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My training of 2008 and Manpower Gap
« on: October 06, 2009, 10:10:50 AM »
It's fun to look into the past. This is what I was doing a year ago. A laid back video that mainly focuses on me trying to apply what I learned in France (landing softer and jumping from cat position) and little challenges I found around LSU's Campus.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xh9ucSo39dI

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Re: My training of 2008 and Manpower Gap
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2009, 10:21:26 AM »
Very nice display of controlled movement... You can tell how much it's helped you progress in different ways..
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Re: My training of 2008 and Manpower Gap
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2009, 01:20:43 PM »
Awesome stuff man, miss training with you.
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Re: My training of 2008 and Manpower Gap
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2009, 02:05:01 PM »
ooo nice, I like how creative you were in climbing some of those stuffs

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Re: My training of 2008 and Manpower Gap
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2009, 05:16:17 PM »
Deff. weren't ready for the manpower :/

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Re: My training of 2008 and Manpower Gap
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2009, 05:34:47 PM »
Deff. weren't ready for the manpower :/

Maybe, but who wouldn't do it if they had the chance...
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Re: My training of 2008 and Manpower Gap
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2009, 05:43:07 PM »
Thoroughly Enjoyed.
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Re: My training of 2008 and Manpower Gap
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2009, 07:27:55 AM »
a lot of creative movements in there justin, i liked it.  and the backflip up was awesome.. havent seen that done outside

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Re: My training of 2008 and Manpower Gap
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2009, 10:29:47 AM »
Very nice man, it was great training with ya.

Get with the flow...

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Re: My training of 2008 and Manpower Gap
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2009, 10:36:18 AM »
Deff. weren't ready for the manpower :/

Maybe, but who wouldn't do it if they had the chance...

I think a lot of people wouldnt and shouldnt even if they had a chance.
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Re: My training of 2008 and Manpower Gap
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2009, 01:21:18 PM »
Deff. weren't ready for the manpower :/

Maybe, but who wouldn't do it if they had the chance...

It's just another jump... who cares who has done it.. Either way, you're going to f#ck yourself up if you aren't prepared, whether it's the manpower gap, or one no one has ever done before.

I agree with Ozzi. People should know when to restrict themselves from certain movements to preserve their longevity and health.

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Re: My training of 2008 and Manpower Gap
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2009, 01:47:02 PM »
Deff. weren't ready for the manpower :/

Maybe, but who wouldn't do it if they had the chance...

It's just another jump... who cares who has done it.. Either way, you're going to f#ck yourself up if you aren't prepared, whether it's the manpower gap, or one no one has ever done before.

I agree with Ozzi. People should know when to restrict themselves from certain movements to preserve their longevity and health.

Right. I'm definitely not arguing with your point. I'm am a huge advocate for ground-level training, and I agree that maybe he shouldn't have done the jump.

All I'm saying is that it may not be worth busting on him for it. It was his decision. No one forced him to do it. He was aware of the consequences when he did the jump.
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Re: My training of 2008 and Manpower Gap
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2009, 01:52:05 PM »
Deff. weren't ready for the manpower :/

Maybe, but who wouldn't do it if they had the chance...

I think a lot of people wouldnt and shouldnt even if they had a chance.

I should have rephrased what I said. I didn't mean to include every person who trains parkour. What I meant to say was this - If one goes on a trip to Lisses / Evry in the name of parkour, exploring the sites of the founders, wouldn't they be tempted to do the jump even though it is dangerous? To climb the Dame du Lac even though it's illegal? I'm just trying to be realistic.
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Re: My training of 2008 and Manpower Gap
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2009, 03:36:42 PM »
Deff. weren't ready for the manpower :/

Maybe, but who wouldn't do it if they had the chance...

I think a lot of people wouldnt and shouldnt even if they had a chance.

I should have rephrased what I said. I didn't mean to include every person who trains parkour. What I meant to say was this - If one goes on a trip to Lisses / Evry in the name of parkour, exploring the sites of the founders, wouldn't they be tempted to do the jump even though it is dangerous? To climb the Dame du Lac even though it's illegal? I'm just trying to be realistic.

I agree.  I know I wouldn't be able to leave until I cleared the gap, just because as soon as I would see it, it would be all I could think about.

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Re: My training of 2008 and Manpower Gap
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2009, 04:08:48 PM »
If you can't resist the urge to doing big jumps you she re-evaluate why you are training Parkour.

There's always another time to travel somewhere.. whereas you only have one body.. Why run the risk of destroying it? Just because David Belle has done it? Thinking, "oh.. I'm going to do this huge ass gap because Belle has done it.. then I'll get a lot of respect and recognition for doing it as well as being considered "good"!!"

What prevents you from jumping across big roof tops where you live? Probably because no one "famous" has done them.. so there is no point, right? I'm only assuming that strong urge to do the manpower is because Belle has done it, which as I said, would do absolutely nothing for you as a person if you were to jump it unprepared.

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Re: My training of 2008 and Manpower Gap
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2009, 04:43:37 PM »
If you can't resist the urge to doing big jumps you she re-evaluate why you are training Parkour.

There's always another time to travel somewhere.. whereas you only have one body.. Why run the risk of destroying it?

Relax, man. I said I agree with you. I said before that I do NOT condone roof jumping or training on roofs.

But, again, I'm just trying to be realistic. I was doing my best to offer an explanation for why he did the jump. I'm not saying that he was right to do it. In fact, I think he definitely shouldn't have done it, but I don't feel that I have the justification to yell at him for it. It was his decision. He knew the risks.

Just because David Belle has done it? Thinking, "oh.. I'm going to do this huge ass gap because Belle has done it.. then I'll get a lot of respect and recognition for doing it as well as being considered "good"!!"

No... just... nope.

You can bash the kid all you want, though, it's a free country.
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Re: My training of 2008 and Manpower Gap
« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2009, 05:35:50 PM »
My last post was directed @: Jordan Strybos

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Re: My training of 2008 and Manpower Gap
« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2009, 06:11:59 PM »
And my last post was directed at TR.
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Re: My training of 2008 and Manpower Gap
« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2009, 06:16:59 PM »
TR-
First of all I would like to kindly point out what is in both Andy's sig andmy sig.
Secondly, I believe thoughts are being put into my brain here.
I never said anything about David Belle, I never said anything about fighting the impulse of doing roof gaps, and the biggest thing that stops me aside from common sense from jumping roofs in my city is the law.
I was just simply pointing out my personal belief that if I took a trip to Lisses/Evry, the Manpower Gap would be very tempting. I feel comfortable enough with my training that I can be confident that if I would attempt the gap I would not die or wreck my body. Sure, it would ache the next day, but I'm pretty sure anyone would trade stiff leg muscles for the thrill of a lifetime...I wasn't going after you or personally attacking your opinions, I'm simply voicing my own.
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Re: My training of 2008 and Manpower Gap
« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2009, 06:24:52 PM »
Me and someone else I know and have practiced with multiple times think a certain way.

You have a whole LIFETIME to progress to the extent of being able to perform this. No reason to perform it unless you are more than capable of performing it with as minimal risk as possible.
The most I'd do is go to the top of the Manpower Gap, look at it and visualize doing it. Good enough feeling for me until I have progressed after a few more years and went there again. Even then I am honestly not sure whether I'd do it or not. Parkour is all about longevity. I want to be doing this for the rest of my life to be honest, don't know about some of you guys.

Not picking sides, but TR is completely right in my honest opinion. The truth has to be harsh sometimes.

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