We are so privileged to announce our support of the Kefa Project! After looking for the right non-profit to work with, we chose the Kefa Project because of their amazing vision, history, and heart as they work to empower at-risk youth in Rwanda to transform their lives through sports! From now on, we donate a portion of every shoe sale we make to support this organization.
HUGE news for Traceurs worldwide. We JUST launched a new Take Flight webstore specific for the EU!!
In partnership with Parkour Project, located in Czech Republic, we now have shoe storage, warehousing and distribution in Europe! What does that mean? It means that if you are located in the EU, you can now get our Parkour shoes and clothing from the EU which results in:
- Less taxes
- Faster shipping
- Lower shipping costs
There is no question about it, if you are in the EU, this is the online place to get your Parkour shoes, apparel, and gear. Click the image below to visit the store and pick up your Parkour shoes and apparel today!
We have just launched a new initiative to combine the power of Take Flight to grow Parkour gyms around the world! The program is simple:
- We are issue unique gym-specific coupon codes to Parkour/Freerunning gyms
- When you use one of the coupons, we donate 15% of that order to that gym! Plus we give you 5% OFF!
We even produce gym banners and flyers for each gym at no charge so they can display them at the gym!
We already have 7 gyms on board which you can see below:
- BAM Academy: use code “BAM” at checkout and we will donate 15% of your order to this gym!
- Somatic Movement: use code “SOMATIC” at checkout and we will donate 15% of your order to this gym!
- Maine Warrior Gym: use code “WARRIOR” at checkout and we will donate 15% of your order to this gym!
- Parkour Infinity: use code “INFINITY” at checkout and we will donate 15% of your order to this gym!
- Revolution Parkour – Beaverton: use code “BEAVERTON” at checkout and we will donate 15% of your order to this gym!
- Revolution Parkour – Gresham: use code “RVPK” at checkout and we will donate 15% of your order to this gym!
- Revolution Parkour – Tualatin: use code “TUALATIN” at checkout and we will donate 15% of your order to this gym!
If you’d like to support these gyms, simply use one of these codes on your next order. Whether you buy our Parkour Shoes, a Parkour T-shirt, Parkour pants, or other Parkour gear/clothing from us, the gym you choose gets the donation. PLUS will also give you a 5% discount just for using the code so everyone wins!!. If you know a Parkour gym who would like to be a part of our program, please share this article with them! We’d love to support them in this way 🙂
At Take Flight, we are community oriented in ways no other Parkour brand is – through profit sharing with our athletes and giving back financially to PKFR gyms, and other initiatives. Thank you for believing in us and helping us support the growing community worldwide.
We are always improving our products and services for you. Our newest roll out is a FREE and easy return policy on all USA orders.
From now on, every order with a USA shipping address comes with a FREE return label. If your shoes and clothing don’t fit, or if you’d like to exchange or return the items for any reason, all you have to do is slap the return label on the package, drop it off at your local post office, we’ll take care of the rest. It’s so easy!! Plus, did we say it already? It’s FREE 🙂
This is one more step we’ve made to make buying our Parkour shoes and clothing that much easier.
Need an amazing pair of Parkour/Freerunning shoes? How about our Ultras? They are regularly priced at $95, but we have select sizes for only $69 and that includes shipping!!! Just use the code “ULTRAFREE” at checkout to receive your free shipping option.
Do you want financial freedom? Then we believe being a part of our sponsorship team is the way to get there.
These are the benefits we are now giving to our team of pros. It’s a huge step we are taking to make Take Flight a community owned company.
All of our pros will now receive the following benefits:
- Annual free shoe/gear stipend
- Financial bonuses based on success of videos launched on our social media channels.
- Financial bonuses based on competition placement
- Profit-sharing. This comes in the end-of-year financial bonus based on company profit for all pros who have been on the team for at least 6 months.
- Affiliate link so if/when you share our site such as in YouTube videos, you get a kickback from sales generated.
- Consideration for future endorsement contracts.
- Consideration for commissioned projects
- And more!
