Alright, so spreading the good word of PK is not cheap. Cost about $40 dollars to other day between copies, markers, and the tri fold. Its worth it i figure, and i still have like 50 flyers. But i mean the "leave no trace" project we all want to get on, obstacles for demo/clinics, more flyers are all gonna be way more expensive.
So what do we do?
Make a video (clinics, training sessions, demos, monthly jams)
Get a BAP shirt, and look legitimate
Offer sports places, home depot, copy places, uhaul companies, the opportunity to help a fledgling community that is trying to do some good.
The KSWISS event was almost perfect in terms of a PK demo/clinic design. Bigger grippy obstacles for actaul traceurs, Soft obstacles and pads for those trying it for the first time, and a pretty good balance of product placement vs. supporting parkour. Now i know everyone here (myself included most times) think that KSWISS is "SELLING OUT" our sport. Shitty shoes, big name actor/stuntguy, goofy poses, its easy to see why more serious traceurs can come to this conclusion. However that day at USF it really seemed that Kswiss was "BUYING INTO" parkour and helping it become something that isnt done behind security guards backs and by the "criminal type".
I mean if putting under baparkour.com on the back of our shirt you put "supported by Home Depot" or something can get them to donate materials to build obstacles for demos/clinics or provide paint and supplies to fund our "LEAVE NO TRACE" clean up efforts, doesnt that make the "selling out" or whatever you want to call it for a "good cause"?