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Re: WristBands - Never Understood
« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2009, 10:04:06 AM »
Hmmm...I don't think I understand the last thing you wrote.  ???
I'll try not to feel like a tool whenever i put them on.   ::)
I meant that I don't want to be one of those guys that buys all of this branded gear and pretends to be a traceur without actually going out and training to the fullest.

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Re: WristBands - Never Understood
« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2009, 02:02:28 PM »
i always wanted to get leather gloves with silver spikes on them
they look awsome  :)

list of random shit to train in/with

-spiked gloves
-wolverine costume
-spidey suit
-monkey tail
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-assassin creed costume
-spliner cell gear
-mirror's edge messenger bag [and split toe shoes]
-full ninja suit, coupled with katana [any sword will do, really] strapped to back perpendicular to my preferred rolling side
-vampire/werewolf fangs[i made my own acrylic pair]+super dark cloak-ish clothes
-jedi cloak/sith robe [the one with the sick XXL hood] with the sleeves cutoff, paired with a toysRus build your own lightsaber
-some tipe of indain top and http://www.bolinat.com/product_max.asp?id=3316 worn like the one on the right but but in black..aladdin pk
-a white pair of those pants, blue sash and straightened hair, jus call me: Prince of Persia

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lol  jedi cloak would rock.

assasins creed  is even better
i should get one

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Re: WristBands - Never Understood
« Reply #22 on: May 07, 2009, 10:01:29 AM »
Hmmm...I don't think I understand the last thing you wrote.  ???
I'll try not to feel like a tool whenever i put them on.   ::)
I meant that I don't want to be one of those guys that buys all of this branded gear and pretends to be a traceur without actually going out and training to the fullest.

I think those are called "Sponsor sheep." :P

I hate when people do that!

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Re: WristBands - Never Understood
« Reply #23 on: May 07, 2009, 12:05:44 PM »
I'll try not to feel like a tool whenever i put them on.   ::)

Lol. If you don't want anyone to think you support U$F, just wear them inside out. ;)

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Re: WristBands - Never Understood
« Reply #24 on: May 07, 2009, 01:19:29 PM »
I'll try not to feel like a tool whenever i put them on.   ::)

Lol. If you don't want anyone to think you support U$F, just wear them inside out. ;)
I have no problem with them what-so-ever, it's just I don't want to give any other traceurs the wrong impression.

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Re: WristBands - Never Understood
« Reply #25 on: May 07, 2009, 04:54:49 PM »
I wear wristbands because a lot of the areas I practice around have some really rough concrete. REALLY rough.

And lots of scrapes on your wrists are really fun to explain around people who think that you're a weird guy and have decided that the red cut lines there mean you're trying to kill yourself.

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Re: WristBands - Never Understood
« Reply #26 on: May 07, 2009, 08:58:06 PM »
i always wanted to get leather gloves with silver spikes on them
they look awsome  :)

list of random shit to train in/with

-spiked gloves
-wolverine costume
-spidey suit
-monkey tail
-ghandi robe+glasses
-assassin creed costume
-spliner cell gear
-mirror's edge messenger bag [and split toe shoes]
-full ninja suit, coupled with katana [any sword will do, really] strapped to back perpendicular to my preferred rolling side
-vampire/werewolf fangs[i made my own acrylic pair]+super dark cloak-ish clothes
-jedi cloak/sith robe [the one with the sick XXL hood] with the sleeves cutoff, paired with a toysRus build your own lightsaber
-some tipe of indain top and http://www.bolinat.com/product_max.asp?id=3316 worn like the one on the right but but in black..aladdin pk
-a white pair of those pants, blue sash and straightened hair, jus call me: Prince of Persia

thatABOUTit lmao

lol  jedi cloak would rock.

assasins creed  is even better
i should get one

train in a duct tape outfit :) lol...

but nah..i have a wristband i wear it for style though...not even on my wrist, but rather the middle of my forearm between wrist and elbow
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Re: WristBands - Never Understood
« Reply #27 on: May 08, 2009, 03:00:12 AM »
Wrist bands are worn by those traceurs that can't do climb-ups properly, to protect their wrists from cuts.

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Re: WristBands - Never Understood
« Reply #28 on: May 08, 2009, 06:26:39 AM »
Wrist cuts are a legitimate concern, as are elbow injuries when rolling.  Me? It said "Assassin's Creed" on it, so I had to buy it--now that I moved recently, as the only Traceur in a school with an active fight club, I think it sends a bit of a message (not the words, the band itself) that that's not how I roll (no pun intended).
I decided not to put something deep here.  I'm in this for the physical aspect, the mental and spiritual are my own.

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« Reply #29 on: May 11, 2009, 05:36:16 AM »
Wrist cuts are a legitimate concern, as are elbow injuries when rolling.  Me? It said "Assassin's Creed" on it, so I had to buy it--now that I moved recently, as the only Traceur in a school with an active fight club, I think it sends a bit of a message (not the words, the band itself) that that's not how I roll (no pun intended).


