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Post by Cheese on Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:01 am

Does anybody here know what it is/ do it?

For those who don't, Parkour is essentially the art of movement. It dates back to pre-civilization, when man was forced to chase and flee in order to survive. Simply put, it is the practice of moving from A to B as quickly as possible. This usually involves a lot of climbing, jumping and vaulting. And it's one hell of a lot of fun. Think Assassin's Creed.

Freerunning is similar, but more flashy. It takes the basic concept of Parkour and adds flashyness to it. In that way it's a bit more like skateboarding. This usually involves flips... lots and lots of flips. Think Matrix.

Parkour has a great philosophy behind it but I won't bore you with the details just yet. It's as deep or shallow as you want it to be. It's also gotten pretty popular in films and stuff. That guy being chased in Casino Royale through the construction yard was actually the founder of freerunning, I think. It's pretty popular in the UK but I'm not too sure how well it's known in the US.

So basically I'm trying to encourage anybody who thinks they might be interested into giving it a go - spread the love. If that fails completely, you have my word that I'll change the topic to something more along the lines of general sports Razz But if anybody is interested in starting (woo!!) then I'm happy to give any help I can Very Happy


For those who still have no idea what I'm talking about, here's our training on Saturday. Some people actually remembered to bring cameras for once!! Youtube busted them for sound... so feel free to sub in whatever music you feel like Very Happy


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Post by KristallNacht on Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:38 am

.....um did you jsut hear about this?

look up 'Jae Phan' and 'Xin Wuku'
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Post by Cheese on Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:24 am

Yeah I thought this would happen... worth a shot. And nah, i've been practising for three years.

Jae Phan is a tricker, totally different. Xin is a little closer. Here's a better example of it in a movie:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2_p8JJHRTA

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Post by Rasq'uire'laskar on Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:44 pm

Know about it, want to do it, but too conformist to try.
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Post by L0d3x on Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:49 pm

Would do it if not obsessed with chickens.

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Post by thane321 on Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:56 am

this guy in my history class broke hi arm freerunning
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Post by PiEdude on Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:20 am

I do it when I'm bored.

Except I do it naked in the woods, completely coated in bacon to lure the wolves.
I had a fun weekend.
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Post by RX on Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:58 am

PiEman wrote:I do it when I'm bored.

Except I do it naked in the woods, completely coated in bacon to lure the wolves.
I had a fun weekend.
So that's what I followed through the woods last weekend...
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Post by PiEdude on Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:12 am

RX wrote:
PiEman wrote:I do it when I'm bored.

Except I do it naked in the woods, completely coated in bacon to lure the wolves.
I had a fun weekend.
So that's what I followed through the woods last weekend...
Wait, you were stalking me?
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Post by RX on Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:24 am

PiEman wrote:
RX wrote:
PiEman wrote:I do it when I'm bored.

Except I do it naked in the woods, completely coated in bacon to lure the wolves.
I had a fun weekend.
So that's what I followed through the woods last weekend...
Wait, you were stalking me?
The smell of bacon kinda made me follow as a mindless zombie, but yeah, sorta.
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