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Title: What would you like to see?
Post by: Janine on October 15, 2009, 10:47:46 AM
Hi all!  I want to hear from you guys about our content.  What do you like most about The Frerunner?  What would you like to see more of?  Do you have any ideas for content that we haven't thought of yet?  Is there anything you think we could do without?

Your input is valuable, let us have it!

Title: Re: What would you like to see?
Post by: Team Avian on October 16, 2009, 12:10:14 PM
Are we talking about the Print version or the email version?  if the Print, then it'd be best if there was a list of what you've thought of so that we can know what you haven't

Not saying that you're slacking or anything because I think it's already great!

-Kyle B.
Title: Re: What would you like to see?
Post by: Zachary Cohn on October 16, 2009, 12:21:07 PM
Both! And just give us anything you've got - a lot of times you might phrase the same idea in a different way that gives us a totally new idea!
Title: Re: What would you like to see?
Post by: Alex Melusky on October 16, 2009, 04:55:18 PM
I'm loving everything so far. Can't wait for the next one.

I was thinking of an idea, kinda like "A Day in the Life of a Traceur or Freerunner". Every time The Freerunner comes out, someone can describe one of their days that parkour/freerunning came in handy.
Title: Re: What would you like to see?
Post by: Eli on October 18, 2009, 05:43:02 PM
Perhaps the occasional poster. Just no shirtless people. I don't want to be taken for a homosexual. I have enough problems with this on youtube parkour videos.  :P
Title: Re: What would you like to see?
Post by: Team Avian on October 18, 2009, 07:05:48 PM
Yea, seeing as these are quarterly (Every 3 months right?) you could do an epic panorama shot of a group of traceurs Tracing in a very epitimetic location for that season (Epitemetic, adjective form of epitemy)

Like a snowy mountain in the background of some Traceurs doin stuff in a winter wonder land, obviously for winter.  And a lot of orange, brown, and yellow leaves on trees with some Traceurs doin stuff around there...  I think that'd look totally B/A

-Kyle B.
Title: Re: What would you like to see?
Post by: Grayson on October 19, 2009, 04:12:47 PM
Picture of the Month
Video of the Month
Traceur Spotlight (highlight a certain community member and interview them)
Traceur Tech (products that could interest traceurs e.g. shoes, clothing, vault boxes, etc.)
Catalog (APK products)
Conditioning and Nutrition (articles, tutorials, etc. kinda like beastskills)

Just a couple ideas ;)
Title: Re: What would you like to see?
Post by: Janine on October 20, 2009, 08:25:46 PM
Great ideas!  I like the "Conditioning and Nutrition" idea, in particular.  Maybe we can include an article with a great paleo recipe or something like that!
Title: Re: What would you like to see?
Post by: Everett McClain on October 21, 2009, 04:30:53 AM
I ran back to the  old thread and grabbed this. Though it would be useful.


Some great Ideas here you guys, and good insight Mitchell and Zachery.  From you two I’ve gathered that it needs to have all of the latest and future events/stories while giving sections a timeless quality different than what can be found on the internet. 

Here is what else I’ve been able to piece together:  I includes a summation most(if not all) of the ideas posted.
"Information that would be useful to its readers"   "epic idea" 

Content

Highlights and interviews of different traceurs (famous/known, maybe unknown) to see what they do "A Day in the Life of..." 
Warm-ups, exercises, conditioning, training methods, moves, drills, etc...    (Demon's Drills section)
Featured traceur/traceuse, Movement of the month, forgotten movements, tips and tricks
Tutorials of such showing 6 progressive frames on one page to demonstrate the motion involved (with text of course)
Local and international parkour news/events and stories, headlining what's taking place in the community
Calendar listing the biggest jams, and special events in different regions of the US, and maybe the world
Philosophy, psychology, physics/science, sports, travel, and history surrounding parkour/freerunning and its development
Perhaps every once and a while an issue specifically dedicated to certain subjects i.e. tutorials

Inspiration

Other sports magaizines to look at the set-up
To base it similarly off of the APK site
Local and/or international focuses



Also I like the idea of:

