Can't tell you how long we've talked about filming this video! YEARS! According to Momenta lore, a trick becomes "grocery store" when you are confident to throw it there. Why? Hard surfaces, people, usually cold, never dressed for the occasion, tight spaces, floor can be slippery...it's the worst case scenario! This is one definitely dedicated to Jerred, Nick and Adam...miss you dudes! Buy our stuff so we can get more camera gear! http://www.MomentaApparel.bigcartel.com
After a hard day of training, an excellent therapeutic massage is exactly what we need to recover...and it just plain feels awesome! Check out Innerwaves Massage Therapy right here in Lafayette, IN http://www.innerwavesmassage.com Address: 2315 South Street. Lafayette, Indiana 47904 Phone: 765-446-3883 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org -Momenta Freerunning & Parkour http://www.TeamMomenta.com
Sweet Moses, we have a new video (series)! In an effort to distract himself long enough to heal, MB got a new camera lens and we started filming! Week 1 - The BBQ is our first episode and the birth of the idea. Keep a lookout each Friday morning for a new episode and....Subscribe! -TM
Matthew, Calvin, Nick and ~20 other athletes from around the world met up in Detroit, MI this past weekend for the Red Bull Art of Motion in collaboration with the WFPF! Check out Matthew's final move that ended up in Red Bull's "sickest tricks" video! Two-step wallflip to sunglasses!
The event spanned two days, two locations, and two amazing runs from each of the athletes. The first location, the Russell Industrial Center, featured a set of "grungy" natural obstacles over a dirt/rock surface. The second location was Hart Plaza, downtown Detroit, by the water. This location featured more man-made obstacles cascading down the steps of an amphitheater.
The event kicked off with the wildcard round, and eventually Miguel Southee Jr. came out on top!
The first Official round then kicked off. A total highlight of the competition was Cato Aspmo's run. We won't even spoil the surprise; just check out his first move (and the rest of the run) here!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2D8mBQ63ZbE
You can catch the first half (full length soon to come) of Matthew's run here
As the second day kicked off, thousands gathered to watch the runs. Mind blowing movements ensued, leaving nothing to be desired. You just have to check these out yourself...
A great time was had by all, Nick did a great job as MC, and we cannot wait for the next (massive!) opportunity to get together!
Starting Monday August 29th we will be offering classes 4 NIGHTS A WEEK! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- **We will be having an INFO SESSION at 7pm at the Engineering Fountain Wednesday August 24th. Following the demonstration/ info session, we will be heading to the gym for a "first class" at 8:30pm. If you are able, please provide rides for others =) --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Starting with the very basics, we work our way up to more advanced moves in a safe and encouraging environment. Students decide what THEY want to learn and move at their own pace. We replicate situations you might find outside and comfortably master them with the intent of taking the movements into "the real world." The facility features a large foam pit, trampoline, bar setup, large spring floor, and much more! Come to your first session, try it out and if you love it (we know you will), sign up for 4 weeks of class. We ask that our students attend two classes a week. The price for these 8, 2-hour sessions is $50 (cash or check made payable to: Momenta Media, LLC). You can join ANYTIME...don't worry, we'll catch you up to speed. Classes are lead by Team Momenta members Matthew Barnes and Calvin Sauer.
Sept 4th-5th, 2011
Team Momenta is hosting a Midwest Jam in their home town of West Lafayette.
The jam will go from Sunday-Monday of Labor Day weekend (September 4th and 5th, 2011), which will involve the hotspots of Purdue University's campus, Wildkat Creek Park for a natural caveman experience, Malone's Gymnastics Center with a quest for Ultimate Victory, followed by a final day of freerunning in downtown Lafayette and a BBQ/Potluck dinner.
For more information, please visit the Facebook event page: Momenta Midwest Jam
We will be updating the page periodically with times and meeting locations.
Welcome to our new site created by our very own Calvin Sauer and Matthew Barnes. From here, you will be able to follow all of the adventures of the Momenta boys. Please check back often as we will be continuously improving and adding new content and features!
Victor Bevine and David Thompson of the World Freerunning Parkour Federation have done it again.
This past weekend, I received word from David that a professional was needed up in Vail, Colorado.
Teaming up with Vinnie Coryell, John Reynolds, and Noah Mittman, we made way for the venue location and met with our point of contact from Teva. Upon scoping out the location, we sat about choreographing and left pleased with what was to come later that night.
With a few hours before show-time, we retreated to the lodge to kick back and enjoy some homemade guac. From the balcony, we spotted a cascading waterfall etched in the mountainside and took a brief hour adventure up through the mud and snow to explore a bit up close. It was awesome. After chucking a few rocks, we were pleased.
We arrived back at the venue and ran through the choreography a few times until the timing was right. After submitting song choices to the DJ, we were set, and with plenty of time to spare. Although the venue was split into an indoor dining area and outdoor patio, we made the best of the beautiful weather and spent the majority of our time under the stars. Mind you, that at 8,000 feet above sea level, the stars are magnificent, and a massive shooting star was evidence enough that I would have a great night.
The athletes started rolling in and the music was underway. Drinks, Red Bulls, and plenty of great foods were scattered about. Glitch Mob was our cue to begin our performance, and within a few minutes we bowed out and began a bit of freestyle. The crowd stood close, all smiles, and seemed very pleased with our work. I made an announcement on behalf of the WFPF, Teva, and Fitz (where the venue was held) as I then introduced the athletes, wishing everyone a great time.
About an hour passed and we were up once more. As the DJ reported everyone to the patio, we started off with some flips through the legs, power moves, and wall tricks-a-plenty. Audience involvement is always fun, so we started with two and eventually had nine people to side flip over. Epic.
Our performance ended and we retreated to the indoors to enjoy the night with the athletes. I chilled with one of the urban freeriders for a while and I have to say… these pro mountain bikers are awesome. They share a very similar mentality to us freerunners, one that is inviting and down to Earth.
The next day, we walked through Vail Village, checked out the events, threw a few tricks, and long story short… landed a new sponsor. More on that at another time though ;)