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Who's oldest here?
« on: September 10, 2009, 03:24:07 AM »
I have a question: who is the oldest traceur?  I'm 45, born in June 1964.

It can be someone you know of, or someone on this board.  I have a theory that I may be one of the oldest practicing traceurs.  I also have a feeling that I may be very, very wrong about that.
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Re: Who's oldest here?
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2009, 06:23:31 PM »
DWELLENS is 57. I haven't seen him post recently, though.

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Re: Who's oldest here?
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2009, 08:55:17 AM »
DWELLENS is 57. I haven't seen him post recently, though.
Cool, that gives my knees 12 more years of hope!
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Re: Who's oldest here?
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2009, 09:39:06 PM »
Hi, I have been checking out American Parkour for a while, ever since I saw an awesome tv show about parkour about a year ago.  I really want to get started doing a few moves.  I am not as old as the 57 year old mentioned, but very close :) I'm 56.  I don't know if I count though, since I'm not yet a traceur but a mere wanna be.

All this by way of introduction, to say hi and see what's going on with y'all.  Also wondering, are there any folks here from Houston, TX? 

Take care,
Pam


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Re: Who's oldest here?
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2009, 06:01:00 PM »
I train alone a lot, but it was very helpful to start training with others regularly so I could learn *how* to train.  Check out these web pages:

Houston training sessions:
http://www.texasparkour.com/index.php?option=com_fireboard&Itemid=53&func=view&catid=15&id=198&limit=20

Houston Parkour Facebook Page:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=14965155124

I train 3-4 days a week by myself, about 30-40 minutes, and I run about 20 miles a week as well. But every Tuesday night I train with a group of other traceurs, and it is definitely the high point of my week.

Good luck! I'm convinced that parkour can be practiced in some form forever.  It's just important to work within my own limits, but to continuously push my limits as well.  Enjoy!
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Re: Who's oldest here?
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2010, 10:21:52 PM »
Welcome Pam!!! Lots of people in Houston!! Let me know if you don't connect and I'll make introductions!
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Re: Who's oldest here?
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2010, 04:54:47 AM »
 Glad I found this thread I'm 61 and really like what I see in parkour. I will say that from what I see there are different, lets say Levels of parkour. You have the Ryan Doyle, Daniel Llabaca, Tim Livewire stiles and others at the top level, and for me it would be more about just getting there probably without so many flips etc.
 Anyhow just found this to be very interesting, and a fun way to exercise.
 I should have stayed in Houston looks like a good group.

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Re: Who's oldest here?
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2010, 09:49:28 AM »
Good to have you here, Steve!

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Re: Who's oldest here?
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2010, 12:02:48 PM »
Welcome Steve!

Yea, it's not a sport where you are compared with everyone else to see if you are any good. It's all about how far you can get personally, and any progress makes you successful! At 47, I know I won't be doing a lot of things the 15 year olds do, but I'll be doing a lot more than my friends who sit around playing FarmVille all day!

Just take it easy, and don't push it. Even the simplest of jumps can cause big problems if done wrong... right Greg? LOL

I'm sure Greg could whip my butt if he wanted, so I need to be nice.  ;)  (But remember your shoes next time! DOH)
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Re: Who's oldest here?
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2010, 02:06:14 PM »
The jumps aren't the problem, usually. It's the landings, especially the bad ones :D
I've gotten injured "landing" on safety mats, soft grass, pavement, rock, stairs, bla bla bla.
I have not gotten injured playing "FarmVille", but did get bored and fat.

Frosty's right and wrong. You ARE compared with everyone else. At the same time, it's a lot about personal progression. The hardest thing I've found has been the frustration of "I used to be able to do X, but now I can only do Y." Whether X is something I could do as a 20 year old, or something I could do before my latest injury, the frustration is still the same for me.

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Re: Who's oldest here?
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2010, 02:13:46 PM »
Hmm, I guess I just havn't gotten to that point yet.

And thanks! I have my new sig.  ;D
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Re: Who's oldest here?
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2010, 02:42:54 PM »
Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers in "Swing Time" (1936). [Older than Steve!]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBUFIcs-zzo

After they pick themselves up...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxPgplMujzQ&feature=related

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Re: Who's oldest here?
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2010, 03:22:40 PM »
Yea, I can't dance at all, kinda why it's so perfect for me! LOL
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Re: Who's oldest here?
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2010, 01:32:54 AM »
 Thanks for the encouragement. I always on the cautious side, worked construction for 35 years and never hurt. So yes slow and learning is me. Your mind doesn't know your old your body is the only thing that can tell you that.

Steve