Perspectives – with Robbie Corbett
Robbie Corbett is known for many things. In this conversation, Craig talks with Robbie about a recent passion-project which Robbie has dreamed of for many years. Robbie describes Pop Up Parkour, a construction project that creates temporary parkour spaces for schools and communities. He discusses his passion for parkour and how the Pop Up Parkour project came to be. He also talks about the challenges of creating a space that accommodates people of all sizes and abilities, and how the project has helped to foster creativity and community among parkour enthusiasts.
The Creation of Pop Up Parkour
In his conversation with Craig, Robbie Corbett discusses his passion for parkour and the creation of his construction project, Pop Up Parkour.
Inspired by the parkour spaces he saw in other countries, he began to explore his local playgrounds and quickly realized the need for a space that was more accommodating to people of all sizes and abilities. This led to the creation of Pop Up Parkour, a construction project that creates temporary parkour spaces for schools and communities. The project focuses on creating a free-flowing, creative environment where parkour enthusiasts can train and challenge themselves in new ways.
Corbett and his team work closely with equipment manufacturers to design equipment that can be used for training and competitions, and they also incorporate elements that allow for flexibility and creativity in the space. In addition to providing a valuable training space for parkour enthusiasts, Pop Up Parkour has also helped to foster a sense of community and collaboration among its users. Corbett hopes to continue expanding the project and bringing parkour to more schools and communities in the future.
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