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Title: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Chris Kessler on October 21, 2008, 01:01:50 PM
Well we all talked about it at UVA and there was talk about VT.

So let's keep on talking!

Well the venue pretty much has been unanimously decided already (that being Virginia Tech) so when would everyone want to have this jam? Post your ideas/concerns here!
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Trey Felter on October 21, 2008, 01:14:55 PM
I should be good most weekends, and am more than willing to make the drive.
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Chris Kessler on October 21, 2008, 01:20:16 PM
I think we should definitely shoot for a weekend before Winter Break

(obviously  :P)

So anyone have any specific weekend suggestions?
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: tabler1010 on October 21, 2008, 05:54:02 PM
I’m not sure about where but would Election Day work?
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Trey Felter on October 21, 2008, 06:05:05 PM
As in Nov. 4th?

Tuesday is probably no good for much of us, and I need that day to vote.
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Chris Kessler on October 21, 2008, 06:37:12 PM
Leon and I were talking and we're thinking the weekend AFTER Thanksgiving break.

So the weekend of November 29th.

Also, we were throwing the idea around of having it two days, Saturday and Sunday.

Thoughts? Questions? Post up guys.
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Marshall Cent Lewis on October 21, 2008, 06:50:16 PM
I love the idea of another statewide jam!!
However, this time around, PLEASE give more than one week's notice, haha.  It was sooo difficult to clear up my schedule for the last one.
So far the weekend of November 29th sounds good to me because it gives me plenty of time to prepare.
But I agree that this should definitely be a 2 day Virginia Tech jam!
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: bshino on October 21, 2008, 08:01:48 PM
I think that VT would be awesome, but there are two other spots i would like to throw into consideration.  I have heard that ODU has a very good campus, but I haven't been down to scope it out yet.  I have been to William and Mary and I must say it is ideal... Anywhere is good though.  Also, a key point that Marshall made, please post a set date a couple weeks in advance, it'll help me get things straightened out up here.
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Marshall Cent Lewis on October 21, 2008, 08:20:28 PM
Agreed with W&M.  Their campus is amazing, but I'm sure Zuzma, Ben, and Adam would be pleasantly surprised to know that they're hosting a jam all of a sudden, haha.
As for ODU?  I have a friend who was mildly interested in Parkour for a little while that goes there.  I'll see if I can get him to go out for a photo op of some of the areas around there so we can take a look.
However for now, we KNOW that VT will host a jam, so I'd say that's our current best bet.  Plus I know I've always been drooling over being able to go see their home turf.  =)  This could be my chance!!! haha
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Paul Leon Mederos on October 22, 2008, 04:12:44 AM
Uh... we had the date for last statewide decided about 2 months in advance... you guys probably missed the thread in the Jams section of the VA forums  :P
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Andy Animus Tran on October 22, 2008, 04:48:12 AM
Uh... we had the date for last statewide decided about 2 months in advance... you guys probably missed the thread in the Jams section of the VA forums  :P


We had the MONTH confirmed.  The exact date wasn't confirmed until about three weeks prior.
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Chris Kessler on October 22, 2008, 06:31:43 AM
We had the MONTH confirmed.  The exact date wasn't confirmed until about three weeks prior.

And thus should their month have been clear!!!

Regardless. I'd say that since we kind of slightly agreed that VT would host the next time and since everyone seems to want "time" to "clear schedules" then VT should be the location seeing as the tech boys are okay to host. And since they are at this early stage of planning, we should respect their awesomenimity and agree to let them host our delicious selves!

The real question, however, is the date at which so many titans of amazing shall get together to wage war on gravity.

So anyone have a problem with the 29th of November? And if no, then anyone have a problem with the 29th AND 30th?
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Marshall Cent Lewis on October 22, 2008, 07:42:47 AM
The 29th AND 30th would be awesome!!  =D
Would this include a little gym jam as well?
I would so enjoy a little gym time so I could get some feedback and pointers on form and all.  And I would love to get some new FR ideas as well.
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Paul Leon Mederos on October 22, 2008, 10:32:11 AM
Our gym is only open Monday to Friday... let me talk to someone about having it open that weekend!!!

