(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 4) As we get to episode 4, we notice an unexplained format change where the teams are now three each instead of four. This is likely due to injuries. For this episode, MTV’s Ultimate Parkour Challenge goes to Hollyridge Castle, which is also known as Hollywood Castle. It’s a privately owned castle that is rented out for filming, vacations, etc.. How much, you ask? How about $30,000 a month? The castle was built in 1974.
Like with the last episode, the final individual challenge is based on skills versus time and this one was an easy decision as you see. But we’ve jumped ahead in time. Let’s back it up. First is the video challenge. Here are the two teams of three:
Team 1: Ryan Doyle, Pip Andersen, Michael Turner
Team 2: Tim Shieff, David Ilabaca, Oleg Vorslav
One of the teams just kills it on the video – the best video so far in the Ultimate Parkour Challenge series. Overall this is another great episode of Ultimate Parkour Challenge…
(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.
(MTV’s Ultimate Parkour Challenge – Season 1, Episode 1) The first episode of the Ultimate Parkour Challenge took place on the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California. For many, doing parkour on the Queen Mary was just an unattainable dream due to strict rules and places on the ship that are off limits to the public. However, the stars of this first episode of MTV’s Ultimate Parkour Challenge were give free reign of the ship. The episode starts with two teams of names you’ve likely heard of:
Team 1: Daniel Arroyo, Tim “Livewire” Shieff, Ben “Jenx” Jenkin, Pip Andersen
Team 2: Michael Turner, Oleg Vorslav, King David, Ryan Doyle
The show defines parkour as
“A form of movement using one’s body to go over, under, or through an environment with skill and efficiency.”
Ultimate Parkour Challenge – Queen Mary: