Courtesy of Red Bull Media Service Team
Dimitris Kyrsanidis jumps and flips his way around exploring the colourful city.
After freerunning through some of the most exciting places in the world, the renowned Greek parkour athlete demonstrated his abilities along the coast of Panama City. The cosmopolitan capital became the perfect playground for ‘DK’, from the tallest building on the modern side to the colonial monuments of the old town. Here is all you need to know:
– The project, which was shot back in February, takes him past many of the city’s landmarks, such as Cinta Costera, Arco Chato, Paseo de las Bóvedas, Plaza de Francia and the stairs in Parque V Centenario.
– The ‘diablos rojos’ (red devils), which are the iconic buses you can spot anywhere across town, also provided a colourful addition to explore.
– DK explained: “The best part was definitely the bus shot. It was so much fun jumping off of it while it was moving and I was going in the opposite direction. It was a good airtime feeling!”
– The most challenging aspect of the project was the huge stair jump in Parque V Centenario. He said: “I knew it was going to happen! I hurt my foot on the 12-stair side flip, but we all learn from these mistakes.”
– On Panama City as a freerunning location, DK added: “It had many obstacles high, low, big or small gathered in one place, which is ideal for us because we have a lot of options and different height or size levels where we can practise and have fun.”
– There is a very solid, passionate community of parkour athletes in Panama City, many of whom have shown their support and excitement to see their hometown represented as they experience it themselves.
– Local freerunner Manuel García said: “Panama is probably known for a lot of things, but not for parkour. To be able to meet DK, show him around and play around with limitless possibilities was very inspiring and like a dream come true.”