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Re: Techniques in Parkour
« Reply #60 on: April 27, 2009, 06:05:42 PM »
If any of yal want more info u could check out the philosophy of parkour by Jesse Woody under the welcome to americanparkour topic as soon as u get to the forum page
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Re: Techniques in Parkour
« Reply #61 on: June 01, 2009, 03:13:52 PM »
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Parkour isnt defined by a strict set of set in stone motions in my opinion parkour is one of the most highly variable "sport"                     (can i call it that?) its like dancing just way WAY cooler in my opinion its about flow and havin a good time while developing a way awsome skill that actually usefull**cough cough unlike badminton cough cough*** srry to any badminton fanatics out there
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Re: Techniques in Parkour
« Reply #62 on: June 22, 2009, 02:05:56 AM »
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Re: Techniques in Parkour
« Reply #63 on: June 28, 2009, 08:00:40 AM »
Hey man. You never know when a ping pong ball with a skirt on is going to fly your way.

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Re: Techniques in Parkour
« Reply #64 on: July 01, 2009, 08:51:11 PM »
This really opened my eyes.... Now when go to the Park, I'll say: "I'm going to Practice FOR Parkour" Adding one word changes everything.

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Re: Techniques in Parkour
« Reply #65 on: July 20, 2009, 08:55:01 PM »
Well seeing as i now realize that when i thought i was going out to practice parkour i'm actually practicing FOR parkour, when exactly will i be practicing (or doing) parkour?

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Re: Techniques in Parkour
« Reply #66 on: July 21, 2009, 10:09:58 AM »
Well seeing as i now realize that when i thought i was going out to practice parkour i'm actually practicing FOR parkour, when exactly will i be practicing (or doing) parkour?

Practicing FOR parkour is when you hang out at a park and just practice vaults, or rolls, et cetera. The actual parkour is when you are trying to get somewhere as quickly, and efficiently, as possible, be it to rescue your cousin from drowning, to outrun some thug who wants to mug you, or to get to work if you slept past the alarm clock.

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Re: Techniques in Parkour
« Reply #67 on: July 21, 2009, 06:55:47 PM »
Okay, just making sure. So does that mean i am only doing parkour when there is a crisis? What if I am just challenging myself for speed?

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Re: Techniques in Parkour
« Reply #68 on: July 21, 2009, 07:21:37 PM »
Okay, just making sure. So does that mean i am only doing parkour when there is a crisis? What if I am just challenging myself for speed?

In my opinion, that is parkour too. As long as you are trying to get somewhere as quickly, and efficiently, as possible, it's parkour. If you are just jumping around a local playground though, it isn't.

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Re: Techniques in Parkour
« Reply #69 on: July 23, 2009, 07:58:22 AM »
Okay, just making sure. So does that mean i am only doing parkour when there is a crisis? What if I am just challenging myself for speed?

In my opinion, that is parkour too. As long as you are trying to get somewhere as quickly, and efficiently, as possible, it's parkour. If you are just jumping around a local playground though, it isn't.

Care to elaborate? Why isn't that parkour?
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Re: Techniques in Parkour
« Reply #70 on: July 23, 2009, 06:55:35 PM »
'Cause you aren't getting from one place to another as quickly as possible. You're just running laps. (at least in my opinion, feel free to let me know if I'm wrong.)

If you're just playing around a playground, doing whatever you can to get around, that's good practice for parkour, but it's not getting you anywhere, or away from anywhere, in a timely manner. It's just preparing you for when you do.

Now, "parkour tag" is parkour, as you are running away from someone, or chasing someone, using the environment to your advantage. However, if you're practicing running up a wall, it isn't parkour... unless you utilize the wall run to get someone in a timely manner.

Does that make sense? It's more of an opinion sort of thing, but that's the way I see it. If you're practicing Krav Maga, it isn't Krav Maga... unless you are actually defending yourself. The practice is just intended to prepare yourself for when you actually need to defend yourself.

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Re: Techniques in Parkour
« Reply #71 on: September 04, 2009, 07:48:01 AM »
i agree its only freerunning if u gtetfrom pt a to b in the least amount of time, as smoothly as possible. parkour tag aye...that sounds pretty fun
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Re: Techniques in Parkour
« Reply #72 on: September 05, 2009, 07:42:53 AM »
i agree its only freerunning if u gtetfrom pt a to b in the least amount of time, as smoothly as possible. parkour tag aye...that sounds pretty fun

No, it's only PARKOUR if you get from A to B in the least amount of time, as smoothly as possible. Freerunning makes it pretty, but slows you down.

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Re: Techniques in Parkour
« Reply #73 on: September 17, 2009, 07:43:48 AM »
i agree its only freerunning if u gtetfrom pt a to b in the least amount of time, as smoothly as possible. parkour tag aye...that sounds pretty fun

No, it's only PARKOUR if you get from A to B in the least amount of time, as smoothly as possible. Freerunning makes it pretty, but slows you down.
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Re: Techniques in Parkour
« Reply #74 on: September 21, 2009, 12:05:42 PM »
i guess im more oh a freerunner because i flip and stuff and incorperate that into my parkour. and try a game where u cant touch the ground and have to precision alot its hard lol
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Re: Techniques in Parkour
« Reply #75 on: September 21, 2009, 01:13:08 PM »
everyone has played that game :) i called it lava when i was little
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Re: Techniques in Parkour
« Reply #76 on: September 21, 2009, 03:39:27 PM »
i remeber doing that when i was little too i just didnt know i was working parour into that
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Re: Techniques in Parkour
« Reply #77 on: September 22, 2009, 04:59:38 AM »
i remeber doing that when i was little too i just didnt know i was working parour into that
hahaha. missed spelled parkour. but yea thats insane isnt it.
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Re: Techniques in Parkour
« Reply #78 on: September 22, 2009, 12:16:11 PM »
PARKOUR PARKOUR PARKOUR!!!!! lol that better
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Re: Techniques in Parkour
« Reply #79 on: September 22, 2009, 02:51:11 PM »
PARKOUR!!! thats better  ;)
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