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Drops...How are they even possible?
« on: October 19, 2011, 03:13:35 PM »
One of my biggest fascination with parkour is the absolutely superhuman drops. One such as this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIgPMkGJ2v4, and this crazy russian one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUZMLNG8UZA. One of my friend told me that he saw a video of a guy who jump from the second floor onto a rail.

How does one train toward achieving something like that? I mean, to me, that's just the epitome of human ability(besides impossible running precisions); and hell if I would be able to do that I wouldn't want to do anything else ;D. Does anyone have any experience with drops around that magnitude?

Also, if anyone comes across crazy running precision videos, let us know!

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Re: Drops...How are they even possible?
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2011, 03:48:14 PM »
Lots of training, lots of strength/conditioning, and the willingness or indifference to severely injuring or crippling yourself.

Keep in mind: Russians (or other ex-Soviet and eastern Europeans) are FU**ING CRAZY.
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Re: Drops...How are they even possible?
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2011, 03:58:51 PM »
Lots of training, lots of strength/conditioning, and the willingness or indifference to severely injuring or crippling yourself.

Keep in mind: Russians (or other ex-Soviet and eastern Europeans) are FU**ING CRAZY.
I mean, seriously!!  ::)
The human body has amazing potential and ability; in a sense, parkour can be compared to shaolin iron-body, qui gong, and mysticism for its ability to push the body to its physical and mental limit.
I know the risks; and I have spent the last 4 months paying dearly for it. I'm asking this not because I think it's rad to drop and jump; it just inspiring to see(or don't see) the limits of the human body

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Re: Drops...How are they even possible?
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2011, 04:21:29 PM »
Stronger legs + better technique = bigger drops :)
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Re: Drops...How are they even possible?
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2011, 04:51:15 PM »
No, seriously. To survuive drops like that you need strong legs and knees, to absorb the impact; also have to roll properly to disperse the impact. You can train jumping from heights but there's always the increased risk of injury from increased heights. I guess you can practice on mats and pads.
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Re: Drops...How are they even possible?
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2011, 06:26:52 PM »
One of my biggest fascination with parkour is the absolutely superhuman drops. One such as this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIgPMkGJ2v4, and this crazy russian one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUZMLNG8UZA. One of my friend told me that he saw a video of a guy who jump from the second floor onto a rail.

How does one train toward achieving something like that? I mean, to me, that's just the epitome of human ability(besides impossible running precisions); and hell if I would be able to do that I wouldn't want to do anything else ;D. Does anyone have any experience with drops around that magnitude?

Also, if anyone comes across crazy running precision videos, let us know!

By the way, in the first video, if I remember right, I read something about that guy breaking either a leg or an arm doing that backflip.

Even though it is very possible to handle drops like that, you must be an ABSOLUTE MASTER of rolls and landings if you hope to come out of them unscathed.
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Re: Drops...How are they even possible?
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2011, 08:03:55 PM »
I don't believe that the guy in the first link broke anything. If anything he walked away like it was getting out of bed, even gave a high five to the guy below him. If he broke anything he must be tough as nails to still be able to use it.
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Re: Drops...How are they even possible?
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2011, 08:56:17 PM »
The guy in the first video is Cyrill Rafaelli I have never heard he was injured doing that, he is one of the elite stunt men in the world.

The second video blew my mind, but I allways wondered why they didn't show the landing, I think I have figured it out, the landing spot is actually a very deep pile of hay. Which moves this from WTF not possible to very impressive but not totally insane category.
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Re: Drops...How are they even possible?
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2011, 09:29:45 PM »
The guy in the first video is Cyrill Rafaelli I have never heard he was injured doing that, he is one of the elite stunt men in the world.

The second video blew my mind, but I allways wondered why they didn't show the landing, I think I have figured it out, the landing spot is actually a very deep pile of hay. Which moves this from WTF not possible to very impressive but not totally insane category.
awwwww man are you serious? :(. I almost idolize the guy just for that jump. But hold on; does anyone know if it is physically possible to perform something like that onto concrete? I mean Cyrill dropped straight down; it was technically riskier than Archangel. But still, that was at least 15 feet drop and the guy just stand up like he dropped 3 feet

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Re: Drops...How are they even possible?
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2011, 01:34:38 AM »
Same Crazy Russain people
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAwJfLLXpzQ
2 days later, he he decided to give his legs a break, and dive roll down a story
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyvT2srNBII


on a side note, toward the end of this video, Gizmo takes suicidal drops multiple times, and it's hilarious to watch
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3p2shHkRrtk
« Last Edit: October 20, 2011, 01:36:22 AM by Grip »
I like Tricking and Free Running, i don't think i actually do parkour, because i do it for fun and self expression, which would change the term to free running.

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Re: Drops...How are they even possible?
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2011, 05:25:39 AM »
The second video blew my mind, but I allways wondered why they didn't show the landing, I think I have figured it out, the landing spot is actually a very deep pile of hay. Which moves this from WTF not possible to very impressive but not totally insane category.

I'm pretty sure I saw the landing in a video once. It was pretty obvious it was a rug over some trash bags or something. But still...
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Re: Drops...How are they even possible?
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2011, 06:10:41 AM »
The guy in the first video is Cyrill Rafaelli I have never heard he was injured doing that, he is one of the elite stunt men in the world.

The second video blew my mind, but I allways wondered why they didn't show the landing, I think I have figured it out, the landing spot is actually a very deep pile of hay. Which moves this from WTF not possible to very impressive but not totally insane category.
I always thought that it was Cole and Chase Armitage in that first video.
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Re: Drops...How are they even possible?
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2011, 07:24:35 AM »
Stronger legs + better technique = the capability of but not necessarily the need for bigger drops :)

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Re: Drops...How are they even possible?
« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2011, 03:42:12 PM »
Anybody can fall.


I bet your their knees were yelling at them afterward. Just because they did them doesn't mean they did them completely free of damage.
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Re: Drops...How are they even possible?
« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2011, 04:27:13 PM »
Adrenaline can make you superhuman.
in a normal circumstance your muscles will only work at a small percentage of what they are capable of, if you have a large adrenaline rush then your muscles work much more efficiently.
I like Tricking and Free Running, i don't think i actually do parkour, because i do it for fun and self expression, which would change the term to free running.

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Re: Drops...How are they even possible?
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2011, 04:51:43 PM »
Adrenaline can make you superhuman.
in a normal circumstance your muscles will only work at a small percentage of what they are capable of, if you have a large adrenaline rush then your muscles work much more efficiently.
Tell that to the laws of physics.

From what I've been able to find, hysterical strength doesn't have a lot of scientific backing.

There's also something to be said for the after-effects for real adrenaline induced superhuman-ness.


EDIT: Muscle efficiency/torque does improve, but not like 1000% or anything.
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Re: Drops...How are they even possible?
« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2011, 04:52:49 PM »
Tell that to the laws of physics.

From what I've been able to find, hysterical strength doesn't have a lot of scientific backing.

There's also something to be said for the after-effects for real adrenaline induced superhuman-ness.

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Re: Drops...How are they even possible?
« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2011, 05:17:36 PM »
i have a theory why Russians are so f'ing crazy. its so cold, they cant feel the pain when they do a 30 foot superman.

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Re: Drops...How are they even possible?
« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2011, 06:08:17 PM »
Stereotypical against Russians? Or ground land on you?
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Re: Drops...How are they even possible?
« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2011, 06:39:17 PM »
Im part russian, so no. It was just a joke dude.