From Paris to New York, from London to São Paulo, freerunning – the gravity-defying art of traversing thecityscape with a spectacular array of jumps, spins, vaults, grabs and climbing – has captured the public imagination. Effortlessly cool, it has also featured in countless television ads, blockbuster movies such as Casino Royale and acclaimed documentaries (Channel 4’s hugely successful Jump Britain was seen by three million viewers in the UK, and sold to 65 countries).
Freerunning is the first title that distils the energy, excitement and street credibility of the freerunner’s art. Produced in collaboration with Urban Freeflow, the sport’s leading exponents, this multi-layered book explores the subject inside out: its history, its influences (including breakdancing, martial arts and graffiti), freerunner profiles and, of course, essential moves. An extensive ‘City Guide’ section takes the reader to key freerunning hotspots – and provides the low-down on how to negotiate them – in six major cities: London, Paris, Berlin, NYC, Tokyo, Mexico City and Sydney.