Posts Tagged 'James'

Rock Bottom.

 

It looked as if it was going to be another great weekend of training, though that had quickly changed when many had bailed due to possible rain, then it didn’t. I don’t blame them, the weather hadn’t been the best in previous times. Kezza said he was definitely out, he says that most weekends though. As predicted, he soon changed his mind just before I left, when he said he had gone out and it was raining in Hucknall so wouldn’t be out, along with other random bullshit… Funny, because I’m sure he said he was a 100% out as it was his last before he went on holiday. Classic, flaky Kezza! I found it strange to arrive at Plaza to find no one there, only James who was arriving at the same time as myself. Thankfully, followed by Ben, Adam, Phil and then Pete arrived to bulk up the training party, even if there was much talk about (ugh) Pokemon GO while warming up their mouths rather than their bodies…

Next people had moved over to the Atrium area and I complained about how boring it was there and that we never move to other places these days. Phil and James said go over and train at Plaza then! So to their surprise, that is exactly what I did with Adam joining me who too wanted to train there for once. It wasn’t long before David arrived, then we drilled some kong precisions before we decided to move elsewhere. We ended up taking a long walk to a park not too far from the Arboretum and a grave yard (Portland Park) though it had started to spot with rain as we arrived! It seemed like the day might get worse, luckily the rain did pass. I had already grown tired of the area, as most of the things I had wanted to do I had achieved on previous visits.

 

Atrium.

 

David and myself looked at a kong precision from one of the barriers that surrounded the area, a metal rail which wasn’t too nice a grip as the top was a square, not round. The landing was onto a small wooden wall, I gave it a go and surprisingly, the run up wasn’t too bad even with the high curb before you vaulted the fence. Yet, I still fell short landing it. David got his toes curled on the wood and then landed on it! The more I tried through grit, I got closer and then kept bouncing it but couldn’t get enough distance to land on it, no matter how much I tried and filmed it too. Another thing which made it even worse was when I watched David do it, as smooth as it was, was when he grabbed the rail, as he would place his whole palm on the top of the rail, with the possibility of them sliding over! It didn’t half make me cringe and shudder as I preferred to grab the wall to ensure I didn’t slip.

A bin precision was the next thing to be trained, after being pointed out by others wanting to do it. It seemed once one person had done it, everyone else followed suit… Well, apart from James who was having problems with it. Feeling the frustration of not being able to take off for the jump whether it be mentally or physically which held him back. We gave various advice to try and trick his mind and body into letting him do it. There were lots of moans and excuses about the jump and how it was impossible to do. Continue reading ‘Rock Bottom.’

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May Fourteenth.

I woke up at ten, I was still really tired even though I had, had a long night of sleep. More than I am used to these days. I had the previous night been editing a Parkour park video. A long overdue project of mine, which I might add had been in production since, last year?! I never got around to editing the video after acquiring all the footage, but now I had made a start trimming all the clips where on the timeline came to twenty minutes. It’s no wonder I had left it so long! I was feeling groggy and unsure about being out, though it was a lovely sunny day. I started to make a move and was ready before 12pm, deciding to go out earlier than the 1pm and got to town with David. When we arrived there was no one else out early, unusual. Not even Mat who always claimed to be out from ten or earlier…

We trained at Plaza until others arrived there for the usual meet up time of one, maybe even later. It seemed I now had rubbish kong precisions. I was going towards the landing wall, as in only landing on it and servilely crouched. I seemed to be using all my legs for the jump rather than pushing with my arms as well, it was deeply disappointing and I couldn’t seem to change the technique. I moved over at the Atrium I couldn’t do or get the distance for a precision jump across some slate due to the height, drop or just a general fear. Man, what a day it was becoming… I text James telling him that I was already out and where the hell was he? He thought at the time, that I was Phil and then text him back instead of myself. We moved over to IBM and then slowly but surely people starting to arrive in small trickles.

 

Max – Tic Tac Precision.

