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Re: Midwest Jam-Madison, WI-July 18-20, 2008
« Reply #40 on: January 01, 2008, 02:08:18 PM »
Yeah we probably could do a big jam in MN after the one in WI....and best of all there would be a lot of carpooling back and forth, to and from, etc. Waste less gas.

The only foreseeable problem is, I just (literally just) saw plans for an all-CA jam on the Fourth....or maybe I'll just skip that.

So I'll see you all there, for sure! At least it's not Chicago again, that seemed like a pretty long drive, but Madison is closerish kind of.

Lessee, ballet? If it helps PK, sure. Minneapolis? Crap, I have to drive out there again...

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Re: Midwest Jam-Madison, WI-July 18-20, 2008
« Reply #41 on: January 04, 2008, 08:03:06 AM »
Its only a bit of a gap jump over the Michigan puddle.  I'll see if I can make it.
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Re: Midwest Jam-Madison, WI-July 18-20, 2008
« Reply #42 on: January 04, 2008, 10:20:19 AM »
Re: lodging, we are working on setting something up. Stay tuned. We have time to plan. :)

Here is a question:

I am thinking of offering a ballet conditioning class and/or a flexibility training session that is more formal than the one I did at the CO jam last summer (that one was sort of impromptu). I'm pretty sure we'd have studio space available to use at SMB. For those of you who think it would be a "sissy" thing to do... trust me, ballet is HARD. You will get stronger doing it, I promise. :) Plus I would modify the class to be parkour-specific in many ways.

Thoughts/opinions? I won't feel bad if people don't want to do it; I just thought it might be an interesting option. But please be honest. If it is something you'd want at the jam, I will set it up. If not, no worries; there is certainly plenty more to do in Madison for parkour!

The conditioning class is something that I would be interested in.

I'm curious about lodging too. Keep us posted! Also, my college has a deal with Choice Hotels (Clarion, Econologe etc.) for 10% off your stay anywhere in the world. Students should probably dig around and see if they have any sort of discounts associated with their student ID's.
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Re: Midwest Jam-Madison, WI-July 18-20, 2008
« Reply #43 on: January 04, 2008, 03:55:22 PM »
yep keep us updated on lodging lol im sure ur tired of hearing it but this is out main concern (except for cops and how far the hospital is and how to get there in the first place:]) But yea consider that if TRICKset goes with nlpk and team pandora there is a minimal of 3 people and max of 30 lol so we are eather gonna rent a big van or we are gonna have to get a bus somehow... well the point is our money will b drained if we get a bus and we still need to get a hotel witch if all 30 of us go will try to fit 4 to 5 in each room and then we gotta get on a way back... sooo we ALL got much stuff to think about but oh well we got time... just make sure u guys keep us updated so we can think faster and plan better
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Re: Midwest Jam-Madison, WI-July 18-20, 2008
« Reply #44 on: January 05, 2008, 12:03:47 PM »
If this happens, I sure hope Travis Noble can make it. How cool would that be, to have Travis Noble being his awesome beast-self on Madpk's very own "Travis Noble Tree"?

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Hahaha, I just saw this. Muse, it would take a very, very good reason for me to miss this. I must see my tree.
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Re: Midwest Jam-Madison, WI-July 18-20, 2008
« Reply #45 on: January 25, 2008, 04:54:11 PM »
question.. newbies aloud at jams right? maybe someone there would be able to help me out a bit.. its freezin up here right now so i cant really do anything but i s'pose that i still have all the time up til then to train anyways...

ah well.

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Re: Midwest Jam-Madison, WI-July 18-20, 2008
« Reply #46 on: January 25, 2008, 08:34:50 PM »
I wouldassume everyone is welcome, how long have you been training?
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Re: Midwest Jam-Madison, WI-July 18-20, 2008
« Reply #47 on: January 25, 2008, 11:07:10 PM »
Everyone is welcome, of course! My very first jam was the Midwest jam last year, in Chicago, and I'd only been training about 2 weeks at that time. "Training" is actually a pretty liberal description of what I'd been doing that two weeks--I was as newbie as can be; so new I didn't even know how to really train. Everyone at the Chicago jam was so welcoming and helpful. Jams are supposed to be about sharing our knowledge and our love for the discipline, so you are of course welcome to join us. I know my first jam experiences were immense learning experiences for me.

