We’re introducing AEO Flex/Denim, an innovative new denim technology that moves with you in three different levels of flexibility — Core, Active, and Extreme — and we wanted to really put it to the test. So, we partnered with the amazing athletes of WFPF to showcase the revolutionary versatility of these jeans and what you can do in them. We featured three parkour athletes in our latest Flex/Denim video and were so impressed by their talent that we wanted to get to know them a little more. Read on for our second interview with Paul Joseph.
AEO: Who are some of your heroes? They do not have to be athletes.
PJ: Some of my heroes are Tony Hawk and Dave Mirra as they got me into extreme sports when I was younger.
AEO: When did you become interested in Parkour?
PJ: I became interested in Parkour after seeing David Belle in the rush hour commercial on TV.
AEO: How much time do you spend practicing in a week?
PJ: I practice parkour maybe 3 days a week and on the other days I do things like calisthenics, tennis and slacklining.
AEO: What was your favorite part about shooting the AEO Flex Video?
PJ: My favourite part was during the stills shoot where we performed somersaults off of the trampette in the corn field, it looked amazing.
AEO: What was the most dangerous Parkour move you’ve done to date? Any injuries?
PJ: I did a big running precision jump at IMAX in Waterloo and ended up slipping off a high wall and shattering my elbow, that’s the worst injury i’ve ever had.
AEO: What is something interesting that most people don’t know about you?
PJ: I play piano, produce music and enjoy the occasional bit of knitting!
AEO: Greatest advice you’ve ever received in Parkour? And any advice for aspiring Parkour athletes?
PJ: The best advice I could give is just to keep training at your own pace. Don’t try and show off and do things just to impress others, and just have fun.
AEO: What was your favorite thing about the Flex Denim?
PJ: The flex denim jeans are the best jeans I’ve ever wore, they look and feel amazing. The flexibility in them is better than any other jeans I’ve tried, and I would even wear these jeans for training.
AEO: Where else would you wear AEO Flex Denim to?
PJ: These jeans are so comfortable I would wear them for any occasion. I’ve been looking for a pair of jeans to train in for quite a while, now I’ve found them!
AEO: Top 3 songs you are listening to right now?
PJ: No top 3 songs at the moment but currently listening to hip hop/dubstep mixes which gets me pumped for training.
Follow Paul’s daily adventures here, and make sure to check out our previous interview with Max Henry, another WFPF athlete featured in our video.