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Title: Any Parkour Traceurs in Lafayette??
Post by: Myrrh on June 28, 2006, 05:08:52 PM
My brother and I are getting into Parkour and we were looking for other people who are already into the sport. Shout our if you live near by.
Title: Re: Any Parkour Traceurs in Lafayette??
Post by: CyanideSoda on July 03, 2006, 11:18:02 PM
He he. You just missed me by a week. A week ago i was hitting up, new iberia, new orleans, homa, and Lafatyette. Unfortunoutly i don't live there. I live in Kentucky. But i visit there once a year. Ever summer. If your still into parkour next summer, we've got to train together.
Title: Re: Any Parkour Traceurs in Lafayette??
Post by: dylman on July 05, 2006, 05:33:17 PM
 8) 8) ;D ;D i live 30 miles from houma past thiboudx cant spell french stuff
Title: Re: Any Parkour Traceurs in Lafayette??
Post by: CyanideSoda on July 05, 2006, 09:40:47 PM
Cool. I might be going there this christmas break as well. So if i do. Keep a day free for training.
Title: Re: Any Parkour Traceurs in Lafayette??
Post by: dylman on July 06, 2006, 06:43:14 AM
Cool. I might be going there this christmas break as well. So if i do. Keep a day free for training.
just go to vacherie like u go to laplace but when u see water tower u there
Title: Re: Any Parkour Traceurs in Lafayette??
Post by: Myrrh on July 10, 2006, 03:44:44 PM
I've been hitting up all the parks in the city.  Lafayette is a very different city when I look at the buildings and think about what I would take on during a run.  Seriously, we should get together from where ever we are from and run around somewhere.  We are the only state directly related to France, so if you want to look at it this way--we are on a closer wavelenth to the hardcore French than the rest of the Americans.

Yeah, that did sound a bit stuck up. Whatever. 

Complaint of the week: Everyone's been getting rain.  I did a run yesterday night and it was dry, but some things were a bit damp.  I did more climbing than jumping so I wouldn't get covered in mushy dirt.  I decided to swing when I was done and got the idea to flip off like I did when I was a kid.  (Non-Parkour move, but very fun.) I did everything right, but I didn't stick my landing because my feet hit the ground and the impact sank them two inches throwing me off balance and onto my butt.  My whole back was covered with dirt.  I could have planted a garden on my bathroom floor when I got home.

Things that rock: Have you seen these parks??  My God I'm having more fun than I was when I was a kid.

Idea for get together: Tag.  It's a simple game and it's the story behind alot of the Parkour vids online--jumping over things and climbing walls to get away from the idiot who's chasing you.
Title: Re: Any Parkour Traceurs in Lafayette??
Post by: CyanideSoda on July 10, 2006, 03:54:19 PM
I hit up a couple of the parks in lafayette. I also hit up the big comercial area, and the downtownish area. But I mainly tore up new iberia. Downtown newiberia had a few amazing spots. And of course i had a week there, only one day in lafayette. My day in New Orleans was pretty awesome as well. I got to do parkour in some of the hurricane toren areas, and this may sound bad, but it produced some intresting situations.
Title: Re: Any Parkour Traceurs in Lafayette??
Post by: Myrrh on July 13, 2006, 01:13:34 PM
Lafayette Parkour hit Chagois Park yesterday evening.  We had so much fun that we declared it base for now.  It has an ideal setups for the specific technique we need to learn.  There was alot of, "Cool, I want to try that!" or, "What the hell are you doing!"  In the end our bodies were worn out and we escaped to poweraid and air conditioning.  It's more fun to do a run with other people, but it's difficult to get everyone's schedule to match. 
Title: Re: Any Parkour Traceurs in Lafayette??
Post by: CyanideSoda on July 13, 2006, 01:28:39 PM
Eh i feel that one. It's hard to coordinate sometimes.
Title: Re: Any Parkour Traceurs in Lafayette??
Post by: CharlesX on July 25, 2006, 04:15:55 PM
Yeah I just got into Parkour about 2 weeks ago but I train every day. I live near Comeaux high school in Lafayette so contact if interested in hanging out. I havent been to any of Lafayettes parks yet, but I usually run at Comeaux even though the cops tell me not to.
Title: Re: Any Parkour Traceurs in Lafayette??
Post by: jmanndriver on August 01, 2006, 09:45:14 AM
Hey i have grandparents down in lake charles so maybe i will get to jam with u guys.
Title: Re: Any Parkour Traceurs in Lafayette??
Post by: RuKuS on November 10, 2006, 12:07:34 PM
hey, i live in lafayette. dt is pretty decent but the parks are where we train. u wanna come out, call me. 781-5802. ask for ninja...
Title: Re: Any Parkour Traceurs in Lafayette??
Post by: rushjunky on August 11, 2007, 12:34:36 PM
My brother and I are just getting involved in the sport and looking for sites to train at in Lafayette, and some technical advice. If you have time to help out lemme know.
Title: Re: Any Parkour Traceurs in Lafayette??
Post by: NinjaBoy on August 13, 2007, 01:15:52 PM
My brother and I are just getting involved in the sport and looking for sites to train at in Lafayette, and some technical advice. If you have time to help out lemme know.