Those dates sound good to me so far! I only see one conflict and that would be the UVA vs VT football game that weekend... but that'll just make things more interesting eh  :P
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: AquaKong on October 22, 2008, 02:28:59 PM
Nov. 29th to the 30th works just fine for me!
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Tony Flow on October 24, 2008, 07:15:22 AM
Uh dude, I'm home that weekend! Or at least I should be. My break starts the the 25th and goes til the 1st of December, so barring any kind of family commitment I CAN BE THERE IF THAT'S THE DATE!
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Daniel "spider" Potes on October 25, 2008, 06:28:15 AM
ya i would love to go that would be amazing... but where would we stay if its a 2day jam.

and i probably dont have a ride so is there anyone in the dc loudoun county area who could give me a ride?
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: AquaKong on October 25, 2008, 04:24:09 PM
and i probably dont have a ride so is there anyone in the dc loudoun county area who could give me a ride?

Where in Loudoun do you live?  I live in South Riding so I would most likely be able to give you a ride.
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Daniel "spider" Potes on October 26, 2008, 10:09:26 AM


Where in Loudoun do you live?  I live in South Riding so I would most likely be able to give you a ride.

i live in leesburg and if you could give me a ride it would be flippin excellent.
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Chris Kessler on October 26, 2008, 10:29:41 AM
This thread isn't getting as much play as the last one!

Tell your friends guys!!!!!
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Daniel "spider" Potes on October 26, 2008, 10:44:33 AM
This thread isn't getting as much play as the last one!

Tell your friends guys!!!!!

haha ok i just posted it on my facebook but not many of my freinds are intrested in PK soo.
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: AquaKong on October 26, 2008, 11:49:56 AM
i live in leesburg and if you could give me a ride it would be flippin excellent.

Leesburg isn't too far away, so yeah, I'll be able to give you a ride!
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Chris Kessler on October 26, 2008, 12:48:38 PM
i live in leesburg and if you could give me a ride it would be flippin excellent.

Leesburg isn't too far away, so yeah, I'll be able to give you a ride!

I love fellow traceurs!!! So helpful!

I've got 2 from the Noke (including myself haha) coming.

Well at least me, the other guy might come  :-Sarcasm
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: bshino on October 26, 2008, 02:48:31 PM
29th and 30th sounds good, I will spread the word.
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: bshino on October 26, 2008, 02:57:28 PM
Also is there any possible way that we can get this jam featured on the home page, under the "events" section?
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Chris Kessler on October 26, 2008, 04:28:19 PM
Hmm, maybe Leon could do something about it?

From the past though it seems a bit early to announce it. The last one when up about a week before if I recall corrrectly.
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Paul Leon Mederos on October 26, 2008, 06:28:48 PM
iT'LL GET SOME BADDASS ATTENTION I'LL BE SURE OF IT!
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Chris Kessler on October 26, 2008, 06:29:40 PM
iT'LL GET SOME BADDASS ATTENTION I'LL BE SURE OF IT!

Hehe, no doubt about that.

Honestly, looking at that post and your avatar..... I feel like calling you Vash  ;)
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Marshall Cent Lewis on October 26, 2008, 08:18:58 PM
By the way, I just thought of this, but since many of us are in high school and college, a lot of us have facebooks.  We should create a Virginia Parkour facebook group so that the sending of messages can kinda cover all bases.  I know many people on facebook who don't have an APK account and really don't want one, so this would allow them to participate in discussions and receive messages of upcoming events.

What do you guys think?
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Chris Kessler on October 26, 2008, 08:25:29 PM
Well Leon is working on the VAPK website, and with that I think we shall have our State community. However, of course there will be a facebook page with link and what not!

Have no fear! The site is near! (I think ???)
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Marshall Cent Lewis on October 26, 2008, 08:30:59 PM
Oh cool!  I never realized that.  Excellent!!!!   :D
Anyways, I've messaged my FB friends about the jam.  Hopefully some will decide to actually come to this one...
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Andy Animus Tran on October 27, 2008, 04:43:05 AM
If Leon could get around his host troubles, I'm sure the site'll come soon.

I don't feel like getting the car that weekend or making a long drive, so if anyone wants to lift me from Alexandria, I'm all for it.  Otherwise, I'm sleeping in. :p
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Daniel "spider" Potes on October 27, 2008, 04:47:14 AM
oh sweet aqua thats excellent.

wait so how long is this whole thing?
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Chris Kessler on October 27, 2008, 06:43:09 AM
wait so how long is this whole thing?

