The Revolution Parkour Seasonal Trials (Trials) are for RVPK students who have been taking Beginner II classes and are ready to begin Intermediate classes OR students past Intermediate classes who are training to become well rounded Tracers who can apply their knowledge to challenging courses. The Trials exist to reveal the tracer's weaknesses so that they can self-lead beyond the basics and improve their strength and skill.
Trials Level 1 is set at the bare minimum requirements that we expect of our Intermediate students. Students can expect basic wall climbs, vaults, and will be expected to execute the movements that they've learned in class safely and efficiently as some of the challenges will be timed.
Trials Level 10 (The Limit) is set at the limit of human capability (as we conquer old records each year The Limit will be updated.) Each level between 1 and The Limit becomes increasingly more difficult.
Each Trials level has 5 challenges within it that range from a challenge of technique, speed, endurance, power, strength, distance, memory, apprehension of technical instruction, agility, balance, precision, and flow. The challenges change per season and location but are held within the parameters of the level requirements and limits.
Why did Revolution Parkour start the Seasonal Trials?
The Trials were created for students that are interested in moving up to the next class level and to push students to become better tracers by setting seasonal goals. They are designed to help students understand their progression and to highlight areas of weakness to focus on in their training.
How are levels 1-10 set-up?
Level 1 is designed specifically for Beginning students that are questioning whether or not they should move up to Intermediate classes. By passing Level 1 we have signed off that you are ready to move to Intermediate classes. On the other side of the scale…Level 10 is the extent of human capability! That’s right. We have taken the world records for various techniques and have used those to form the Master anchor on the right side.
Why is there only Beginner and Beginner II before Trials?
At the Beginner level there are so many techniques to learn that the focus should be on learning the beginning techniques and not on how far you jump or fast you are. We want our Intermediate and older students to deepen their skill while the Beginning students are still breaking the surface.
I have been an Intermediate student for a while. Can I start at Level 2?
No. Everyone must start at Level 1. If you are a true Intermediate, you should pass Level 1 easily and move on to Level 2 in the same day.
Can I do more than one level per day?
Yes, As long as you pass a level successfully, you may attempt the next level if it is offered that day.
Can I register for multiple levels ahead of time?
You may only register for the next level you will be attempting. You may register for a level immediately after successful completing of the level directly before it. For example, if you are a Level 2, you may register for the Level 3 Trial, but you may not register for Level 4 until you have completed Level 3.
What’s with the wristbands?
The wristbands serve not only as a marker of your achievement but also as a tool for Instructors to use during regular classes. The wristband gives them a heads up to the physical capabilities of the students in their classes, so that they can better tailor their instruction to each student and set up courses that are appropriate to students’ skill level. Wristbands can also help a student identify which other students might be able to help them if they have a question or need clarification on a technique.
How many attempts do I get for each challenge within a level?
Each challenge will have a different standard as far as how many attempts you are allowed. The instructor at each challenge will notify you of how many attempts you are allowed prior to starting the challenge.
If I don’t complete one of the 5 challenges within a level, do I stop right there?
No way! Even if you don’t complete a challenge within a level, we encourage you to attempt all 5 challenges within a level. One purpose of the trials is to help you understand what you need to work on, so make sure to attempt all the challenges, so you have an idea of exactly what you need to work on when you attempt the level again.