 

I found the running precision from one of the walls near the end to the railing easier than I did before, finally something which I did retain! The standing precision also felt good to do. Today, Jallen wasn’t feeling things either, as he didn’t do the running precision which he had really good the last few times. It seemed I wasn’t the only one suffering an off day. Adam arrived, he wanted to do movements but felt rubbish and fearful of jumps for some reason too. The day claiming yet another Nottingham practitioner. For some reason (first in a long time) a plastic policeman asked for us to move on due to it being private property. Yet, we never (normally) get moved on and it seemed like it was going to be one of those days as he had no understanding, leniency nor did it seem like he wanted to either.

We ended up moving over to Auditorium, a place which people seemed to dislike today. Once we got into the training groove after warming up, we found movements to practise. It was feeling a good day now as there were a few new challenges I hadn’t seen or tried before. The guys were box jumping up onto a wall which increased in height. There was vaulting over a railing (seen below) with different vaults to a wall, before vaulting off. A few did it as a running clear the rail to the wall before vaulting off, seen in the first portrait images. I filmed a few clips for my new RAW video and collected a few clips of the guys training as well. Zain had arrived, after texting me earlier to stay there until he had arrived. He was the same person who pointed out trying to do a tic tac precision off this metal plant pot. It looked horrible and like it might be slippery, much like a spoon was Zain’s analogy of the movement.

 

Aiden – Kong.

 

It wasn’t that bad when you applied the right pressure to the metal, if the angle was wrong it did cause you to slip, which a few experienced. On landing it felt right to add palm spin. I do like how some of the shots of that movement came out, even if Max was pulling some silly faces during. Another late comer was Frankie, asking where we were all located. To which I text him back ‘FU, be on time and then you would know…‘ Which I think went down great, I did of course tell him our location after that. Continue reading ‘May Fourteenth.’

Carlton Revamp.

 

The weekend was set to be bad weather. Once again, defeating our weekly community training session. It was typical for a Bank Holiday, afterwards it was set to be a heatwave! So the only chance of a summer day was the Good Friday, a good Friday I was hoping for it to be. I initially was going out training with just Adam and David. I had asked around to see who else was interested, not expecting many if anyone else. James was still down about the video [1] I had made in my previous blog, with him failing the running rock precision. Little did I know that at the time he had gone back out a day or two later to try and claim the jump and get it filmed too for a response video. Instead he spent many a hour doing the same thing as the video. Unable to do it due to his mental block, even though he could do the distance when not there and in his head it seemed an easy task to achieve. Unable to get it done brought him down even more. It would have been great to see him get it and post a response video. He was reluctant to come out due to back and ankle pain and no doubt expecting to have more blocks if he came to brand new area.

I did wind James up, stating that since Saturday was predicted to be terrible weather that he should enjoy training Crown Plaza, all day. I mean what difference would waiting twenty four hours do for his healing process!? While Friday was the better, sunnier day where he could experience a new area, break barriers and feel good about being out training with like minded people. He might as well get out, if he could and it wasn’t like it was too far from his place either. Plus, if his pains with his back and ankle kicked in, he could simply go back home. The biggest bonus of the day was it was going to be a small focused group of people out, minus all the weekend cretins, side babes and non practitioners who came out cluttering the places we trained at.  I also had managed to convince Sonny to perhaps come out too, seeing as we were going to be in his  local area. It was going to be great to see him out again as I know he wanted to start training again, though that was if he showed up to the session…

 

Sonny – Diving Kong.

 

I hadn’t slept that well Thursday evening, even though I had gone to bed early. It was all due to the kitten (Comet) [2] having been to the vets to be castrated and so he was wearing one of those plastic cones around his head. This made a lot of noise as he moved around the house, scrapping it on everything. He was restless due to not being used to wearing one, finding it difficult to move and do the things he usually does. I woke up at five, the sun was rising and I felt fresh as a daisy, ready to get up for the day. Complete madness, I did drift back off to sleep and then woke up at a more reasonable time of nine. Adam had been up since six, yet he was running late as he was waiting for his new trainers to arrive before coming out. What if they didn’t arrive today or were delivered in the late afternoon? Continue reading ‘Carlton Revamp.’


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