Parkour/free run appreciation thread.

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    Oct 14, 2015 3:23 PM GMT
    I think these athletes deserve some recognition. It takes a great amount of endurance, strength, skill, and willpower for these people to perform the way they do. I remember stumbling onto this video years ago. Still one of my faves. I believe our own jump man josh practiced parkour a bit.

    Any other parkour practitioners on RJ?

  • SkyMiles

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    Oct 16, 2015 12:02 PM GMT
    I always found incredible poetry in this art form -- young people finding a way to effortlessly navigate the desolate, neglected and often dangerous urban landscapes...for real! I wish it wasn't so dangerous but that's obviously part of the theme.

    It's a letdown to see Parkour so tamed in other contexts with sponsors and artificial obstacle courses, judges and competitions. It seems contrary to the concept.
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    Oct 16, 2015 1:11 PM GMT
    I love Parkour, it is simply awesome. It takes persistence and training to perform the flips and jumps they do. There are several great vid's on 'Youtube'; some where these pro's even climb up walls or jump off a ten story building. One thing is for sure, as much as I try, I would never be able to do the agile things these guys do. For example, a push-up balancing only on the arms or a 'pole hang - pushing the entire body in a horizontal position'. Amazing!