Parkour (Free Running)

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    Sep 16, 2012 12:34 AM GMT
    does anyone here practice this?
  • Memo_NYC

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    Sep 16, 2012 7:17 AM GMT
    Not, yet. It's one of my goals though. Maybe if I just start doing it that will be enough to get me back in shape. You looking to form a group or something?
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    Sep 16, 2012 2:39 PM GMT
    i guess you could say that, the last two groups dwindled away; the trainer of one only has meets throughout the week, and most of us started back college this sept
  • Breeman

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    Sep 16, 2012 4:35 PM GMT
    I do it occasionally but I'm 50 now so I get a lot of funny looks.
  • Medjai

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    Sep 16, 2012 4:50 PM GMT
    I already do crossfit on a scaled level, and I want to tie in parkour too. They are both functional movement and rely on similar principles, and I think I'd enjoy it.
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    Sep 16, 2012 5:30 PM GMT
    I have tried a long time ago, but I resigned, I am too frightened to get hurt. But a lot of my friends do it, it is very cool. I like the philosophy of it. It is a French thing I was told
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    Sep 16, 2012 6:01 PM GMT
    Isugemi saidI have tried a long time ago, but I resigned, I am too frightened to get hurt. But a lot of my friends do it, it is very cool. I like the philosophy of it. It is a French thing I was told

    it did originate out of france as a sport of fluid movement through the environment, the free running is like a branch off where they invoke flips and other gymnastic-type movement thats considered "wasted energy" according to the actual parkour itself. free running just makes it look fancy.
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    Sep 16, 2012 6:07 PM GMT
    jfoxx1199 said
    Isugemi saidI have tried a long time ago, but I resigned, I am too frightened to get hurt. But a lot of my friends do it, it is very cool. I like the philosophy of it. It is a French thing I was told

    it did originate out of france as a sport of fluid movement through the environment, the free running is like a branch off where they invoke flips and other gymnastic-type movement thats considered "wasted energy" according to the actual parkour itself. free running just makes it look fancy.


    I have never heard of that, it sounds interesting!
    I should add that "parcours" (with a c) is a french word difficult to translate in English I think. It means "path" or "course" or "track"
  • Whipmagic

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    Sep 16, 2012 6:16 PM GMT
    It's something I'd like to try, but I'm not aware of any local group. Between Crossfit and trail running, I need to add something for agility to my regimen, and this looks like it's fun and could fill the gap.
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    Sep 16, 2012 11:56 PM GMT
    you jump off from one building to the next in a fluid movement.
    ...if you miss you just spread a lot of fluid from one building to the next.
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    Sep 17, 2012 3:23 AM GMT
    i do practice this from time to time in central park, infact i have a vid in my profile showing my wall climbing practice

    dont mind the limping, i severely injured my knee from a failed jump a few days earlier
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    Sep 17, 2012 3:26 AM GMT
    I've done it for a few years....
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    Sep 17, 2012 3:28 AM GMT
    i tried freerunning for a while a few years back. Hell of a workout
  • Memo_NYC

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    Sep 20, 2012 6:40 PM GMT
    Well, I'm down to join you if you like. icon_surprised.gif)
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    Sep 20, 2012 6:57 PM GMT
    I'm terrified of death, moreso dying looking like an idiot who tried to clear a 20ft jump icon_lol.gif
    Ive practiced before though ( I was inspired by Mirror's Edge)
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    Sep 22, 2012 11:02 AM GMT
    In high school...
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    Nov 03, 2012 12:05 PM GMT
    Breeman saidI do it occasionally but I'm 50 now so I get a lot of funny looks.


    pretty impressive
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    Nov 03, 2012 12:18 PM GMT
    ...yeh I do ;)
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    Nov 08, 2012 4:38 AM GMT
    during the spring I did it a lot. Have a lot on my plate right now though, but would like to get back into it
  • Memo_NYC

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    Jan 22, 2016 10:17 PM GMT
    Anyone practicing in NYC?