Read the full Sponsorship and Ambassador breakdown by clicking here, and if you want to be a part of what we are creating, write us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For now, the process to getting into our team starts at the Ambassador level unless you are a really well known pro. And for those of you that are big names, go ahead and write us. We’d love to hear from you and work out an agreement that puts you on the path to financial freedom just for being a part of our team
Make no mistake, we are here to:
- Build the strongest team of Traceurs in the Parkour world.
- Make that the team not only reaps the short term benefits of Take Flight’s success, but also effectively become owners of the brand and benefits for decades to come.
Other brands will call you an “Ambassador” with no intention of changing your life. Or they will offer you a short term endorsement with the vision of leveraging you to make money. Take Flight is different.
We are here to make you a part of our brand, and work together to keep you in your bliss and allow you to reach financial freedom just for being a part of what we do. Write us to find out more.
**This event is FREE, and everyone is invited to attend as spectators. The panelist guest list is towards the bottom of this article.**
This November we are hosting the 1st ever Take Flight Roundabout! It’s an event envisioned by Take Flight founder Adam Dunlap and Take Flight pro Joey Adrian, and we think it will be unlike anything ever done before in the Parkour world. In one sentence, it’s a sit-down discussion between all the most prominent and influential Traceurs in the world broadcasted for everyone to see. Following is the exact Who, What, Where, When, and Why.
The Take Flight Roundabout is designed to be semi-formal discussion by and between the Parkour community leaders from around the world. Think of it like a UN type meeting but with prominent Traceurs. There will be discussion starters and specific topics of conversation, but most of it will be freestyle, and we hope that with a diverse group of participants it will be an exciting and progressive time of sharing ideas, telling stories, and finding unity and synergy across the Parkour world. Our hope is to stream the event LIVE for everyone to watch, and we will be filming the discussion and posting in online.
Portland, Oregon (USA). Exact location to be determined. Event time is 6PM PST. Live stream and video will be launched at www.youtube.com/tkflt
November 7th, 2015. Event time is 6PM PST (6pm L.A. time)
The “who” has 2 groups:
#1. Attendees. We invite everyone in the Parkour world, literally everyone, to attend and watch the discussion in person and meet the panelists! The event is free to attend if you can make it. If you are from out of town and you want to travel to the event and you need a place to stay, let us know and we will help you find one for your time here.
#2. Panelists. Panelists are prominent Traceurs who will be participating in the discussion. Right now our confirmed guest list is:
- Adam Dunlap (USA)
- Danee Marmolejo (Mexico)
- D’Ondrai Jones (USA)
- Jared Davis (CAN)
- Joey Adrian* (USA)
- Kent Johns (USA)
- Rene Scavington (CAN)
- Tom Coppola (CAN)
- Vinnie Coryell (USA)
*Joey Adrian will also be this year’s discussion moderator
Other Invitees are (not all have yet received personal invitations):
- Alexander Bayturin
- Alexandr Gisych (Shade)
- Alex Segura
- Alyssa Serpa
- Andy Haug
- Basilio Montilla
- Brandee Laird
- Callum Powell
- Charles Brunet
- Cordelia Storm
- Cory DeMeyers
- Daer Sanchez
- Dan Iaboni
- Daniel Arroyo
- Daniel Ilabaca
- Dima Gluschenko
- Felix Stockli-Iseli
- Jason Paul
- Jesse La Flaire
- Kie Willis
- Luci Romberg
- Luis Alkmim
- Luke Fredericksen
- Matthew Lee Willis
- Max Henry
- Nikolay Stasolik
- Oscar Sanchez
- Pasha Petkuns
- Paul Darnell
- Paul Joseph (Blue)
- Pedro Salgado
- Pip Andersen
- Ronnie Shalvis
- Ryan Ford
- Shaun Wood
- Sydney Olsen
- Thibaut Granier
- Thomas Mougne
- Tim Shieff
- Toby Segar
- Tyson Cecka
- Yann Masia
- Yoann Leroux
- And many others!
For this first year, although we will provide food and accommodations for all attending panelists, we can only pay transportation for a few. For this reason we don’t know if anyone in the above list will be able to attend except for those already confirmed. But we hope many of them can, and if nothing else, we hope this list shows you our vision for this event as an annual global meeting of the minds.
