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Offline Rickety

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Phoenix get-together Sun. Oct. 15?
« on: October 11, 2006, 08:07:19 AM »
It looks like there's a good handful of us in the Phoenix area. I don't know if any of you have met, but I know I haven't met any of you. I wouldn't claim the title "traceur" for myself yet, but I'm still hopeful, and I'd love to see face-to-face and chat with whoever.

I'm in North Phoenix, near I-17 & 101, but I can go anywhere, particularly if there's a good place to play. I'm also new to the area, so can't make any good suggestions. For my training, I'd been doing to Deer Valley Park, which has lots of grass, playground equipment, picnic tables, and traditional par-course stations. It's something, but probably not as much fun as a more "natural" environment (whether urban or wild).

I figure setting the date for Sunday will give us a little more time to coordinate. I don't want to post my phone #, but if you're interested, I can PM it to you.

I hope to meet some of you!
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Re: Phoenix get-together Sun. Oct. 15?
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2006, 12:43:00 PM »
I live in the same area, don't really know any great spots, other than lots of little parkour course stuff around Cactus park.  I would like to come watch as I don't really have much experience with any particular moves besides sprinting and jumping - don't want to embarrass myself by falling on my tailbone again.

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Re: Phoenix get-together Sun. Oct. 15?
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2006, 02:15:02 PM »
I would like to come watch as I don't really have much experience with any particular moves besides sprinting and jumping - don't want to embarrass myself by falling on my tailbone again.
Ha! Well, if it's you and me, then, we'll just say "Hi!" since I can't do much of anything right now. But even saying "Hi!" is worthwhile, I think. Hopefully some folks with more experience will be interested as well.
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Re: Phoenix get-together Sun. Oct. 15?
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2006, 03:37:03 PM »
Ok, I got the address to Deer Valley Park
2001 W Wahalla Ln  --- between 19th and 21st Ave and between Beardsley and Utopia.
It's a big park, and I've been to the community center before but that's it.
Where more specifically?  Looks like there's another lot in the SW corner by the pool.
I'm guessing you are thinking about the climbing centers, but not sure where.
I'm thinking around noon but could possibly be there much earlier.

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Re: Phoenix get-together Sun. Oct. 15?
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2006, 03:47:28 PM »
Google Maps link

I think of the park as being on 19th Ave, because that's simpler than little streets like "Wahalla". There is a parking lot just North of the swimming center off of 19th Ave. That parking lot is close to the two kid's playgrounds with lots of climbing stuff. I figure we should meet at one of those--probably whichever we can play on without freaking out the kids & parents too much.

Anybody else who wants to recommend another spot, please feel free to do so!

I'm white, ~5'9", with a beard, long hair (probably braided) and glasses.

Any time Sunday will be fine for me.

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Re: Phoenix get-together Sun. Oct. 15?
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2006, 04:14:53 PM »
Ok, I'll be the big white fat old guy :) 6ft super short shaved head, no beard or glasses - yet.

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Re: Phoenix get-together Sun. Oct. 15?
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2006, 04:50:36 PM »
hey guys- sorry i dont post over here much, but theres a pretty big jam going on on the 28th just to let you know, ill post the details in the jam board, but theres a crapload more traceurs over on the urbanfreeflow boards http://p202.ezboard.com/furbanfreeflowfrm51

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Re: Phoenix get-together Sun. Oct. 15?
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2006, 08:50:32 AM »
Rickety, I checked out Deer Valley Park today and found it has almost identical parcourse implements as does Cactus Park.  I brought my rings, jumpstretch bands and jump rope and did a little workout by the swings area.  Cool park.  I'll bring my rings Sunday, just in case.

Modive, I'll check that site out later and look into the 28th meet, depending on time and conflicts.

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Re: Phoenix get-together Sun. Oct. 15?
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2006, 08:26:01 AM »
I think I'm going to have to show up earlier like around 9am, as to other prior schedule conflicts.

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Re: Phoenix get-together Sun. Oct. 15?
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2006, 02:55:12 PM »
9am sounds dandy, it also means it won't be as hot.
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Re: Phoenix get-together Sun. Oct. 15?
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2006, 08:10:02 AM »
I don't know where everyone else was but Rickety and I showed up at the park at 9am.
We played with the rings, did some vaults and a bunch of pullups and some climbing.
Rickety, thanks for this opportunity to bounce ideas off eachother. 
I really want to get that kong down, and I am feeling a bit sore from yesterday.

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Re: Phoenix get-together Sun. Oct. 15?
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2006, 11:51:28 AM »
Ah.... Rickety? your not gonna be at the BIG jAM on the 28th @ Mills Cafe?  That sux  :P
Try to go alot of ppl going to this one it sounds like.

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Re: Phoenix get-together Sun. Oct. 15?
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2006, 12:32:40 PM »
I plan on being there, but I wasn't going to wait weeks for it.

On the other hand, last time I "jammed" with you guys (yeah, right, I mostly just watched...), it completely broke me. Blah! Anyway, I'll take it even easier this time, but I'm pretty sure I'll be there in any case.
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Re: Phoenix get-together Sun. Oct. 15?
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2006, 12:37:46 PM »
what time is that meet at Mills Cafe?

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Re: Phoenix get-together Sun. Oct. 15?
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2006, 01:16:10 PM »
Dissregard - I found it is at 9am - may be there for an hour only