Athletic art form (re: parkour, physical art)

  • NickoftheNort...

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    Oct 16, 2008 3:40 PM GMT
    The International Herald Tribune has a film article regarding an "athletic art form" that may interest some of the fitness enthusiasts here at RJ (the fit, shirtless men in the video may interest the rest):

    http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid959009704?bclid=1350269312&bctid=1854986491
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    Oct 16, 2008 4:22 PM GMT
    that's bizarre
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    Oct 16, 2008 7:06 PM GMT
    my favourite traceurs in parkour come from Glasgow, Scotland

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    Oct 16, 2008 7:12 PM GMT
    yeah I have wanted to get into that for a while but I have yet to find a group in LA that I could meet up with :/
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    Oct 16, 2008 7:24 PM GMT
    Zeno again. Nick thanks for bringing this up. I wasn't sure who was into parkour besides me. I think this art form ties in nicely with gym jones.
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    Oct 16, 2008 7:44 PM GMT
    Amazing stuff from Scotland. Almost like watching a Batman or martial arts film, they way they seem to climb and bounce up walls.

    But as I'm watching it, I'm thinking it won't be long before scenes of painful misses & falls start showing up on those video reality shows. Like on Maximum Exposure, where they're always featuring skateboarders crushing their nuts on outdoor stair handrails. And sure enough, at the end of this clip they have some "bails." Not real bad ones, though.
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    Nov 03, 2008 5:21 AM GMT
    I hope their exposure to sunlight is limited. Some of them look like they're getting burned.