Parkour, anyone?

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    Oct 21, 2007 2:40 PM GMT
    Parkour/free-running, has anyone tried it before?

    Saw a few videos floating around and on BBC World. I run around in the city during lunch break, but this sport seems really cool. Running up and down city streets, jumping off benches and ledges, won't do the jumping from roof to roof part though.

    Just wondering if anyone has done this and cares to share their experience.

    p.s. the perfect video to show how cool parkour is:

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=oq2iHc_IbNE
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Oct 21, 2007 4:41 PM GMT
    I think you watch too much TV.
























































































































































































































































































































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    Just poking some fun at you. Hope you have a sense of hummer icon_smile.gif

    But seriously, is that a sport.

    I watched the youtube video and it is cool. I have tried running along walls for taekwondo.

    I don't believe that kind of thing would be legal in any city. Would it?

    Mike
  • parkour007

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    Oct 21, 2007 8:14 PM GMT
    I have been doing it for about a year and a half its really a rush!!! but if u do try it be extremely careful!!!!!
  • parkour007

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    Oct 21, 2007 8:16 PM GMT
    Hey man i have been doing it for about a year and a half it's the greatest rush- but if u do try it be extremely careful!!!icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 21, 2007 10:16 PM GMT
    I think parkour is one of the coolest activities ever. David Guetta vs. The Egg's music video for "Love Don't Let Me Go" shows a lot of parkour action (and a few shirtless guys too).

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

    I've never tried it myself but I'd love to take lessons on how to do it.

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    Oct 22, 2007 5:08 AM GMT
    It is very very beautiful. Watch "Jump London" and "Jump Britain". Just amazing!


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    Oct 22, 2007 5:47 AM GMT
    I feel like some of the move in there had to be camera tricks because some of those jumps seemed high enough that you would surely injure yourself
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    Oct 22, 2007 12:31 PM GMT
    This is my fave parkour video:

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    Oct 22, 2007 12:53 PM GMT
    A friend of mine JUST got into this and he loves it. He's a dancer/yoga instructor/movement therapist by training so it's totally right up his alley. But yeah, he said the potential for injury is def there. There's also a full blow parkour site for people in the US: http://www.americanparkour.com/
  • iHavok

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    Oct 22, 2007 1:02 PM GMT
    the first song in Paradox's video is Clubbed to Death by Rob Dugan, what's the second?
    Me likie
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    Oct 22, 2007 1:36 PM GMT
    From the video's YouTube page:

    1) Clubbed to Death by Rob Dougan (0:00 - 2:07)
    2) Si Triste by 3ieme Oeil (2:07 -3:40)
    3) Style Libre by Kenny Arkana (3:40 - 5:1icon_cool.gif
    4) Belsunce Breakdown by Bouga Akhenaton (5:20 onward)
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    Oct 22, 2007 2:12 PM GMT
    I knew there are a lot of parkour videos out there but I didn't know that there were that many.

    True, at first I thought the jumps were death defying but after a while, when you watch the more sensible jumps performed in David Guetta's video, among others, it still seems fun.

    Really is a full body workout, but surely the risk of injury is still just slightly higher than other sports, right? You can still be 'impaled' by a javelin and I have sustained quite a lot of bruising from fencing.
  • iHavok

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    Oct 22, 2007 2:14 PM GMT
    Thanks Paradox. :-) Next challenge is for me to find it on itunes! lol! :-)
  • phill

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    Oct 25, 2007 12:20 AM GMT
    Its big on the vegan body building site i belong to. Amazing things. After i gain a lot more strength in my upper body this is something i will be trying to do.
  • jrs1

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    Apr 21, 2011 8:42 AM GMT
    tried it few times down in PHX crazy stuff. think i fell down close to 30 times before getting a little bit down. Though it did help improve my jump spin back kick and jump spin crescent kick.