Most of the times architects do a pretty good job at accidentally building Freerunning-Spots and sometimes nature does a better job. Over the centuries a river in Brazil has slowly carved these rocks into a formation resembling the moon, hence the name “Valley of the Moon”.

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Looking at all the different angles, ledges and slides the photos definitely classify as hardcore Freerunning-Porn with the dive into one of the pools being the grand final orgasm. Whoever sex is the best never tried Freerunning, we can’t wait to check this spot out!

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Polish photographer Tomas Gudzowaty shoots people and sports that are out of the ordinary, ranging from Illegal Drift-Races in Mexico, across shipyards in India and all the way to Freerunning. The photos he created with Daer Sanchez, Pedro Thomas, Ashley Holland and Chima Akuenza back then had definitely left an impression on the Freerunning world, at least that’s what I thought when shooting some photos with Shaun the other day.

 

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Exploring Bangkok we came across an abandoned car and instantly Shaun said “Sick, let’s take our version of that Pedro Thomas shot! You know the one of him speed vaulting the car” and I had come to the same conclusion before he even started talking. We both had a laugh, got our photos and looked up those photos back at home a few hours later.

Below you can find everything we could find from that set, but we highly recommend checking out Tomasz Website for all his work! Click here!

 

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Click here to view more of Gudzowaty’s work!

7bca4b_4779eae2519745bfb53149f2420ab486.jpg_srz_1127_751_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srzIf you’ll title Triko Wallace as an artist, he’ll probably tell you no way, start a dialogue about how we’re all artists from child’s age on and how he just expresses himself in different ways from drawings to movement.

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Before you know what happens you’ll find yourself in a rooftop-apartment with a bowl of soup and Klösse – austrian  dumplings – between a bunch of Freerunners, jamming on their guitars and exchanging stories. After an hour of playing board-games with rules they completely made up – all built around the principle of earning respect and with the goal to win as many awkward double-highfives as possible – you’ll wonder where the time went and pass out on their couch.

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I met Triko as a Freerunner years ago, where he  helped organising the early Art Of Motions in Vienna, and it was a pleasure watch him express his happy mind in all sorts of ways and lately his drawing skills have impressed us all, leading to people offering to buy his work and ultimately his new website where all profit goes to charity so he can “financially help people in need – but also make awareness of the fact that “art”  should literally help create a better world.”
Click here to view his website!

 

Farang Mixtape

 

Myrmidons
MYRM is a Freerunning crew based out of Boulder Colorado and their style is definitely one of our favourites. As much as we appreciate the Skill it needs to add another twist to your cork or double a flip we believe that the essence of Freerunning is finding creative lines through your environment and when it comes to that MYRM is definitely up there!

 

Storror Supertramps
If you’re talking about Travel and Freerunning it’s likely that Storror will be mentioned in that sentence. This is a compilation of what their year was about and we love it!

 

Aaron Hakala – 2014
Aaron comes from the street and shows us what it looks like when you learn the hard way, before Freerunners got into gyms, in the first clips of his new reel and then continues with an amazing display of where dedication and repetition can take you. With one of the cleanest styles in Freerunning and an unique mix of circus tricks his yearly videos are a must.

We also did an Interview with Aaron, click here to read!

 

Stas – Wish
Freerunning means something else to all of us and I think a lot of us would agree with what it means to Stas, if not there’s still some insane tricks in this edit!

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Travel and exploring has always been at the very essence of what we do, hence our name. Farang stands for foreigner or outsider and that’s what we strive or, going to places we are alien to, learning and growing through adventure.

 

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Shaun Wood shooting in Istanbul

 

Because of our travel-videos we get a lot of questions, people want to know “Who pays for all your travels, how do you do it?” and the honest answer is “It’s really not as hard or expensive as you think, if you really want to”. There are all these myths people keep in their heads, Hollywood-Stories of George Clooney robbing a bank so he can retire on an island for the rest of his life. The reality is that you could spend most of your time doing just that, travelling and adventuring with a normal salary.

 

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in Malaysia, photo by Geh Chee Minh

 

You want to know how? There’s really no better person to explain it to you than Rolf Potts, the author of “Vagabond”, one of our biggest inspirations. Lucky for all of us Tim Ferris sat down and recorded an amazing Podcast about just that, click the photo below to listen to it for FREE.

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