*superman pose* I'm the brother.

Went out to Parc de Lafayette Sunday. There seems to be plenty of places downtown, and plenty of room (low traffic) at that time. Without some sort of guidance, we're mostly in the dark. Let us know when you'd like to get together, and we might be able to work something out.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Any Parkour Traceurs in Lafayette??
Post by: StuPac on October 01, 2007, 12:24:32 PM
My wife and I are actually planning to move to Lafayette at the end of this year.  However, we do still visit occasionally.  (her fam lives there)  I'll let you know when we're down so maybe we can go jam.  I'll definitely be looking for some traceurs to jam with when we get moved in in a year or so.
Title: Parkour Nola 1st meet up 26th and 27th
Post by: JohnParkour on January 10, 2008, 01:35:18 PM
Check us at http://parkour.meetup.com/107/


Consider this an invitation,  Our very first meet will be at Zephr Field N.O Fifteen mins from downtown, they have a foam floor playground running trail.  Also I may be able to bring my 10x10 gym mat.  Seeing how I dont know most of the people comming I am planning on working on fundamentals and conditioning. After that though I am planning on having a meet every week or even twice a week at differents places around the city.

Late John
Title: Re: Any Parkour Traceurs in Lafayette??
Post by: Erebus Dunasthai on February 10, 2008, 10:32:03 AM
yeah, i live in scott, about 5 minutes from downtown and we normally hit it up on the weekends...but we live right net to scott park, so thats our normal training spot...

how about a jam or something...someone get some dates and stuff and we'll come out there..


--Dunasthai
Title: Re: Any Parkour Traceurs in Lafayette??
Post by: JohnParkour on February 12, 2008, 03:14:09 AM
That sounds awesome dude
I will be down to meet up anytime you can hit me up here or check out my site and post ther, also I have my number listed there feel free to call me up and I will com out.



http://parkour.meetup.com/107/
Title: Re: Any Parkour Traceurs in Lafayette??
Post by: SilverTongue on April 30, 2008, 01:47:14 PM
I've been looking for some people in Lafayette to jam with, too. Anyone interested, my contact info is on my profile. :)
Title: Re: Any Parkour Traceurs in Lafayette??
Post by: Cody G on November 10, 2008, 12:28:28 PM
My name is Cody, 25, have been doing PK for about 2 years (with some breaks thrown in).  I live in Lafayette (Youngsville to be exact)  My friends and I train at Heyman Memorial Park, UL campus, and the obstacle course at Red's.  Feel free to email me at cgwscAThotmail.com (replace AT with @) if you ever want to meetup.
Title: Re: Any Parkour Traceurs in Lafayette??
Post by: Skye on April 03, 2009, 07:32:42 AM
Hey, I live in maurice (the little village south of laf down 167)
I use alot of the laf parks to train, though for privacy i like to go to the maurice park and do a little bit of stuf there cause no one ever goes there.
Title: Re: Any Parkour Traceurs in Lafayette??
Post by: Cody G on June 06, 2009, 06:37:52 PM
I've been training hard in Lafayette with my brother in law.  We usually start off at Red's obstacle course or Heyman park for some warmup then head to ULL campus or Bourgeois Hall by the Cajun Dome.  If anyone is seriously interested contact me at codyjgaudet(at)gmail.com and we'll meetup somewhere.  I'm 26, my bro is about to be 18.

