WORDS BY ADRIAN LEUTHAUSERPHOTOS BY ESLAH ATTAR & ADRIAN LEUTHAUSER
Standing, calming his nerves, Forrest Paige stares down the jagged bricked wall. Everyone has likely walked by the abandoned lot that sits snug by the train tracks. It was eerily quiet, despite it being a Friday afternoon. Every step Paige takes is carefully thought out. Paige delves into the world of parkour by scaling buildings and swinging from wooden boards. In its simplest of terms, parkour is moving from point A to point B in the most creative and efficient way possible. No other sport can be approached the same way as parkour. Football, soccer, basketball and even hockey are structured sports. They have universal rules, with a universal language that can be transcribed across the entire world. With parkour, there are no boundaries; there is no way to say that someone is doing it completely wrong. Paige allows his body to take control, becoming one with his surroundings while learning to trust his instincts.