(MTV’s Ultimate Parkour Challenge – Season 1, Episode 6) Have you ever wanted to do parkour inside a mall and have free reign without fear of getting into trouble? Well for the final episode of season 1 of MTV’s Ultimate Parkour Challenge, the top six contenders get to face off for the ultimate champion of season 1 to be crowned.
The final episode consists of all five winners of each episode and Tim “Livewire” Shieff. How did he get in? Because in the four episodes he appeared in, he made it to the finals in each one.
Like with the other episodes, the groups are first divided into teams to make a video. The teams are:
Team 1: Michael Turner, Ben Jenkin, Ryan Doyle
Team 2: Pip Andersen, Tim Shieff, Daniel Ilabaca
And the winner is…
(MTV’s Ultimate Parkour Challenge – Season 1, Episode 5) Interestingly enough, the places not readily available for free to the public (Queen Mary, Melody Ranch, Hollyridge Castle) have made for the most interesting episodes of the Ultimate Parkour Challenge. Now, like with Venice Beach, we go back to a public location for Episode 5 of the Ultimate Parkour Challenge. That location is Pershing Square. Now even though it’s a public location, the urban environment really bring parkour back to its roots, making for a fun episode to watch.
For this challenge, the group is once again divided into two teams of three people each.
Team 1: Daniel Ilabaca, Pip Anderson, Daniel Arroyo
Team 2: Ben Jenkin, King David, Oleg Vorslav
Missing this week is Tim “Livewire” Shieff who had made it to the final stage in every episode prior to this one, but failed to win. In the last episode (Hollyridge Castle), he was looking a bit tired in the final stage, so it’s nice for him to get a break here.
(MTV’s Ultimate Parkour Challenge – Season 1, Episode 3) This third episode of the Ultimate Parkour Challenge took place at Melody Ranch. Now virtually everyone has heard of the Queen Mary and Venice Beach, but not as many people may know about the Melody Ranch. Melody Ranch is a motion picture studio where western films are made. It opened in 1915 and hundreds of films used the location up until 1952 when the property was sold to Gene Autry.
Melody Ranch is an excellent spot for an “old western parkour challenge” and that’s exactly what we get with Episode 3 of MTV’s Ultimate Parkour Challenge.
For this challenge the teams are as follows:
Team 1: Michael Turner, Ben Jenkin, King David, Tim Shieff
Team 2: Pip Anderson, Daniel Ilabaca, Ryan Doyle, Daniel Arroyo
(MTV’s Ultimate Parkour Challenge – Season 1, Episode 2) For episode #2 of MTV’s Ultimate Parkour Challenge, the competition took place at Venice Beach. If you haven’t seen the Queen Mary Parkour episode, be sure to watch it first.
For the Venice Beach Parkour challenge the teams are as follows:
Team 1: King David, Daniel Ilabaca, Oleg Vorslav, Ben Jenkin
Team 2: Daniel Arroyo, Ryan Doyle, Michael Turner, Tim Shieff
Like with the Queen Mary shoot, the teams have to first make a parkour video using their surrounds. For Team 1, the video is titled “Elements of Parkour” and for Team 2, “Flip for Food”.
On a personal note, I thought the videos in the first episode were a lot more creative, fun, and better executed than this episode.