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Re: The Coolest Thing You've Ever Done
« Reply #20 on: July 21, 2008, 09:22:07 AM »
This weekend I actually saved my kid... sort of (but I'll get into that)

I was chilling with my 1 y/o at a restaurant. I had to take him outside cause he's very active and wouldn't stay put (climbing on the tables and what not). I left my wife with her friends and sat outside with him, keeping an eye on him, but sitting down under an umbrella cause it was friggin 100 degrees! (at least it felt like it)

I kind of thought I had a grip on things cause it was an area somewhat englosed by a gate (you know the areas outside restaurants where people sit outside). I kind of let him get a little bit of a distance.

Sure as the sun rises in the east, my kid found a way to get out of the gate and took off on his fastes 1 y/o run, and you guessed it, right towards the street

During my dash, I saw just about the only spot I could make it over. Opening the gate would mean I wouldn't make it on time, so I had to vault it, but I had to choose which vault to use because I had to make it over about a 3' wide area, under an umbrella which was at an angle cause there was a table right in front of it.

Dash vault... no... lazy... no... Go figure, I went for a turn vault and caught him just as a car slammed on its breaks. Of course I got the "Parents these days cant' take care of their kids" look... All I can think of was "Thank God for my PK training" and "Why on earth did I go for a turn vault"
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Re: The Coolest Thing You've Ever Done
« Reply #21 on: July 21, 2008, 10:10:45 AM »
So....I was a cub scout (last year till boy scouts) and we were invited to a camping trip with a troop that built these platforms up in trees that they slept in. So in the morning the boy scouts finally let us up onto their big one. We all got up and then one of the cross beams snapped. No one got hurt though. I was in a spot where I had a vertical fall, so I fell.....and I grabbed onto a cross beam below me and swung through it. It was about 4 feet from the ground. It was there because they built a cooking platform on half the framing they made. And my friend fell onto the cooking platform. :P While I was in the air it was slow mo.....it took me like 5 seconds to grab the cross beam and 5 more seconds to hit the ground. I had like 5 feet of air time after I swung. Its really cool having slow mo.

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Re: The Coolest Thing You've Ever Done
« Reply #22 on: July 21, 2008, 08:28:22 PM »
Awesome story, David! :D

I love reading about people who used their training instinctively to respond to situations (saving their kids, responding to a fall, etc.) That's what it's all about. :)

The coolest thing I've done (so far), parkour-wise, was starting.
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Re: The Coolest Thing You've Ever Done
« Reply #23 on: July 21, 2008, 11:48:37 PM »
Coolest feeling thing i've done, definitely an instinctive cat grab. Its amazing!
my most bamf accomplishments that im proud of are flagpoles and handstand pushups, though ;D

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Re: The Coolest Thing You've Ever Done
« Reply #24 on: July 22, 2008, 01:58:59 AM »
The coolest thing i've done.......................ummm well there is so many things i do that are cool


umm round off 4 flik flaks too full twist is fun


oh well

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Re: The Coolest Thing You've Ever Done
« Reply #25 on: July 22, 2008, 07:23:15 AM »
Awesome story, David! :D

I love reading about people who used their training instinctively to respond to situations (saving their kids, responding to a fall, etc.) That's what it's all about. :)

The coolest thing I've done (so far), parkour-wise, was starting.

Thanks, MoF

My son is a handful.... Looks like I'm going to have to keep training  ;D

He gets in trouble so often. This is the second time I used PK to save him. THe first, he picked a steak knife off the table and was getting ready to put it in his mouth... I was on the other side of the house and dash-vaulted the sofa to make it just as it was enterring his mouth! tsc tsc
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Re: The Coolest Thing You've Ever Done
« Reply #26 on: July 22, 2008, 10:11:08 AM »
I racked myself whilest doing a precision...oh wait that's not cool, that sucked!

I was wrestling with a few of my friends on a dock and the object was to throw the others in the water. At one point I was literally in air falling towards the water and some sort of hardcore Parkour instinct wooshed over me and I somehow grabbed one of the pylon holding the dock up, swung back to the dock and got my friend in. Yeah...
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Re: The Coolest Thing You've Ever Done
« Reply #27 on: July 23, 2008, 11:54:47 AM »
It wasn't really all that "cool," but I impressed myself the other day when I was doing precision jumps back and forth between these two parking space curbs when I slipped on one of them and fell at a really weird angle.  The next thing I knew I was on my feet again and realized that I'd somehow caught myself and rolled out, purely on instinct.  The people I was with were like "Wow, I thought you were gonna eat it, but you somehow made f#cking up look sweet"

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Awesome story, David Glass.


