We wanted to share our passion for what we truly believe is the most amazing, creative and liberating sport in the world.
Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) April 09, 2015
2013 Red Bull Art of Motion Champion, Cory DeMeyers and #1 ranked Youtube video blogger, Jesse La Flair, will make their fifth stop on Friday April 10th in Brooklyn, New York as part of their 15-city North American “Off The Edge” Tour to promote their passion for parkour and freerunning, and showcase their Kickstarter funded documentary “From Here to There”. Joining them are some of the top parkour athletes in the world including multiple Red Bull Art of Motion Champion Jason Paul from Germany, Team Farang founder Anan Anwar from Thailand and Instagram star and extreme freerunner Pasha “The Boss” from Latvia.
“This project has been a labor of love for both Cory and I,” explains La Flair. “We have put our entire lives into this. But this is something we both wanted to do. We wanted to share our passion for what we truly believe is the most amazing, creative and liberating sport in the world. We wanted to meet traceurs and freerunners throughout the US who share our spirit. More than anything, we wanted to infuse new energy in the community and in ourselves. This is what the Off the Edge tour is all about — community, friendship and passion for parkour and freerunning.”
Jesse and Cory are both members of pioneering American parkour and freerunning team, Tempest, based in Los Angeles, California. Tempest was one of the first group to open gyms in the United States, recognizing early on the potential for growth of the discipline. La Flair and DeMeyers are just the latest Youtube sensations from the team which spawned a successful business and careers for its members in the Hollywood film industry.
“Our tour’s goal is not only to spread awareness about parkour and freerunning to a new generation, but to also make businesses aware that we are more than a viable vehicle for their message,” explain DeMeyers. “It is crazy to think that parkour and freerunning are some of the most viewed videos on social media, and have been for years, much more than any other sports, yet talented athletes struggle to find sponsors or even a few dollars to throw an event. We want to change this attitude.”
The “Off the Edge” Tour bus will arrive in the Big Apple on Friday April 10th, 2015. La Flair and DeMeyers, along with all athletes will hold a jam at the parkour and freerunning gym, Brooklyn Zoo from 11am to 4pm (230 Bogart Street, Brooklyn, New York 11206). Admission to the jam is open to the public and will be $25 paid at the door. Screening of the documentary “From Here to There”, following La Flair and DeMeyer’s European adventures leading to their podium victory at the 2013 Red Bull Art of Motion in Santorini Greece will be held at UA Kaufman Astoria Cinema at 8pm (3530 38th St, Astoria, NY, US 11101). Seats for the screening are sold out.
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About Off The Edge:
Off The Edge World Tour is the world’s Largest Freerunning & Parkour tour. OTE was designed to be an interactive event that not only provides an engaging and exciting experience for its attendees, but also will continue to reach millions across the internet with its inspiring Youtube series and additional media. To find out more visit http://offtheedgeworldtour.com/ or follow them on https://www.facebook.com/OffTheEdgeEvents and Instagram- @GoingOTE
About From Here to There:
From Here to There is a documentary about friendship, freerunning and following your dreams. Jump into the lives of professional freerunners and best friends Jesse La Flair and Cory DeMeyers as they travel the globe and overcome the hardships of chasing their dreams in the fastest growing action sport in the world.
To find out more visit http://fromheretotherestore.com/ or follow them on https://www.facebook.com/fromheretotheredoc/timeline and Instagram- @fh2tdoc