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Re: WristBands - Never Understood
« Reply #30 on: May 11, 2009, 09:59:56 AM »
Wrist bands are worn by those traceurs that can't do climb-ups properly, to protect their wrists from cuts.

That's not to mean that all who wear wristbands are poor at climb-ups, however.

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Re: WristBands - Never Understood
« Reply #31 on: May 11, 2009, 10:11:00 AM »
i use wrist bands because where i live it gets very hot and sweat accumulates on my hands. When I grab onto a pole and my hand is sweaty I slip (and believe me it hurts) so thats why i wear them
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Re: WristBands - Never Understood
« Reply #32 on: May 14, 2009, 07:44:36 AM »
Wrist cuts are a legitimate concern, as are elbow injuries when rolling.  Me? It said "Assassin's Creed" on it, so I had to buy it--now that I moved recently, as the only Traceur in a school with an active fight club, I think it sends a bit of a message (not the words, the band itself) that that's not how I roll (no pun intended).


please do tell

My second day (I had PE that day) this guy saw me and asked me what sport I played.  I answered Parkour (he wasn't interested) and Karate, and he gave me this sheet with info about this academy where kids learn to fight, that actually goes against other clubs.  There'd been a death recently, but they managed to keep themselves out of it.  I filled it out, but then I saw what some of the other kids in it were like, and didn't want to mix with that crowd.  We just don't talk any more.  I don't think they like me knowing about it, but that's where parkour comes in.
I decided not to put something deep here.  I'm in this for the physical aspect, the mental and spiritual are my own.

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Re: WristBands - Never Understood
« Reply #33 on: May 15, 2009, 04:20:46 AM »
Wrist cuts are a legitimate concern, as are elbow injuries when rolling.  Me? It said "Assassin's Creed" on it, so I had to buy it--now that I moved recently, as the only Traceur in a school with an active fight club, I think it sends a bit of a message (not the words, the band itself) that that's not how I roll (no pun intended).


please do tell



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may the parkour be with you  ....  ;D

My second day (I had PE that day) this guy saw me and asked me what sport I played.  I answered Parkour (he wasn't interested) and Karate, and he gave me this sheet with info about this academy where kids learn to fight, that actually goes against other clubs.  There'd been a death recently, but they managed to keep themselves out of it.  I filled it out, but then I saw what some of the other kids in it were like, and didn't want to mix with that crowd.  We just don't talk any more.  I don't think they like me knowing about it, but that's where parkour comes in.

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Re: WristBands - Never Understood
« Reply #34 on: May 15, 2009, 06:10:44 AM »
I don't wear those bands for parkour, but I do for tennis (sweat makes it hard for me to grip the racket). As for parkour, I find it uncomfortable. I don't get any of the scratches you guys mentioned, and tan lines are unnoticable, since I'm kinda tan already (lol). Plus, my hands don't get as sweaty when I train. So, it'll only be for looks if I wore wristbands. It would be cool to have a wristband that says APK or something.
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Re: WristBands - Never Understood
« Reply #35 on: May 15, 2009, 02:37:42 PM »
Just when your hands get sweaty please don't swing from rails slash bars the outcome is brutal
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Re: WristBands - Never Understood
« Reply #36 on: May 18, 2009, 05:41:16 AM »
i got this cool glove( weight lifting one)

and the fingers are cut off so it just goes over the palm
i wear on my right hand like a mirror's edge kinda thing

it looks cool

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Re: WristBands - Never Understood
« Reply #37 on: May 18, 2009, 08:02:03 AM »
i got this cool glove( weight lifting one)

and the fingers are cut off so it just goes over the palm
i wear on my right hand like a mirror's edge kinda thing

it looks cool

Get ride of it. That's still a glove regardless. You need to not only toughen up your fingers but your palms as well.
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Re: WristBands - Never Understood
« Reply #38 on: May 18, 2009, 08:24:17 AM »
I can attest that sweatbands help.  I don't mind cuts on the wrist that much — it's all part of practicing the discipline — but I sweat a lot when I'm training in the Texas summer heat.  The benefits weren't made clear to me until I did a bit of gym training in a closed acrobatics gym with no AC and poor insulation in the middle of summer.  By the end of the four hours, my sweatbands were both completely sopping wet, but my hands were dry and ready to go.
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Re: WristBands - Never Understood
« Reply #39 on: May 18, 2009, 08:56:59 AM »
i got this cool glove( weight lifting one)

and the fingers are cut off so it just goes over the palm
i wear on my right hand like a mirror's edge kinda thing

it looks cool

Get ride of it. That's still a glove regardless. You need to not only toughen up your fingers but your palms as well.

dont you think i know that?
and who do you think you are, telling me what to do?

im wearing the glove  cuz i bailed on a precision  and  got this cut under my thumb   (burns like hell, after peroxide)
anyway i like the way it looks,    and my right is tougher than my left so im wearing the glove on the right to even it out( dont ask)