It will be from the 29th until the 30th. Exact details have not been worked out (i.e time, exact spot, etc.). But, those dates are the time period in which the jamming shall be occurring.
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Daniel "spider" Potes on October 27, 2008, 08:37:59 AM
so if its 2 days were would all of us stay? unless someone is willing to host a large number of traceurs who will prolly ruin his or her house doing qms and random excersises hehe. but really this is disconcerting.
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Marshall Cent Lewis on October 27, 2008, 09:09:44 AM
The VTPK scene has a pretty amazing number of traceurs.  I'm sure they wouldn't mind housing us for the night and in fact, I'm pretty sure that's what they were planning to do anyways.
So I don't think housing will be a major problem.
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Paul Leon Mederos on October 27, 2008, 09:12:24 AM
OK so we're still working out details such as housing - I'll be able to host anywhere between 10-15 people depending on how many I can fit in my apartment. Mostof the VT guys can also host people at their apartments/dorms so we probably have room for another 30 people making it up to 45 people we can host so far.

I'll get specifics and post em up soon. It'll probably be a jam where people arrive friday night, it starts Saturday morning until late afternoon, then relax/party at night, then jam sunday morning and people leave late sunday afternoon. Somewhere in there I will try fitting a gym session if they allow us to open it for the weekend (which I AM working on :) )

so yeah, it's not a 100% go yet, but its looking good  ;D
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Marshall Cent Lewis on October 27, 2008, 09:21:18 AM
Wow, sounds like everything is coming along nicely!  I'm pretty excited for this one!!   :D
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Paul Leon Mederos on October 27, 2008, 09:47:28 AM
OK BIG PROBLEM!!!

When I read the dates 29-30, I figured that was the weekend after Thanksgiving break. That's actually the weekend OF thanksgiving break (thanksgiving is 27th) so a LOT of people (including myself) will not be at VT.

The date's will have to be December 5th-7th. Does that still work or are we going to need more shifting?

THank goodness we plan early =P
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Chris Kessler on October 27, 2008, 10:02:55 AM
Wow, I'm a noob. Big mistake on my part. Why in the world would I think Thanksgiving was on the 20th???? I fail  :-[

I'm still good to go. My friend on the other hand can not come (as of right now).

Bah, sorry guys!!!

PS: Leon, I STILL have dibs on your couch.
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Marshall Cent Lewis on October 27, 2008, 10:30:09 AM
Bah, I didn't realize that either so I'm glad you did.
That SHOULD be okay with me and my plans.  December doesn't have much happening for me besides Christmas.
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Andy Animus Tran on October 27, 2008, 11:16:59 AM
I think that'll be better off for most people.

I suppose I should attend as many VA jams as possible before I head out to grad school in God-knows-where.
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Trey Felter on October 27, 2008, 11:34:38 AM
December is fine for me and mine.
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Blansher on October 27, 2008, 12:35:04 PM
yea sounds great I'll start working on getting up there
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Daniel "spider" Potes on October 27, 2008, 02:14:20 PM
haha ok thats cool it doesnt really matter when we go but yess i am looking so forward to this. it was great i was jamming with my freinds earlier and i got precisioned in the face and my glasses snapped.
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Janson on October 27, 2008, 06:30:32 PM
Disregarding the fact that there are finals, I'm going to try to be there.
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Chris Kessler on October 27, 2008, 06:53:03 PM
Disregarding the fact that there are finals, I'm going to try to be there.

Well said!
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Paul Leon Mederos on October 27, 2008, 08:51:23 PM
Cool this works better for our traceurs too. I confirmed housing with a bunch of folks so no matter how many peeps show we can fit you.

I also manged to talk the gymnastics coach to privately opening up the gym for us that weekend  ;)

Looks like this might be an official 'go'. I'll post up a new topic once I get final details.
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: AquaKong on October 27, 2008, 09:12:11 PM
Hot damn!

p.s.  I'm not sure if I can still give you a ride or not Spider as the jam is at the end of my exam week and I don't know when my last exam is.  If I am done early in the week then I can, but I'll have to let you know in a couple weeks.
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Marshall Cent Lewis on October 27, 2008, 09:17:44 PM
I'm giddy as a school girl!   ;D
Can't wait!!!
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Daniel "spider" Potes on October 28, 2008, 04:59:19 AM
Hot damn!

p.s.  I'm not sure if I can still give you a ride or not Spider as the jam is at the end of my exam week and I don't know when my last exam is.  If I am done early in the week then I can, but I'll have to let you know in a couple weeks.

agghh ok i hope you can or im screwed
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Chris Kessler on October 28, 2008, 05:59:15 AM
I'm giddy as a school girl!   ;D
Can't wait!!!

