Summer 2014, the time Daniel Ilabaca came to visit Slovakia on the Parkour meeting in Banska Bystrica. Barbora is the girl who spent the most time with Dany while these days. She´s gonna tell you how impressions and experiences Dany left in her eyes.
Barbora speaking about Daniel Ilabaca:
When you say Daniel Ilabaca, the whole parkour and freeruninng community knows who you are talking about. When Daniel moves, the whole world stops. The fluency, the effectiveness and the pureness are incredible. It makes you want to move with him, be part of the flow. Every person feels drawn to him. After not seeing Daniel the whole year, since Fam Jam 2013 in Munich, I was very happy to see him at the Bratislava airport. I could see that he is tired from all the travelling and work, but he was very excited to be in Slovakia. Every meeting has its complications and of course, Parkour meeting 2014 in Banska Bystrica had its difficult times. Fortunately the organization team is full of very smart and capable people, who want to achieve their goal. The meeting went very well.
Watching Daniel move is like watching a bird fly in the sky. So natural. Anyone who knows Daniel’ s faith will not be surprised when I say that he appreciated when they announced that they were going to pray outside. He never experienced something like that. He was touched. For me, the most amazing time was the trip to Sulovske skaly. The moment when you reach the top and you do not hear anything and it is just the people there, the nature, your heartbeats and the energy between all of you. I was speechless.
Daniel’ s ability to show you how precious even the smallest detail in your life is, makes you feel so grateful. Daniel is a human being like everybody else. He is not an icon, idol or a superhuman. What makes him so strong is his faith. Every word, every move, every reaction from him is perfectly placed.
Every meeting with Danny will influence you, will change you in a way. You are not the same person, ever again.
Video shot by Freerun Slovakia while Dany’s visit: