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Local Connections - USA => Mid-Atlantic => Virginia => Topic started by: Paul Leon Mederos on June 10, 2008, 10:30:13 AM

Title: Hotspots - 1 hour of your time AT MOST!
Post by: Paul Leon Mederos on June 10, 2008, 10:30:13 AM
So I want Virginia to have a kickass google hotspots map.

*EDIT*
Check out what I've down so far:
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&gl=us&ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=108942331205831802212.000451618f4a92615d505


What I would like to request from all of you (myself included) is to go out sometime before this Sunday (deadline is necessary!) and bring a camera. Take between 3-6 shots of your hotspot and write a small review about it. Try to format it like Demon's at Colorado Parkour (ex. here (http://www.coloradoparkour.com/articles_bearcreek.html) )

My goal is to have a comprehensive guide by the end of the summer that we can offer to any traceur from the world who visits VA. It'll have location reviews and precise location right there on a super easy to use map!!!

Plus we need some stuff to throw up on our Virginia Parkour website soon...  ;)  BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU.

Once it's done please email them to me (a .doc or whatever) to leon@americanparkour.com tytytyty~!!
Title: Re: Hotspots - 1 hour of your time AT MOST!
Post by: 'Knox' on June 10, 2008, 02:52:15 PM
fo sho son ill get to it
Title: Re: Hotspots - 1 hour of your time AT MOST!
Post by: Marshall Cent Lewis on June 11, 2008, 05:59:42 PM
dude, sick idea!  I'll be all over that!  ..as soon as i get back from beach week   ;D   haha
Title: Re: Hotspots - 1 hour of your time AT MOST!
Post by: Paul Leon Mederos on June 11, 2008, 07:57:27 PM
thanks for the responses so far. This weekend I'll go and do one myself to give you guys a better idea!

ALL YOU OTHER PANSIES SHOW UP AND SAY SOMETHING  [WTF]  ;)
Title: Re: Hotspots - 1 hour of your time AT MOST!
Post by: Andy Animus Tran on June 11, 2008, 08:05:56 PM
I'm on it.
Title: Re: Hotspots - 1 hour of your time AT MOST!
Post by: Chris Kessler on June 12, 2008, 08:22:46 AM
My camera is totally broken. However, Leon, do you have pics from Virginia Western? And I think Brittany and Hai [sp?] have pics from some other spots. You could throw those up for Roanoke.
Title: Re: Hotspots - 1 hour of your time AT MOST!
Post by: Blansher on June 14, 2008, 03:29:03 PM
hey my computer and interwebz don't get along to well but hey Lake Ridge Community Park,  Wood Bridge Senior Highschool, and Fort hunt ( its up in alexandria )
Title: Re: Hotspots - 1 hour of your time AT MOST!
Post by: Paul Leon Mederos on June 18, 2008, 09:45:54 AM
woot just bought a camera. I'll post up an example sometime this week :)
Title: Re: Hotspots - 1 hour of your time AT MOST!
Post by: zuzma on June 19, 2008, 09:59:14 PM
woot just bought a camera. I'll post up an example sometime this week :)

i have a photo album of a few williamsburg hotspots on my facebook and myspace page
Title: Re: Hotspots - 1 hour of your time AT MOST!
Post by: Cord Zwirner on July 04, 2008, 05:39:25 PM
woot just bought a camera. I'll post up an example sometime this week :)

i have a photo album of a few williamsburg hotspots on my facebook and myspace page

LEMME SEE LEMME SEE!   ;)
Title: Re: Hotspots - 1 hour of your time AT MOST!
Post by: Cord Zwirner on July 05, 2008, 06:32:07 AM
OOH! The first L-Sit on your Myspace is in front of a gym in New Town, Right? It's not open yet, but there's a picnic table, and a railing with white circles and its got three walls under the railing.


Where's the spot in the picture with seats to the left and your jumping from a taller brick wall to a shorter one with three heights? (That was probably the most confusing thing you've ever read.)

