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Re: Roof jumping: Question!
« Reply #80 on: August 11, 2010, 09:38:24 PM »
I live in the suburbs and the best training by far in my area is roof tops. There's varying heights in walls from 6-10-13-15 ft walls. There's slanted walls for flips and such, thick supports for precisions and such and even small 3 ft walls to practice kongs and other vaults. Training on roof tops just shoudn't be associated with roof jumping.

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Re: Roof jumping: Question!
« Reply #81 on: August 12, 2010, 04:08:29 AM »
I would say almost minimal risk. An eight ft drop, taken badly, is still enough to injure someone, and I would consider the height still too high for newbies. If you can't roll, forget it. If you haven't trained rolls from a drop equal to your height, you really should do that first. A roll from a drop feels much different if you only trained standing rolls.  

That said, a 5 ft jump is pretty small. Add the eight ft drop, then... It becomes more a mental thing. So, I guess what I'm saying is even though that is technically pretty easy, if you can't land and roll correctly, I think you need train them first.

I agree with you but the roof is an upside down V shape so we practice landing and rolling on the smaller part.
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Re: Roof jumping: Question!
« Reply #82 on: August 12, 2010, 11:10:50 AM »
I've jumped off roofs before because I had to get up to check something and didn't have a ladder. Once was about a month ago. A friend locked himself out of his house. None of the windows were open. I was able to roll fine. That being said rolling was the first thing I learned to do. I understand why it's important and don't think anyone should be on a roof unless they have to be or are completely and utterly ready for the danger and consequences. It's something that should be taken slowly and there is no set time period. (five years or a year) Because people develop differently. I am not ready for roof jumping full time. I do think that I can jump off a roof safely. Because I have before 8ft and 12 ft.

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Re: Roof jumping: Question!
« Reply #83 on: August 12, 2010, 06:03:44 PM »
It's Traceurs law to not recommend going on roofs, but we won't stop you. Do it at your own risk.

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Re: Roof jumping: Question!
« Reply #84 on: August 12, 2010, 06:41:34 PM »
It's Traceurs law to not recommend going on roofs, but we won't stop you. Do it at your own risk.

 This makes the most sense.

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Re: Roof jumping: Question!
« Reply #85 on: August 12, 2010, 06:43:26 PM »
Whatever you can do on a roof, you can do on the ground ;)
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Re: Roof jumping: Question!
« Reply #86 on: August 12, 2010, 07:26:58 PM »
Whatever you can do on a roof, you can do on the ground ;)

Except...being on a roof ;-)
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Re: Roof jumping: Question!
« Reply #87 on: August 12, 2010, 07:33:09 PM »
Except...being on a roof ;-)
i just got pwnt
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Re: Roof jumping: Question!
« Reply #88 on: August 12, 2010, 08:14:42 PM »
i just got pwnt

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Re: Roof jumping: Question!
« Reply #89 on: August 13, 2010, 12:04:25 AM »
I guess I'm one of the few who thinks 8ft is a lot? Sure I've jumped 10ft a couple of times (I think) and I guess 8ft (or 5ft since it's from a cat) but still anything 5ft+ seems a bit high to regularly drop from. Maybe I'm thinking 8ft is bigger than it really is though.

Two years in training I actually went down from heights. My first week I was like "Omg roofs" then I realized that was a bit er... Crazy and not needed. Now I can get on and off roofs easy but I don't because I am the ambassador of parkour at my school of sorts. The first traceur there and so far the one with the most experience. I train/teach several other people most of them still within their first few months of training. I need to act and show accordingly. They look up to me and I don't want them jumping off anything high anytime soon; not until they're ready. Also I don't need to train roofs so I won't.

Go up, be safe, and come down in one piece. I won't say no unless you haven't been training for a decent amount of time. I'm not anti of pro roofs. I'm pro-safety. Like that one quote "Safety first, safety last, safety always."

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Re: Roof jumping: Question!
« Reply #90 on: August 13, 2010, 04:25:26 AM »
I guess I'm one of the few who thinks 8ft is a lot? Sure I've jumped 10ft a couple of times (I think) and I guess 8ft (or 5ft since it's from a cat) but still anything 5ft+ seems a bit high to regularly drop from. Maybe I'm thinking 8ft is bigger than it really is though.

Two years in training I actually went down from heights. My first week I was like "Omg roofs" then I realized that was a bit er... Crazy and not needed. Now I can get on and off roofs easy but I don't because I am the ambassador of parkour at my school of sorts. The first traceur there and so far the one with the most experience. I train/teach several other people most of them still within their first few months of training. I need to act and show accordingly. They look up to me and I don't want them jumping off anything high anytime soon; not until they're ready. Also I don't need to train roofs so I won't.

Go up, be safe, and come down in one piece. I won't say no unless you haven't been training for a decent amount of time. I'm not anti of pro roofs. I'm pro-safety. Like that one quote "Safety first, safety last, safety always."

/offtopic Who said that anyways?

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Re: Roof jumping: Question!
« Reply #91 on: August 13, 2010, 02:32:05 PM »
Honestly I don't see how its off topic when the topic is about being on a roof.  I was just stating one of the consequences of being up there.  I have known quite a few people who have been ticketed for said event.  Skynative being one of them... epic ticket tho.

haha good point, i was talking more mentally though, but yeah thats true...
and that would be a pretty badass ticket, not really, cause i know its dumb,
but if i was a jackass and got a ticket for that id frame that shit. xD hahaha (^_^;) jk
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Re: Roof jumping: Question!
« Reply #92 on: August 14, 2010, 06:11:55 AM »
I think he did frame the ticket. 

For being on a roof, exerising, and jumping around.  I belive is what the ticket said.
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Re: Roof jumping: Question!
« Reply #93 on: August 14, 2010, 06:23:04 AM »
Sorry not a ticket a Notice.



Also a link to the original thread.
http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php/topic,5842.msg68424.html#msg68424
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Re: Roof jumping: Question!
« Reply #94 on: August 14, 2010, 06:27:52 AM »
Subject viewed b/ this officer exercising/climbing walls/on rooftop without permission.

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Re: Roof jumping: Question!
« Reply #95 on: September 05, 2010, 12:39:29 AM »
That officer has pretty shitty handwriting, took me a bit to understand what that was saying.

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Re: Roof jumping: Question!
« Reply #96 on: September 05, 2010, 09:06:22 AM »
Sorry not a ticket a Notice.



Also a link to the original thread.
http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php/topic,5842.msg68424.html#msg68424

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Re: Roof jumping: Question!
« Reply #97 on: September 05, 2010, 08:00:23 PM »
No just proof that if you ARE going to do it you better be ready FOR EVERYTHING that could happen as a RESULT of said Actions.  If your going to do it except everything that can happen that way when it does you don't regret it. 
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Re: Roof jumping: Question!
« Reply #98 on: September 07, 2010, 08:53:21 AM »
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Re: Roof jumping: Question!
« Reply #99 on: September 07, 2010, 09:26:53 AM »
No just proof that if you ARE going to do it you better be ready FOR EVERYTHING that could happen as a RESULT of said Actions.  If your going to do it except everything that can happen that way when it does you don't regret it. 

haha true ;)


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