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Parkour? - November 1st 2009, 10:42 PM

After having watched Ultimate Parkour Challenge I thought it'd be really fun to try it out. Has anyone else done it? What'd you think? Is this one of those things that you get taught or that you just youtube and experiment with on your own?


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Re: Parkour? - November 2nd 2009, 12:08 AM

You have to be crazy good...only one person in my grade can do it right.

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Re: Parkour? - November 2nd 2009, 12:21 AM

one of my best friends broke his wrist attempting this! haa. but yeah, good luck with it.. i'd never do something like that, i'm too scared of falling to my death.


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Re: Parkour? - November 2nd 2009, 02:40 AM

Haha, just a heads up, I know how to fall and roll (taekwondo and jiu jtisu made me learn quickly, lol) and I have no intention of doing something like 2 stories up any time soon. I just thought it'd be interesting to try and pick up in my spare time.


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Re: Parkour? - November 2nd 2009, 02:45 AM

I love watching it and I honestly hope to be able to do some form of it one day.
   
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Re: Parkour? - November 2nd 2009, 02:46 AM

I seen of it, seems a little dangerous to me but i'm quite impress with it at the same time, I guess? but you know what they say practice makes perfect, and all i can say best of luck and don't hurt yourself? well try not to


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Re: Parkour? - November 2nd 2009, 02:52 AM

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but you know what they say practice makes perfect, and all i can say best of luck and don't hurt yourself? well try not to
Haha, I'd be stupid if I tried it expecting not to


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Re: Parkour? - November 2nd 2009, 03:30 PM

i was gunna say that.. about the knowing how to role and fall correctly, but sounds like you've got that one covered. idk.. maybe look it up on youtube and see if there are any tips on how to get started.. or google it?


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Re: Parkour? - November 4th 2009, 01:19 AM

Its something that can be completely self taught, but you need to be fairly creative, however classes in it are becoming increasingly common, which unless you have nerves of steel are probably the way to go about it .

You also got to make sure you're wearing the right stuff, something gets caught, or thin soled shoes and your feet will be hurting some of the drops they can take! And I think it goes without saying you need to be fit and healthy!

Also this years championships in london, I dont know if you saw, the winner, Livewire, his routine here is incredible especially walking up the invisible stairs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvRdiW_Uskg

I think all you need is determination, creativity and nerves of steel to be honest, and always remember to play safe

EDIT: Oh, and I'd love to do it, but in the mean time I'm spending time just building body strength, and then when me and friends do go out and try a few things, my arms won't crumple beneath me But can't do anything like him haha



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Re: Parkour? - November 4th 2009, 01:37 AM

I think this is crazy awesome!
Although I'd love to be able to do it I think you have to have a sort of natural talent combined with being taught it. Just that agility and awareness of whats around you, which I don't doubt you have seeing as you do taekwondo and jiu jtisu.
Like everyone has said, Good luck, have fun, be safe and watch a ton of youtube videos!

Edit: flicking through youtube something that amused me was in the little similar videos bar beside it was a video on "Ninjas" doesn't that say it all?


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