Edit: http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=26649301&albumID=2242135&imageID=30755638
        This one

Man, I'm so bad at describing things.
Title: Re: Hotspots - 1 hour of your time AT MOST!
Post by: Kyle McGowan on July 10, 2008, 08:43:44 AM
im like two months into pk and i live in the reston/herndon area and ive been looking for a while but the the only one i could find was at the town center. ill see if i can get pics.

if anyone else lives in reston/herndon let me know because i know few in pk
Title: Re: Hotspots - 1 hour of your time AT MOST!
Post by: Paul Leon Mederos on July 10, 2008, 09:09:34 PM
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&gl=us&ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=108942331205831802212.000451618f4a92615d505
Check it out I posted a link to a map I've started.

Try to format your hotspot write ups like I did.... a few pictures and a short paragraph describing whats there!

THANKS GUYS! I'll be adding everyone's spots to the map once they're up  :)
Title: Re: Hotspots - 1 hour of your time AT MOST!
Post by: Chris Kessler on July 11, 2008, 12:50:25 PM
These spots are excellent Leon! I want to check out that alley sometime.
Title: Re: Hotspots - 1 hour of your time AT MOST!
Post by: Paul Leon Mederos on July 13, 2008, 09:39:57 PM
I just got some more pictures of hotspots.... This time from Charlotesville, VA!

I'll be posting up new hotspots soon.

ANYONE ELSE HAVE ANY PICTURES THEY'VE TAKEN YET?! It literally takes like 1 hour to take the pictures, put them on your computer, and email them to me with a short paragraph describing the spot (whats there, security, fun stuff, etc.) and where it's located!

please please please write this on your hand or something and try to get it done  ;D

biggg thanks guys!
Title: Re: Hotspots - 1 hour of your time AT MOST!
Post by: Andy Animus Tran on July 14, 2008, 06:42:09 AM
Yeah..  if you hadn't figured out.. I broke tha tpromise I made to you two weeks ago.. >_>..

I'll get on it AFTER I get back from my trip.  I haven't had the opportunity to train there yet, either.  You up for heading out there in like.. two weeks, Leon?  I can meet up with a local Fairfax traceur while I'm at it.
Title: Re: Hotspots - 1 hour of your time AT MOST!
Post by: 'Knox' on July 25, 2008, 01:32:26 PM
ok so ftw is up with people saying they do parkour/fr? leon asked people to give him info about their hotspots and no one has. what a shocker. i have spent 8+ hours walking around gmu, fairfax city, and highschools to find spots. i have over 10 spots that i have and typed up 7 so far for leon. how can people say they do parkour when they cant even give out the info to the spots they "train" at? where are people "training" at? also i am going to Shenandoah university this weekend to find spots there. leon asked for an hour of time at most. it is taking me so long because i am going out of my way to get the word out to people so they can train more. i am searching hard, but it would help if people just put in that 1 hour he asked for. VA ... we're weak, we have to pick it up.
Title: Re: Hotspots - 1 hour of your time AT MOST!
Post by: Chris Kessler on July 25, 2008, 01:59:07 PM
Yeah knoxfel, that's the spirit, make fun of everyone. Good job.

If you've noticed, not that many people have checked out this thread. I would be out taking pictures, but my camera is MIA. I think instead of taking an insulting approach to trying to get people to help, you should just say "Come on guys, no slacking!!"

Telling people that their wrong about saying they do parkour because they haven't taken pictures of a spot is just seriously uncalled for.

I won't be responding to any retort you have because I'm not going to take up space and attention in this thread for arguing.

I am officially dropping it.
Title: Re: Hotspots - 1 hour of your time AT MOST!
Post by: 'Knox' on July 25, 2008, 02:07:02 PM
yea but i know you train, im on vtpk.
Title: Re: Hotspots - 1 hour of your time AT MOST!
Post by: 'Knox' on July 25, 2008, 02:17:04 PM
Yeah knoxfel, that's the spirit, make fun of everyone. Good job.

