WFPF affiliate and Team Five Ten member, Matthew Barnes, attended the WFPF / Red Bull Art of Motion in Boston, MA. Check out his youtube channel and the photos and videos sections of FiveTen.com to catch some media of the action!
Matt Barnes Reports from the Red Bull Art of Motion - Boston, MA
WFPF affiliate and Team FiveTen member, Matthew Barnes, attended the WFPF / Red Bull Art of Motion in Boston, MA. Check out his youtube channel and the photos and videos sections of FiveTen.com to catch some media of the action!
Hey guys, for those of you who don't know, this was the second Art of Motion to hit the US! Team Momenta has had the privilege of participating in BOTH of them so far, representing not only their country but also Five Ten! The Red Bull Art of Motion is a competition between 20 of the world's best athletes held in various locations around the world. What makes the event so great is that it is really 20 competitions in one as each athlete artfully applies their style against the course! Each athlete is there not to compete against each other, but to encourage the others as they attempt to overcome the course.
The experience was amazing from the beginning. Our first day there we jammed with a bunch of the locals at a school in China Town. I have never seen a spot so great for training! Many of the guys there were rocking their FiveTen's which was great to see (they especially came in handy on the slick walls of the Government Center!).
Day two brought us to the course for competition. We trained in light rain all morning/afternoon, so I was glad I could trust my Freerunners for traction! The event was pushed back to 6:30 due to weather so we had a little extra time to prepare. In the end Jason Paul came out on top with a SICK run at both the first course and the finals course on the City Hall steps. Yoann Leroux had the best trick with a MASSIVELY impressive standing back on the boom of a 10 foot tall forklift!