#83 – Hexagain.

 

David – Kong.

 

It felt an unusual day to be going out for a jam, what with it being a Thursday and all. Myself, David and Flip felt in the mood for some training as we wanted to try and get some decent filming for a possible Team Hexagon showreel and some images too while we were at it. One idea we had with filming was to all film our own individual parts for the video and then put them all together to show the creativity and individuality of each member of the team. The only problem with that would be the different filming styles may conflict or even look strange against each other in the video and not work as well as one constant cameraman filming and editing everything. There were a few options of what we could do and just needed to mull them all over, it was hard to get everyone out at the same time to film or for photo shoots and so we would have to no doubt do bits here and there, as and when we could to make up for the latter. Today was made funnier by the fact David had a slight scar on his cheek from a face plant he had in gymnastics the other night, while practising back tucks causing him to have a friction burn on it now. So whenever I looked at him, all I saw was bail and cracked up laughing about it.

It had started to feel a bit more like Spring now, even though it’s the start of February and was still cold that we had to stay wrapped up, the sun was out to keep things cheery. We started off our training adventure at the top of NCP car park above Urine Nation (UN). Again it was good to have David back out training with us like normal, we were practising our vault to rolls on the concrete, something which David seemed to have down really well. While myself and Flip would get serious hip or shoulder pain from rolling on the hard, concrete floor. It used to drive me insane and through the frustration I went on a rolling rampage one after the other whether it hurt or not to try and get it to stop the pain, needless to say all this did was bruise and batter my shoulder and hip making it impossible to roll any more. The photos came out really crisp and clear thanks to the glorious sunshine, something which felt and looked great as for the past few months my images have looked very dull. I experimented with the settings of my camera, selected a filter which made everything tint with a cool blue for some shots to see what the difference would be.

 

Flip – Cross Vault.

 

As you can see by some of the images it was a nice effect but looking back I wish I hadn’t used the filter as I could have easily applied that via software like Photoshop than through my camera settings and still kept the original image in all it’s glory. We tried to use more of the background of the city for shots of us vaulting and jumping between the walls to give them more impact. As you can see many of the images are of David, though I did take some portrait shots of ourselves which we all hated in general and so it was hard to keep a straight, serious face when having them taken. Another movement we practised for a while were handstands, myself and Flip walked around on our hands all over the place while David kept finding the balance sweet spot and had improved with his greatly. We made our way over to Auditorium (Audo) area to train at, a place we very rarely trained at for fear of getting moved on as it was always so quiet and it didn’t feel right being there even if it was mad for Parkour. The sun had deserted us for the time being but the good architecture provided us with new ideas for photos and training, it really is the best place for getting photography, they all come out beautifully.

I could spend endless hours in this area shooting photos, we did some downward precision jumps using steps and larger blocks to a smaller ledge then moved up a step or block each time to make the distance first which also increased the impact, making it more of a challenge. I always like training in this trio as we bounce ideas off each other and are always motivated. As much as we try to be the same training wise we all have very different skills in what we can do and see things differently. Later on the sun had decided to come back out just as it was setting and we practised some cross vaults over a wall while using the giant building in the background as the main feature in the image which made the photos come out really nicely, even down to the dark clouds in the background and body shapes we made as we vaulted. I got some shots of the area, and wider shots of the planted areas and a few portraits of Flip. While calling it a day we made our way walking past Nottingham Playhouse, looking for more things to do and enjoying the architecture of the giant reflective mirror thing before heading to our respected bus stops.

 

Zade (Me) – Kong.

 

Skyscape.

 

Parkour Hotspot – Audo.

 

Parkour Hotspot – Audo.

 

Parkour Hotspot – Audo.

 

Flip – Precision.

 

Flip – Portrait.

 

David – Kong.

 

David – Kong.

 

David – Kong.

 

David – Roll.

 

David – Kong.

 

Zade (Me) – Precision

 

David – Precision.

 

Flip – Precision.

 

Flip – Thief Vault.

 

Flip – Kong.

 

David – Portrait.

 

David – Portrait

 

Flip – Portrait.

 

Flip – Handstand.

 

David – Portrait.

 

David – Precision.

 

Flip – Precision.

 

Flip – Portrait.

 

David – Precision.

 

David – Precision.

 

Zade (Me) – Precision.

 

Zade (Me) – Precision.

 

Flip – Cross Vault.

 

Flip – Cross Vault.

 

Zade (Me) – Cross Vault.

 

David – Cross Vault.

 

Flip – Portrait.

 

Flip – Portrait.

 

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