If you've noticed, not that many people have checked out this thread. I would be out taking pictures, but my camera is MIA. I think instead of taking an insulting approach to trying to get people to help, you should just say "Come on guys, no slacking!!"

Telling people that their wrong about saying they do parkour because they haven't taken pictures of a spot is just seriously uncalled for.

I won't be responding to any retort you have because I'm not going to take up space and attention in this thread for arguing.

I am officially dropping it.

i wasn't saying theyre wrong, im just saying if you train, then you train, not go out just once a month. you should be at your spot a couple times a week or at least a once a week. it has been 2 weeks. thats all im saying. leon would like some support. and chris, we've jammed together at vt. i sprained my ankle before the roanoke jam where vtpk came and you have the vid online, i have respect for you and hope to train with you more. i dont want to get off on a bad foot. im just saying that this hotspot map is no joke. finding spots and sharing spots with other traceurs will help our community grow not only in va but everywhere.
Title: Re: Hotspots - 1 hour of your time AT MOST!
Post by: Andy Animus Tran on July 25, 2008, 02:35:09 PM
Knox, the spots I normally train at are 1) a school playground, 2) an open grassy field.

These are not really "Parkour hotspots."  These are my personal training spots.  The spots that are worthy of taking pictures of are well out of comfortable reach and I don't get to go out to them very often.  If you're lucky enough to have legitimate training areas within a reasonable distance of your home, that's great for you.  But I train  extremely regularly.. but honestly, a good day of "Parkour training" for me is a day out in a field with a few hills.
Title: Re: Hotspots - 1 hour of your time AT MOST!
Post by: Cord Zwirner on July 26, 2008, 01:10:20 PM
Here's one (Courtesy zuzma's myspace!):

The william and mary ampitheater in williamsburg.

Like, in an above post, most of my training spots are playgrounds and other crappy spots. there's just nothing around Yorktown.  :(
Title: Re: Hotspots - 1 hour of your time AT MOST!
Post by: Marshall Cent Lewis on July 26, 2008, 06:23:46 PM
i havent pulled my weight getting these richmond spots covered.  sorry about that.  my car conked out on me last month and i just havent had the money to fix it.  as soon as that gets done tho, ill make sure to get some of them taken care of.  Richmond needs to be put on the map too! haha
Title: Re: Hotspots - 1 hour of your time AT MOST!
Post by: Paul Leon Mederos on July 26, 2008, 07:18:35 PM
Stop being online jerks.

Knox is just trying to point out that I've asked for a little bit of time to make VAPK a little better... and he's the only one to have stepped up to the plate so far.

Chris, being sarcastic and retorting by saying hes mean and you're going to be mean by ignoring him is stupid  :P I understand your frustration and I have no doubts that if you had a camera (perhaps borrow one from a lady friend of yours hehehe) you would have delievered countless Roanoke hotspots  :)

Animus, I WANT A F'ING PICTURE OF YOUR PLAYGROUND AND OPEN FIELD! I F'ING LOVE OPEN FIELDS, ZOMG I WANT OPEN FIELDS. Ok, jaykay jaykayz  :) I know you just got back, maybe you can take some pics of that parcourse area in Kingstowne?

Knox, thanks for all your work, you pwn. But stop being noob  :P I know you're trying to help by instigating peeps to get off their butts.... sadly a lot of peeps get offended when criticized instead of looking at themselves and thinking "Oh... I HAVE been slacking... knox is totally right i'm gonna go stick my foot up my butt for being so lazy and I'll go take a gazillion hotspot photos pronto!"... instead it's "OMIGOD IM TRYING BUT LEIK IM NOOB I NEED TIMEZ!!!!!121@`"


ANYHOW.

