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MetiNews.Com - The Storror team took on the columns at Portishead's Port Marine development in their “Floor is LAVA” challenge

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MetiNews.Com - The Storror team took on the columns at Portishead's Port Marine development in their “Floor is LAVA” challenge

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Breaking News ! More than 600,000 people have watched incredible new footage of a parkour team free-running over granite columns in Portishead. The Storror group, who have six million Youtube subscribers, took on the Seafarer’s Sculpture by the Port Marine estate in their latest challenge, which they called “Floor is LAVA”. The art feature includes 108 columns ranging in height from one to three metres, arranged in a wave-like pattern. Crowds watched as five Storror free-runners took turns to jump from one block to the next, three of them managing to reach the end after coming close on several occasions. Some 642,000 people have viewed the Brighton-based group’s 15-minute video since it was uploaded on Monday (July 27). North Somerset Council, which manages the land, has said it is not a “specifically designed parkour area” and would “much prefer people interacted with it as art”. For news tailored to your local area, powered by In Your Area: “But we're also realists and recognise that individuals make decisions outside our control,” a council spokesman said. “What we would say is that people must recognise the dangers inherent in parkour (putting the adrenalin rush to one side) and not risk injury adding to the burden on the NHS.” Parkour is a sport which involves running, jumping and climbing over obstacles, usually in urban spaces. Benj Cave, one of the Storror members who completed the challenge, says they advised the young people watching them not to start their parkour training on the Seafarer’s Sculpture. The 26-year-old said: “We told them to start on the smaller jumps and work out how to test themselves safely, then come back to this area. “We didn’t encourage anyone there to give it a go straight away. The pillars are high, so it’s not the perfect spot for a beginner.” He revealed the reception from Portishead residents was “90 per cent positive”. “All the local kids and some local families stuck around on the benches to watch,” he added. “They were really loving it. “About 10 per cent of locals weren’t really too favourable. They didn’t tell us to leave, but it was a bit more negative.” 'You're very ignorant, all of you' One awkward moment was captured in the footage, which shows a woman ask the group where they are from. When they replied “Brighton”, the woman said: “I must admit, you're very ignorant, all of you. I don’t know why you live down there.” Storror then politely pointed out the columns were solid, to which she said: “They've all been cemented in this year, I watched them do it love – I know they’re solid.” Benj says this kind of occurrence happens “quite a lot” to the team. Want Bristol news straight to your inbox? Sign up to our daily newsletter using the box at the top of this article, read all about what's involved here, or click here to see all of our newsletters “The older generation don’t understand parkour too much because it’s a fairly new sport,” he said. “To them it might seem like youths running and jumping around with no jobs or aim. “But the kids thought it was amazing. They were excited about the video, especially when they learned we had six million subscribers.” Storror is a full-time job for the seven friends, who have built up the successful business – including a clothing line – during their 15 years of parkour training. The Storror team in Portishead They decided to give the Portishead columns a go after getting an Instagram message suggesting it for their next challenge.

. A lot of the time, the spots are not that good. “We saw this one and we were like, ‘This looks absolutely perfect.’ We didn’t know if we’d be able to complete the whole challenge, but it was worth the risk.” Fellow free-runner Ed Scott checked the columns were secure before they set off for a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Brighton. The video shows just how difficult it was to free-run across the site, with Ed coming close to hitting one of the blocks face-first at one point. Today's top stories Convoy set to fill M5 and M4 Villas in Alicante at Bristol prices Restaurants closed in 2020 in Bristol Woman robbed in Old Market “He didn’t quite have his legs underneath him, but he managed to miss the pillars,” Benj said. “Apart from that, there weren’t too many fails, and we had no injuries. “That end part was technically the hardest part, because it was when our legs were most tired, and we were most out of breath. “It was harder than I expected, because the tops of the pillars were slightly uneven and misshapen. To stride along them required so much more balance than we’d thought. “We were so fortunate that it was just about on the limit of possible, and it could have easily just have been that little bit too hard and none of us would have been able to complete it.” 'The perfect mix between sport and art' After three hours of Portishead parkour, the team “felt absolutely dead”, Benj added. He said: “Some of the kids told us they were starting parkour because of us. “That’s really nice for us, to inspire people to start moving, and test themselves mentally and physically. “For me, parkour is the perfect mix between sport and art. It doesn’t really have many rules – it’s up to you how you do it, how long you do it. “Creatively there is so much freedom and physically it is so demanding.” Read More Related Articles Revealed: Bristol's noisiest streets where neighbours are keeping people up Read More Related Articles New Aldi UK store opening in Bristol - here's where and when Benj believes many people have a preconception the sport is more dangerous than it actually is. “In 15 years, we’ve only had a small number of serious injuries each,” he said. “In any sport, it’s pretty rare you don’t have one serious injury in 10 years. “Back in 2014, we were jumping off bridges into water in Basel, and I injured my lungs. I think I punctured them. “They told me in the Swiss hospital I’d concussed my lungs. I’d always thought concussion was just a head thing, but it was probably a translation issue. “I couldn’t fly for a month after that, because they said I had air bubbles in my lungs.” Other than that injury, though, Benj has mainly just been niggled by the odd muscle tears, bruises and cuts. Storror also enjoyed a day of parkour in Bristol city centre in June, which you can watch here.

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