which were Tempest and Storror. Tempest put out an animal series which is great, you can feel the production value of the video, it’s just funny and a great watch. In Storror’s rooftop climbing video based in Hong Kong, you get an insight of rooftop climbing and run-ins with security guards which is interesting, to say the least. It does bring up the question of the pushing limits of freeruners up on rooftops and the security guards limits and how far you can go.

Finally, the featured documentary of the week is called Linea Retta by Laurent Piemontesi which talks about the dedication to Art Du Deplacement, the practices behind it and his past which is all in all, lovely to see.

Check out who was mentioned and displayed in the video below:

  1. Travis Verkaik – https://www.instagram.com/verky02/
  2. Motus Project – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pwzr1…
  3. Catharsis – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3Vuu…
  4. Lynn Jung – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Yt5e…
  5. Will Sutton – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ug_Y4…
  6. Lavdrim Elmazi – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dW1B…
  7. Californiacation – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0dGf…
  8. Tempest – https://www.facebook.com/PetParkour/v…
  9. Storror – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWL1X…
  10. Callum Powell – https://www.facebook.com/ETRE.FORT/vi…
  11. Jared Nahulu – https://www.instagram.com/p/Be17Pd0hX…
  12. Linea Retta- https://vimeo.com/224440237

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Written by Elizabeth Hopkins. Video filmed and edited by Daniel Hempenstall.

©World of Parkour 2018

3 thoughts on “Kong Double Gainers, Arrested by French Police, Gnarly Bails and More

  1. Good day! This post couldn’t be written any better! Reading through this post reminds me of my old room mate! He always kept talking about this. I will forward this article to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read. Many thanks for sharing!

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