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« on: August 15, 2007, 11:02:50 PM »
Now that the illustrious Kirby dance has lured you to click this post, watch my video  ;)



Jawesome rediculous version (cha ching! right click, save as!)


Crappy sluggish youtube (errr-wit!)



Criticism and compliments are appreciated, I would like to better myself as I am still only just a student!!!
« Last Edit: August 15, 2007, 11:07:59 PM by LeoNn »
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Re: <('.'<) This Is Me (>'.')>
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2007, 11:10:52 PM »
YES Finally!

Very fluid man, love the ramping slow mo you did.  you finally have a sampler hurray




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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2007, 11:21:10 PM »
More please. :)
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Re: <('.'<) This Is Me (>'.')>
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2007, 04:32:00 AM »
w00t le Leon! Nice job man :]

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« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2007, 05:47:14 AM »
haha awesome video man! Glad you finally made a sampler :)  nice editing too!
we need to train next time you come back on brake again  ;D

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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2007, 06:00:53 AM »
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Leon, you move so beautifully. And I feel lucky to know you. :)

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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2007, 06:10:23 AM »
I dont see how you do the things you do.  Must have strong legs...because you almost bend past 90* on everything. (im not talking about your landings either...im talking about your takeoffs...backtucks, precesions etc.)  More power to ya, but I would see that as harder.  Good video though, for sure *thumbs up*
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« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2007, 08:00:21 AM »
I dont see how you do the things you do.  Must have strong legs...because you almost bend past 90* on everything. (im not talking about your landings either...im talking about your takeoffs...backtucks, precesions etc.)  More power to ya, but I would see that as harder.  Good video though, for sure *thumbs up*

i've always thought it was the martial arts history kicking in myself. And plus i think thats what allows him to land quietly, you've seen leon in action right? He lands everything with a creepy level of silence, totally ninja like.

anyway great vid leon, but we need more than this, and wheres this Band of Merry men video i herd you rumoring about a few months ago HMMMMM?  ;)
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« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2007, 08:18:23 AM »
Leonn, you must tell us the secret... Is it really mystical Kirby skills?

Sweet vid! I know you asked for criticism but I really don't think I'm in much of a position to say anything except, "Wow."

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« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2007, 09:19:40 AM »
Leonn, you're way too sick. Your leg strength and explosiveness is just on the next level and incredibly inspiring. Keep up the great work, can't wait to jam again.
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« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2007, 09:54:57 AM »
You have something that only comes with experience. I mean, I could do a lazy vault and you could. But  you do it in a helluva different way with  confidence (the "400 confidence" :) ) and relaxed way.

You kick ass bro :)
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« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2007, 10:02:04 AM »
Dudez no wayz liek my mom totilly goez to curves. Wat a coincidence!!!

Nice vid by the way.

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« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2007, 01:27:28 PM »
nice job amigo. im glad we finally get to see your footage, completely worth the wait.

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« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2007, 01:56:34 PM »
Must....follow...Kirby....  :o

Great video Leonn!! Very inspiring!
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« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2007, 05:04:27 PM »
finally, a GOOD use of slow motion... and the tricks weren't bad either :)

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« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2007, 05:24:26 PM »
ok... i'm gonna have to burst your bubble just a bit Leon.   Where you put "My name is Leon"  Instead of putting "and i'm a freerunner"  you should have put, "and I'm a badass."  "my name is Leon and i'm a badass." lol  ;)

Nice Vid I enjoyed it.  Also thanx for the advice on pumping.  Tried it out yesterday and it works wonders, fell on my face the first time too.  :D

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« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2007, 06:43:19 PM »
really nice.  wall run at 1:12- holy shit.

 Its funny, I actually  started doing parkour because I saw a video that you were in. ("Timeless")  Up until that time, I had only seen videos of David Belle and the like, performing what to me looked like super human movements.  But when I saw that video, I thought, "wow, that was I awesome!  I think I can see myself actually doing that! "  and it began.  :)
  So thanks Leonn!

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Re: <('.'<) This Is Me (>'.')>
« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2007, 07:07:07 PM »
Wow thank you everyone for the compliments!!!

Cloud: Its CLEOUD not Leoud. fool.

nickm: I'm making a short film featuring assassinations and tosn of parkour - VERY soon  ;)

AN D: I'll be back most weekends. See you then!

Muse: I HAVE A FAN?! NO WAYYYY!!! YOUR SO COOL. I think I'm gonna buy you a present for being my first fan.

Matthew: I did tons of martial arts and played soccer at an intense level all my life. Legs are all I got  ;D

Kuro: Band of Merry men WILL strike back.

aggre: Secret = 400 confidence and mystical kirby dance. Trigun sungalsses help too.

Travis: Can't wait to train with you either! I love how you push yourself, especially as seen in your nature video!

chip: KEEP DOING LAZY VAULTS! over and over and over and over... (x infinity)

chuby: <3 curves bars

Hak: Tu eres el mas cool persona del mundo.

Monkey: Glad you liked it, I had an awesome time in colorado can't wait to go back!

itsmike: Slowmo FTW. It's like the matrix all over again  :)

Rel: You're more badass then I will ever be. Grats on the faceplant, I'm pretty pro at those too  :P

Scott: Glad I could be of inspiration! Just keep training the small stuff and one day you can do what David Belle does. Untill then, stick with 'Timeless' routines!



To anyone else - I NEED MORE CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM! That is all. Ty. GL HF GG.


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« Last Edit: August 16, 2007, 07:18:27 PM by LeoNn »
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« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2007, 07:51:07 PM »
Quote
To anyone else - I NEED MORE CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM! That is all. Ty. GL HF GG.
YOU SUCK!

jk. But seriously, it's very hard to see what the hell it is you need to work on. Although you think you could probably speed up running between the obstacles. And speed up cat-leap dismounts. Other than that, sorry bro, I can't criticize you.
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« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2007, 07:59:39 PM »
DANCING KIRBY! YAY!

oh yeah, you. um, yeah good stuff. cant wait to run with you again.