I think the thing that really wowed me the most was, after a month of strength training, I actually managed to do a half-assed muscle-up on a pullup bar. I was like "Geez, I can't believe I finally did it!" Still can't muscle-up onto a wall / roof / anything useful, but I'm getting there. =P

Another thing that was pretty cool was when I took my a couple friends rock climbing (the natural kind of rocks - we were basically scaling mountains entirely made out of massive rock formations). My friends were kind of hopping from rock to rock, working their way up, but I just hit the ground in q-movement and smoothly flowed up across the rough terrain, moving like I had 4 legs instead of 2 legs and 2 arms. It didn't involve any kind of vaulting or jumping, but parkour teaches you how to move in quite a few different ways. ;)
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Re: The Coolest Thing You've Ever Done
« Reply #28 on: July 23, 2008, 08:53:30 PM »
He gets in trouble so often. This is the second time I used PK to save him. THe first, he picked a steak knife off the table and was getting ready to put it in his mouth... I was on the other side of the house and dash-vaulted the sofa to make it just as it was enterring his mouth! tsc tsc

Sounds like the Joker from The Dark Knight :o

coolest thing ive done changes every day im happy to say, but the best so far was a kong over a 6 foot long picnic table. generic but exciting for a newbie :)

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Re: The Coolest Thing You've Ever Done
« Reply #29 on: July 29, 2008, 06:25:20 AM »
First superman front flip outside.

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Re: The Coolest Thing You've Ever Done
« Reply #30 on: July 31, 2008, 07:36:48 PM »
It was so cool me and a couple of my friends were practicing parkour and we got caught on camera by google earth it was so cool you cant see it now it was like 3 years agounless you have one of the older versions and i dont want to tell where because its an awesome spot for parkour and more people might come and take our spot

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Re: The Coolest Thing You've Ever Done
« Reply #31 on: August 01, 2008, 09:22:07 AM »
I did a thief 360!

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Re: The Coolest Thing You've Ever Done
« Reply #32 on: August 01, 2008, 11:50:33 AM »
my first kong I'll never forget, it was over a picnic table short ways ofcourse. I felt like a god
That just happened to me an hour ago!!!! I stopped trying and practiced monkeys for awhile and then i could do it a couple months later!!!
That or my 11 second handstand would take the cake.
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Re: The Coolest Thing You've Ever Done
« Reply #33 on: August 03, 2008, 02:33:20 AM »
720 frontflip kong. Amateur stuff you know.  ::)


Then I woke up.

It would have to be one time I did a turn vault and then added a 360 but I meant to do a 180 so I'd land facing forward. Well, I landed backwards and fell but managed to use gymnastics classes for good use and managed to do a perfect backwards roll. I made the 360 look like on purpose.

Most awesome moment ever. Lol.
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Re: The Coolest Thing You've Ever Done
« Reply #34 on: August 14, 2008, 10:26:18 AM »
wasn't really a trick or move, but i was working on some jump height drills on a small wall beside a bookstore near my apartment (walls like 5ft tall, just up to my neck). i was taking a few steps and jumping up with one foot and then jumping back down, a cop saw me doing this from the highway and came over to ask me what sport i played lol. i told him i do Parkour and explained what it is and what we do and the whole thing, he smiles and says "that was the most impressive thing i've seen in a long time" i kinda laughed and told him you should see what the really good guys can do then, they'll blow your mind lol.
so long story short, a cop was impressed, he in turn tells his family, who hopefully in turn tell others, and hopefully that makes a few more traceurs  ;D lol.
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Re: The Coolest Thing You've Ever Done
« Reply #35 on: August 15, 2008, 10:35:41 PM »
It would have to be the time I was jumping through moving swings at the park and my foot got caught. I was about to fall face first when I instintively for some reason threw my body back. Kids surrounded me as I landed on my feet all ninja like. They asked "How did you do that!" and said "Looked like you tripped and where going to bite it!"

I had accidentially did a gainer off the swing while triping over it!

That was the first flip I had ever done in my life.
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Re: The Coolest Thing You've Ever Done
« Reply #36 on: August 16, 2008, 05:13:11 PM »
I actually think the most impressive (and this is relative..) thing I've done is just my reaction time in general. Many a potentially horrible drops for my cell phone have been saved by the quick reflexes.

One time I actually did an incredibly fast squat after my phone had slipped from my hand, just in time to catch it before it hit the ground. It all happened before I could consciously realize what was going on. It not only made me feel pretty sweet in general, but happy knowing my training really is paying off. (As if all the other signs weren't enough.)

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Re: The Coolest Thing You've Ever Done
« Reply #37 on: August 17, 2008, 09:56:09 AM »
When I kashed the giant block in my picture haha

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Re: The Coolest Thing You've Ever Done
« Reply #38 on: August 17, 2008, 01:19:15 PM »
My first kong into a cat grab, I konged this concrete block, and flew like 4 ft. And grabbed onto this fence, It felt so good back then.  :P

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Re: The Coolest Thing You've Ever Done
« Reply #39 on: August 18, 2008, 02:24:38 AM »
Actually today.

A precision over a nice, very relaxing water fountain about 25ft high up. A little scary, but so nice and calming.
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