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Offline Scott

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traceur names
« on: September 27, 2006, 10:47:54 PM »
curiosity... when did the tendancy to choose a certain traceur name come in to play? 
  seems like every video you see the people have some snazzy alias they go by. 

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Re: traceur names
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2006, 12:29:30 AM »
maybe its just because we post our videos on the internet, and people might not want to post there real names.  i just use my nicknname. 
but it could just be that we all secretly want cooler names than our real ones...
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Re: traceur names
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2006, 02:36:40 AM »
I'm going with the need for internet pseudonyms. I personally ended up with this name after using it on Ebay. I don't like to have a million usernames and passwords, so I just kept it when I originally signed onto UF. Now it's stuck.

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Re: traceur names
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2006, 05:42:04 AM »
Why do you think we all do parkour? It's us playing out our desires from childhood of being a superhero :p And what's a superhero without a cool name?
But seriously? What gear said, internet pseudonym thing. Since a lot of traceurs found out about parkour / met up with other traceurs via the internet, it played out like any other forum you find on the internet [ok, except for maybe crossfit :p].

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Re: traceur names
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2006, 09:59:54 AM »
I got branded Uno by other people in my first jam, so I just stuck with it. It also helped because there was already another Joe.

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Re: traceur names
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2006, 11:19:40 AM »
Was running half marathons when discovered parkour.

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Re: traceur names
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2006, 12:12:23 PM »
but it could just be that we all secretly want cooler names than our real ones...

That's why I kept my nickname. My friend called me FireFly because I kept on listening to this song called Firefly, and he said that should be my nickname (I didn't really like it, but it WAS better than my real name).

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Re: traceur names
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2006, 12:59:05 PM »
My name just carried over from my dj alias.  I'm glad nobody actually calls me Reaktor in plain conversation.
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Re: traceur names
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2006, 01:00:50 PM »
curiosity... when did the tendancy to choose a certain traceur name come in to play? 
  seems like every video you see the people have some snazzy alias they go by. 

I think a lot of people are telling you the origins of their names rather than answering the question, though the answer has come up.

It's simple.  This is the internet.  People KNOW who one another is by their internet aliases and not their real names.  So in a video, if you put your real name, most people aren't going to know who you are.  As opposed to your alias, where people would instantly be able to recognize it.  Most of the time, it's not this stupid idea of anonymity or some "superhero fascination."  It's simply because it's easier.
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Re: traceur names
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2006, 01:07:50 PM »
  pretty soon it will be like rap, where you HAVE to have this other name.  "what ? you're name is john?  not anymore.  now you're Sticky Kongzz.. with a Z.  word up" 

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Re: traceur names
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2006, 01:26:53 PM »
My game name was Fox because its three letters.  And then the FreeStyle came from freestyle parkour when I was to young to know the diffrence lol.  SO anyway i do my own blend of moves and right now i am still to imature of a traceur to worrie compleatly about effency wile training.  So FreeStyleFox is my handel.  Still getting used to it inperson tho.
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Re: traceur names
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2006, 04:29:14 PM »
My nickname is Theivv, I won't tell you why, but I don't use it.  In fact at jams everyone calls me Patrick, or Pat.  With the occasional Theivv when I pull off a nice theif vault.
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Re: traceur names
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2006, 05:58:51 PM »
many peopl think its a nick name but
houston is my real name

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Re: traceur names
« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2006, 07:15:36 PM »
Haha, yeah i thought I had a pretty dope forum name with a clever reason behind it. Then I went to my first jam and heard everyone fumbling to pronounce it, and changed it to just my real name, well my first and middle names.
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Re: traceur names
« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2006, 08:45:41 PM »
I've been dubbed many things. When I use to spin my DJ alias was Kid Data. Then it became Kid Data Bass, then Digital Kid, then That Original Digital Kid: Data.
needless to say I had/have many pot head friends with an endless ammount of time on their hands.  :-\
........ the shit that they come up with. Never been given a PK traceur name, I'd assume if I were to become a hardcore, bad-ass, supa fly, mad dope phat stoopid skilled traceur I could depend on you guys to give me one!!!!....... but that wont be happening any time soon  ;)

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Re: traceur names
« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2006, 08:51:28 PM »
Or will you?
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Re: traceur names
« Reply #16 on: September 28, 2006, 08:54:15 PM »
Vagabond, whats a theif vault?

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Re: traceur names
« Reply #17 on: September 28, 2006, 09:14:56 PM »
A thief vault is a silly stylized vault where you throw both legs high into the air as you go over.


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Re: traceur names
« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2006, 09:47:35 PM »
I always thought a thief was where you kind go into the vault like a speed but come out like lazy or dash.

Well my brother orignially made an account with this name on nypk. he stopped and i took the user name over. So i figure it's easier to just stick with it. Peple at jams call me pyro most of the time only one or two call me mike. Doesn't really matter to me.

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Re: traceur names
« Reply #19 on: September 28, 2006, 10:52:02 PM »
We'll start calling you pyron lab from now on  ::)