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Rain Warriors.

 

I could hear the heavy Summer rain hitting against my window as I was rudely woke from my sleep just before seven. I thought to myself, isn’t that typical?! It seems like I won’t be going out later today and with that, I drifted back off to slumberland. I was woken a second time by the same monsoon. It sounded like the rain may never stop, even though there was promise of jungle like humidity later in the day when we trained. I finally got up at around ten and decided I would slowly get ready for training as the rain was meant to stop by the time we met, though that was looking unlikely as time went on. It seemed that most were against coming out today, even the weekly regulars! And who could blame them with the current weather! There was no James this weekend since he was away, due to that fact I had expected it to be great weather, as it usually was when he wasn’t free to be out with us.

In the end I decided against going out, the weather hadn’t and no doubt wouldn’t pick up for training. Adam seemed to be annoyed and still wanted to train, even if the current weather was terrible. He said he was going to meet up with Ben and get a jumping session in. I was tempted earlier, but now had decided not to, plus it didn’t seem like many were out, if anyone apart from them. At around one, it had started to dry up with the pavements drying too, not to mention the sun had even started to come out as well! I changed my mind and carried on getting ready in a rush to get to Plaza for two. I arrived to find just Ben there in his waterproof gear. Where the hell was Adam?! He left long before me and I had beat him there. Femi was running on black time as he always did, he had only just got up, seen the rain and instantly said he wasn’t feeling it, even though town was now sunny and dry. Will arrived, who had the same idea as me due to the weather change, followed by Adam.

 

Camera.

 

We practised a precision jump to a curb, instead of using a wall as a take off. We took off from a slopped wall which felt horrible, but it was a new challenge. Femi text and said he would be coming out after all, and for us to wait until he arrived… I really didn’t want to be waiting for him, time was already getting on. It would be past three, maybe even four at this rate before he arrived! I text back and said if he didn’t hurry, we could be anywhere, even places he hasn’t seen before and so he should make haste! We spent some time at IBM while we waited. I quite liked a precision Will was doing, down to wall in front of the railing surrounding the area. Adam was filming a few movements and filmed Luka doing a roll on and off a wall, which can be seen in the image above. I really liked the look and feel of that image. I didn’t expect him to even attempt that and it looked really nice when he did as well.

Femi arrived and just in time, we were growing tired of IBM and were ready to move on and only had remained due to Fem. He wanted to stay a bit longer, so he could warm up before we move and I we all agreed. It was just as well, as it provided me with some new images to the norm when I took some shots (one seen below) with Femi in shot watching Will as he did a kong over the outer railing. I must remember to experiment more with these type of shots in the future, as it adds a nice dimension to them. While Will was jumping around, he had inadvertently put his hand on a ladybird which prompted me to get some photos of them. Anyone that follows my blog, may remember on occasions I have taken images of lady bugs Continue reading ‘Rain Warriors.’

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Zade 2011.

I have been putting footage on my Adobe Premiere Pro time line for the past year, I had no real intention of making a yearly video this year. That was not until around July of this year when I decided maybe I should start planning for one due to collecting various clips from the spring but I didn’t really want to use them. I decided to look at them again at a later date and also do some re-takes in the summer so I was happy with them. From then on I started making a few notes of things I wanted to do and went about getting them all done and filmed.

I always stray away from doing Freerunning or flips in general because for one they bore me, and secondly I did enough of them when I first learnt how to back in 2006. That doesn’t mean I do not practice them any more. From time to time while I am out training I will do a few but I class this as a secondary thing to my Parkour training.

The biggest difference in this video you will notice is throughout the video my hair grows from shaggy medium length to a top knot and tied up in two places.

At one stage nearer the end of my initial deadline I had set for myself November 10th to celebrate one year since I made my 2010 video and release this video. I really felt like I should just pack it all in and leave it well alone. I wasn’t happy with the things I had in the video and generally really started to hate it and felt they was far too much of the same movements which really impacts how I felt about the whole video project.

Due to this, I decided to leave it for a while and forgot about it while I started other various video projects and it was only in December did I decide to get on with the video again and get some other movements in there to spice things up a bit and make it a better feeling video in all.

A month odd later than planned and I have released the video. I hope people will like it as much as they did with my 2010 one which is currently over 3,000+ views after only being advertised on my WordPress and YouTube channel and nothing else I feel its done rather well.

As of yet I have no plans for a video next year, I have a rather big tick list for 2012 which is ebbing ever closer and so if and when I get some of those done I guess they would be used for a video.

 

Another milestone.

My video ‘Zade 2010’ has now reached the 2000+ stage. I’m very please to see that it still gets views by the public and has reached yet another milestone after being up for six month mark. :D

Zade 2010 Hits the 1000+ mark.

My video ‘Zade 2010’ has now been up a little over three months and has now hit the 1000+ mark. In all honesty, I thought it would have taken much longer then this to achieve, more like months or a year before I achieved this goal.

I am still very pleased and in shock with the results of this. I had been checking on the video this past week as the count was on 950. I wanted to see how much longer it took to rise to the 1000 mark.

I hope that any other videos I may put out in the future get the same reception as this one has.

 

 


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