A page with 12 seperate pictures, showing someone do a movement.  It makes it better to compare yourself to for form
Title: Re: What would you like to see?
Post by: Sparklefish on October 21, 2009, 11:41:29 PM
Since we're all so far-flung, I think it'd be great to have articles from different parts of the country.  Maybe a photo and written essay each issue featuring a different community.
Title: Re: What would you like to see?
Post by: Grayson on October 22, 2009, 05:20:08 PM
Great ideas!  I like the "Conditioning and Nutrition" idea, in particular.  Maybe we can include an article with a great paleo recipe or something like that!
That's exactly what i was getting at, also it would be great to see some articles about maybe building things to help you with training and maybe some articles written about indoor training in the winter/rain, etc.
Title: Re: What would you like to see?
Post by: Team Avian on October 23, 2009, 06:56:39 PM
Hotspot map (Not that you truly have hotspots in PK/FR since it is for everywhere...  just hot training spots for before you hit the real world...  well, hopefully not HIT the real world because that hurts most of the time but you know...

-Kyle B.
Title: Re: What would you like to see?
Post by: Tom Coppola on October 23, 2009, 07:21:32 PM
Hotspot map (Not that you truly have hotspots in PK/FR since it is for everywhere...  just hot training spots for before you hit the real world...  well, hopefully not HIT the real world because that hurts most of the time but you know...

-Kyle B.

http://www.americanparkour.com/content/view/2383/398/
Title: Re: What would you like to see?
Post by: Team Avian on October 23, 2009, 07:35:51 PM
yea...  just, you know, in the Free Runner print

Like, maybe have a map of the US on a spread (2 page and all) and have dots with the lines that go to a picture and a description or something

-Kyle B.
Title: Re: What would you like to see?
Post by: Alissa J. Bratz on November 02, 2009, 06:26:43 PM
How about a "hotspot highlight" also? One favorite training spot in the country, with pictures and descriptions and such; a different one (or three or five) each issue. Kind of goes into more detail/depth about a handful of spots than the general hotspots map and also maybe inspires people to see similar areas around their own community in a new light.
Title: Re: What would you like to see?
Post by: andrew le on November 05, 2009, 06:08:21 PM
maybe articles on other activities/discplines/sports that help in parkour/freerunning?
Title: Re: What would you like to see?
Post by: jp2ykz on November 09, 2009, 06:57:15 PM
I think that because there is really no magazine in this genera, it is important to include items from across the range of the parkour, free running and tricking. For instance a snowboard mag has everything from rails on the streets to back country powder free riding and everything in-between.

It is foolish to think that they should be separated there aren't enough of us to be that choosy. It's just boils down to preference and people should be feel free to explore how they want to personally develop.  The best thing about having a resource like this is to learn and be exposed to a wide range of ideas philosophy's and ways to grow. I am pretty confident that people will be able to decide for them selves whats right for them. Plus it will appeal to a wider range of people who will be drawen to be part of the greater community.

I am a realist and regardless of the validity of those who want to keep parkour "real" it is almost gaurenteed that tricking parkour and free running will inevitably merge into a hybrid  because the mass of people want to see cool stunts and everything will eventually be commercialized if there is a profit in it.

The best we can do is help direct and keep the sport down to earth and keep the intellectual side strong.     
Title: Re: What would you like to see?
Post by: JasonShawcross on November 19, 2009, 02:41:08 PM
intrerviews famouse traceurs aka david belle and others (maybe with a whole page photo that can be used as a mini poster)

interviews with non famouse "normal" traceurs

awsome photo/poster of somthing parkour/freerunning/triking related

fictional writings

news aka jams, events and information people would want to know

usual/unusual parkour/freerunning/triking moves guides

information/stories with pics and stuff

lots of photos of people tracing/freerunning/tricking

workout of the day for the whole week

conditioning/nutritionguides

recipes of the week

catologe of apk/parkour/freerunning/triking items

latest laws and legal information regarding p/f/t

competitions (not parkour competitions could be photo or other stuff)
Title: Re: What would you like to see?
Post by: Hayden Williams on November 29, 2009, 04:58:04 PM
the guy above me pretty much summed it up..  ;D But i will add to his list