I love you haha

And yayyy gym!
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: bshino on October 28, 2008, 11:16:24 AM
still coming!
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: GFoX on October 28, 2008, 12:26:02 PM
I plan on coming form VA Beach!!!!! I gotta attend this!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Marshall Cent Lewis on October 28, 2008, 07:01:29 PM
I'm giddy as a school girl!   ;D
Can't wait!!!

I love you haha

And yayyy gym!
WTF, are you gay?!?!
Cuz if you areee   ;) ;) :-*
JK!!  Love you too Chris  (no homo!)  hahaha



I plan on coming form VA Beach!!!!! I gotta attend this!!!!!!!!
Do it bro!!  =D
I have yet to train or jam with anybody from the VA Beach area.  We'd love to see you out there!
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Trey Felter on October 28, 2008, 07:57:25 PM
I'm definately looking forward to this, and Animus, if we have room in my car, I may be able to come get you.
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: AquaKong on October 28, 2008, 07:59:14 PM
agghh ok i hope you can or im screwed

Sorry man, I got my weeks confused.  My exam week is actually the week after so I'll still have classes before the jam :-\.
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Daniel "spider" Potes on October 29, 2008, 01:12:37 PM
agghh ok i hope you can or im screwed

Sorry man, I got my weeks confused.  My exam week is actually the week after so I'll still have classes before the jam :-\.

so you can or cant come?
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: AquaKong on October 30, 2008, 03:55:22 AM
so you can or cant come?

I won't be able to pick you up for the Jam.  Sorry man :-\.
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Daniel "spider" Potes on October 30, 2008, 07:16:36 AM
shit... so can anyone else in the loudoun county or dc area give me a ride
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Trey Felter on October 30, 2008, 11:50:47 AM
there is a CHANCE that I may be able to give you a ride.

But I'm not sure exactly what my driving arrangements and how many people I have already are, I'll talk to you about it at the Halloween jam.
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Daniel "spider" Potes on October 31, 2008, 04:41:27 AM
ok then i look forward to it
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: GFoX on November 03, 2008, 06:02:49 AM
Hi Guys!!!!

So whats the final and set plan for the JAM!!!.  Just asking to I can start planing my trip since im coming from VA Beach.



Thanks!!!!!!!
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Marshall Cent Lewis on November 03, 2008, 08:39:43 AM
So whats the final and set plan for the JAM!!!.  Just asking to I can start planing my trip since im coming from VA Beach.
Yeah, I need to know if these dates are hard too.  I don't wanna take off work until I actually need to.  What's the w3rd Leon!
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Chris Kessler on November 03, 2008, 10:13:06 AM
The date is set (at this point at least) for December 6th and 7th.

This may be subject to change, but if you're going to get off work, then call it in!!!

Actual logistics of time/ meeting location are still being worked on.
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Marshall Cent Lewis on November 03, 2008, 10:22:45 AM
Alright, excellent!
I'll fix my schedule tomorrow!  =)
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Blansher on November 03, 2008, 03:20:04 PM
yeah sucks, i ve got some stuff already planned that weekend. so mabye next time.
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Paul Leon Mederos on November 04, 2008, 07:24:52 PM
Date has been solidified. More details will be posted in the following week! Basically we have people coming into Virginia Tech on Friday 5th during the night. Saturday morning we start with a jam. Saturday night we will goto the gymnastics gym! Saturday late night we will have a midnight session with guided meditation. Sunday Morning we will condition and jam, finish off Sunday afternoon with some good stretching :)

So mark your calendars and plan your trips to Blacksburg VA. We have more then enough housing.
IF YOU'D LIKE TO STAY FOR EITHER OF THE NIGHTS, SEND AN EMAIL TO LEON(at)AMERICANPARKOUR.COMY !! This will help us organize housing. If you do NOT email, you will NOT have guaranteed housing!!
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Marshall Cent Lewis on November 05, 2008, 12:26:10 AM
Awesome!  I've taken off work and have the weekend free.  So it's pretty much a go for me  =)
Title: Re: VA Statewide jam ROUND 2?!?!
Post by: Chris Kessler on November 15, 2008, 09:23:48 AM
Well it's getting closer to the date so I thought I'd give this thread a little bump and a friendly reminder to all who are coming.

Can't wait!