Lets get back to business  8) I've got all the Old Town Alexandria hotspots documented, I just need to toss em up. I also have the hotspots from Knox I need to toss up, and I got Rosslyn/Georgetown pics the other day. Tomorrow I plan on taking some at this new fairfax spot... so we're making progress!!

and Cord, was that suppose to be a link? thanks!
Title: Re: Hotspots - 1 hour of your time AT MOST!
Post by: Cord Zwirner on July 26, 2008, 07:36:06 PM
Stop being online jerks.

Knox is just trying to point out that I've asked for a little bit of time to make VAPK a little better... and he's the only one to have stepped up to the plate so far.

Chris, being sarcastic and retorting by saying hes mean and you're going to be mean by ignoring him is stupid  :P I understand your frustration and I have no doubts that if you had a camera (perhaps borrow one from a lady friend of yours hehehe) you would have delievered countless Roanoke hotspots  :)

Animus, I WANT A F'ING PICTURE OF YOUR PLAYGROUND AND OPEN FIELD! I F'ING LOVE OPEN FIELDS, ZOMG I WANT OPEN FIELDS. Ok, jaykay jaykayz  :) I know you just got back, maybe you can take some pics of that parcourse area in Kingstowne?

Knox, thanks for all your work, you pwn. But stop being noob  :P I know you're trying to help by instigating peeps to get off their butts.... sadly a lot of peeps get offended when criticized instead of looking at themselves and thinking "Oh... I HAVE been slacking... knox is totally right i'm gonna go stick my foot up my butt for being so lazy and I'll go take a gazillion hotspot photos pronto!"... instead it's "OMIGOD IM TRYING BUT LEIK IM NOOB I NEED TIMEZ!!!!!121@`"


ANYHOW.

Lets get back to business  8) I've got all the Old Town Alexandria hotspots documented, I just need to toss em up. I also have the hotspots from Knox I need to toss up, and I got Rosslyn/Georgetown pics the other day. Tomorrow I plan on taking some at this new fairfax spot... so we're making progress!!

and Cord, was that suppose to be a link? thanks!

Nah, but i'll post one when someone tells me how. -.-
Title: Re: Hotspots - 1 hour of your time AT MOST!
Post by: Paul Leon Mederos on July 26, 2008, 08:14:09 PM
Wait... where's the hotspot... is it a writeup or just images or what? ???
Title: Re: Hotspots - 1 hour of your time AT MOST!
Post by: Chris Kessler on July 26, 2008, 08:52:44 PM
Me so sorry Leon!

And Knox, I did go off kinda randomly  :-X

I did it to someone else that day too!! I must've been in a bad mood.

Sorry errybody had to witness that!!

Hai is comin' in tomorrow, I'll have spot pic ready!!
Title: Re: Hotspots - 1 hour of your time AT MOST!
Post by: Andy Animus Tran on July 26, 2008, 11:01:23 PM
Leon, I actually discovered while I was on vacation that my camera's broken, soooo... >_>...  But we should have some fun tomorrow.
Title: Re: Hotspots - 1 hour of your time AT MOST!
Post by: Paul Leon Mederos on July 27, 2008, 05:36:03 AM
JERKS!  :P
Title: Re: Hotspots - 1 hour of your time AT MOST!
Post by: Cord Zwirner on July 27, 2008, 05:48:37 AM
Wait... where's the hotspot... is it a writeup or just images or what? ???

Well, all I have is the location, and an image. The hotspot is the William and Mary Campus Ampitheater.
Title: Re: Hotspots - 1 hour of your time AT MOST!
Post by: Chris Kessler on July 27, 2008, 07:27:07 AM
Is W&M near historical Williamsburg? That'd be hilarious to do parkour while people are in costume and on tours.
Title: Re: Hotspots - 1 hour of your time AT MOST!
Post by: AquaKong on July 27, 2008, 10:22:30 AM
Yes it is, and yes it would!  What would be even better is to see some of the people in costume do pk!