I hope you can make it out to join us. :)
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Re: Midwest Jam-Madison, WI-July 18-20, 2008
« Reply #48 on: January 26, 2008, 12:01:57 AM »
ive decided that i reeeeeaaaaaaaaally wanna go to this summer's jam, and from green bay to madison isnt so bad, and if anyone wanted to get picked up on the way, alil gas money maybe, we could run out to mayville and such and bring some ppl with.

just a thought. at least some ppl would get a ride. less gas. eheh.

its only a possibility so far, but it more than likely can go through
seeing as i have NO experience whatsoever, i dont mind in just watching, taking in the sights, maybe trying out somethings myself with some peoples help.
so ill help first.

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Re: Midwest Jam-Madison, WI-July 18-20, 2008
« Reply #49 on: January 26, 2008, 02:59:56 PM »
seeing as i have NO experience whatsoever, i dont mind in just watching, taking in the sights, maybe trying out somethings myself with some peoples help.

That's what I did this past year at the Chicago jam and also the COPK jam. I learned sooooo much at both, even just by watching and talking to people, and trying a handful of things. You may want to at least start conditioning a bit in the meantime. Check out the APK WOD as a starting point. Hope you can make it.
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Re: Midwest Jam-Madison, WI-July 18-20, 2008
« Reply #50 on: February 05, 2008, 06:35:22 PM »
do you have any pictures out yet sasquatch :D
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Re: Midwest Jam-Madison, WI-July 18-20, 2008
« Reply #51 on: February 06, 2008, 07:24:05 AM »
We've had a lot of pictures taken, just of our spots. What is it you're interested in seeing?
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Re: Midwest Jam-Madison, WI-July 18-20, 2008
« Reply #52 on: February 06, 2008, 09:53:32 AM »
Some of the main spots that the jams gonna b at

or any others too

-we should meet up once the snows gone and b4 the jam
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Re: Midwest Jam-Madison, WI-July 18-20, 2008
« Reply #53 on: February 06, 2008, 11:23:25 AM »
We're still making decisions about which spots to include in the jam. It depends on a lot; the biggest of which is whether or not the jam will actually be held here. Rest assured, as it gets closer we will post pictures and everything else.

As to jamming beforehand, sure thing! Let us know when you guys are interested in coming down this spring.

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Re: Midwest Jam-Madison, WI-July 18-20, 2008
« Reply #54 on: February 06, 2008, 03:20:07 PM »
Muse, do you have an estimate of when you will know if you will be holding the jam?  Because, as said before, if this doesn't work, Minneapolis is on for the fall back.  Just wondering.
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Re: Midwest Jam-Madison, WI-July 18-20, 2008
« Reply #55 on: February 06, 2008, 04:25:49 PM »
Should be the end of March at the latest; waiting on several people. At this point it's like a 98% go, so not to worry. I also would not want to spring it on Minneapolis at the last minute, so rest assured you will not be left in the lurch. :)
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Re: Midwest Jam-Madison, WI-July 18-20, 2008
« Reply #56 on: February 07, 2008, 04:35:29 PM »
Oh no worries, see, the thing is, I was planning on hosting it this year, but you started planning it in like, October.  So it wouldn't be too hard if it were here.  But that's cool.  However, no doubt, everyone else, I totally got dibs on next year ya heard!?!
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Re: Midwest Jam-Madison, WI-July 18-20, 2008
« Reply #57 on: February 08, 2008, 03:03:32 PM »
yeah i hope MN hosts it next year

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Re: Midwest Jam-Madison, WI-July 18-20, 2008
« Reply #58 on: February 09, 2008, 11:13:45 PM »
Am I hearing that people would prefer it be in Minneapolis? It won't hurt my feelings if the answer is "yes." I tend to be the type of person to bumble into something without thinking (this jam is a perfect example); so it's not going to make me upset if people say, "Whoa, Muse, you jumped the gun and/or stepped on toes and/or did a faux pas."

Seriously, please let me know if Minneapolis would be peoples' preference. I'll be honest and say that I'm becoming slightly paranoid that I'm making an ass out of myself here with this jam--so please be up-front with me if you feel that a jam in Madison is a lame idea.
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Re: Midwest Jam-Madison, WI-July 18-20, 2008
« Reply #59 on: February 10, 2008, 08:28:00 AM »
Well, either is fine with me, and you are definitely not making ass out of yourself, Madison would be awesome too!  No matter where the jam is held this year, it will be in the other place next year! So no worries!
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