Our vision for this event is to bring community leaders together to discuss important ideas, understand each other better, build relationships, and find unity and synergy. At Take Flight, we believe that as a Parkour community, we can accomplish more together than we can all doing our own thing. So we see this event as an open meeting of the minds for people to share ideas, propose new concepts, resolve potential or building interpersonal matters, and tell great stories. We think the Parkour world as a whole will benefit immensely by seeing this respected and prominent group of Traceurs speak candidly together, and we hope to foster that openness. What exactly comes from that, we aren’t 100% sure! But we think it will be progressive, unifying, and very worthwhile, not to mention entertaining.
This is meant to be a progressive discussion that is focused and also dynamic and spontaneous. We don’t consider any questions or ideas off limits as long as they are focused around the PK/FR world and Traceurs therein. So if you have a topic you want to see discussed, or a question you want to see answered by a confirmed panelist, please let us know by writing in the comments below or sending your question to us at email@example.com. Current tentative topics of conversation include:
- How to start a Parkour gym
- Training ideas & how David Belle used to train
- The future of public Parkour parks
- Parkour certifications
- Team Sponsorships vs. Company Sponsorships
- The future of Parkour.com
We’ll be releasing more information as the panelist list grows. Stay tuned for the event and news! We hope you can attend or tune in for the broadcast and videos!
Hello Take Flight Universe! We are looking for graphic artists and designers to create cool, urban t-shirts, pants, and hoodie designs for our store! Would you like to help us? If so, we’d love to hear from you!
- Requirements: You must be a Traceur or Freerunner + You must have design experience and be able to work with vectors
- Benefits: $$$ & Free Gear
If you are interested in working with us, simply send us work samples or a portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org. If we think we make a good match, then we’ll get back to you and explain more details.
- If you don’t have design experience, we’d still love to hear from you! If you have an idea for a graphic tee, hoodie, or pair of pants etc. send us your design! If we decide to use the concept we will pay you and give you some free gear.
- At Take Flight we are fan driven, and much of what we make has been suggested by fan. So if you have an idea for a product let us know! From suggesting product features such as “zipper pockets,” to suggesting new items such as “harem pants” we’d love to hear your ideas so we can continue making gear that you love.
Thank you and we hope to hear from you soon!
We are very pleased to announce our new partnership with Free Flow Radio!
Freeflow radio is the world’s first podcast dedicated to the Parkour Community. They release a new podcast every Tuesday night at 8pm EST during which they discuss a variety of Parkour topics including news, videos, training, gear, and more. They even conduct interviews with pro Traceurs from around the world!
We are pleased to be officially supporting Free Flow Radio. It’s an amazing initiative and vision backed by a great team. Our plan are sponsors of the show is to bring Take Flight Pros onto the progam as well as provide support FFR through gear sponsorship, promotion, and more.
Here are the links you can follow to download the FFR podcasts as well as connect with them via their social media.
- Website: http://freeflowradio.podbean.com/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freeflowradiopodcast
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/free_flow_radio
- Instagram: https://instagram.com/freeflowradio/
- Store: http://www.redbubble.com/people/bluebeast/collections/348082-free-flow-radio-gear
Now that we are connected to them, if you have any ideas, questions, topics of discussion, or pros you want to see featured on the show, let us know!
Start watching the podcast and let us know what you think!
We’ve spent the last few days unveiling 10 new Take Flight original designs. Eight of the designs are tees and 2 are hoodies (one zip, one pullover). Now with all 10 designs unveiled, you can vote for the ones you love!! In Take Flight fan-dedicated fashion, we are letting you choose and we’ll only be making the designs you love the most. So cast your votes via the links below!
Click this image to cast your votes on our Instagram!
Click any of these images to vote on our Facebook!
We’ve just launched the world renowned Parkour University Tee in 3 new colors – Royal Blue, Red and Green! It’s a classic design with a bold feel, and with the new color options, there is a version for everyone.
When we launched the tee earlier this year, we explained the design:
Parkour was founded by David Belle in 1987. This tee is the ultimate classic Parkour tee that testifies to the beginning to a new art.
Check out the current complete set of Parkour University Tees below and let us know what you think.
Click here to pick up your Parkour University Tee for only $14.95! You’re going to love the classic clean look that shows the world you do Parkour.