Title: Re: Any Parkour Traceurs in Lafayette??
Post by: Ajx on June 07, 2009, 10:42:23 AM
Hey guys, I've been looking to get back into the parkour scene for quite a while now, I used to jam with the guys from HPK (Houston PK from TXPK). We used to jam on a weekly basis for a while and had a blast, but then I moved 8hrs away for college and havent done much PK since then. Now im in Lafayette for the summer for an internship that I have down here. So i thought i would look for a scene, and i stumbled upon you guys. I pretty much know nothing of the area, but am still learning it, so I haven't really found any good spots to have fun on. Im in south lafayette if anyone wants to get together sometime, let me know and ill do my best to meet you guys wherever. Pretty much, i would love to pk with anyone possible, and i also have a friend in the area that would like to get into it all with me, but he would be starting from scratch, but i can teach him the basics pretty easily, but i would like for more people to be there for him, ya know, the more the better :)
Title: Re: Any Parkour Traceurs in Lafayette??
Post by: Cody G on June 07, 2009, 12:55:13 PM
Ajx, check your email.
Title: Re: Any Parkour Traceurs in Lafayette??
Post by: Skye on June 08, 2009, 09:40:37 AM
Hey guys, I've been looking to get back into the parkour scene for quite a while now, I used to jam with the guys from HPK (Houston PK from TXPK). We used to jam on a weekly basis for a while and had a blast, but then I moved 8hrs away for college and havent done much PK since then. Now im in Lafayette for the summer for an internship that I have down here. So i thought i would look for a scene, and i stumbled upon you guys. I pretty much know nothing of the area, but am still learning it, so I haven't really found any good spots to have fun on. Im in south lafayette if anyone wants to get together sometime, let me know and ill do my best to meet you guys wherever. Pretty much, i would love to pk with anyone possible, and i also have a friend in the area that would like to get into it all with me, but he would be starting from scratch, but i can teach him the basics pretty easily, but i would like for more people to be there for him, ya know, the more the better :)
Well, i really like the area by the UL college. also i havent asked, but the new library they put in south  laf on johnson st/hwy 167 looks like a real good spot.
Title: Re: Any Parkour Traceurs in Lafayette??
Post by: Cody G on June 10, 2009, 03:34:36 AM
Skyfi, Ajx and I and one of his friends may be getting together this Saturday to do some training.  You are welcome to join, but, I gotta be honest, inviting a 16 year old girl to do anything over the internet makes me really nervous.  I don't want Chris Hanson from "to catch a predator" showing up in my house and telling me to "have a seat over there"

You are welcome to come, shoot me an email at codyjgaudet(at)gmail.com  if you want to and I'll let you know if Ajx can make it.
Title: Re: Any Parkour Traceurs in Lafayette??
Post by: Skye on June 10, 2009, 07:09:15 AM
AH, i love to, but unfortunately me and my fam are going outa town this weekend :( but im going to jackson mississippi and im hopeing to find some real good spots near the hotel. unfortunately, my parents didnt get a cheap hotel so the stairs are on the inside of the building, so no vaulting over the rails and hoping down. But were going to be on the fifth floor, so ill think of something...:P
Title: Re: Any Parkour Traceurs in Lafayette??
Post by: Cody G on June 10, 2009, 07:20:25 AM


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but the new library they put in south  laf on johnson st/hwy 167 looks like a real good spot.

Oh yes that new library does look nice....I would imagine a person jumping all over their brand new facility would get kicked off in an instant though......

The obstacle course at Red's is one of my favorite spots for training.  It is in the back of the parking lot, you don't need a membership or anything.

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c9/cgaudet/IMG_5675.jpg)

Another place I've been wanting to go is that big triangle building (we called it the Met life building when we used to skateboard there) kinda behind Walmart on the corner of Pinhook and Verot.  It is a really big white building with dark glass.  Stairs, rails, and walls but I'm hesitant to go during business hours even though we were never kicked off when we used to skateboard there.

We have only been kicked off of ULL campus once and the lady campus police officer was pretty nice about it, just didn't want us suing the school.



