MTV'S Ultimate Parkour Challenge lands LIVE on the sunny beaches of Venice, California. Watch Show Highlights
this is a amazing
How come it's cancelled?????
This show is cancelled
How come the videos are "unavailable"
Sick course, I love the show and it's great to see these guys pushing the limits of their bodies. A couple of slip-ups but there was emphasis on he track being slick. Overall, I say 8/10 bfor the course and Solid 5/5 for both teams' videos.
Hi Traceur, look on craigslist for audience. Thats where you will find the Paid audience posting to attend. You cant just attend by going
Great body Turner!!
12 weeks is not enough time! This show can never end! Does anyone know where this week's UPC will be held?
This show is great. The athletes are an amazing combination of grace and bad-ass. Skater spiderman ballet. The live component reminds me that what these guys are doing is real and totally crazy. I especially like seeing them do their thing in the city - that is their element. Everyone on the show is starting to relax, which is really helping the chemistry. Be yourselves, athletes! You have new fans. This show makes me, once again, want my MTV.
This is the only TV show I look forward to watching! Venice Beach was sick!
Amen. James hit the nail right on the head. Episode 2 was better than 1 and I too am looking forward to more improvements on this awesome show!
First of all, the improvements on technical aspects and scripted actions from the first to the second show really helped. In ep 1 having Andy Bell telling everyone they had a "sick" run and asking their opinions while they were all trying to catch their breath was a bit annoying. Also cutting back on the drama factor of making the guys compete against each other was a very good idea as now you start to see more that these guys interact like a family, which gives parkour a very positive and much more truthful vibe from the viewers.
Two things that I think would greatly benefit the show, firstly... and I see that others have mentioned it as well, the hosts. Primarily, Andy Bell, comes off trying a bit too hard, I understand it is live tv and nerves are on their edge, but I realized while watching ep 2 during the behind the scenes of the team vids that he is starting to understand and realize the complexities of what these guys are doing. In the BtS he sounds sincere and relaxed and more along the lines of his casual attitude that made him an interesting person to watch on Nitro Circus. But once he gets in front of the live camera he seems to clam up and become super rigid, perhaps giving less of a direct script and more along the lines of something to follow with points, or even have him down a few drinks beforehand. Either way.
The second thing I'd like to see is more alternatives in the courses. There are over and unders, and around or throughs in the course sofar, but I think more variety would be interesting. Perhaps giving a course with different paths to take, each with different obstacles. Example, King David starts with a flip off a high wall and when he land there is a set of monkey bars over a 10 foot sandbox, on either side are high walls with some small ledges, above the monkey bars about 5 feet are two supports across the overall pit. He has to get from the bottom to the top however he'd like using any combination of obstacles and tricks he wants. Scaling the wall with the ledges, wall walking and jumping off other obstacles, climbing and running the monkey bars or making his way up and precision jumping across the beams out of the pit, etc. Parkour is about the freedom to move anywhere that your body can take you, usually by a whole new path, that is something I'd love to see more of, especially because I think it would also allow each of the traceurs a chance to really show off their individual styles and approaches to a course.
Oh, and please dont set up fire barrels along the course, these guys are risking their safety on slick courses already, we dont need to see someone get burned jumping a barrel to realize what is going on is dangerous. Safety first.
Thanks for making the show and I personally look forward to continued improvements.
COOL SHOW--MY KIDS LIKED GETTING TO SEE THE FULL EPISODES ON LINE --THESE GUYS ARE AMAZING !! KEEP IT GOING !!!
this stuff's awesome. great locations and wild tricks.
you need to keep this show alive its the only thing I watch on MTV
Damn, way to up the discourse! The comments on this site might just go beyond the usual "I liked it" or "I hated it" discourse. I wonder who is gonna say what next and how intelligent will their response be?
You need to keep the show going it is awesome! You could get rid of one of the hosts, that is the worst part of the show, I want to turn off the T.V. when the white guy starts speaking. Other than that it is real entertaining, and well done to all the guys performing, they make it look so easy. keep the show going please!!
I agree with practically every point. Unfortunately, I really don't believe Andy Bell is a good fit for this show. He's trying way too hard to fit in with a young, hip crowd and sound like my father, trying to be "down on the lingo." It's downright painful listening to him talk.
Moisture is ALWAYS going to be a factor, you've run into it in both live episodes now, for the benefit of the actors, please find a better way to deal with it. These obstacles and forced paths you place them on don't leave much in the way of creatively finding "alternate routes", and the idea of having to skill jump on increasingly more dangerous courses (fire? really?) while trying to keep footing/grip is just... downright idiotic. If you're going to have another waterside course, PLEASE consider the moisture.
Awesome show for an awesome sport. Keep it going!
So as a Traceur with an open forum specifically dealing with very involved traceurs and freerunners as well as the average joes who don't train. I can say the feedback for this weeks ep was incredibly positive with almost 100% positivity toward the following.
Both "Movers" and "Non Movers" (people that don't do any parkour or freerunning) were very impressed with the drastic changes that were made and how quickly they were taken care of.
Major points that people were happy with:
*The lay out of the show (spending more time focusing on the "Making of" and Video portion of the show and less time trying to create drama between athletes)
*The length and difficulty of the course - It gave shooting the show live a purpose. As well as gave the guys something to try to accomplish, unlike the 1st course that was so easy it did nothing to challenge the athletes and subsequently did nothing for the viewers.
*Having more time to watch the guys jump around on the obstacles between shots was fun too.
*The improvements in camera work and technical difficulties were good.
*The athletes general energy and happiness was dramatically improved! (weather it was that they were less nervous or the more likely reason being the obvious absence of multiple attempts of forced drama)
MTV I am assuming you are kinda getting it now, But maybe this will help... I understand you are trying to create a competition and the truth is it isn't needed to have a successfully show, but assuming that factor can not or will not change, I want you to understand (which I do believe you are starting to see) that whether you create a competition between videos or obstacle course best times, the athletes do not need to compete against each other, they will run there hardest when they are trying to accomplish overcoming there own obstacles and setting there own best time. The support of each other will push these guys to try way harder then they would ever do if they felt like they were getting forced into something. Parkour is never forced and it is so much more about self accomplishment and team work then being better then someone else.
With the next live show being filmed in a few days I would like to also name a few things people are still having troubles with,
*Andy Bell needs to relax and practice hosting. (Is he going to any classes, Or does he have a trainer he is working with? He was better this time but maybe give him a couple shots of Tequila before the show. =)...)
*Both hosts need to brush up there terminology
*As noted above the technical aspects of the sound and camera work was good but not great.
In conclusion, 100% of the people I spoke to were amazed by the amount of improvements and progression that took place in the show in only one week. In more cases then one people had mentioned that they where looking forward to this upcoming episode not only to watch the guys but to see the progression of the show (after all parkour is about progression). One person even apologized for comments he made about the show after episode 1 and the truth is I think a lot of people are sorry about what they said. I think I can speak for everyone when I say I will see you Thursday!!!