Join the Roof Cult: the UK’s most daring freerunners
Words Oisin Fogarty Graveson
Blackout. Hooded figures. A train screams past. A flash of a face in the glass. This is a Storror movie. From the West Bank’s bombed ruins, to sheer cliff faces on a Thai island, to the roofs of London’s Oxford Circus. Storror, the parkour blog that became an YouTube behemoth, has climbed them all. Their next destination? The highest buildings in the world.
They ignored a ban of parkour in their home town, and did it anyway. They’ve invaded and climbed, rope free, London’s most towering, security-heavy buildings. They’ve visited more places than many could name. And they’ve done it all, not because they could, but because they should. Because if there’s one thing Storror value, it’s the freedom to explore.
Storror is made up of eight young guys from the UK, scattered in various cities around the country. The team were drawn together by a fundamental love of movement, of training themselves to go beyond everyday limits. And after six years, Storror now sit at the forefront of the global Parkour scene.
Amid the high contrast, erratic shots, the explosive tricks set to bombastic soundtracks, the Halloween pranks and Euro trips – the first Roof Cult video stands out as a turning point. It’s the moment Storror cemented the look that features in their Blackout apparel line, and locked down their acclaimed stuntmen status.
Now Roof Culture: Asia is coming, to be released in 2017. It’s going to see the lads climb the highest buildings in the world. They’re keeping the buildings a secret, for obvious reasons. But in six weeks of filming, they climbed a lot of them. From Seoul, to Tokyo, to Hong Kong. Storror are on the verge of another huge leap.
Luckily, that’s what they do best.