Title: Re: Any Parkour Traceurs in Lafayette??
Post by: Cody G on June 10, 2009, 07:24:20 AM
Ah, oh well, maybe the next weekend then, I usually go out every Sat unless it is raining or something comes up.  I try to go on Sun if I can't make it on Sat.
Title: Re: Any Parkour Traceurs in Lafayette??
Post by: Skye on June 10, 2009, 07:27:59 AM


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but the new library they put in south  laf on johnson st/hwy 167 looks like a real good spot.

Oh yes that new library does look nice....I would imagine a person jumping all over their brand new facility would get kicked off in an instant though......

The obstacle course at Red's is one of my favorite spots for training.  It is in the back of the parking lot, you don't need a membership or anything.

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c9/cgaudet/IMG_5675.jpg)

Another place I've been wanting to go is that big triangle building (we called it the Met life building when we used to skateboard there) kinda behind Walmart on the corner of Pinhook and Verot.  It is a really big white building with dark glass.  Stairs, rails, and walls but I'm hesitant to go during business hours even though we were never kicked off when we used to skateboard there.

We have only been kicked off of ULL campus once and the lady campus police officer was pretty nice about it, just didn't want us suing the school.






WOW were is reds? ive never heard of it. dang, it sucks..im relying onmy mom to drive me to spots :P cause i cant get my license yet till my 6 months are up...(next month).but thankfully shes cool with it.
there are some spots near downtown that are pretty sweet. there is this building near the cafe that is almost like a ladder to the top, its real fun to climb. there ok with it, as long as not alot of people are around.
Title: Re: Any Parkour Traceurs in Lafayette??
Post by: Cody G on June 10, 2009, 07:31:02 AM
Red's is behind the Grand theatre on Johnston St. on Doucet road.  Take a left into Red's then go straight back to the obstacle course.  I love it, there is hardly anyone there.

What cafe downtown?
Title: Re: Any Parkour Traceurs in Lafayette??
Post by: Skye on June 10, 2009, 07:33:56 AM
Red's is behind the Grand theatre on Johnston St. on Doucet road.  Take a left into Red's then go straight back to the obstacle course.  I love it, there is hardly anyone there.

What cafe downtown?

I forgot, i think its by the starbucks...im gona have to re-check it out. i have been in downtown in a little while. (a month....)
Title: Re: Any Parkour Traceurs in Lafayette??
Post by: Skye on June 10, 2009, 11:25:14 AM
Red's is behind the Grand theatre on Johnston St. on Doucet road.  Take a left into Red's then go straight back to the obstacle course.  I love it, there is hardly anyone there.

What cafe downtown?

Hey, do you have to be a member to use red's obstacle course?
I know you said that you dont need a membership, but isnt that part of there facility?
Title: Re: Any Parkour Traceurs in Lafayette??
Post by: Cody G on June 10, 2009, 06:18:11 PM
I've never asked, but it is way in the back of the parking lot with no sort of fence or gate of any kind.  There is no signage saying you need to be a member.  It is wide open.  I've been there probably 30 times and have never even seen a Red's employee.  In fact there is hardly anyone there period.

If you do need to be a member they have made no effort to let me know  :)
Title: Re: Any Parkour Traceurs in Lafayette??
Post by: Kyle Rudolph on June 10, 2009, 10:36:57 PM
You guys need to come to Ruston sometime and train with our PK club!
Title: Re: Any Parkour Traceurs in Lafayette??
Post by: Cody G on June 14, 2009, 07:15:54 AM
Sounds good man, lets set something up.
Title: Re: Any Parkour Traceurs in Lafayette??
Post by: Skye on June 16, 2009, 06:54:06 AM
I told my mom about it...she aint gonna let me just go...she wants me to ask them first if i can go on there stuff...
Title: Re: Any Parkour Traceurs in Lafayette??
Post by: Cody G on June 17, 2009, 07:36:46 PM
I told my mom about it...she aint gonna let me just go...she wants me to ask them first if i can go on there stuff...

You mean Red's??  I went on Saturday, it is really no big deal, they really don't care, actually the place has lots of trash there, looks like they don't care enough to clean it even.  I plan on going soon with some bags to clean it up as part of the "Leave no trace" initiative.

