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Parkour in the X-Games...
« on: January 31, 2009, 07:04:55 PM »
I think it woulkd be amazing if they put PK in the x-games!

they could like build a huge course and say get from point a to point b and the one that does it the fastest would be the winner...

of course they could do it any number of ways including using freerunning instead and doing a point based system for the tricks


this would also definately put parkour out there for people to see.  so this could help boost us tremendously
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Re: Parkour in the X-Games...
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2009, 07:26:51 PM »
I actually think UF is going to be in the Xgames this year.
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Re: Parkour in the X-Games...
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2009, 07:45:41 PM »
If Freerunning Is added, it would probably be like what was in the World Freerunning Championships back in September.
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Re: Parkour in the X-Games...
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2009, 07:48:09 PM »
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Re: Parkour in the X-Games...
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2009, 08:01:58 PM »
ya but what if we could actually get it into the x-games?
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Re: Parkour in the X-Games...
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2009, 08:10:10 PM »
I think there has to be an international governing body first.  I don't know of one which is established well enough to gain a position in the X Games.  Being that the first competition was held in September, I don't see the X Games directors or ESPN adding it to the roster of events anytime soon.  Although it could be an exhibition sport.  That's always a possibility.
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Re: Parkour in the X-Games...
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2009, 08:11:41 PM »
it's still something that we could work towards
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Re: Parkour in the X-Games...
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2009, 08:13:34 PM »
Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Not okay!

I thought parkour/freerunning was strictly no competition. The X-games would totally defy that!  :o

But if they could find a way that there would be no winners/losers, then I'm all for it.
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Re: Parkour in the X-Games...
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2009, 08:23:17 PM »
o ya i completeley forgot about that, but maby we could find someway to let some traceurs to demo the sport especieally if they broadcast the demo that might be a good thing..

o ya and sorry about forgetting about that kind of thing i was just caught up in a moment  :-[
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Re: Parkour in the X-Games...
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2009, 08:24:32 PM »
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Re: Parkour in the X-Games...
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2009, 08:26:36 PM »
o ya i completeley forgot about that, but maby we could find someway to let some traceurs to demo the sport especieally if they broadcast the demo that might be a good thing..

o ya and sorry about forgetting about that kind of thing i was just caught up in a moment  :-[

Haha no worries mate. It would be pretty cool though if they did a demo or something, and a decent way to get the word out without offending traceurs/traceueses.
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Re: Parkour in the X-Games...
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2009, 08:36:27 PM »
ya thanks for not taking my comments badly and i love the can of worms muse lol  :P
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Re: Parkour in the X-Games...
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2009, 08:42:50 PM »
I don't think parkour and competition mix well in practice nor in principle.


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Re: Parkour in the X-Games...
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2009, 08:47:11 PM »
I don't think parkour and competition mix well in practice nor in principle.


But yes, Muse, very true.

By definition they aren't compatible. If you move as quickly and efficiently as possible with the goal of doing so 'better' than another person with no practical purpose, you aren't doing parkour.

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Re: Parkour in the X-Games...
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2009, 08:48:59 PM »
ya but still doing a demo, like i stated above, or workshop at the x-games would guve a HUGE boost to the sport considering how many people go to the x-games and watch them
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Re: Parkour in the X-Games...
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2009, 08:54:24 PM »
I disagree. I think that any association with the X games works against the huge collective effort to counteract the wrong impressions people get based on parkour's aesthetics.

So does calling it a sport  :P

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Re: Parkour in the X-Games...
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2009, 09:19:59 PM »
thx for that imput man and i totaly see your point, i actualy just read an article about a letter in which David Belle was disappointed in where PK is going.  he sais this in that there are to many inexpierienced thrill seekers trying to teach it and destroying the people they teach..

in syaing all of this if we actually ended up doing this it would definateley need alot of explination and be carried out with gteat care
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Re: Parkour in the X-Games...
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2009, 09:26:49 PM »
I agree with Muse.

Enough said.
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Re: Parkour in the X-Games...
« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2009, 09:32:26 PM »
ok i am officially over my moment and will now stop pusing this topic, but if u have something to add or just some plain old input, plz feel free to post here  :-X :P ;D
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Re: Parkour in the X-Games...
« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2009, 09:44:21 PM »
freerunning could become a competition sport, because of the tricks. but parkour cannot be a competition sport. it should not be a competition sport, and hopefully it wont become a competition sport.

I prefer to think of parkour as an art not a sport anyway.
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