It finally feels like summer's here and Manly is looking and feeling absolutely beautiful!
I've finally had time to edit! I've been wanting to make my weekly training videos more fun for a while and have finally figured out how I want them to work. So here is the first! These are training sessions we had during the week of the 13th of October!
Sunday was the finals of Throwdown, and the day the public attended! The vibe was entirely different, much more business-like and intense, and the tricks we saw reflected this. Every battle was so incredible, from the teams, to biggest trick, to 1v1. Atmosphere really does incredible things to the tricks that feel possible.
It was also my final full day in Atlanta. I leave tomorrow evening, but there's so much editing and content work to do tonight.
Here's the day's vlog:
And photos from today from the Invincible Tricking wrap-up post!
The first day of Throwdown was incredible! The venue is bigger and better than last year, and there are so many trickers from so many parts of the world attending. It's been wonderful seeing friends for the first time in years.
The day was dominated by the elimination battles, sandwiched between the open sessions and seminars. The Saturday of Throwdown is always a day just for us as trickers and the community, with the public joining in on the Sunday for the finals, so the energy was one of amazing camaraderie and community.
For more photos and details on the day check out the Invincible Tricking coverage at this page here :D
Here's the day's video blog:
And photos galore!
I'm in Atlanta! I've spent 25 hours straight traveling, have flown from Sydney to LA, had the usual interesting experience getting through US customs, and then a second flight from LA to Atlanta, this time in the company of Steve Terada, Donovan Sheehan, Kyle Cordova and more excellent people.
My hotel is insane (thank you Red Bull) and the view is so nice. I'm completely exhausted though so am spending my first night chilling out in my room, and will hopefully find some of the others a bit later on. Room service dinner is on the way, so until then, here are some photos of today's adventures!
Edit: Here's the day's vlog!
If you'd like to follow along with the event, including the live stream, this is the link for you :D http://tricki.ng/throwdownATL
Four new Invincible Tricking designs just launched on the online store! Two new singlets (that were so fun to draw), a subtle tee, and the comfiest tricking shorts I've ever worn (now including pockets!) These, like the Vintage Crew released last month, are limited and hand-numbered in order of purchase, so if you're looking at getting some you can find them in the New section of the online store =] I'm very excited about these, and I hope you like them!
All the details for this release are also on an Invincible Tricking blog post you can find here.
P.S. You can also find these and more designs in the illustration portfolio =D
I get so overly excited when new Invincible clothing designs get released! They're worked on for ages before they make it to the online store, and it's such a build-up of planning and excitement.
The first of 2014's updates was just dropped on the Invincible Tricking store; they're super warm, a wonderful colour, and I've been test-driving mine for the past few days and absolutely loving it. Check it, yo!
You can find them in the online store here!
The next few weeks will be very busy with a whole lot of new designs on the way, and I can't wait to show you.
I've just been introduced to Muse. It's changed everything. What is real.
Two of my favourite drawing apps joined forces yesterday, with FiftyThree releasing their SDK and Procreate working seamlessly with the Pencil stylus! This is only one of my first attempts at more in-depth digital painting, but holy shit is it fun!
Last night was the first of (hopefully) regular drawing sessions! Setting aside time to do nothing but draw, as well as being with people doing the same, was fantastic for creative thinking. I'm planning on finishing this sketch and will update this post when I do =]
The sketch was done in Paper by 53 using their Pencil stylus.
I saw Sydney city from an entirely different angle tonight from John's new apartment. THAT VIEW!
Meet Beanie and Lulu. They're Teacup Poodle/Shitzus, are brother and sister, and my two favourite small animals 😊🐶🐶
Walking back to my car today from the Invincible Tricking office I decided to grab some pictures of Manly. It was windy and freezing cold and the surf was messy and choppy, just the kind of stormy, moody, tempestuous beach weather that makes winter bearable.
Manly is a very cool place. If any of you are traveling to Australia and come say hi at the Invincible office, make sure you explore the beach and corso too - even in winter it's beautiful!
I just took way too many photos of Sydney Harbour. I can't think of anything else clever to write, it's late, so yep, here are three photos of the city tonight. I'll probably improve this caption when I wake up 😆
I also got to dress all nice 💁
I just finished my first Highlights stream on Invincible Live! It was very cool, very fun, and transformed my room in to a Macbook wonderland! Thanks for everyone who watched and hung out in the comments section, if you liked seeing the highlights from each channel then grab a free trial membership and check out every channel on Invincible Live! And if you missed the stream itself you can watch it back here =]