But let me know what they say if you call....it won't change me going there but I'd like to know what they say.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Any Parkour Traceurs in Lafayette??
Post by: Rendier on July 04, 2009, 10:46:18 AM
Knock knock...anyone home?  I'm lookin for traceurs in LA (i'll be moving back to NOLA end of august)...hit me up!
Title: Re: Any Parkour Traceurs in Lafayette??
Post by: Diezel on July 09, 2009, 02:38:29 PM
I reside in Opelousas

The red's course is sick

337-308-0909.

Hit me up
Title: Re: Any Parkour Traceurs in Lafayette??
Post by: Skye on July 22, 2009, 07:44:25 AM
Hey, I was with some friends the other day, and they said they saw a dude at the grand theater walk on all the posts in front of the theater and then jump over the sign at the  end.

Just curious if its possibly one of you guys.
Title: Re: Any Parkour Traceurs in Lafayette??
Post by: Cody G on July 24, 2009, 06:27:14 PM
Wasn't me, but we are going on Sat morning if anyone wants to come.  We are meeting at Red's at 10:30am.
Title: Re: Any Parkour Traceurs in Lafayette??
Post by: Cody G on August 01, 2009, 06:46:58 AM
Meeting this morning at 10:30am at Heyman Memorial park, corner of Girard park dr. and South College for anyone who wants to come.
Title: Re: Any Parkour Traceurs in Lafayette??
Post by: Skye on August 01, 2009, 11:17:53 AM
Grrr... I really wish I could have come...stupid gras... >:(

so it is spelled Girard, someone told me that it was jarade.  :-\
Title: Re: Any Parkour Traceurs in Lafayette??
Post by: Cody G on September 05, 2009, 05:54:48 AM
Again with the late notice but we are going to be at Heyman Memorial park at 10:30am this morning (Sat) if anyone catches this and ones to come.

We actually had a few more people last time, but I think it will just be me and one another guy today.
Title: Re: Any Parkour Traceurs in Lafayette??
Post by: Cody G on September 15, 2009, 01:09:30 PM
Anyone interested, weather permitting we will be at Heyman memorial park around 10:30am on Saturday the 19th. 
Title: Re: Any Parkour Traceurs in Lafayette??
Post by: Cody G on September 23, 2009, 05:26:17 AM
Just wanted to post some pics of our meetup spot, Heyman Memorial Park.  Corner of South College and Girard Park Dr., right next to the Heyman center and Girard park.

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c9/cgaudet/photo.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c9/cgaudet/photo2.jpg)
Title: Re: Any Parkour Traceurs in Lafayette??
Post by: Kyle Rudolph on September 23, 2009, 08:37:39 PM
You guys should come to Ruston and train with us!
Title: Re: Any Parkour Traceurs in Lafayette??
Post by: Cody G on September 24, 2009, 05:09:19 AM
We do want to go, but fitting in 3 hours of driving one way is tough.....
Title: Re: Any Parkour Traceurs in Lafayette??
Post by: Skye on September 26, 2009, 10:45:24 AM
Just wanted to post some pics of our meetup spot, Heyman Memorial Park.  Corner of South College and Girard Park Dr., right next to the Heyman center and Girard park.

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c9/cgaudet/photo.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c9/cgaudet/photo2.jpg)

Looks awsome cody. I'm getting my license sometime this week so I finally can travels :D:D:D:D:D
I also ride BMX so I'm going to be in that area quite a bit jumping the dirt jumps. As well as school this fall at layfaette (still need to learn to spell that. Ive been here since i was born...) trade school wich is righ near the UL field and atufs :)
Title: Re: Any Parkour Traceurs in Lafayette??
Post by: Cody G on October 14, 2009, 12:20:37 PM
This weekend is going to be fan-freaking-tastic weather, I'll be at Heymann at 10:30 on Saturday, along with whoever shows up!
Title: Re: Any Parkour Traceurs in Lafayette??
Post by: Colby Zayne Gamache on April 08, 2010, 03:08:19 PM
Hey, I was with some friends the other day, and they said they saw a dude at the grand theater walk on all the posts in front of the theater and then jump over the sign at the  end.

Just curious if its possibly one of you guys.


hahaha, that was my little bro...
Title: Re: Any Parkour Traceurs in Lafayette??
Post by: Zuka on January 15, 2014, 04:11:37 AM
Hit me up on facebook at Freedom of Step parkour, or email me at ianjkimmel@gmail.com :)
Lafayette area traceurs welcome!