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Are there any height limits? And i meen tall wise.
« on: January 24, 2011, 07:50:36 PM »
Heres the situation, im 5 foot 8 and my dad and i have been having disagrements about this topic. He says that 5 8 is to tall amd apparently im goimg to be around 6 3 when im older. Is there a height limit?

Im 14 and sort of flexible.

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Re: Are there any height limits? And i meen tall wise.
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2011, 07:55:26 PM »
bro theres no hieght problem i know a kid 6 foot 5 that does flips and shit man the only reason u dont think it possible is because he said it isnt anything is possible man believe in yourself and u can do anything just learn the stuff as fast as u can and stay fit and dont wokr out to get buff do alot fo rep's and ull b fine trust me i know a few tall people like you dont worry bro anything is possible if u set your mind to it and youll have a goal now to prove your dad wrong in the end he will b prowd of you my dad did  :)

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Re: Are there any height limits? And i meen tall wise.
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2011, 07:57:21 PM »
bro theres no hieght problem i know a kid 6 foot 5 that does flips and shit man the only reason u dont think it possible is because he said it isnt anything is possible man believe in yourself and u can do anything just learn the stuff as fast as u can and stay fit and dont wokr out to get buff do alot fo rep's and ull b fine trust me i know a few tall people like you dont worry bro anything is possible if u set your mind to it and youll have a goal now to prove your dad wrong in the end he will b prowd of you my dad did  :)

I could not read this at all. Had good energy, though.

That being said, no, parkour is not height restricted. As parkour is about adaption, it might simply change the way you go about conquering specific obstacles, but that would be about it.

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Re: Are there any height limits? And i meen tall wise.
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2011, 12:01:33 AM »
bro theres no hieght problem i know a kid 6 foot 5 that does flips and shit man the only reason u dont think it possible is because he said it isnt anything is possible man believe in yourself and u can do anything just learn the stuff as fast as u can and stay fit and dont wokr out to get buff do alot fo rep's and ull b fine trust me i know a few tall people like you dont worry bro anything is possible if u set your mind to it and youll have a goal now to prove your dad wrong in the end he will b prowd of you my dad did  :)

...I agree with Kyle. Punctuation makes long paragraphs readable.

And I also agree with Mike. There is no height restriction. Concentrate on your "Sense of Touch" and you'll be perfectly fine, even in to your tall years.

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Re: Are there any height limits? And i meen tall wise.
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2011, 12:18:09 AM »
I happen to be exactly 6' 3", and I do not feel that I am at any advantage/disadvantage compared to any people of other heights. Sure, body composition and body type affect the way you move, but everything can be adapted to work harmoniously with the way your body works.

And even if height does make it harder, how lucky are we to have the extra challenge of controlling our bodies? Everything is an obstacle, man, all you have to do is find the way over/under/through :)

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Re: Are there any height limits? And i meen tall wise.
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2011, 06:21:55 AM »
There definitely is no height requirement or limit. I'm 1.65 meters tall (about 5 foot 5 inches) and age 19, so I'm pretty short for my age. Parkour is adaptation and being able to find natural movement for the individual.
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Re: Are there any height limits? And i meen tall wise.
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2011, 06:41:50 AM »
What about on the short side?
I'm a chick who is 5'0"... well, maybe 5'1" on a tall day... and I really want to get into Parkour. Is that too short?
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Re: Are there any height limits? And i meen tall wise.
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2011, 06:45:27 AM »
i imagine your wall run height would be better if ur taller
simply due to your reach
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Re: Are there any height limits? And i meen tall wise.
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2011, 07:07:37 AM »
What about on the short side?
I'm a chick who is 5'0"... well, maybe 5'1" on a tall day... and I really want to get into Parkour. Is that too short?
I've been training an adult girl who's 4'10-4'11" for the past two years. So far she's been doing pretty good, better than a lot of the guys I train.

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Re: Are there any height limits? And i meen tall wise.
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2011, 07:19:12 AM »
no way dude. i know a guy who is bout 6 foot 4 inches and he is a beast. u just need to stay in shape and practice and get used to the way ur body moves naturally while doing parkour and u should be fine.
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Re: Are there any height limits? And i meen tall wise.
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2011, 07:20:57 AM »
I've been training an adult girl who's 4'10-4'11" for the past two years. So far she's been doing pretty good, better than a lot of the guys I train.

As I'm completely new at this, are there any obstacles I should be aware of and tips for working and training around/through them?
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Re: Are there any height limits? And i meen tall wise.
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2011, 07:25:59 AM »
I'm 5'8" and short.  Your dad is stoooopid.

No seriously, average height for an American is 6'.

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Re: Are there any height limits? And i meen tall wise.
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2011, 10:16:25 AM »
I'm 6' dude, no problems so far, just make sure you watch technique closely!
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Re: Are there any height limits? And i meen tall wise.
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2011, 04:51:56 PM »
No height requirement. I got into PK with a friend that was around 5'4'', it was just more difficult for him to get up walls.

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Re: Are there any height limits? And i meen tall wise.
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2011, 06:09:28 PM »
I'm 5'8" and short.  Your dad is stoooopid.

No seriously, average height for an American is 6'.
Lol, i couldn't tell this when you were sitting in the car. You only got an inch on me :P
I know Danny arroyo is like 5'7" or around there
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Re: Are there any height limits? And i meen tall wise.
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2011, 08:28:16 PM »
Haha it is hard to do puncuation when your typing fast and trying to get your point out im lazy haha but thank you guys

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Re: Are there any height limits? And i meen tall wise.
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2011, 08:37:04 PM »
Bro, there's no height problem. I know a kid who is 6 foot 5 that does flips and shit. The only reason you don't think it's possible is because he said it isn't. Anything is possible man, believe in yourself and you can do anything! Just learn the stuff as fast as you can and stay fit. Don't work out to get buff, do a lot of reps and you'll be fine. Trust me, I know a few tall people like you; don't worry, bro, anything is possible if you set your mind to it. Plus you now have a goal of proving your dad wrong. In the end he will be proud of you. My dad was.  :)
Fixed
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I think that made it a bit easier. I tried not to change anything you said, just to put better grammar to it. I agree with most of it but you don't really want to rush learning the movements. Try to progress safely and slowly, taking your time to master the basics.
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Re: Are there any height limits? And i meen tall wise.
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2011, 10:13:34 PM »
I'm 5'11 3/4 being tall means you can reach stuff a shorter tracer might have trouble reaching.

as for the sort people meet Wolf http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_OCb1KNbK0 I've seen better videos with him in it but I can't seem to track them down

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Re: Are there any height limits? And i meen tall wise.
« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2011, 10:59:34 PM »
I'm 6'3" and 220 pounds. And I run as fast, jump as high, and vault just as well as the smaller guys I train with. Front flips, back tucks, side flips; I can do them all. If anything its easier for me to reach the higher wall passes.
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Re: Are there any height limits? And i meen tall wise.
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2011, 09:35:37 AM »
Fixed
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I think that made it a bit easier. I tried not to change anything you said, just to put better grammar to it. I agree with most of it but you don't really want to rush learning the movements. Try to progress safely and slowly, taking your time to master the basics.



Dude you forgot a "," after plus.