 i guess you could add...    a little bit of artwork
            Pictures of spots and a story about it
            If you've ever looked at a skate magazine, when they have a pic of a guy doing a trick, theres about 20 pictures of the guy showing the entire movement
            Rising traceur or traceur of the month/year... or any exceptional traceur
            I guess you could throw in Some info about Local groups... For example Frederick Parkour and Freerunning  ;D
            Because people like the philosophy, throw in some inspiration and overcoming fear quotes
            Info on exceptional products- hangboards, safety mats, etc.
            Possibly shed some light on the Organic food subject??? and how much it benefits you??
            Definetly a section of what not to do, safety and all that jazz
            I guess you could throw in a beginners' section
            ..that's all for now?                       
Title: Re: What would you like to see?
Post by: Zach on December 30, 2009, 06:01:26 PM
I'd like to see it come out on a specific date
Title: Re: What would you like to see?
Post by: Paul Leon Mederos on January 02, 2010, 10:21:37 AM
I'd like to see it come out on a specific date

Usually within the first week of the new month, but we're working on getting it out consistently on an exact day  ;)
Title: Re: What would you like to see?
Post by: P.R. Stuart on January 13, 2010, 10:09:05 AM
I say somebody suggest pictures from away, since we're all so "far flung" as he said--Where would I send in my pics of Parkour in the Orient?
Title: Re: What would you like to see?
Post by: Janine on January 16, 2010, 11:09:05 AM
Send those pics to me!  Janine@americanparkour.com .  It would be great to have input from a community so far away.  Could you do a quick write up about the picture, and your community?  I'd love to include it as a feature for next month.

Also, to all the rest of you with your great ideas, thanks!  If you personally want to be involved in the writing of any of your suggestions, please shoot me an email!

<3 the feedback,
Janine
Title: Re: What would you like to see?
Post by: BrandonDean on January 17, 2010, 11:04:44 AM
I think an article on dedication would be great. There are too many people out there that want the fun without the work. Parkour takes a lot of hard training to get good. Or at least to get it safely. I'm tired of hearing guys say that they want to train and get better, but then don't do anything. Too many people would rather play games than go out and work their butts off. Shoot, I would even write it myself.
Title: Re: What would you like to see?
Post by: Janine on January 17, 2010, 03:25:32 PM
Please do!  It sounds like you have something to say.  I'd love to read an article on your thoughts on dedication.  Send it my way by Friday and it might even make the next issue.
Title: Re: What would you like to see?
Post by: BrandonDean on January 17, 2010, 05:03:28 PM
Ummm.... I'm see what I can cook up.
Title: Re: What would you like to see?
Post by: Impulse1990 on March 06, 2010, 04:57:02 PM
Do a story on a different Free running/Parkour group from all different areas, that would be pretty cool.
Title: Re: What would you like to see?
Post by: Zoolu on March 14, 2010, 09:03:07 PM
I'm thinking that since we already have the affiliate program, why not set it up with those that are willing to have a sort of "Local Update" section?

Here's the idea:

I'm from Wisconsin, and I want to see some of the stuff that's been going on in the area, so I get the magazine, turn to the section, and find a short write-up or article talking about the scene (maybe the latest hotspot) and what local traceurs/traceuses are doing. Maybe throw in some pictures, and a little "upcoming events" piece and you've got the section. Repeat for each affiliate and you've got a nice little chunk of the mag taken care of.

Hopefully, this can also encourage groups that aren't yet "affiliates" to be like, "Hey, I wanna see MY group in the magazine too!" Well, there's an opportunity for greater national cohesion of the community - something that should never be downplayed.
Title: Re: What would you like to see?
Post by: Joshua Pagan on March 25, 2010, 02:45:17 PM
i really liked the Traceur Tech idea; i know lots of people who want to build something to train/workout on just incase they cant go to a gym or it just being more convinient for them, like i have absolutely no acess to a gym to train at... its all in my back yard and i keep looking for ways to improve my 'home gym'... i also like the news on jams idea, alot of times i look for jams in my area and i find out about them by watching the video of what happened at the jam... meaning i missed it... which sucks for any traceur... just my input... is the FR out in print already? if so where can i order it? how much is it? if its not when will it be? thx :)
Title: Re: What would you like to see?
Post by: Tex__ on June 03, 2010, 10:16:46 PM
i would like to see a printed version for those who can't/don't want to stare at the computer for long periods of time. i would love to have a paper copy to carry around
Title: Re: What would you like to see?
Post by: Alex frogger Brown on June 28, 2010, 03:11:58 PM
i think id be great if we could get a PDF version of the mag that we could save and print or wever we wished